The GHG Protocol is a Brazilian program run by the Sustainability Studies Center of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (GVCES) in partnership with the Environment Ministry
Porto Itapoá achieves the GHG Protocol gold seal
Porto Itapoá has achieved the gold seal for the Brazilian GHG Protocol Program, for its inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions for 2022. The program is run by the Sustainability Studies Center of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (GVCES) in partnership with the Environment Ministry. The award was announced on Monday (17/10), during an online ceremony.
The gold seal is the highest award in the program. It is only awarded once a company has demonstrated that they have complied with all the transparency criteria by publishing their emissions data. Cássio Schreiner, the president of Porto Itapoá, stated that the seal had been a target for the Terminal since the very beginning. “Environmental responsibility is part of the company’s ‘DNA’ and this can be seen in the various awards and certificates we have been granted in this area throughout our history. The GHG Protocol’s gold seal is undoubtedly a major milestone in our history,” he explained.
The objective, according to Mr. Schreiner, is for Porto Itapoá to continue to develop in this area. “We will work towards having the seal renewed next year and so on”, the President explained. In terms of sustainability, the Terminal has received several awards and recognition, such as the Via Viva Award, given out by the Ministry of Infrastructure, the IDA (Environmental Development Index) award, granted by the National Waterway Transport Agency (ANTAQ), the Fritz Müller award, granted by the Santa Catarina Environmental Foundation (FATMA), the Corporate Citizenship Award, from the Association of Sales and Marketing Managers of Brazil in Santa Catarina (ADBV/SC), and the Ozires Silva Social Entrepreneurship Award, among others.
In 2021, Porto Itapoá reported that they emitted 9,379.27 metric tons of greenhouse gases, which is 9,046.574 MTCDE (metric tons of CO2 equivalents).
The Brazilian GHG Protocol Program was set up in 2008 and is responsible for adapting the GHG Protocol for use in Brazil and developing tools to estimate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
It was developed by FGVCES and the World Resources Institute, in partnership with the Ministry of the Environment, the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, as well as 27 Founding Companies.
The objective of the program is to encourage a corporate culture of monitoring and inventorying GHG emissions in Brazil, provide tools and standards of international quality for calculating emissions and publishing inventories, and help put measures to tackle climate change on organizations’ agendas.