Partnering with communities
We care for the health and safety of the communities around us and promote their prosperity and well-being.
As a business, Geocycle considers itself to be an integral part of the communities.We are committed to working towards cleaner living spaces and stand for Clean Living, Clean Rivers and Clean Oceans. Geocycle has a track record of regulatory compliance, highest health & safety standards and open and transparent communication with stakeholders.
Our waste treatment processes are designed to protect the living space by ensuring full destruction of waste with no residues. We divert waste from landfills and waterways ensuring its safe and sustainable management. Geocycle contributes to economic development around our plants by creating local jobs in the waste collection and treatment sector. We collaborate when possible with the informal sector (e.g. rag pickers, waste collectors), contributing to job creation for disadvantaged populations.
We are committed to active engagement and ongoing dialogue with the community. Below is an example of how we work with our local communities towards creating a better world.
Not going to waste: Our initiative in Colombia earns big praise
Partnering with government authorities, regional school headmasters and institutions, our team has implemented environmental education activities to strengthen the commitment to the community. Efforts focused on driving a recycling culture, encouraging preventative waste management and sourcing waste for co-processing.
The Colombian team partnered with schools to implement environmental projects and youth training programs. In addition, door-to-door community educational programs were used to help community members understand the most environmentally friendly ways to manage waste. Five municipalities of Boyaca and the Nazareth neighborhood association joined hands in this initiative.
Since 2015, the initiative has benefitted more than 18,000 people by implementing recycling programs, educating the community about waste practices and increasing the amount of waste diverted to co-processing.