The Awards are part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) chapter, whereby 3A Composites activities contribute to achieve the following goals: 12. Sustainable Consumption and Production; 13. Climate Action; 15. Life on Land.
The United Nations Global Compact initiative has recognised 3A Composites long-term efforts to offset its carbon footprint; protect, restore and promote the sustainable use of land ecosystems; manage its balsa forests sustainably; reverse land degradation and desertification; and curb the loss of biodiversity.
The Awards’ ceremony was held in the J.W. Marriott Quito in Quito, Ecuador, on the 21st of November and organized by Global Compact Colombia and Global Compact Ecuador, with the institutional support of the Bogota Chamber of Commerce – whose Technical Secretariat is in charge of Foretica Spain – Deloitte, Media Partners Ecuador, and other private and public organisations. From the 150 projects presented in this edition, 61 were honoured in one or more of the 17 SDG award categories.
“This recognition supports our global strategy to become a carbon neutral company by 2020. What we are doing in Ecuador is a successful extension on what we seek to do everywhere: developing and supplying ultra-performing composite solutions from sustainable resources to help industries become greener, while conducting our business in a sustainable way,” said Roman Thomassin, CEO of 3A Composites Core Materials division, producer and manufacturer of the AIREXBALTEKBANOVA products. “This Award is a moment of pride for all our people – everywhere, and is an important step towards achieving the goals we have set for ourselves to become a carbon neutral company.”
Ramón del Pino, general manager of 3A Composites Core Materials Ecuador operation, added: “This Award illustrates our focus on the environment and best sustainability practices in our daily operations. This recognition is for everyone and motivates us to continue with this important work.”
Global Compact is the largest sustainable corporate initiative in the world. In Ecuador it is present since 2011 and currently has 115 active members, among organisations of all sizes and origins. The objective of the Global Compact Award is to celebrate and reward the best sustainable practices that are developed in the countries where is present, and is oriented to public and private companies, non-governmental organisations, foundations, unions, and academic institutions. This initiative was born under the objective to promote the corporate contribution to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.