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.
Created in 2001.
This Committee addresses external and internal social issues, among which human rights, relations with neighboring communities and indigenous people, social risks management, gender and cultural diversity, labor practices and the workplace are key topics.
The objective of the Committee is to ensure that the industry operates in a framework of concern and respect for the needs of its stakeholders, while satisfying society´s expectations for social performance, through the development of a responsible corporate culture. With this purpose, it seeks to enhance industry understanding of these issues and challenges, and to encourage stakeholders' dialogue in order to share knowledge and experiences, strategies and approaches to address those issues. It also provides guidance on best practices, training and technical support for the implementation of social management policies, processes and systems.
Sandra Martínez, Chairperson, ARPEL Social Responsibility Committee
“The Committee represents an essential space for promoting awareness about the topic, exchange best practices and develop tools to facilitate the management of the sustainable social responsibility of the companies in the sector. Among the main achievements of the Committee are the work carried out in Social Responsibility, Human Rights and relationship with indigenous communities"
Amanda Pereira, Director of Strategic Affairs - ARPEL