Mangrove Forestation Project Progress

In 2017, Cardno Latin America began its collaboration in a Mangrove Forestation Project, led by the CALISUR Foundation, in the Puná Island in the Ecuadorian coast. As a forestation effort, the project consists in gradually planting 100,000 red mangroves seedlings (Rhizophora sp.) in 65 hectares of sand and mud embankments, where mangroves did not previously grow. Through this forestation, the previously barren area is being adapted to create, or add to, the mangrove ecosystem near the fishing commune, Zapote. The people of the Zapote commune, and from other communities, do not only stand to gain from this new mangrove area as it matures, but are currently involved in the seed collection, nursery maintenance, planting process and care of the area, increasing their capacity and environmental awareness.

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Cardno Entrix Supports Amazon Communities

In collaboration with our clients— the Shushufindi Consortium, Petroamazonas EP and Schlumberger— Cardno Entrix contributed towards improving young students’ education in the Dayuma community of the Ecuadorean Amazon region. Through our clients, Cardno donated computer equipment and furniture benefiting the Dayuma Educational Unit, San Miguel Basic Education Public School, and the Jose Maria Egas School, among others.

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Environmental Compliance Audit

Cardno Latin America’s participation in the development of Environmental Compliance Audits (ECAs) helps clients observe internal policies and local, national and international regulations; verifies and ensures the effective implementation of environmental management plans; and establishes action plans and integrated strategies that improve management, if and when necessary.

ECAs, which may be internal or required by an external entity, also ensure compliance with the terms of the environmental license granted by the respective authority of a given country, monitors the management of an activity or project, and in the long term, helps protect certain social and environmental aspects of the areas where the audited projects are carried out.

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Crustaceans and Mollusks Monitoring

In 2016, Cardno ENTRIX completed the Environmental Impact Study and Environmental Management Plan for the Development, Construction, and Maintenance of the Facilities; Dredging, Navigation Channel; and the Operation of the Public Deep Water Port located in the Guayas province, near Guayaquil, in Posorja. This strategic development project undertakes international standards in operations and sustainability, and as such, seeks to conserve the local mangrove ecosystems, among others.

Aligned with this goal, Cardno ENTRIX conducted the biotic monitoring of crustaceans and mollusks in the mangrove areas near the port’s building site in December 2018. This monitoring project complies with the Environmental Management Plan and the terms of the project’s environmental license, as well as analyzes the populations of existing crustaceans and mollusks in the area.

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At Cardno, Safety Comes First

At Cardno, safety is one of four fundamental values that guides our way of conducting business and implementing our work. As we provide social, environmental and engineering services in Latin America, we frequently work in rural, remote areas with specialized equipment, and often with limited access to communication and infrastructure, such as proper roads, hospitals, or police stations.

For these reasons, it is especially important that we work alongside our clients to treat safety as a priority, which entails implementing specialized procedures and training courses, among other things, that will enable us to create a safe environment for our people, clients and the communities where we work.

How does Cardno promote safety?

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