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Carbon footprint ......................................................................................................... 10
GREEN PURCHASES .................................................................................................. 11
On October 6, 1970 the University began activities with the Public Accounting
program with 43 students, in the classrooms of Berchmans College, been there until
1983. On the other hand, on February 20, 1978 the University Board of Directors
officially approved the name Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Seccional Cali.
In 1981, the Section Council bought a plot of 50,000 m2 in the Pance, Municipality
of Santiago de Cali, in order to build the headquarters of Pontificia Universidad
Javeriana Sectional Cali. With the guidance of Father Javier Gonzales Rodríguez,
S.J., and the proposal of the architect Raúl Hernán Ortiz Hernández, the first stage
was built, which culminated in 1983 in order to initiate academic activities.
During these 34 years, the University has been in constant development, buying land
and building new buildings, which have a close relationship with elements of nature
in the tropical ecosystems of Valle del Cauca, an idea conceived by Father Javier
Gonzales Rodríguez, SJ
Sustainability reports allow companies not only to be accountable to their
stakeholders and identify the impacts generated in order to manage them, but they
are also the key to strategic decision making regarding social and environmental
responsibility. (Hernaez, 2018).
Pance Campus of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana-Cali, has a total area of
158153.44 m2 and is considered over the years a developing campus, which has
been qualified by experts as a harmony and perfect pairing between architecture
and nature. Its location in the rural area of Pance and the area near the National
Park of Los Farallones de Cali, make it a place where nature coexists exquisitely
with higher education.
The University thinking about environmental protection, both on the university
campus and in the region, is aligned with the following five Sustainable Development
Goals (SDGs), clean water and sanitation, affordable and non-polluting energy,
responsible production and consumption, action for the climate and life of terrestrial
ecosystems. Several of the actions aimed at the campus, give an account of the
contribution made to the fulfillment of the goals of these global objectives.
It is important that each of the areas in the University is aligned to the sustainable
campus project (Ecocampus), that both its students and collaborators and managers
are engaged in each of the strategies to be implemented and that it is a commitment
to constant improvement .
The University in its Ecocampus project works on 8 environmental axes which are:
water, energy and climate change, green purchases, sustainable constructions,
fauna and flora, mobility, waste, and finally the transversal axis to others that is
environmental education , which seeks to promote sustainable habits and behavior
in the educational community aimed at preserving the environment. The other axes
have as general objective to focus their actions to prevent and minimize the negative
impacts that could be derived from university activity.
Build a sustainable university campus based on prevention, mitigation,
compensation and control of negative environmental impacts derived from university
activity, in an inclusive manner, co-responsible in harmony with society and nature.
In the university 8 environmental axes are worked through the Ecocampus project,
which are:
• Environmental education
Below, a description of each of the axes and their achievements and advances in
2018 is presented.
The University seeks to control and reduce negative impacts on the environment, as
a result of the demand for water resources. Likewise, it seeks to generate strategies
in which the supply and demand of this resource, the change of obsolete
technologies, education and awareness of the university community, the adaptation
of saving technologies, and other aspects defined by the competent environmental
authorities are considered.
Our campus captures water from Derivation 4 of the Pance River in order to make
use of this resource for human consumption. To achieve water suitable for human
consumption, the University has had a potable water treatment plant since 1898,
which is FIME technology (Multiple Stage Filtration). The collection flow is 3.72 lt /
sec and is authorized by the DAGMA Environmental Authority through Resolution
No. 4133.0.21.1411 of 2016.
As part of the commitment we have for the use of water resources, the university in
2017 developed a Program for Efficient Use and Water Saving (PUEAA), in which a
list of projects aimed at the efficient use of the resource was defined.
For the year 2018 with the PUEAA implemented in the university, strategies were
generated to install water-saving technologies, in toilets, sinks, showers and urinals
within the University Campus.
