OCATI’s® commitment to protecting the environment goes well beyond our responsible operating practices and our sustainable use of water and energy; we aim to give as much back to nature as we can. With this in mind, we have planted around 7,000 hardwood trees in our six-hectare farm in Anapoima, Cundinamarca. Species include: Teak, Melinas, and Mahogany, which is critically endangered in Colombia. The Melinas have been planted specifically to provide a sustainable raw material to manufacture our wooden pallets, which are used for overseas transport.
The Natura foundation is dedicated to the conservation, use and management of biodiversity to generate social, economic and environmental benefits, within the framework of sustainable human development.
The Fundación Natura’s green race promotes the care of forests and water, through a sporting event that mitigates the carbon footprint. It also contributes to the restoration of forests by allocating the funds collected for this purpose. Ocati donates annually 1,200 kg of fruit to give participants a healthy snack during the race.
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ROOFING THE RESEARCH CENTER IN CACHALÚ RESERVE, NEAR IGUAQUE
Fundación Natura is dedicated to the conservation of biodiversity in order to promote environmental and social development around Colombia. Among their projects, Cachalú Reserve was created to protect the Andean oak forests in the Eastern Cordillera. OCATI® has provided funds to roof the Research Center which may shelter up to 22 people.
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REFORESTING THE SOURCE OF THE RÁQUIRA RIVER IN RÁQUIRA, BOYACÁThis project, which started in late 2014, seeks to protect the Ráquira River; a water source threatened by developers seeking to build weekend houses in the region. Traditionally an Oak forest area, Ráquira has a long history of deforestation caused by the local ceramic industry’s need for wood to fire their products. Through this project, the Foundation aims to create a culture where forests are valued as indispensable elements of a sustainable future. Since 2004, the Nacederos Foundation has been dedicated to buying land to reforest with native species and preserve natural water sources.
Since 2004, the Nacederos Foundation has been dedicated to buying land to reforest with native species and preserve natural water sources.