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Updated On: Monday, 17 December 2018
Development Issues

CABEI is certified as a carbon neutral entity in Costa Rica

Content by: www.bcie.org

San José, March 5, 2018.- The Central American Bank for Economic Integration's (CABEI) regional office in Costa Rica has obtained the Carbon Neutrality certification from Earth University's Carbon Neutral Unit, which certifies that its administrative and operational activities contribute to good environmental management.



In this sense, CABEI considers the axis of environmental sustainability as transversal to all its operations, with which it establishes a set of guidelines aimed at contributing to environmental sustainability in accordance with CABEI's
Environmental and Social Policy and implementing institutional responsibility plans.
The Bank promotes actions that allow the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions throughout the Central American region, and the creation of better conditions for the protection of life and the environment.

"In this way, CABEI takes an important step to continue supporting the different initiatives and commitments assumed by the country in terms of reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and sustainable use of resources," said the CABEI Country Manager for Costa Rica, Mauricio Chacón.

For this reason, CABEI Costa Rica has incorporated important changes, like replacing the building's elevator in 2015, and replacing roof sheets with polycarbonate sheets in 2016 for a more efficient use of lighting and solar radiation; and last year it acquired an electric plug-in hybrid car.

Chacón explained that CABEI's initiative sets a precedent to motivate other companies and responsible investors to seek goods and services with environmental awareness, achieve goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and raise public awareness of the need to contribute to the fight against global warming.

Among the advantages of neutralizing emissions, the following can be mentioned: it generates environmental awareness among employees, and it allows sustainable organizations to achieve reduction and mitigation goals due to climate change.

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