Coyol Free Zone: the pillars of sustainability have been solid since our conception

For some time now, sustainability has taken a more relevant role in companies, which seek to impact their stakeholders in environmental, social, and economic dimensions. Such policies became an essential pillar for the growth of their businesses.

Many goals that until a few years ago were seen as groundbreaking, such as decarbonization and inclusion, are now an essential aspect of companies’ growth strategies.

At Coyol Free Zone, the pillars of sustainability have been solid since our conception, and have been reshaping the latest trends, not only to set the standard but to innovate in areas that are commonplace in the industry.

But where is the industry going in terms of sustainability trends? We spoke to Luis Fernando Vargas, Sustainability Coordinator of Coyol Free Zone, to give us light on this matter.

“We seek to innovate with modern sustainability trends, such as sustainable construction, circular economy, reuse of wastewater, green mobility, Diversity & Inclusion, and climate change management,” mentions Vargas.

Many of those measures aim at using resources efficiently, thus maximizing their utilization. “When efficient resource utilization processes lead to economic returns, we speak of a truly effective circular economy model,” adds Vargas.

Other efforts point to sustainable mobility, which has recently focused on the transportation of the Park’s workforce.

For instance, with our project Ride Coyol , we reduce fossil fuel consumption in the Park, while giving transportation to more than 14,000 people. Users also save nearly 9 tons of paper per year, when paying for the service through a digital platform instead of using paper tickets.

92.230 kWh of energy

generated by solar


1,300 m3 of wastewater

managed per day at the

treatment plant.

+2000 trees

planted for

conservation processes.

100% of solid

construction waste is separated

or adequately treated.

19.73% of the total area

of the Free Trade Zone is

LEED certified.

The actions for a more sustainable future

   Coyol Free Zone seeks to innovate with modern sustainability trends that will set the standard for  years to  come.

  • Construction waste management
  • Climate change management
  • Circular economy
  • Reuse of wastewater
  • Sustainable mobility
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Digitization of processes


Technology also plays a big role in sustainability for the future. Smart manufacturing companies innovate constantly, using fewer resources for production and service delivery, increasing their efficiency

“High-tech is fundamental because it helps us to be less dependent on natural resources,” explains Vargas.

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Coyol Free Zone’s clients and suppliers also advocate for the creation of safer and happier work environments where individuals are equally valued contributors.

Sustainability policies need to be constantly updated and adapted to the reality of the country and society. Coyol Free Zone revisits its guidelines every year and makes them public through its annual Sustainability Report, which you may access by clicking here.