We seek to restore the conditions of the land that has been intervened in the mining operation, and improve its characteristics in a sustainable manner.
The rehabilitation process has been defined so that, progressively, the biological characteristics and ecosystem services of the soils and vegetation cover are recovered, in order to return at the end of the mining operation land that can be used for the protection and conservation of the region's biodiversity, represented by mature forests and protected areas for the conservation of species.
In 2023, Grupo Prodeco reached 1,500 hectares rehabilitated and 610,000 tropical dry forest trees planted, among which Cañahuate, Roble, Caracolí, Matarratón, Totumo, Ceiba.
The rehabilitation process
1. Before mining
Clearing forest land and relocating wildlife
2. Topsoil removal
Deforestation, removing and preserving topsoil
3. Coal mining
Removing overburden and extracting coal
4. Land treatment
Land reconfiguration and new soil formation
5. Soil stabilisation
Protection and development of new soil structure
6. Revegetation and reforestation
Mature forests, protected areas for conservation