Relations with government entities and union organizations
Seeking to consolidate a relationship with mutual benefits that, in turn, generates synergies and provides an adequate and timely response to the requirements of our stakeholders, at TGI we have a relationship guide that allows us to identify material matters of interest and comply with the purposes of Informing, Training, Feedback and Positioning.
Regarding the stakeholder called government entities and trade organizations, the relationship strategy allows us to plan, articulate and manage initiatives that are aligned with the sustainability of the business and its corporate commitments, through the consolidation of constructive and lasting relationships, where TGI is positioned as an ally for the energy transition, the decarbonization of the energy matrix and carbon neutrality. as well as for the promotion of innovation and development.
For a relationship based on the joint construction of opportunities to face the governance challenges that concern society as a whole and that are especially relevant to TGI, we are committed to participating in a timely and proactive manner in institutional and trade union spaces aimed at the construction of public policies that allow us to overcome the challenges that climate change and social gaps demand of us.
At TGI we recognize the importance of being part of commercial organizations that are committed to increasing the social, environmental and economic contribution of companies from climate action, research and development, energy transition and socially responsible practices. Particularly, the unions of which we are part contribute to the corporate objectives outlined in the pillars of Regulation, Expansion, Transformation and Management of Climate Change.
Our management is aligned with the Paris Agreement.
TGI's sustainability strategy recognizes the importance of government and trade relations to manage our corporate risks in a timely manner. The risk involved in climate change and climate opportunities are essential in our material matters of relationship and issues to be prioritized in the corresponding union spaces.
The Roadmap for Decarbonization approved in 2022 declares TGI's commitment to the energy transition, and adds to the country's commitment to be carbon neutral by 2050. It is this commitment that nourishes the agenda of our corporate action in the face of the relationship with the different governmental and trade union stakeholders, and that is reinforced through the management carried out by the commercial organizations of which we are part.
Alignment of TGI's management in its trade union activities and of these with the Paris Agreement.
TGI ensure that the action on change is consistent and solid in the unions where it participates through its permanent and proactive link in the agenda of the environmental, sustainability, and decarbonization committees and the projects, public policy initiatives that are developed through them, and that are reflected in the following activities.
- Articulation table of the E2050 Colombia Strategy of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development.
As evidence of the commitment of the company and the union management to contribute to the carbon neutrality of the country, the unions to which we are linked participated in the Articulation Table of the E2050 Colombia Strategy of MADS. This initiative established the foundations of a future resilient to climate change, with a carbon neutral development and that bets on the adaptation of sectors and territories to the effects of Climate Change.
- Climate Change Management Plan 2050 and Comprehensive Business Climate Change Management Plans.
With the leadership of ANDESCO as an energy and natural gas sector, we actively participated in the update of the Climate Change Management Plan (PIGCCme 2050), and the climate change tables of the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), in which the vision of the sector towards carbon neutrality and climate resilience to 2050 was addressed.
This constant management allowed the exchange of practices and experiences of companies in the sector with a view to their own decarbonization. In our case, the Ministry of Mines and Energy visited the Savannah Compression Station where the energy efficiency processes, the decarbonization roadmap were announced in greater detail and recommendations were generated from the parties for the Plan in question, and the adaptability of the infrastructure.
- AGREEMENT "Biodiversity and Development through the Caribbean: La Guajira connection".
The agreement to which 5 environmental institutions were linked, the 9 companies that are part of the Mesa Mas Guajira of the ANDI, and the National Center for Water and Biodiversity) allows join financial and technical efforts between the public and private sectors for the implementation of a socio-environmental corridor, the development of initiatives aimed at the preservation, connectivity and restoration of strategic continental and coastal marine ecosystems, supports the strengthening of national and regional protected areas in the high, middle and lower Guajira.
- Carbon footprint measurement.
With the leadership of Naturgas, together with other companies in the natural gas chain, a tool is being built to consolidate the carbon footprint of the natural gas industry, understanding that this guild represents 98% of the natural gas market in the country. The tool and results will be presented in the 4th quarter of 2023 along with an industry decarbonization plan fully aligned with the country goals based on the Paris agreement.
- Development of carbon neutral trade union events.
The unions of which we are members have joined the initiative an event a forest that has allowed the business congresses they organize to be carbon neutral events, reaffirming their commitment to climate change and contributing to the consolidation of natural ecosystems.
- Impact on public policy as a business sector to contribute to the effective fulfillment of the goals established by Colombia to the Paris agreement.
With the aim of positioning the management of socio-environmental issues on the company's agenda, the Vice Presidency of Government and Environmental Affairs has strengthened monitoring, analysis and contribution to legislative initiatives and socio-environmental regulations from a technical-legal review, under a strategic and technical perspective, anticipating possible scenarios of action and adaptation to global trends.
In this sense, the trade union agenda aligned with corporate priorities has focused on influencing the implementation mechanisms of the Escazú Agreement, prior consultation, regulatory adjustments to environmental procedures, construction of sectoral goals for compliance with the Paris agreements, implementation of Law 2173 of 2021.
Also, within the framework of the Hydrogen Chamber, we have worked together with the National Government in the regulatory framework that allows the development of the hydrogen chain in the country and the transformation of the sectors, through alliances with the cooperation agency, companies and government.