Conservation Recognition 2

Recognizing to companies that promote sustainability actions through the conservation and protection of forests in Peru

In the first edition of Los Bóscares Perú business projects in favor of the country's forests have been recognized. For this recognition, public information from 169 companies with operations in the country was analyzed. Twenty companies were nominated as finalists in six categories (Forest Conservation, Zero Deforestation Supply Chains, Forests and Climate Change, Promotion of Sustainable Forest Management, Reforestation and Forest Restoration, and Sustainable Forest Enterprises).

Peru, December 13, 2021The associations Reforestamos México and AIDER carried out the first edition of Los Bóscares Peru, a project that promotes the conservation of forest ecosystems through the recognition of business practices that seek to maintain the country's forests. Los Bóscares is an initiative created in 2018 in Mexico by Reforestamos, and replicated for the first time in Colombia, Costa Rica and Perú, to recognize the efforts made by the private sector for the care of forests with the aim of motivating and inspiring other companies to play a proactive role in these issues. 

In this first edition of Los Bóscares Peru, publicly available information from 169 companies in the country was analyzed, from which projects from 20 companies were selected and nominated in six categories. The initiatives of the finalist companies were evaluated by a jury made up of the Ministry of the Environment (MINAM), the National Forestry and Wildlife Service (SERFOR) and the civil associations AIDER and Reforestamos. It is worth mentioning that both MINAM and SERFOR did not participate in the selection of the winning companies in two categories (Forest Conservation and Zero Deforestation Supply Chains).

Among the nominated and winning companies, Reforesta Peru won in the following category:

Category: Bosques y Cambio Climático

Nominees Ferreycorp, Microsol, RIMAC y Bosques Amazónicos BAM.

Winner Bosques Amazónicos BAM, por su “Programa REDD+ Castañeros en Madre de Dios y su programa de reforestación en Ucayali”, con la cual se busca proteger 300,000 hectáreas de bosques de castaña amenazados por la creciente deforestación.

Categoría: Cero Deforestación en Cadenas de Suministro

Nominees Alicorp, Grupo Aje y Grupo Palmas.

Winner Grupo Palmas, por su iniciativa “Implementación de Política de Sostenibilidad” para asegurar la producción sostenible de palma aceitera y cacao, respetando la Amazonía y reduciendo la deforestación y pobreza en la selva peruana.

Categoría: Promotion of Sustainable Forest Management.

Nominees Belcorp, Reforesta Perú y Softys.

Ganador: Reforesta Perú S.A.C., for its "Forest of Value" program through which it establishes commercial forestry plantations and develops projects that support Peru's carbon neutral balance in Ucayali and San Martín, through various alliances.

Categoría: Reforestación y Restauración de Bosques

Nominees Accor y Celepsa

Winner Celepsa, por formar parte del “Patronato de la Reserva Paisajística Nor Yauyos Cochas” para la generación de energía limpia en armonía con esta Reserva Paisajística, en la cual ha restaurado 25,000 hectáreas de infraestructura verde como pajonales y bofedales.

Categoría: Conservación de Bosques

Nominees Sistema Coca-Cola: Coca-Cola Perú y Arca Continental Lindley, Repsol y Scotiabank.

Winner Sistema Coca-Cola: Coca-Cola Perú y Arca Continental Lindley, por su iniciativa “Gestión participativa para la conservación, reforestación y manejo de áreas de interés hídrico en la Reserva de Biosfera Oxapampa Asháninka Yánesha (Bioay), a través de la cual se han recuperado y conservado más de 2,262 hectáreas de bosques ribereños y bosques de cabecera.

The awards ceremony was held virtually and was attended by people from different sectors of society interested in learning about the work being done by the companies to improve their relationship with Peru's forests.

Laurent Pacoud, representative in Peru of the French Development Agency (sponsoring agency of Los Bóscares Latin America), mentioned that "environmental problems are not the fault of a few, it is always everyone's responsibility and we need to join efforts and agendas between the private sector, public and civil society to try to solve them. Civil society can change consumption aspirations; governments can develop strategies and enabling frameworks; but it is the companies that develop their concrete visions to change their business plans and provide deforestation-free services and goods that contribute to conservation, restoration or sustainable forest management.

The executive director of the National Forestry and Wildlife Service (SERFOR), Levin Rojas, stressed the importance of these awards to raise awareness among companies, and also to reward the good actions they develop in forestry and environmental issues to contribute to the improvement of our ecosystems; forest and wildlife heritage in which water resources are captured and various activities are developed.

Diana del Águila, Director of Environmental Financing of the Ministry of the Environment, emphasized that "forests are of vital importance; they are an important source of flora and fauna and play a key role in the sustainable development of our country. There are more and more companies that consider forest protection as a very important part of their business models, environmentally conscious companies that are in tune with their public, not only for the quality of their products, but also for their values and respect for the raw materials they work with.

Ernesto Herrera, director general de Reforestamos México, resaltó “celebramos la labor de las empresas que realizan acciones a favor de los bosques en Perú y celebramos el empeño de todas aquellas  en difundir y compartir estas experiencias y avances con sus diferentes audiencias, ya que la transparencia de la información nos ayuda a conocer las motivaciones e intenciones del sector privado al desarrollar este tipo de proyectos; el que conozcamos mejor al sector privado de una forma más empática nos permite desarrollar mejores alianzas y diseñar soluciones integrales a problemáticas complejas que amenazan la seguridad de nuestros bosques y sus habitantes”.

Likewise, Jaime Nalvarte, executive director of AIDER, commented that "the partnership between the State, private companies and civil society supports and helps initiatives that benefit forests. Forests are not just trees, they are spaces where men and women live in community, living in harmony with the environment and its diversity, and ensuring that the forest remains a forest".

Los Bóscares Peru 2021 Awards Event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahlXZN8_HWo

Reforestamos México es una Asociación Civil sin fines de lucro que busca asegurar más y mejores bosques para impulsar el desarrollo sostenible. Para más información visita www.reforestamosmexico.org, o contacta a Maira Pamela Monroy maira@reforestamos.org

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