For details of our environmental management practices, see our latest Climate and Sustainability Reports





We seek to manage our activities in a way that protects our shared water resources: 

  • We maintain continuous controls of discharges and wastewater.
  • We make efficient use of the resource in our facilities. 
  • We implement the management and control plan for runoff water in our operation.
  • We join efforts with other organizations and social actors in the region for the conservation and protection of water basins.


Where does the water we use in our activities come from?

100% of the water that we use for watering roads and fire control in the Calenturitas and La Jagua mines corresponds to stored runoff water.

The Calenturitas and La Jagua mines have runoff control infrastructure, with which they conduct and store rainwater to sedimentation ponds. In these ponds there are water quality monitoring points in which a certified external laboratory performs monthly sampling.

Additionally, in the two mines there are automatic monitoring stations which are permanently obtaining information in real time on the quality of water stored in the ponds. This allows us to take early action to comply with environmental regulations. 




We monitor all material air emissions from our industrial and maintenance activities and look for ways to keep emissions below the limits. 
We comply with regulatory air quality limits and approvals, which we assess through routine monitoring and trend analysis.




Our management approach is based on the Environmental Management Plans that include measures to support species’ preservation and biodiversity conservation. 

  • Biosensor areas for the conservation and protection of fauna

Through biodiversity monitoring, species with high ecological potential, native and typical of the tropical dry forest, have been recorded. 
Grupo Prodeco is part of the Colombian Biodiversity Information System whose objective is to provide data for the generation of knowledge in favor of the conservation of national biodiversity, especially in the departments of Cesar and Magdalena. 

  • Rescue and relocation of fauna

Through our monitoring activities we identify and rescue the wildlife species and relocate them within the biosensor areas for their conservation and protection. 




For details of our Climate Change strategy, see our 2024-226 Climate Action Transition Plan



We seek opportunities to restore and rehabilitate areas that have ceased industrial activities and, at a minimum, comply with all applicable relevant regulations. Our industrial assets develop closure plans, including progressive rehabilitation programmes, to incrementally restore the land over the life of an industrial asset.

In 2023, Grupo Prodeco reached 1,500 hectares rehabilitated and 610,000 tropical dry forest trees planted. 




We support the use of carbon credits to offset residual emissions. Glencore will consider the business case for both generating and utilising carbon offsets as part of its climate change strategy, in particular, in relation to offsetting our residual emissions to meet our 2050 net zero ambition (after prioritising emissions reductions).