Efficient use and water saving technology installed in the Campus
Appliance Total number water Efficient
The University is committed to the implementation of clean energy on the university
campus, in the efficient use and saving of electric energy in order to reduce the
carbon footprint associated with this aspect. This is why strategies have been
developed such as: The manual shutdown of classrooms and common areas
according to the academic schedule, automation of high consumption equipment
such as air conditioning chillers, the progressive migration of conventional lighting to
LED lighting, setting on phase one, transformation of the photovoltaic solar system,
classroom automation and change of the University's pumping system.
Solar Photovoltaic Project (SSF)
In 2018, the photovoltaic solar project began. Which in its first phase consisted of the
installation of 379 photovoltaic panels with a capacity of 100 kWp, located on rooftops of
the Acacias Building, Administrative Building and Academic Registry Building. These
photovoltaic modules, installed in 620 square meters of rooftops on the three buildings,
contribute to the decrease of 39 tons of CO2 emission per year, which is equivalent to
planting 538 mature new trees.
With phase I photovoltaic solar system, in 2018 106058 kWh were produced,
equivalent to 1.8% of the total energy consumed by the University.
Energy consumption per capita indicator
The graph shows energy consumption per capita at the Pontificia Universidad
Javeriana Cali, per month in 2018.
Conventional and solar energy consumption in 2017 and 2018 in KW-h
The graph shows that in 2018 the consumption of electric energy increased by 33013
kWh compared to 2017. This is due to the expansion of the Administrative Building
and the library, which went from 61448.37 m2 in 2017 to 61698.68 m2 in 2018.
Consumo de energía convencional y solar (año 2017 y 2018)
Consumo energia Convencional (KW-h) Consumo energia solar (KW-h)
Technological Conversion Plan
has initiated a plan of technological reconversion with the purpose of replacing those
equipment that are obsolete or have a high energy consumption. The offices that are
in charge of electrical and electronic equipment are the Computer Services Center
(CSI), the Maintenance Area and the laboratories.
They have taken into account laptops, video projectors, PCs, thin clients hp,
luminaires, Chillers (represents 70% of energy consumption), refrigerators and air
conditioning handlers. The following chart lists the total amount of each of these
equipment for a total of 11686 and the total amount that are energy efficient with
4284, which is equivalent to 37% of the total of the equipment.
Appliance Total Number Total number energy Efficient appliances
PCs 1090 242 22%
Laptops 510 210 41%
Projectors 232 53 22%
Luminaires 8170 2486 30%
Refrigerators 17 0 0%
Chillers 5 0 0%
Transition from conventional lighting to LED lighting
Luminaria LED Luminaria convencional
The graph shows the percentage of year 2018 in terms of LED luminaire installations
and the percentage of conventional luminaires that the university still has.
Carbon footprint
In 2019, the baseline calculation (year 2018) of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) was
performed, this GHG inventory is based on the methodological guidelines described
in the “Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard - GHG PROTOCOL”
developed by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council
for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the Colombian Technical Standard NTC-
ISO 14064-1: 2006 and the Colombian Technical Guide GTC 271 for the
quantification of emissions and removals of GHG in financial sector organizations.
The tool used was created by the MVC Colombia (Voluntary Mitigation Mechanism
of Greenhouse Gases in Colombia) and supported by the CAEM (Corporate
Environmental Corporation), the Chamber between Commerce of Bogotá, IDB, GEF
and the Natura Foundation.
The organizational limits of this inventory only to apply Pance Headquarters, the following
chart lists the sources of emissions that were considered to the calculation.
Power plant
Kitchen (natural gas)
year) TOTAL %
TOTAL HCC 1233,1 100%
The baseline of the carbon footprint resulted in 1233.1 tons of CO2e, in which the
emission factors of Colombian fuels were taken into account at that time. It is evident
that the greatest generated of GHG is the energy consumption of the institution, so
it is necessary to direct the efforts to implement strategies to reduce energy
The University defines environmental criteria for the contracting of services and the
purchase of goods throughout its life cycle, making green purchases with
responsibility, observing that the products or services they acquire are elaborated
and managed with environmental criteria. For 2018, the following strategies were
implemented in order to contribute on the conservation of the environment in terms
of responsible purchases:
- Inclusion of environmental clause in contracts for the acquisition of goods and services.
