Companies of the GHG Protocol are reducing emission of greenhouse gases

04 October 2012

According to a study released by the Center for Sustainability Studies (GVCes), Brazilian companies participating in the Brazilian Program of the GHG Protocol are gradually reducing the emission of gases that cause the greenhouse effect. The report shows that from 2010 to 2011, Brazilian companies registered in the program presented a decrease of 1% in the emission of greenhouse gases.

The GHG Protocol (acronym for The Greenhouse Gas Protocol) is a program created by the GVCes aiming to quantify and manage the emissions of greenhouse gases (EGG). Among the organizations participating in the project are, for example, Petrobras and Vale.

The adhesion to the GHG Protocol's Brazilian Program is not mandatory, but it interests the organizations. This is a self-regulation mechanism, nobody is ordering companies to be a part of it, but we know they have the interest of showing the world that they are reducing greenhouse gas emissions and also show how their products are competitive in terms of emissions, said Mário Monzoni, GVces' coordinator.

From next year on, Inmetro will credit organizations responsible for verifying their emissions. When we talk about the environment, we have to make sure that emissions are being checked. When the verifications are made next year, we can expect it to be made with much higher quality, says Monzoni.

The GHG Protocol's Brazilian Program is a partnership between the Getulio Vargas Foundation and the World Resources Institute (WRI), with the support from the Ministry of Environment and the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS).

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