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First carbon-neutral companies in Costa Rica received certificationFirst carbon-neutral companies in Costa Rica received certification

San Jose, Costa Rica. March 7th, 2013. Travel Excellence S.A, Distribuidora Centroamericana Florex S. A, Café Britt Costa Rica S.A, Environmental Systems Geocycle SAG S. A (Holcim Group Costa Rica), BAC/Credomatic Costa Rica, Euromobilia S.A and Mapache Rent a Car, are the first companies in Costa Rica to be certified as carbon-neutral under the official voluntary norm INTE -12-01-06:2011.
These companies received the C-Neutral Brand from the President of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla; the Vice President Alfio Piva; and the Minister of Environment and Energy, René Castro, in a special ceremony today.
To receive certification, companies carried out a serious, transparent and measurable management process in carbon neutrality, based on the national norm, which follows international standards under the ISO norm 14064-1, 3.
“This is the first group of Costa Rican companies that meet the local and global standards established by the official norm, and their certification represents an important step for the country goal of carbon neutrality, because we hope that more companies will join the process”, said René Castro, Minister of Environment and Energy.
Each company has a GHG reduction plan and offset the emissions they can´t reduce through the purchase of Unidades Costarricenses de Compensación (Costa Rican Compensation Units) related to forestry, energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
This makes possible the development of a carbon market with the participation of these companies and new ones in the process. The initiative is part of the Programa País (Country Program), the official program implemented by the Climate Chance Directorat (DCC) of the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) for the processes regarding GHG inventories and the C-Neutrality Norm.
The Country Program aims to develop capacity building for national organizations, assure the consistency and quality of GHG inventories and bring measurable, verifiable and reportable information for consumers and general users. This allows the standardization of processes of measurement and verification and, therefore, transparency in the report of inventories not only by companies, but the country as a whole. It also makes possible the advance of organizations in social corporate responsibility issues.
According to William Alpízar, Director of MINAE´s Climate Change Directorat, “the link between public policy and leadership in implementation by companies, will take us to the success in the goal of achieving the carbon neutrality for the country in the year 2021”.

First carbon-neutral companies in Costa Rica received certification San Jose, Costa Rica. March 7th, 2013. Travel Excellence S.A, Distribuidora Centroamericana Florex S. A, Café Britt Costa Rica S.A, Environmental Systems Geocycle SAG S. A (Holcim Group Costa Rica), BAC/Credomatic Costa Rica, Euromobilia S.A and Mapache Rent a Car, are the first companies in Costa Rica to be certified as carbon-neutral under the official voluntary norm INTE -12-01-06:2011. These companies received the C-Neutral Brand from the President of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla; the Vice President Alfio Piva; and the Minister of Environment and Energy, René Castro, in a special ceremony today. To receive certification, companies carried out a serious, transparent and measurable management process in carbon neutrality, based on the national norm, which follows international standards under the ISO norm 14064-1, 3.“This is the first group of Costa Rican companies that meet the local and global standards established by the official norm, and their certification represents an important step for the country goal of carbon neutrality, because we hope that more companies will join the process”, said René Castro, Minister of Environment and Energy.Each company has a GHG reduction plan and offset the emissions they can´t reduce through the purchase of Unidades Costarricenses de Compensación (Costa Rican Compensation Units) related to forestry, energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.This makes possible the development of a carbon market with the participation of these companies and new ones in the process. The initiative is part of the Programa País (Country Program), the official program implemented by the Climate Chance Directorat (DCC) of the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) for the processes regarding GHG inventories and the C-Neutrality Norm.The Country Program aims to develop capacity building for national organizations, assure the consistency and quality of GHG inventories and bring measurable, verifiable and reportable information for consumers and general users. This allows the standardization of processes of measurement and verification and, therefore, transparency in the report of inventories not only by companies, but the country as a whole. It also makes possible the advance of organizations in social corporate responsibility issues.According to William Alpízar, Director of MINAE´s Climate Change Directorat, “the link between public policy and leadership in implementation by companies, will take us to the success in the goal of achieving the carbon neutrality for the country in the year 2021”.

