In a bold new step that reinforces its commitment towards environmental sustainability, ExpoLanka Freight (Pvt) Ltd [EFL] – a leading freight & logistics company in the region, was recently awarded ISO 14064-1:2006 making it the first in South Asia to receive this certification in their respective industry. ISO 14064-1 certification highlights the consistent efforts made by a company to establish a framework to quantify and report on their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in accordance with ISO’s strict requirements, as well as implementing a Carbon Management Plan to work towards reducing emissions where possible.
The certification was awarded by The Sustainable Future Group (SFG), itself the first in Asia to be accredited by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) via the Sri Lanka Accreditation Board (SLAB), to provide ISO 14064-1 & 2 verification and certification services. All leading inspection, verification, testing and certification companies are accredited by their respective Governments’ accreditation bodies (ie: SLAB), which in turn have been accredited by and are members of IAF.
Speaking on the momentous occasion, Expolanka Holdings’ Managing Director, Saif Yusoof, remarked, “ We are continuously seeking out new methods and strategies which can enable ExpoLanka Freight to do more against the fight against the negative effects of climate change. This certification is a testament to the dedication shown by our staff towards sustainability and in particular, working towards minimising our Carbon Footprint. We started as being the first company in the industry to be CarbonNeutral® and are honoured to be the first in South Asia to receive recognition in the form of another globally accepted environmental credential.”
Lakmini Senadheera, Manager for Sustainability Assurance & Advisory Services at SFG, who was present at the official certificate handover added, “We’re pleased to work with EFL, who have long stressed on the importance of being a leader in sustainability. On behalf of SFG, I’m happy to report that they have satisfied the stringent criteria required to obtain ISO 14064-1 certification, and we wish EFL the very best in their future sustainability endeavours.”