San Jose, Costa Rica – The Ministry of Environment, Energy and Telecommunications (Minaet) acknowledged that eight companies began the process of C-Neutrality. The winning companies are: Bridgestone, Intel Costa Rica, Travel Excellence, Florida Beverage Florex, Holcim Costa Rica, the Cooperative Milk Producers and Plycem Dos Pinos.
This award was made in the Second Environmental Congress, organized by the Chamber of Industries of Costa Rica (ICRC).
Luisa Diaz, advises on Competitiveness and the Environment of the House, confirmed that the companies were investing millions in training, energy efficiency and will improve its image.
William Alpizar, director of Climate Change Minaet explained that if it were a game of soccer, the Ministry would be responsible for defining the field and corporate players.
“They must go through a serious management process, measurable and transparent,” he said.
Cesar Vasquez Fernandez Plycem plant manager, said the carbon emissions fell by 10% CO2 (carbon dioxide) since 2003.
Karla White, manager of corporate affairs for Intel, said he spent $ 1 million to build a health center that is 100% green, and changed the sensors in meeting rooms to reduce energy consumption.
Andrew Villalobos, Holcim’s environmental coordinator, said the goal is to reduce emissions by 25% by 2050.