Social investment

At Cerrejón we work continuously in actions, alliances and projects that allow for progress and development of our neighboring communities. During 2023, in addition to maintaining our social investment in voluntary and mandatory topics, we empowered the communities and showed the world that working as a team is a leap towards the future and the sustainability of the territories.

During this period, we focused on works that responded to capacity building, income generation, improvement, infrastructure improvement, access to water solutions, and health improvements. It is important to highlight that, in carrying out these projects, the communities not only identified and participated in the design of these works, but they themselves were the ones who were in charge of their execution, thus generating entrepreneurial capacity, experience and income for their inhabitants.


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 20,000 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 300 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.