CABEI maintains a strong commitment to the environment and its efforts to contribute to a more sustainable region, which is reflected internally in the Bank's efficient use of water, energy, paper, green areas, transportation and recycling resources, among others. As an example of this, between 15% and 20% of the energy used in its buildings in Honduras and El Salvador comes from solar energy.
In 2017, the Bank began the process of certifying this commitment by implementing an Environmental Management System in accordance with the ISO 14001:2015 standard for administrative and operational activities in its headquarters building, where most of its employees are concentrated. This system controls the environmental footprint generated by the daily activities of its facilities, achieving this certification in 2019 with zero non-conformities. In 2021, in line with the institutional commitment to be the "Green Bank of the region", the Bank extended the scope of its Environmental Management System to its representative office in El Salvador. The Bank's vision is to have this certification in all its physical offices.
Scope of the Environmental Management System
The Environmental Management System of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration established under the guidelines of the international standard ISO 14001:2015, comprises the administrative and operational activities that are executed within the physical limits of its Headquarters Building located on Boulevard Suyapa, Tegucigalpa, Honduras and its Representative Office located in Colonia San Benito, San Salvador, El Salvador, to provide financial products and services to its partner countries. (Code FO-CS-25-03, Version 2).
If you want to send a report or complaint regarding the Environmental Management System, visit the "Reporting Channel."