Tecon Suape secures carbon-neutral certification
Tecon Suape, International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) business unit at the Suape Port and Industrial Complex in Brazil, has been certified as a carbon-neutral company in accordance with Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas (ABNT) NBR ISO 14064-3:2007 Standards – Greenhouse Gas Emissions Management and PAS 260.
Tecon Suape has amplified its efforts to decarbonize its daily operations, prioritizing the delicate balance between sustaining the terminal’s high productivity levels and upholding environmental conservation. To reduce its carbon footprint, the company has implemented key measures that focus on enhancing energy efficiency. The terminal now has systems in place that effectively substitute conventional electricity use with renewable sources.
Tecon Suape has also implemented a compensation plan involving investments in Clean Development Mechanisms (CDM) projects, recognized as carbon credit generators registered with the United Nations. The company has chosen the socio-environmental project Fundão Santa Clara Energy Complex by the ELEJOR Group (Centrais Elétricas do Rio Jordão S.A.). The project is validated by international certifier RINA and stands out for its significant environmental impact by promoting the production of renewable energy.
Tecon Suape’s carbon-neutral certification attests to the company’s good ESG practices, commitment to minimizing environmental impact, and efficient management of greenhouse gas emissions. It also reaffirms the company’s socio-environmental responsibility across all its projects.
Tecon Suape is the fourth terminal in the ICTSI Group to achieve carbon-neutral status following Contecon Guayaquil in Ecuador, Contecon Manzanillo in Mexico, and Rio Brasil Terminal.