OceanPact’s project to restore 30 acres of mangroves in Guanabara Bay received an honorable mention in the 2023 Rio de Janeiro State Federation of Industry (Firjan) Sustainability Awards on September 19. These awards recognize companies and institutions in the state of Rio de Janeiro that stand out for their sustainability initiatives.
OceanPact’s new business and sustainability director, Fernando Borensztein, commented on this recognition. “This achievement reflects our commitment and the dedication of our partners to creating a more sustainable and healthy future for local communities and the planet,” he said.
The Green Guanabara Bay Project, carried out by the NGO Guardians of the Sea in partnership with the Urban Sea Institute, is restoring mangrove areas and also running environmental education activities to spread best practices related to ocean culture and conservation of coastal ecosystems. In March, the project finished planting 30,500 mangrove seedlings in the Guapi-Mirim Environmental Protection Area.
In March of this year, the results of the Green Guanabara Bay Project were presented by Borensztein during the UN Water Conference in New York.
The Firjan Sustainability Awards highlight initiatives that reconcile productive activities with environmental protection, promoting economic balance with social responsibility. The honorable mention was received by OceanPact sustainability analysts Luiza Volschan and Lucas Lopes.