This clause mentions the responsibility that companies have in the management of their
waste and in the minimization of impacts at the time of carrying out the activities.
- The Policy of zero polystyrene and plastic in restaurants of the University was formalized,
requesting to replace these with biodegradable materials or crockery.
- Standardization of cleaning products, biodegradable detergents and low phosphorus
- The purchase of glasses was reduced, motivating the use of the institutional Mug.
- The realization of the green purchasing manual, which is in design.
Environmentally friendly materials, incorporated into dealerships to serve food in 2018
(Cardboard plates, wooden sticks for stirring coffee, cardboard cups for coffee,
juices, etc.)
Institutional Mug
The Javeriana Campus has a great diversity of tree species within the campus,
according to the census carried out in 2018, the tree cover is characterized by having
176 identified species, which include not only native species but also introduced
species . The total number of individuals registered on year 2018 is 1787 and Acacia
Rubinia predominates with 214 individuals, followed by Palma Manila with 99, Palma
Rings with 95, Palma Areca with 81, followed by Mango, La Palma Africana,
Guayacán Rosado, Sauce Costeño, almond tree, among others; it should be noted
that 32 species of the 176 are palmtrees and correspond to 34% of the total
individuals on campus and 26 species are fruit trees with 258 individuals; At the
same time, there are protected species such as samanes and ceibas.
As for its wildlife, the campus hosts squirrels, iguanas and glamorous turkeys, people
who visit the university can also contemplate more than 80 different of bird species.
Peacock Iguana
Feline Care Program
The university has a feline care program where sterilization and deworming days are held
every semester, in order to contribute to the care and good health of felines, and finally help
them find a home. These conferences are possible thanks to the management carried out
by the Office of Environmental Management.
In the same way, campaigns and activities have been developed to increase knowledge and
awareness regarding living with cats on the university campus. In achieving these
objectives, the support and solidarity of all people of the University, who, on different
occasions, have contributed in the following ways:
• Adopting a puppy cat. (So far there have been 20 cats for adoption, already sterilized).
• Being part of the group of volunteers.
• Providing cat food.
Wildlife Rescue Program
The university has a wildlife rescue program, where animals that are sick or injured are
rescued and taken to the environmental management office, where the procedure is to call
the competent environmental authority in this case the DAGMA , which picks up the animal
and is taken to a specialized and suitable place for recovery and is subsequently released.
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana-Cali, among its initiatives to take care of the
environment, has the incentive to promote the sustainable mobility of the Javeriana
community in order to improve the mobility of the city and contribute to the reduction
of the carbon footprint.
By the year 2018, 2 charging stations for electric vehicles were installed and it has
156 parking spaces for bicycles, which seek to promote sustainable mobility in the
city and strengthen the sustainable campus initiative, encouraging the process of
training citizens committed to protection of environmental resources. The
electrolinera (as the electric charging stations are called) is located in the main
parking lot of the University, adjacent to the vehicular exit.
Recharging stations for electric vehicles (installed in 2018)
Comparatively these are the costs to travel 30 kilometers between an electric vehicle and a
combustion vehicle:
To encourage the use of zero-emission means, of transport and reduce private vehicles on
the university campus, the university has the following initiatives:
- Parking for bicycles (156)
- Vehicle registration and identification with decal and car restriction all day
- The university has a fleet of 20 bicycles to provide free to students and workers for a period
of 24 hours, which can lead to
Anywhere in the city. At the same time, the university has an agreement with the Municipality
for the loan of bicycles that go to the public transport station, a project called BiciMIO.
Additionally, the university has a zero interest bicycle credit program for students and
workers, facilitating the purchase of bicycles and payment to the university in 12 months.
