Responsabilidad Social Empresarial - ISA

​Global Initiatives

Since August of 2005, when the Corporation publicly adhered to the Global Compact, it has permanently evolved to include in its day-to-day endeavors the principles consecrated in this declaration, seeking their disclosure and promotion among its different stakeholders. In that regard, ISA has maintained a process of reflection to incorporate these principles into its frames of actions.

The Global Compact Principles refer to:

  • Principle 1: Support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights in its area of influence.
  • Principle 2: Make sure not to be complicit in human rights abuses.
  • Principle 3: Uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.
  • Principle 4: Uphold the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor.
  • Principle 5: The Enterprises Might Uphold the effective abolition of child labor.
  • Principle 6: Uphold the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
  • Principle 7: Support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.
  • Principle 8: Promote greater environmental responsibility.
  • Principle 9: Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
  • Principle 10: Work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.


Progress in Managing the Principles

See the United Nations Global Compact


Regional Center for Latin America and the Caribbean

The Regional Center is an organization that seeks to strengthen the Global Compact in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to its conditions and characteristics. See more.

Business For Peace

A United Nations Initiative that aims to contribute to the construction of peace from the role of the private and corporate sector in implementing responsible business practices aligned with the Global Compact's ten principles in conflict-affected and high-risk areas. See more.



The Millennium Development Goals constitute the principal agenda of development by proposing to reduce poverty, its causes and manifestations, by at least half by 2015. These world goals were negotiated by Heads of State and Governments from around the world in the year 2000. From its social management model, ISA aims to respond to some of the MDGs that relate to the Company's activity and make its operation viable. See more.


Climate Change

ISA's actions are aimed at managing its carbon footprint and contributing to society in facing the consequences of climate change and the challenges of mitigation and adaptation.

ISA has an inventory of Greenhouse Gas emitted by the Energy Transmission Business, following the guidelines proposed in the GHG protocol presented by the World Business Council for sustainable Development, which includes the guidelines established by  ISO Standard 14064.

Included in the standards established by ISO 14000 are ISO 14064 and ISO 14065, which have the goal of giving credibility and guarantee to the GHG emission reports and statements of reduction or elimination thereof.

With assistance from the UNDP, we prepared the Participative Analysis of Vulnerability to Extreme Climate Change Events and Implementation of Adaptation Measures with Emphasis on Conservation and Risk Management in the Lower Basin of the Molino River, Municipality of Popayán, Department of Cauca.

In 2013, we managed the compensation of emissions from 2012. This is how ISA received the Carbon Neutral Certification through the purchase of bonds from South Pole Carbon, a world leader in carbon compensation. The bonds acquired will be applied in the Chocó municipality of Acandí, in the framework of the REDD Plus project of the Chocó - Darién Conservation Corridor, the only one of its kind in the country, and one of 34 in the world. See more.

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