First Company in El Salvador with Carbon Neutral Certification
In the context of the World Day for Reducing CO2 Emissions, we have marked a new era for the industrial sector of El Salvador and the Central American region, by receiving the carbon neutral certification.
The certification event was attended by Patricia Figueroa, ICONTEC’s General Manager, the evaluation company responsible for performing the certification, Fernando López, Minister of Environment of El Salvador, Rodrigo Tona, Termoencogibles’ CEO, Rodrigo Samayoa, Corporate Affairs Manager, FUNDEMAS representatives, American embassy, PROESA, and Termoencogibles personnel.
“This is an effort that we started in 2016 with the aim of contributing to and reducing the effects of climate change. The first step we decided to take was to measure our carbon footprint and assess the impact that we were having in El Salvador, then trace the action route that we will follow to decrease and compensate it," highlighted Rodrigo Samayoa, Termoencogibles Corporate Affairs Manager.
Among the actions considered to achieve certification was the commitment to energy efficiency, an action that has deserved numerous recognitions for the energy reduction achieved in operations.
Recycling was also given priority, in order to be chained to a circular process and reuse waste.
“We are the first company to become carbon neutral certified - this is a day to celebrate in El Salvador because our country now has a carbon neutral company. We have marked the beginning of a new era for the industrial sector, and we hope that more companies will join the decarbonization and contribute together to build a better world” commented Rodrigo Tona, Termoencogibles CEO.
He also emphasized that it was important for the company to ensure carbon-neutral operations and to provide customers with the guarantee that products have been fabricated in an eco-efficient way, so that they can also see a decrease in their carbon footprint.
“We all listen about the subject of climate change daily. The impacts of the greenhouse effect are real and worrying: floods, fires. This is one of the biggest and most serious problems for humanity. For ICONTEC it is encouraging to see the real commitment of companies like Termoencogibles that has included in its DNA diverse environmental practices to generate change," commented Patricia Figueroa from ICONTEC.
This is the first carbon neutral certificate issued in El Salvador, and both ICONTEC and Termoencogibles are willing to pass the experience on to those companies that wish to follow the example to build a more promising future for all.