Private non-profit entity created in 1960 to integrate the public and private sectors, to generate sustainable transformations, addressing the social and environmental challenges of the country.
Come and visit Socya, a brand that supports our essence, history, and commitment to sustainability and the environment.
We work as a team, contributing to the achievement of the common objectives of the Institution, with the participation of all.
Board of Directors
We weave networks to promote sustainable development.
We will be recognized for the ability to drive sustainable development.
We act conscientiously as a whole, moved by objectivity, impartiality, and righteousness in all our actions.
We build on the difference, respecting the criteria of the other.
We are willing and willing to be accountable for each of our acts.
Act in a clear, evident way and do not express anything with ambiguity.
We promote changes that allow equality and equity in our actions.
Shared value policy
At Socya, we are committed to continuous improvement. We develop actions that allow us to incorporate environmental, good governance, security, and human rights practices, among others, based on institutional policies. For this reason, we invite you to know the following policies:
We work for the development and sustainability of the territories
Our commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals – ODS
We are aware of the fundamental role we have as allies of development and sustainability. Each action, initiative, and decision reflect our commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals - SDG through the continuous improvement of our processes and the consolidation of alliances with the different actors of society, who seek, like us, the transformation of territories and caring for the environment.
Goal 10.2: Strengthen and promote the social, economic, and political inclusion of all people, regardless of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or financial situation, or other condition.
Goal 12.2: Achieve sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources.
Goal 12.5: Substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling, and reuse policies.
Goal 12.6: Encourage companies to adopt sustainable practices and incorporate sustainability information into their reporting cycle.
Goal 13.3: Improve education, awareness, and human and institutional capacity regarding climate change mitigation, adaptation, reduction of its effects, and early warning.
Goal 17.17: Encourage and promote the establishment of effective alliances in the public, private and civil society spheres, taking advantage of the experience and the strategies of obtaining resources of the associations.
We execute our mission seeking sustainable transformations.
In the Economic, Social and Environmental triad under concepts of equity.
Committed to the Global Compact
Committed to the Global Compact Since 2010 we ratify our commitment to adopting the 10 principles of the Global Compact, the largest sustainable citizen initiative globally, which addresses the areas of Human Rights, Labor Standards, Environment, and Anti-corruption.
Companies for Peace of the UN Global Compact
At Socya, we are attached to the global and national community of Empresas por la Paz, this platform seeks to support companies in the implementation of responsible business practices in conflict-affected or high-risk areas.
UN Women of the UN Global Compact
Likewise, we are committed to UN Women, working with equity and equality as fundamental pillars of our management and framework of ethical behavior.
Cycle Seven 2015
We are linked to this initiative led by Portafolio Verde to generate environmental awareness and make a call to action that positively impacts the region's ecosystems.
Great Pact for Innovation Route N 2018
In 2018, we adhered to the Great Pact for Innovation, appropriating the commitment to implement in the Organization the necessary actions to strengthen its competitiveness and differentiation, based on activities in science, technology, and innovation.
Pact for Air Quality 2018
It brings together more than 66 public and private actors committed to actions that help reduce emissions of polluting gases into the atmosphere of Medellín. In this initiative, we measured our carbon footprint in 2018, and we are committed to reducing it following the 2030 goal set by the National Government.
Pact for Gender Equality of the Mayor's Office of Medellín 2019
In September 2019, we ratified our commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals - SDG, specifically number 5 on gender equality and number 10 that seeks to reduce inequalities.
The Socya Foundation develops its worthy activity by participating in constructing a more sustainable, inclusive, and supportive country; contributing to development through social and environmental projects and recycling services. By joining efforts and wills, we generate a more significant impact on our social investment.
The Socya Foundation develops its worthy activity by participating in the construction of a more sustainable, inclusive and supportive country; contributing to development through social and environmental projects and recycling services, in which by joining efforts and wills we generate a greater impact on our social investment; weaving networks and inter-institutional, public and / or private alliances that contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of the communities and developing activities for the common good and free access to the community, in the terms provided in Paragraphs 1 and 2 of the Article 359 of the Tax Statute, through the following projects: creation of a culture that allows incorporating sustainability trends into consumption models, supporting the reintegration of industrial surpluses in the production chain that will enable the generation of social and environmental benefits; thus lengthening its life cycle through reuse and recycling, developing the following programs: Solid Waste Transfer Station and Recyclo Program. The preceding, in the terms provided by article 359 numeral 6 of the Tax Statute.
Likewise, the Socya Foundation promotes business development activities through community development and institutional strengthening, income generation, education for sustainability, accompaniment in methodologies, and training to communities for the integral management of solid waste; which seek to strengthen the capacities and strengths of the communities impacted by projects drawn from the mining, energy, industrial, agricultural and infrastructure sectors, through public and private alliances, promoting the development of the territories as managers of social welfare, looking for new opportunities for the sustainable transformation of the communities, addressing the environmental, social and economic challenges of the country in the terms established by article 359 numeral 9 of the Tax Statute.
Finally, and based on article 359 number 5 of the Tax Statute, the Foundation, through the service work of our Socya People, Unique People and with a high sense of belonging, commitment and mystique, develops the transfer projects of knowledge, Sustainable Socya and inter-administrative agreements, framed in the meritorious activity of protection, assistance, and promotion of the rights of populations with special constitutional protection, minorities, populations in situations of vulnerability, exclusion, and discrimination; such as population living in poverty and extreme poverty, rural or peasant population, among others.
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