CABEI Costa Rica Building receives carbon neutral certification

Esta es la tercera vez que el edificio del BCIE en Costa Rica obtiene una certificación por sus esfuerzos de mantener una huella de carbono neutralidad más reducida año con año.

This certification demonstrates CABEI's commitment to sustainability and climate change.

San José, January 22, 2020.- The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) continues to yield positive results in terms of sustainable development. On this occasion, its regional building in San José, Costa Rica was declared carbon neutral from the greenhouse gas emissions generated in 2018.

The certification was issued by the Institute of Technical Standards of Costa Rica (INTECO) and corresponds to the inventory for the period from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.

CABEI Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi, stated that, “This achievement is the result of the Bank's commitment and responsibility to environmental preservation. The challenge is to continue incorporating best practices to strengthen the issue and instill healthy environmental practices in the collaborators of this regional building.

The CABEI Costa Rica Regional Building carries out continuous efforts to lower its carbon footprint every year. This is achieved through efficient control of consumption, eco-efficiency goals, procurement of new technologies, such as environmentally friendly hybrid vehicles and air-conditioning equipment, and establishment of and compliance with guidelines for both inhouse and outsourced staff, while  instilling a spirit of commitment for all personnel regarding efficient resource use.

It is noteworthy that this certification is of the utmost importance, taking into account that during the United Nations summit on climate change in 2009, Costa Rica established the goal of becoming a carbon neutral nation by 2021.