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Expolanka Freight secures carbon neutral certification

Expolanka Freight Ltd was recently given a CarbonNeutral Certification by the Carbon Consulting Company making it Sri Lanka’s first-ever CarbonNeutral Freight and Logistics Company, and, one of the first in Asia.

CEO Expolanka Freight Jagath Pathirane said, “We’re very proud to be a certified Carbon Neutral Company and Sri Lanka’s first at that and feel a sense of deep pride and achievement as this re-affirms our position both as a trailblazer in the Sri Lankan transport sector and as a leading freight forwarding force in Asia”.

Following the footprint calculation, Expolanka Freight Ltd has neutralised its carbon footprint inr 2011, by purchasing the necessary carbon offsets to make the carbon footprint of its operations zero, according to a company statement.

Head of Marketing, Corporate Communications and CSR for Expolanka Holdings, Paddy Weerasekera said that this initiative is yet another step in an environmentally sustainable business strategy and a long term commitment to reduce the Expo Group’s environmental impact.

All the offsets, that were sourced and retired were selected, contracted, transacted, verified and retired in accordance with the requirements laid out in the Carbon Neutral Protocol, which is a publicly accessible proprietary standard. The protocol also lays out the requirements for businesses achieving CarbonNeutral status and therefore permits use of The CarbonNeutral Certification as evidence of their action on climate change, the statement added.

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