Social investment

During 2022, the company made a social investment of close to 130,000 million pesos for the development of voluntary and mandatory projects, which, for the most part, were defined and executed in partnership with communities or local authorities. So far in 2023, the company has already made an investment of more than 53,000 million pesos in different lines of investment such as income generation, infrastructure improvement, health improvement, access to water solutions, capacity building, as well as local suppliers.


At Cerrejón, we have always invested in the education of Guajirans. Our educational support is part of our understanding that education is the most excellent transforming power of societies. Therefore, we have invested more than COP 270 billion in supporting the preschool, school, technical, technological, and university education of more than 12,000 people, the majority from La Guajira, including employees and their children, and members of neighboring communities and municipalities through various programs.

A good example of investment in education is Cerrejón's music program, made up of the musical initiation components of the communities in Cerrejón's area of ​​influence, the Albanian orchestral seedbed, and the Symphony Orchestra.

Water Train

Since 2014, when the drought emergency began in the department, we have delivered more than 200 million liters of water using the operation's rail tankers (with a capacity of 80,000 liters each) to supply truck tankers that distribute water to the communities.

This support has been increasing since the beginning of the pandemic as we understand water to be a vital resource to survive and implement measures to reduce the spread of the virus.