GREEN AGEXPORT

AGEXPORT (Guatemalan Association of Exports) has been a private institution aimed to promote the growth of exports though competitiveness and sustainable development for more than 33 years. AGEXPORT represents 25 sectors of non-traditional products and more than 1,100 exporting companies in Guatemala, from which 85% are SMEs.

 

 

From its early beginnings, AGEXPORT has been a key actor in the promotion of sustainable development using exports and providing assessment to the private sector for the implementation of good practices, improving productivity.

 

As part of its environmental approach, in 2010 AGEXPORT designed an environmental strategy for the export sector targeted to improve environmental competitiveness.

 

In 2013, AGEXPORT created The Business Environmental Management Unit, in order to execute environmental projects and provide technical assessment to companies with the purpose of upgrading responsible practices with the environment.

FIRST NEUTRAL CARBON INSTITUTION

AGEXPORT became the first institution of the private sector considered as a neutral carbon institution in 2012; by using a suitable system of quantification, reduction and greenhouse emissions offset. (GHG); this has pushed AGEXPORT to develop Mitigation Voluntary Projects in rural communities of Guatemala mainly exposed to climate change.

 

Some of the ongoing projects are:

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ENVIROMENTAL MANAGEMENT PLATAFORM OF THE GUATEMALAN EXPORT SECTOR

In 2014, AGEXPORT, became an allied for the private sector who jointly worked in a sustainable environmental management, creating a platform for the export sector called Econciencia (Eco awareness), contributing with sustainable development using a technology transfer which enables private sector to incorporate in their processes products, services and friendly measures to the environment.

 

The Platform has prioritized 4 cross-cutting themes:

 

The export sector, chain providers, industry and society are some of the targets of Econciencia Platform, they will be provided with tools to bolster their environmental management as an added value.

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Waste and residues management

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Water management

Energy efficiency and renewable energies

Adaption and mitigation to climate change

IN THE SPOTLIGHT, AIMING TO BECOME A GREEN COUNTRY

LINE OF WORK
  • LINE No. 1

BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

– Waste and residues management

– Hydric resource management

– Energy Efficiency

– Legal framework

– Environmental Responsibility

  • LINE No. 2

ENVIRONEMTNAL, BUSINESS AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

– Education and awareness

– Recycling in schools and communities

– Employment generation and Sustainable Income

  • LINE No. 3

ADAPTATION AND MITIGATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE

– Implementation of practices to adapt to climate change

– Mitigation

– Good Practices

– Research

  • LINE No. 4

PARTICIPATION AND IMPACT OF THE EXPORT SECTOR

– Impact on Public Policies

– Positioning the export sector

– Success stories

WHAT WE DO?

Environmental Business Development Services

Assessment and training for legal compliance and public policies

Strategic Alliances for Resource management

Project development in relevant subjects and actors

Technological transfer and adaption to Climate Change

Export productive offer through eco-business chains from vulnerable territories

Employment generation and income, Eco-Business

Sustainably development in rural communities.

WE ARE AN ALLIED IN FINANCING AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF THE EXPORT SECTOR

More than 1000 projects and more than 30 years of experience in running development projects in the following subjects: Competitiveness, Innovation, Productivity, Value Chains, Internationalization of SMEs, Business Environmental management, Climate Change, Sustainable Management of Natural Resources, and Eco-business.

STRATEGIC PARTNERS
ALLIANCES WITH INTERNATINAL COOPERATION

PROJECTS IN PROGRESS

HYDROINDUSTRY. Multisectoral Water Platform

Multisectoral platform that aims to constant exchange of knowledge and experience about the efficient use of industrial water to enterprises in the agricultural, manufacture, construction, and energy sectors, and also in food industry.

2010-2015 – National

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Email Us vivian.villegas@agexport.org.gt

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Visit Us 15 ave 14-72 zona 13, Guatemala C.A.