Sanepar received the Gold Seal for its Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory (IGEE) from the Brazilian GHG Protocol Program (PBGHGP) for the year 2022. The program, managed by Fundação Getúlio Vargas, awards the Gold Seal as the highest level of recognition for companies that demonstrate compliance with all transparency criteria when publishing their greenhouse gas emissions data.
This was the seventh Gold Seal received by the Company, recognizing Sanepar’s environmental commitment. “It is with great joy that we receive this recognition once again. The data collected in the inventory contributes to the improvement of our processes, with the constant search for technologies that increase the efficiency of the systems, making them increasingly sustainable”, said the CEO of Sanepar, Claudio Stabile.
Among the activities included in the inventory are sanitary sewage, the supply of treated water, the collection and final disposal of urban solid waste and administrative activities. As part of the certification process, some Sanepar structures and operational units were visited to verify the sources of greenhouse gas emissions and traceability of the data that support the Inventory.
In the certification for 2022, the evaluation route included the Apucarana Landfill, the Maringá Central Laboratory, the Pirapó River Water Collection, the Maringá Water Treatment Station, the South Sewage Treatment Station, in Marialva , the Alvorada and Mandacaru Sewage Treatment Stations, in Maringá, and the Customer Relationship Center in Maringá.
Since 2008, Sanepar has annually prepared GHG inventories and, from 2009, publicly registered its IGEE with the Brazilian GHG Protocol Program.
In preparing its inventory, the company uses methods made available by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Brazilian GHG Protocol Program. This information is part of important Company reports such as, for example, the Carbon Disclosure Program (CDP) approval process and the B3 Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE B3). The full document is available HERE.
GHG PROTOCOL – The GHG Protocol was developed in the United States in 1998, designed to understand, quantify and manage greenhouse gas emissions. In 2008, the program was adapted to the Brazilian context, starting with 27 founding companies.
The GHG Protocol is the most used method in the world by companies and governments for carrying out Greenhouse Gas inventories. It is compatible with the ISO 14.064 standard and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) quantification methods. Currently, seven other companies in the sanitation sector publish their inventories in the public registry.