CABEI meets the objectives of its Environmental Management System during 2021


El compromiso se manifiesta en la vida cotidiana de los colaboradores y se ha extendido a otras oficinas, como es el caso de El Salvador.

Tegucigalpa, March 14,  2022.  For the third consecutive year, the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) successfully achieved 100% compliance with the proposed objectives for offsetting the environmental footprint generated by its administrative and operational activities in its buildings in Honduras and El Salvador.

The main achievements include reducing the consumption of non-renewable electrical energy and generating clean energy to avoid atmospheric emissions, as well as reducing the use of water and paper, and the correct classification of waste and handling of chemical substances. These achievements were possible thanks to the effort and collaboration of the personnel at both certified facilities.

"Our commitment is to continue to manage the environment and the communities in a more responsible manner, as confirmed by our achievements in our Environmental Management System, which we hope to extend to each of our regional offices," said CABEI's Executive President and leader of the Corporate Environmental and Social Responsibility System, Dr. Dante Mossi.

In 2016 CABEI formalized its environmental commitment through its Environmental and Social Policy, which among its many components includes the appropriate management of its environmental impacts. In 2019, CABEI certified the Environmental Management System at its Headquarters using the ISO 14001:2015 standard in order to mitigate the environmental impacts generated by administrative and operational activities. In 2021, it extended this certification to its building in El Salvador, with a view to extending it to the rest of its offices in the region.

"It is the sum of small actions such as turning off the lights, printing less or correctly separating our waste that produce great results," said Carolina Durón, a collaborator at the headquarters.

Andrea Gómez, CABEI collaborator in El Salvador, also reflected on this issue: "The environmental awareness that one already possesses increases with the experience of an Environmental Management System, which in the not-too-distant future we will apply responsibly in our homes and communities.

We share the details of this achievement and invite the neighbors of our facilities to make use of the reporting channel in case they are affected by the activity in our properties.

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