Expolanka Freight secures ISO 14064 Certification on GHG | Daily News

Expolanka Freight secures ISO 14064 Certification on GHG

 (From left):   Ruwanthi Halwala, Assistant Manager, Client Relationship Management, Carbon Consulting Company, Sajeewa Ranasinghe, Assistant Manager, Sustainability Assurance and Advisory Services, The Sustainable Future Group, Hasini Siriwardena, Project Lead, LCA, Carbon and Waste Management, Carbon Consulting Company, Lakmini Senadheera, Manager, Sustainability Assurance and Advisory Services, The Sustainable Future Group, Saif Yusoof, Managing Director, EFL, Sabrina Yusoof, Sustainability Lead, EFL, Sa
(From left): Ruwanthi Halwala, Assistant Manager, Client Relationship Management, Carbon Consulting Company, Sajeewa Ranasinghe, Assistant Manager, Sustainability Assurance and Advisory Services, The Sustainable Future Group, Hasini Siriwardena, Projec

Recommitting itself to effective climate action in accordance with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG), leading global logistics service provider Expolanka Freight (Pvt) Ltd (EFL) announced that it secured ISO 14064 Certification on Greenhouse Gas emissions (GHG).

A voluntary standard that enables companies to provide a credible and accurate measurement of its carbon footprint, the ISO 14064 Certification, details principles for designing, developing, managing and reporting organization level GHG inventories including quantifying of emissions and removals.

The standard also identifies specific organizational actions that could be taken to further improve GHG management, in addition to providing guidance on quality management, reporting, internal auditing and the responsibilities for verification of reporting.

“As a leading player in the global logistics industry, EFL is acutely aware of the fact that on average, our industry tends towards a larger carbon footprint than others in the services sector. This dynamic represents the next frontier in terms of how logistics providers must adapt to serve the global climate agenda.

“EFL’s second voluntary ISO certification in this field therefore, represents a clear acknowledgement of our current GHG emissions, as well as a firm commitment on our part to explore every feasible option to reduce our carbon footprint and lead the way towards a sustainable future for all,” EFL Sustainability Lead, Sabrina Yusoof stated.

In total, EFL recorded GHG emissions of 7623.55 tCO2e across all its 10 operational locations across the country during the fiscal year ended March 2018, as compared with 7314.63 tCO2e in 2017.

This marginal increase was largely attributable to an increase in Scope 3 emissions – parallel to a continuing expansion in the breadth of EFL’s operations over the course of 2018.EFL (Expolanka Freight) is a leading provider of supply chain solutions across 18 countries and over 60 cities. Founded in 1982, EFL is headquartered in Sri Lanka and is ranked among the top five forwarders in the Indian Subcontinent and recognized as an expert in fashion logistic.

EFL is a member of Expolanka PLC – a leading conglomerate with interests in Logistics, Leisure and Investments.

 


 

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