Environmental Recognition

InterCement wins Gold Seal of GHG Protocol for its inventory of greenhouses gases

Thursday, September 06, 2012 - 12:54
Sustainability is an integral part of InterCement business strategy and makes part of daily routine of all its professionals Sustainability is an integral part of InterCement business strategy and makes part of daily routine of all its professionals

InterCement, holding of Camargo Correa Group in the cement business, earned the Gold Seal of Brazilian GHG Protocol Program for its inventory of greenhouse gases.

The InterCement held annually emission inventories of greenhouse gases and has one of the lowest rates of CO2 emissions per ton of cement produced. In 2011, this rate remained in 1,170 pounds of CO2/ton while the world average among companies in the industry which participate in the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) is 1,439 pounds CO2/ton.

The Gold Seal is the highest level of recognition that the program can provide to a company participant. It certifies that the inventory has fulfilled all the requirements and that the methodology was verified by an independent third party.

"Our inventories show that we have the lowest worldwide emission rates of greenhouse gases per ton of cement produced. InterCement has become a reference in control emissions in the entire industry", says Suzuki Seiiti, Sustainability and Research & Development area Manager.

International protocol

This tool is the most used in the world to quantify and manage emissions; the GHG Protocol was developed in the United States in 1998 by the World Resources Institute (WRI). The Brazilian GHG Protocol Program follows the same methodology, and aims to encourage companies from different sectors and segments to produce and publish inventories of emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) with instruments and international quality standards.