Wilson Sons advances in its ESG agenda

  • 27/09/2021
  • 2 minutes

The Company was qualified with Gold Seal in the GHG Protocol Program

Wilson Sons, the largest port and maritime logistics operator in the Brazilian market, was qualified
with Gold Seal in the GHG Protocol Program, which aims to stimulate and support corporations in the
preparation and publication of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission inventories. Certification is granted to
organizations that report all their issuing sources and are verified by external audit.
Wilson Sons has been voluntarily publishing its GHG inventory for eight years. The indicators are
reported at the Brazilian GHG Protocol program platform, Bloomberg news site and the global
Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) platform. Access Wilson Sons’ 2020 GHG inventory.
“Energy, emissions and climate change are central themes for Wilson Sons ESG environmental
agenda. By continuously quantifying emissions, the Company can identify potential reduction spots
and make improvements, increasing the efficiency in our processes,” explains the Wilson Sons’
Health, Environment, Safety and Sustainability Manager, João David Santos.
The GHG Protocol methodology was created in 1998 in the United States, and today it is the most
used worldwide for GHG inventories production. In the Brazilian program, 192 companies
participated in the 2020-2021 cycle, of which 111 had the Gold Seal.
This year, Wilson Sons acquired the Cerensa System, a software that provides support for the
Company in monitoring atmospheric emissions. The automated management of this data allows the
real-time monitoring of GHG emissions by business unit and issuing source, contributing to the
development of new projects aiming to reduce carbon intensity.
The Company, over the last decade, has been adopting a series of initiatives for the efficient use of
energy, by using electric cranes in container terminals of Rio Grande (RS) and Salvador (BA) ports,
modernizing the engine and propulsion systems of maritime and port support vessels and by
designing a new hull for the tugboats that will allow the reduction of fuel consumption and,
consequentially, emissions reduction.

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