San Jose, Costa Rica. March 7th, 2013. Travel Excellence S.A, Distribuidora Centroamericana Florex S. A, Café Britt Costa Rica S.A, Environmental Systems Geocycle SAG S. A (Holcim Group Costa Rica), BAC/Credomatic Costa Rica, Euromobilia S.A and Mapache Rent a Car, are the first companies in Costa Rica to be certified as carbon-neutral under the official voluntary norm INTE -12-01-06:2011.
These companies received the C-Neutral Brand from the President of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla; the Vice President Alfio Piva; and the Minister of Environment and Energy, René Castro, in a special ceremony today.
To receive certification, companies carried out a serious, transparent and measurable management process in carbon neutrality, based on the national norm, which follows international standards under the ISO norm 14064-1, 3.
“This is the first group of Costa Rican companies that meet the local and global standards established by the official norm, and their certification represents an important step for the country goal of carbon neutrality, because we hope that more companies will join the process”, said René Castro, Minister of Environment and Energy.
Each company has a GHG reduction plan and offset the emissions they can´t reduce through the purchase of Unidades Costarricenses de Compensación (Costa Rican Compensation Units) related to forestry, energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
This makes possible the development of a carbon market with the participation of these companies and new ones in the process. The initiative is part of the Programa País (Country Program), the official program implemented by the Climate Chance Directorat (DCC) of the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) for the processes regarding GHG inventories and the C-Neutrality Norm.
The Country Program aims to develop capacity building for national organizations, assure the consistency and quality of GHG inventories and bring measurable, verifiable and reportable information for consumers and general users. This allows the standardization of processes of measurement and verification and, therefore, transparency in the report of inventories not only by companies, but the country as a whole. It also makes possible the advance of organizations in social corporate responsibility issues.
According to William Alpízar, Director of MINAE´s Climate Change Directorat, “the link between public policy and leadership in implementation by companies, will take us to the success in the goal of achieving the carbon neutrality for the country in the year 2021”.

First carbon-neutral companies in Costa Rica received certification San Jose, Costa Rica. March 7th, 2013. Travel Excellence S.A, Distribuidora Centroamericana Florex S. A, Café Britt Costa Rica S.A, Environmental Systems Geocycle SAG S. A (Holcim Group Costa Rica), BAC/Credomatic Costa Rica, Euromobilia S.A and Mapache Rent a Car, are the first companies in Costa Rica to be certified as carbon-neutral under the official voluntary norm INTE -12-01-06:2011. These companies received the C-Neutral Brand from the President of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla; the Vice President Alfio Piva; and the Minister of Environment and Energy, René Castro, in a special ceremony today. To receive certification, companies carried out a serious, transparent and measurable management process in carbon neutrality, based on the national norm, which follows international standards under the ISO norm 14064-1, 3.“This is the first group of Costa Rican companies that meet the local and global standards established by the official norm, and their certification represents an important step for the country goal of carbon neutrality, because we hope that more companies will join the process”, said René Castro, Minister of Environment and Energy.Each company has a GHG reduction plan and offset the emissions they can´t reduce through the purchase of Unidades Costarricenses de Compensación (Costa Rican Compensation Units) related to forestry, energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.This makes possible the development of a carbon market with the participation of these companies and new ones in the process. The initiative is part of the Programa País (Country Program), the official program implemented by the Climate Chance Directorat (DCC) of the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) for the processes regarding GHG inventories and the C-Neutrality Norm.The Country Program aims to develop capacity building for national organizations, assure the consistency and quality of GHG inventories and bring measurable, verifiable and reportable information for consumers and general users. This allows the standardization of processes of measurement and verification and, therefore, transparency in the report of inventories not only by companies, but the country as a whole. It also makes possible the advance of organizations in social corporate responsibility issues.According to William Alpízar, Director of MINAE´s Climate Change Directorat, “the link between public policy and leadership in implementation by companies, will take us to the success in the goal of achieving the carbon neutrality for the country in the year 2021”.

San Jose, Costa Rica. March 7th, 2013. Travel Excellence S.A, Distribuidora Centroamericana Florex S. A, Café Britt Costa Rica S.A, Environmental Systems Geocycle SAG S. A (Holcim Group Costa Rica), BAC/Credomatic Costa Rica, Euromobilia S.A and Mapache Rent a Car, are the first companies in Costa Rica to be certified as carbon-neutral under the official voluntary norm INTE -12-01-06:2011.These companies received the C-Neutral Brand from the President of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla; the Vice President Alfio Piva; and the Minister of Environment and Energy, René Castro, in a special ceremony today.To receive certification, companies carried out a serious, transparent and measurable management process in carbon neutrality, based on the national norm, which follows international standards under the ISO norm 14064-1, 3.“This is the first group of Costa Rican companies that meet the local and global standards established by the official norm, and their certification represents an important step for the country goal of carbon neutrality, because we hope that more companies will join the process”, said René Castro, Minister of Environment and Energy.Each company has a GHG reduction plan and offset the emissions they can´t reduce through the purchase of Unidades Costarricenses de Compensación (Costa Rican Compensation Units) related to forestry, energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.This makes possible the development of a carbon market with the participation of these companies and new ones in the process. The initiative is part of the Programa País (Country Program), the official program implemented by the Climate Chance Directorat (DCC) of the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) for the processes regarding GHG inventories and the C-Neutrality Norm.The Country Program aims to develop capacity building for national organizations, assure the consistency and quality of GHG inventories and bring measurable, verifiable and reportable information for consumers and general users. This allows the standardization of processes of measurement and verification and, therefore, transparency in the report of inventories not only by companies, but the country as a whole. It also makes possible the advance of organizations in social corporate responsibility issues.According to William Alpízar, Director of MINAE´s Climate Change Directorat, “the link between public policy and leadership in implementation by companies, will take us to the success in the goal of achieving the carbon neutrality for the country in the year 2021”.

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