Plan (PGIR), which implements strategies to minimize waste generation and
maximize the use and ensure the integral management of these. The strategies
implemented are:
- There is a system of separation, reuse and post-consumption within the campus.
- All recyclable waste generated for the purpose of being recycled and used in new products is sold.
- PET bottle caps are donated to the Carlos Portela Foundation, a Foundation for children with cancer.
- Ordinary waste that goes to the landfill is compacted to reduce space used by them.
- All cardboard cups that leave the cafeterias are separated and subsequently recycled by a third particular.
- The university has 91 Ecological points for the adequate separation of waste by students and collaborators.
- Elimination of polystyrene and plastic in coffee shops
- A composting area was adapted for the use of organic and vegetable waste,
- Purchase of crusher for plant material (branches and leaves), in order to use this material on composting process.
- Adequate management of hazardous waste is carried out within the campus from laboratories, wellness center and maintenance activities.
Central waste storage unit (UCA)
The University has a Central Waste Storage Unit (UCA) of 176.89 m2, where the
classification process and temporary storage of recyclable, inorganic, ordinary and
hazardous waste generated on campus are carried out. Waste generated according
to the type of waste is quantified daily, with the purpose of having indicators related
to the generation of waste on campus. These activities are carried out by 5 operators
who are part of the PGIR.
Composting project
Organic waste from some of the restaurants is processed, this process involves
mixing organic waste with pruning or litter residue, dry wood chips or sawdust and
then being deposited in the composting equipment, this process takes approximately
two months to deliver composted material. Note: organic waste treated with fruit and
vegetables from the food preparation process. Registration and constant monitoring
progress of the process is carried out.
This project started in October 2018, so the statistics on the generation of composted
material are not very representative. From 3363 kg of ordinary waste, 674 kg of
composted material or fertilizer were obtained.
Composter Composted material
The following graph shows the amount of organic waste used to make the composting and
the amount of fertilizer that was generated on the year 2018.
Waste generation data at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali in the last 3 years
915 905 935
The graph shows the generation of ordinary, concessionary and hazardous waste for the
years 2016, 2017 and 2018, showing a large decrease in ordinary waste on the year 2018.
The increase in waste from dealers (restaurants) It is due to the entry into operation of a
new restaurant (La Frutería) with a large contribution of organic waste.
By the year 2018, the university has been clear about how important it is to contribute
to the sustainability of the environment, for this reason on planned constructions, the
fundamental thing is to define guidelines starting from the design, construction and
operation of the buildings that guarantee the reduction of environmental impacts, for
this, some strategies have been generated such as: active participation of the
Environmental Management Area since the conception of the project, application
and environmental monitoring permits and environmental induction to contractors.
Guides and instruments are taken into account based on the construction and a good
design of the pedestrian routes within the campus, for this, the following documents
are taken into account:
- Design manual and Construction of Constitutive Elements of the public
space (MECEP), which is a basic instrument for the planning of public space of Cali
- Accessibility Guide to the Physical Environment, which is a tool that guides
formulation and implementation of projects to eliminate barriers and access to the
physical environment.
With the guidance of two previous documents, the designs and constructions of
ramps for handicapped people, pedestrian routes and entrance to the different
buildings are made.
For the PUJ, it is important to promote changes in behavior towards the care of natural
resources and communicate in a warm, truthful and timely manner the Sustainable Campus
Plan and its associated activities.
In order to promote environmental education on campus, the university on year 2018 created
the Javerian bank of citizen actions, encouraging both students and collaborators and
managers, learning about environmental sustainability issues and also being able to give
and encourage their own ideas, also campus appropriation tours for several subjects are
carried out, (introduction to environmental sciences, AUSJAL leadership program), finally
agroecology workshops are held to the public, seeking to promote environmental awareness
in everything.
Additionally, the university carried out environmental education campaigns around
the adequated separation of waste, good use and conservation of the water resource
and good coexistence with the fauna on the campus, this in order to generate good