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Social Investment
Engaging with communities is one of the company’s most important activities as a long- term ally. The trust that GTE’s team has built through years of meaningful engagement in Colombia has been an important factor in the company’s success. This trust will continue
to be earned by adhering to responsible business practices and understanding that communities are important stakeholders.
The pandemic presented new challenges, interfering with face-to-face interactions
and many of the company’s social investment and community engagement programs
were paused to protect public health.
GTE’s social teams innovated to discover
new ways to stay connected and support communities on critical issues they faced.
In 2020, GTE:
Implemented social programs
that benefited +30,400 people
Invested COP $8.4 billion into Economic Development, Well- being and Livelihood Preservation and Social Infrastructure projects
Continued multiple projects to strengthen the local and regional cacao value chain in Putumayo
Made humanitarian aid donations in Colombia and Ecuador
             “With AgroEmprende’s support, we received 1,700 seedlings, improved quality and got better prices selling directly to our local association. Cacao is an opportunity to avoid going back to illicit crops and we envision ourselves as part of a self- sustaining industry that will pay for the education of our grandchildren.”
Marcolino Caicedo, cacao farmer, Puerto Asís
   Agroemprende Achievements
13,000 kg of cacao produced 286 families participated
2,000 contracted and family jobs created

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