Chevening Scholarship Scheme
Amerisur co-funded the Chevening scheme providing approximately 20 annual Chevening scholarships to Colombian students and four Paraguayan applicants.
Through the scholarship, Amerisur supports talented Colombian and Paraguayan professionals, helping them gain international experience through postgraduate study at a UK university for one year. The professionals subsequently return to Colombia and Paraguay to apply their newly gained knowledge and support their countries’ economic development.
In Colombia, scholarships have been awarded in the following subjects: politics and Government, economics, commerce, natural resources, climate change, sustainability, infrastructure and transport, and defence and security.
In Paraguay, scholarships have been awarded in the following subjects: public policy management, petroleum and gas, geosciences, engineering, economics, finance or international relations.
Chevening is the UK Government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders since 1983. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (“FCO”) and partner organisations, Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening scholarships and Chevening fellowships – the recipients of which are personally selected by British Embassies and High Commissions throughout the world.
Chevening Scholar Testimonials
"I sincerely want to show my gratitude for the contribution made by Amerisur in sponsoring my studies in the UK. In my case, I am studying at the University of Manchester and I must say the programme I am doing has fulfilled my expectations. Former Cheveners are not wrong when they say this is a life changing experience. This Chevening scholarship has been such a blessing to me. I really hope to put into practice the knowledge and skills acquired at the UK, becoming a positive actor of change to contribute to my country's development".
- Jose Ricardo Villar Uribe, Chevening Scholar 2015-2016
"I had the honour of being co-sponsored by Amerisur. As such, I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU for all the support and help I have received from you during this academic year."
"It has been a wonderful and unforgettable experience."
"Thank you once again for everything Amerisur has done, not only for me but for the other scholars."
- Nicolás Alberto Mejía Riaño, Chevening Scholar 2015-2016
"This experience has been life-changing."
- Jose Ricardo Puyana, Chevening Scholar 2015-2016
"I am deeply grateful to Amerisur and Chevening for this amazing opportunity. This year has been a milestone in my life, there are so many memories, experiences and lessons. Now I am even more eager to help make Colombia the great country we know it can be. These are really exciting times in my home country, with an upcoming peace process, there is an opportunity for Colombia to shift its history and build a new society, and therefore, there are plenty of opportunities to grow in every sector."
- Emanuel Llanos, Chevening Scholar 2015-2016
"My gratitude with Amerisur Resources is immense as you helped me to fulfil this important step in my career, the base for an exciting future."
- Veronica Uribe, Chevening Scholar 2015-2016
Environmental Policy Statement
Amerisur is committed to limiting its environmental impact in the areas where the Company operates and has a formal environmental policy and framework in place to protect the environment biodiversity and ecosystems. The Company aims to comply with all relevant regulatory and legislative requirements and industry best practice and has been awarded the following certificates: OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management System; ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System; and ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System.
To help manage its environmental risks the ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System standard has been in place since October 2012 and the Company communicates its environmental policy to all employees and agents. The standard is valid until October 2018 and there is a yearly review in order to check compliance and processes are regularly reviewed by external parties. The whole Board regularly discusses issues relating to the environment as is deemed appropriate for a company in our sector.
Relationships with Communities
Amerisur is committed to building and maintaining good relationships with the communities within the localities of its operations. The Company focuses on responsible behaviour and risk management. Areas of activity are in:
• Respect for communities' rights, culture and heritage
• Engagement in open dialogue
• Responding and listening to grievances, and
• Supporting community development.