Project Sembrando Vida, from DP World Posorja, won the 2022 Sustainability Award

The project competed with 237 projects and 26 countries globally.

DP World Posorja, with its environmental program Sembrando Vida, won the 2022 Sustainability Award in the climate and energy category, awarded in Canada by the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH).

This was announced this Wednesday, May 18, by the company, which highlighted that the IAPH is an organization that recognizes the best sustainability initiatives of ports worldwide, and that the Sembrando Vida program competed with 237 projects and 26 countries worldwide. global.

The initial project, which started in 2020, involved planting mangroves on 65 hectares of Puná Island, in Guayaquil, with the permanent objective of creating blue carbon ecosystems through mangroves in Ecuador.

In the 65 hectares, more than 150,000 red mangrove seedlings were planted during intense days of commitment and integration of DP World collaborators, volunteers and inhabitants of the area of ​​influence in Guayaquil.

However, the company highlighted that the project has already been extended with the planting area and seeks to achieve the goal of exceeding 100 hectares of red mangrove.

The area benefited by this project includes Posorja, El Morro and Puná Island, which are populations that depend on fishing and the products that can be extracted from the mangrove, basically crabs and shells.

“We are proud of the important recognition for Ecuador, which motivates us to continue working sustainably with the community and the environment. This award is dedicated mainly to all the inhabitants of the parish of Posorja, El Morro, Puná Island and other areas of influence of Guayaquil, where the DP World Deep Water Port operates, and in general to all those who participated voluntarily with us, sowing life in these new mangrove ecosystems,” said Carlos Merino, CEO of DP World in Ecuador.