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A sustainable development of Uruguay's potential

A sustainable development of Uruguay's potential

​​From the very beginning it was clear that one of Montes del Plata's goals is to set a benchmark in sustainability. This means many things starting from an open and active dialogue with all our stakeholders into making choices that will benefit the environment.  Uruguay benefits from a very rich eco-system. As a company we will not compromise in our efforts to protect and develop the natural habitat and do what's right for the people and the planet. ​Stakeholder relations​Land use and contribution to local development​Environmental preservationWork with the communities:Good Neighbour ProgrammeLocal rural development roundtablesEnvironment and educationParticipation in main local eventsParticipation in the Inclusive Business Initiative (UNDP)Work with NGOs, authorities, other companies etc..Productive IntegrationProgramme:Grazing agreementsBeekeeping in plantationsProgramme for small producer groupsWood Production: Planning of the property in cooperation with the farmerEnhancing entrepreneurship and local suppliers' development​Biodiversity:Contribution to local biodiversity through the company's conservation areasCo-operation with other plantation companies to establish biological corridors at the landscape levelEcosystem conservation area called Bioparque M´BopicuáWater and Soils:Monitoring programmes for erosion, changes in soil structure, rooting suitability and water balance   The Productive Integration Programme In order to optimize and diversify land use, Montes del Plata created a programme to cooperate with the local farmers. One part of the programme is helping the farmers to plant eucalyptus in those parts of their land that are not suitable for other agricultural purposes to diversify their income structure. The other important part is the development of new activities on Montes del Plata's lands. Montes del Plata has rented out over 100,000 hectares of land for cattle grazing and beekeeping to local farmers.Currently, some 60,000 cattle heads are grazing on Montes del Plata land.         Bio-park M'Bopicuá  Montes del Plata also has a-160-hectare bio-park "M'Bopicuá", in the Department of Río Negro aiming at preservation and conservation of  endangered local fauna. The park includes a fauna breeding centre, an autochthonous flora trail and an historical area of high cultural value, creating a good arena for environmental education as well.