Santos Pilots operates in the largest port in Latin America, at the Port of Santos, in Brazil. The company carried out the environmental monitoring of its activities through VGP-Environmental Management, a program developed by Via Green Institute, which manages five environmental aspects: Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Energy Efficiency, Direct Water Footprint, Effluent Generation and Solid Waste. In 2018, based on its annual Environmental Report, the carbon footprint of the pilotage operations was estimated, reaching the emission factor of 106 kg CO2e per manoeuvre. According to this, it is possible to evaluate objectively the environmental performance of the company. The report provides subsidies for the implementation of continuous improvement aiming at gradually mitigating of the environmental impacts of its operations.
Via Green Institute is a non-profit organization that values the prevention and monitoring of negative impacts and externalities on society and the environment, promoting the preservation, conservation and recovery of natural resources and biodiversity. Via Green Institute created ‘ECOPILOT Certification procedure, which consists on calculating and offset GHG emissions of pilotage activities. Neutralization occurs through support for certified environmental projects and the planting of native trees for recovery and degraded areas.
Source: Instituto Via Green