We create and implement projects through strategic alliances with both the public and private sectors in areas related to sustainable development, especially in the empowerment of women and entrepreneurs, in sustainable tourism, conservation of the environment, in the management of volunteer and social responsibility programs.
Seeking gender equity is essential to achieve sustainable development. Women are catalysts for change: when they improve their livelihoods, so do the well-being of families, local economies and even the health of ecosystems. For this reason, at Fundación Horizontes we dedicate great efforts to female empowerment.
We work with social organizations and the corporate sector in training projects and accompaniment of women in order for them to join socially, environmentally and financially sustainable economic activities that already exist or, well, to develop and position their own ventures. The women who have participated in these projects also remain in the foundation's network of providers for projects and initiatives in other areas of work.
At Fundación Horizontes we work with groups of women who are in a situation of poverty or vulnerability, many of them heads of households with low education. Our goal is to empower and prepare them in areas such as personal leadership, financial education and entrepreneurship so that they have access to better opportunities and improve their standard of living. More than 1.500 women have benefited from our different training, advisory and support projects for business development, among others.
The planet is the common home that we share with all living beings ... the need to educate, sensitize and create commitment about their recovery and care leads us to develop urgent local actions to mitigate the impact of this global phenomenon.
We promote the alliance with organizations and experts with the purpose of knowing and raising awareness about the situation of our environment as a consequence of Climate Change. We organize trainings, raising awareness in an innovative way and inspiring everyone's commitment to channel behaviors and actions as compensation for the impact generated by our activities, acquiring carbon credits from clean and renewable energy projects and supporting good practices aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals.
Ensuring the sustainable development of tourism has a direct positive impact on the economy, the conservation of the environment and the quality of life of people, especially in countries that depend on this industry.
We carry out activities and projects together with several companies, organizations and communities in key aspects for the sector, such as evaluating and reducing the negative impact of tourism on the environment, creating new sustainable tourism initiatives and strengthening the communities that depend on this activity, among others. Some activities include managing the sustainability of tourism businesses, conducting studies on the impact of tourism on communities and the environment, training and strengthening tour guides, local communities and other industry players, and developing and promoting new sustainable tourism destinations.
Volunteering is a tool of recognized social and economic value for development initiatives, which has also become an essential part of Corporate Social Responsibility programs and educational programs in almost every academic center.
Hand in hand with the public and private sectors, we coordinate approximately 580 hours of volunteer work per year that involve corporate personnel, students, tourists and local people, among others. Volunteer programs focus on meeting important needs and generating effective changes in national parks, protected areas, beaches, rivers and other ecosystems valuable for conservation and recreation, as well as in communities, schools and populations in need.
The integral sense of business and society inspires us to seek solutions and project ourselves positively, taking steps towards a better quality of life, strengthening sustainable development and placing both companies and collaborators in the role of main actor.
We promote social responsibility from the inside out, in the mother company of our foundation and in the companies with which we interact, maximizing compliance with standards and certifications and the tools available to develop a committed governance, responsible competitiveness, supportive management and improvement of the quality of life.