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AT ORANGE TECH WE BET ON SUSTAINABILITY

Orange Tech Sustainability Directorate.

The direction of sustainability and social responsibility of Orange Tech seeks to achieve a balance between the productive development of the gold exploitation, commercialization and export
business, with the sustainable development objectives proposed by the UN, in order to positively impact the regions of Colombia and generate economic development. The chosen objectives
were selected in accordance with the company’s business approach, and its purpose is to lead projects that help meet the goals of zero hunger, clean water and sanitation, decent work and
economic growth, industry innovation and infrastructure, conservation of the life of terrestrial ecosystems and foster alliances to achieve objectives.

Each of the sustainable development goals chosen has very clear purposes:

Goal 2. Zero hunger: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, promote sustainable agriculture.

Objective 6. Clean water and sanitation: Guarantee the availability of water and its sustainable management, guarantee sanitation for all.

Goal 8. Decent work and economic growth: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, decent work for all.

Objective 9. Industry innovation and infrastructure: Build resilient infrastructures, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, Foster innovation.

Goal 15. Life of terrestrial ecosystems: protect, restore and promote the sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, carry out sustainable management of forests, combat desertification,
halt and reverse land degradation and curb the loss of diversity biological.

Goal 17. Partnerships to achieve the goals: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

As at Orange Tech we are committed to sustainability and social responsibility, we support and are implementing projects that positively impact the communities where
we develop our business plans, promoting the good use of water, the formalization of work, caring for the environment and the eradication of hunger of the communities.

In the world more than 75% of the crops depend on pollinators, if the pollinator plant interaction breaks down, we could stop having access to hundreds of fruits, vegetables and legumes
that are part of our current diet, in addition, genetic erosion would be generated, and the environmental services derived from the ecological function of pollination would be affected.
In recent years there has been a sharp decline in the pollinator population due to various factors such as: deforestation, pesticide use, agrochemicals, climate change, settlements and
exploitation activities carried out by humans. Due to the great impact that this has generated, an alert has been raised about the dire consequences of this loss.

Due to the aforementioned, in Orange we are developing as an emblematic project the beekeeping and Meliponiculture program in the mining fronts and communities of influence
since bees offer directly or indirectly a series of benefits to man, among which pollination, feeding, conservation can be mentioned. of plant and animal species, production
of raw materials for medicine and cosmetology among many others.

The ecological pollination function carried out by bees is fundamental in the maintenance of the seeds of flowering plants, becoming essential beings for the sustainability of most
of the terrestrial ecosystems and therefore helping to meet the objectives that we have set for ourselves. raised since they are fundamental to the well-being and future of humanity.

Other projects developed are Origin Coffee and Origin Cacao with which it seeks to promote local economies with the commercialization of the products obtained and at the same time
use the lands that were impacted by mining activity and thus help in the recovery of the ecosystems of each one of the areas of influence complying with the environmental compensation plans.

goals: 

  • Implement initiatives that promote the achievement of sustainable development goals.

  • Implement and develop productive projects, especially beekeeping, cocoa and coffee, so that the mining areas of our suppliers are more
    sustainable and innovative, generating positive environmental and social impacts, with a circular economy.
  • Develop projects that promote reforestation, conservation and protection of ecosystems, always with a focus on the integration of beekeeping projects.
  • Sign alliances with public and private actors in order to develop productive projects with high environmental impact, which also promote research and public management.
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