CERREJÓN FOUNDATION

In line with our social performance strategy and after identifying regional priorities, in 2008 we created a Foundations System that is now consolidated as the Cerrejón Foundation. Our initiatives focus on: 
  • Preserving indigenous heritage. 
  • Seeking sustainable solutions for water access and conservation. 
  • Strengthening institutional, community, and business capabilities and the Wayuu traditional production system. 
  • Promoting strategic projects that generate new investments and employment in the region.

REGIONAL PARTNERS FOR WATER 

Since we are aware of the importance of water for communities, we promote the stewardship of water resources through comprehensive management.

The Cerrejón Foundation is currently working on the pillars of basin conservation and preservation and the search for solutions contributing to the physical access of water in Guajiran communities (mainly Wayuu) by using appropriate technology for the capture, storage, distribution, and treatment of water. As part of this work, we strengthen residents’ skills in using and maintaining the solutions through participatory comprehensive management to promote the sustainability of these systems. 

     


STRENGTHENING CAPABILITIES

We work to contribute to the development and sustainability of the department of La Guajira. Our goal is to strengthen public and community administration, support project planning to leverage resources, promote the traditional indigenous economy through strategic partnerships, develop labour skills, and encourage business venture and the strengthening of our local supply chain.


 

STRATEGIC PROJECTS FOR THE REGION

We seek to bolster this region’s future by supporting economic activities and sectors capable of leveraging development in coming years by generating employment, investment, and progress.