Expert delegates and executives of the region work in cooperation in the Technical Committees and Working Groups, forming the engine of the Association to carry forward its strategic lines.

  • They develop work processes for continuous improvement based on the exchange of best practices and knowledge in discussion forums.
  • With unfolding innovations, they develop and edit Guides and Manuals that provide a basis for member companies to enrich their business models.
  • They contribute to provide training and the technical support required by member companies in the implementation of best practices.
  • They provide information to conduct benchmarking studies, whose purpose is to measure and compare the improvement in the performance of member companies.
  • The Technical Committees work with the support of the Executive Secretariat of ARPEL.


Climate Change

Created in 2015 The Climate Change Working Group aims to analyze the environment and improve the capacity of understanding of member companies regarding the vulnerability, risks and opportunities arising from climate change as important elements for the strategic management of business sustainability.
  • “"The Climate Change Working Group of ARPEL has a very important challenge for the future. The theme has become increasingly important for all environments and requires the work of each and every one of us to find concrete solutions. I am very happy to be participating in this group to strengthen the knowledge and promote the exchange of information between the member companies working on it. We have a hard work ahead that we will be doing with great enthusiasm in order to identify the activities of mitigation and adaptation, necessary and feasible to implement in our sector."”

    Eric Tolcach, Leader of the Climate Change Working Group

“The professionals that are members of the Group are the vehicle of our Association for the development of solutions that accompany our industry to meet the challenges and opportunities arising from climate change, a very strategic issue for the sector and society in general. ARPEL has developed projects and activities on this topic since 1997, fully convinced of the contribution that this implies to develop and optimize the capabilities of the sector in this matter."

Irene Alfaro, Downstream Director