Social Responsibility

Lumin sustainably manages approx. 320,000 acres

(~ 130.000 ha) of forest and is deeply committed to giving back to local communities

Forest Certifications

The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC™) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) through independent third-party certification.

Impact

Case Studies

A look into Lumin’s impact on local communities

PLT PROJECT LEARNING TREE

Project Learning Tree (PLT) is committed to creating a future in which the next generation values the natural world and has the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed decisions and take responsible actions to sustain forests and the broader environment.

Today, PLT lessons are implemented in a selection of rural and urban schools in Rivera and Tacuarembó departments, and Lumin has signed an agreement with another forestry company, Montes Del Plata, to expand PLT into the Durazno and Paysandú departments.

Program Goals
  1. Develop student awareness, appreciation, skills, and commitment to addressing environmental issues
  2. Provide a framework for students to apply scientific procedures and higher level thinking to skills to solve environmental problems
  3. Help students acquire an appreciation and tolerance of diverse viewpoints on environmental issues
  4. Develop attitudes and actions based on analysis and evaluation of the available information
  5. Encourage creativity, originality, and flexibility for solving environmental problems and issues
  6. Inspire and empower students to become responsible, productive, and participatory members of society
  7. Teach students how to think – not what to think – about complex environmental issues
PROYECTO ÁRBOL

Proyecto Árbol, a children’s training program, was carried out in rural and urban public schools in Tacuarembó, Rivera and Cerro Largo, reaching approximately 800 children.

The program includes the planting / adoption of native flora, with the aim of creating awareness among students and teachers concerning the importance of natural stewardship.

Objectives
  1. Emphasize the importance of caring for native flora
  2. Generate exchanges that allow the community to become more aware of forestry activity
  3. Raise awareness concerning the prevention of forest fires
  4. Disseminate information on other non-industrial uses of trees and forests, including recreation, landscaping, medicinal, etc.
FUNDACION CELESTE

The mission of Fundación Celeste is to provide children opportunities for integration and development through sports.

The mission of “Escuela Celeste” is to promote the values of sport in the education of children, adolescents and young people. The Celeste Foundation (Fundación Celeste) created this children’s soccer program aimed at social development of children from 6 to 12 years of age, especially in places that have fewer social opportunities. This program teaches social inclusion, physical education, valuable life lessons, and skill building. This program was implemented in 10 departments with 42 Celeste Schools, which serve approximately 1,700 children.

The general objective of the program is to provide children opportunities for involvement and development through sports.

RONALD MC DONALD HOUSE

Lumin collaborated on the construction of an Educational Room, which will provide children with a space of rest, relaxation and learning in the hospital environment. The 100 square meter room will be located inside the Hospital of Tacuarembó, in the Ronald McDonald House, and will be equipped with a dining room, library, rest area, play area and classroom.

APADISTA

APADISTA (Friends and Parents of the Handicapped of Tacuarembó) is a non-profit Civil Association founded in December 1991, whose mission is to achieve the empowerment and comprehensive community rehabilitation of people with disabilities promoting their rights, duties and personal development with their family and social.

In our 26 years of existence they have achieved many of their objectives such as having their own headquarters, providing comprehensive sustainable rehabilitation services, creating, holding workshops and therapies to facilitate rehabilitation according to institutional demand, contribute to equal opportunities for social inclusion and labor, exchange experiences with all public and private, local, national and international institutions with the same purpose.

 

Promote research and continuous training, develop an integrated management model to facilitate networking in search of equity and quality.

Lumin has collaborated with the purchase and installation of a hydraulic lift to admit patients with mobility problems to the rehabilitation pool, which will be very helpful for all patients and people with disabilities.

ARCOIRIS (Rainbow) Educational center of special care for early childhood

It is the first Center with this characteristic in Tacuarembó and Lumin, the Wood Workers Union Organization (OSTM), the National Care System (SNC) and the National Children and Adolescent Institute of Uruguay (INAU), signed an agreement for the installation of a special care center in the department of Tacuarembó. The center will be named Arcoíris (Rainbow)

This agreement is an important hit for Lumin’s Corporate Social Responsibility program for several reasons, e.g.: the magnitude of this entrepreneurship, the importance of the investment, the betting on the early childhood portion of the community and the key participation of the OSTM Union and the governmental actors.

Lumin will provide the infrastructure needed for the installation and operation of the center as well as the initial equipment so the service can be implemented, and maintained. The National Care System, through the INAU, is the institution responsible for supporting the monthly expenses to sustain the service.

The center will have a socio-educational environment that can provide a service for up to 120 children to improve their integral development, with a priority set on early childhood -less than 3 years old-, as well as to the promotion of the exercise of their rights.

The center will count with an education and care program directed to children between 0 to 3 years old.

The priority to gain access to the services will be placed on Lumin employees with small children and those who belong to the community where the center will be established.