The Community Beekeeping program was established to provide local beekeepers with native and planted forests associated with Colbún’s facilities, so that they can take advantage of flowering for honey production purposes.
The purpose is to turn what in many cases is an environmental liability – plantations arisen from Colbún’s compensation efforts – in opportunities to promote local development and biodiversity.
Revenues for the local community
Scientific knowledge about monofloral honey
Forests and territory protection
Initiative jointly developed with the Procurement management to promote the purchase of materials coming from forests certified in agreement with FSC or PEFC, such as paper or cardboard.
As part of the installation of Santa María thermoelectric Project, Colbún developed a program to replace more than 1,000 wood stoves in Coronel by slow combustion heaters to reduce emissions.
Various projects have been carried out to reutilize Colbún’s uniforms, including an alliance with Ecofibra that manufactures panels for low-income housings with textile waste, and an initiative with waste collectors for clothing recycling, etc.
Colbún has established alliances with community organizations for pallet recycling with the pallets used to transport solar panels from photovoltaic projects.