CNFL logoCNFL receives second consecutive recognition of environmental excellence

- Also, INTECO delivered the ISO 14064 and B5 certifications

- With this, a Neutral Carbon Company Brand is chosen for the fifth consecutive year.

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At the end of August, the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) awarded the Compañía Nacional de Fuerza y Luz (CNFL) with its second consecutive recognition of environmental excellence, also placing it among the five most prominent decentralized public organizations.

The CNFL receives this distinction after obtaining the green color within the Traffic Light of Implementation of the Institutional Environmental Management Program (PGAI), for its excellent environmental performance, with a score of 104,5% of possible 100, evaluation conducted by the Directorate of Quality Management Environmental (DIGECA).

But in addition, this week the CNFL received from INTECO the certifications of compliance with the ISO 14064 and B5 regulations, corresponding to verification of carbon footprint and Carbon Neutral Costa Rica, respectively.

"This ratifies one of the commitments that the CNFL has as a company, not only to provide a universal and solidarity service, but also actively participating in the efforts established by the country in environmental matters, to know and remove the carbon footprint of the processes of production, distribution and commercialization of electric energy, "said José Pablo Cob, head of Sustainability.

The evaluation conducted by DIGECA to the CNFL verified compliance with the CNFL Environmental Management Plan, on issues such as waste management, water use, natural resource conservation activities, decreased paper use and actions to Carbon footprint reduction.

On the other hand, with the receipt of verification in the ISO 14064 standard, the institution chooses to be a Neutral Carbon Company Brand, for the fifth consecutive year. "Among the actions to reduce emissions within the company's processes is the production of energy with sources without emission of gases, the use of electric vehicles and the replacement of sodium lamps with LED luminaires in public lighting," he concluded Cob

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