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Ryder System Inc. reports its operations supporting Toyota’s Mercosur logistics operations in Brazil and Argentina have achieved ISO 14001 certification. Requirements for the certification include establishing an environmental policy, determining the impact of certain products activities and services, planning environmental objectives and measurable targets, and implementation and operation of programs to meet objectives and management review.

“This certification is an extension of Ryder’s commitment to minimizing our impact on the environment and our continued effort to align our operations with the best practices of our industry-leading customers,” said Antonio Wrobleski, managing director for Ryder Brazil.

Just down the road from Ryder’s headquarters, Port Everglades was announcing the addition of a staff architect who is accredited as a LEED AP – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional. Sari Berlin, a licensed architect with the Seaport Engineering and Construction Division of the Broward County Public Works and Transportation Department at Port Everglades, recently earned the accreditation.

LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five areas: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.

Port Director Phillip C. Allen said the port hoped to apply those principles as it moves towards completion of its Master Plan Update.

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