Ecuador: Contecon wins ISO certification
Contecon Guayaquil (CGSA), the Ecuadorian subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services. (ICTSI), recently obtained the ISO 14064-3:2006 international certification for carbon neutrality. The verification and audit process was carried out by TÜV Rheinland. As part of the audit, an analysis was conducted to check the terminal’s carbon data and emissions.
TÜV Rheinland certified that CGSA compensated for 32,762 t of carbon dioxide from 1 January to 31 December 2017, based on the 2016 emissions inventory corresponding to the annual carbon capture report of the “Bosques del área ecológica de conservación municipal Tinajillas - Río Gualaceño y áreas de manglar de Cerrito de los Morreños".
Furthermore, it was verified that CGSA has and continues to sponsor the protection and conservation of the country’s large tracts of intact natural forests. This is the second time that Contecon has obtained a certification for its compliance to ISO standards on greenhouse gases.
In 2018, ratings agency Sambito and the Ecuadorian ministry of the environment presented the “carbon neutral” certification to the company. (fd)