Callao, February 20, 2022 | The Peruvian Ministry of Environment honored SAAM Towage Peru with the “Carbon Footprint” award, which certifies that the company calculated its greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) for the 2022 period.
“We began operating in Peru two years ago and want our operations to have a sustainable hallmark. This is an initial step that gives us a baseline from which to identify alternatives to reduce our CO2 emissions and build awareness among our employees,” explained Cristián Cifuentes, country manager of SAAM Towage Chile and Peru.
To this end, the company has taken concrete steps to develop a culture of environmental protection and to implement and maintain an environmental management system to monitor and reduce the carbon footprint of our operations, all aligned with the corporate environmental policy.
The “Carbon Footprint” award is an official tool used by the Peruvian government to recognize public and private-sector organizations that manage their greenhouse gases (GHG) in benefit of the environment. More than 800 companies are registered on this platform, which is advised from a technological perspective by the United Nations Climate Promise program.
SAAM Towage is the leading provider of towage services in the Americas. With a fleet of more than 180 tugs at 80 ports in 13 countries in the Americas, the company completes over 110,000 maneuvers for around 37,000 vessels per year.