We have been concerned with environmental protection since the company first opened, and we have addressed environmental issues from different perspectives.
Along with the opening of the scouring plant in Trelew in 2001, an affluent processing plant was built which was qualified by the controlling agency of the Province of Chubut (CORFO) as a model plant and as an example to be followed by other companies.
Environmental issues have not been our only concern, however. For over 30 years, we have also been struggling for the survival of the vicuña, which was declared to be virtually extinct in the late ‘60s. Since 1995, our company has funded projects for the breeding of vicuñas in the Northern provinces of Jujuy and Salta. Thanks to the breeding farms created under those projects, the vicuña population is no longer an endangered species, and has been down-listed from Appendix I of the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) to Appendix II.
Today, the Trelew-based plant is being thoroughly examined and streamlined to operate within a short time as a CERTIFIED ORGANIC Plant. We believe this will open new markets for us and enable us to continue making our contribution to afford future generations a better and cleaner world.