This is a milestone of vital importance for the port community, as it becomes the first company in the sector to obtain this certification granted by the OCA Global entity, based on compliance with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the National Organization of the United Nations. OCA Global is the certifying entity for this accreditation, which aims to integrate sustainability into all aspects of business management.

The company Boluda & Suárez, owned by Boluda Lines and German Suarez Investment, received last Thursday July 4 at the facilities of the Port Authority of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria the Corporate Green certification after the presentation of compliance with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) implemented in the company during the year 2023.

An unprecedented milestone in the port community, as it is the first Spanish company to obtain this certificate, reinforcing its commitment to improving efficiency, reducing risks, taking advantage of business opportunities and contributing to global sustainability.

The event was presided over by the president of the Port Authority of Las Palmas, Beatriz Calzada, the director, Francisco Trujillo, and the CEO of Boluda & Suárez, Javier Climent, which was attended by a large business representation of the Port of Las Palmas, in addition to the company’s executives. Also in attendance were José Antonio Zamora, head of operations of OCA GLOBAL, the company in charge of verifying compliance with the objectives, the delegate of Castilla y León and OCA auditor, Patricia Gálvez, the delegate of OCA in the Canary Islands, Fernando Lanuza, and Manuel Luaces, of Luaces Consultores.  

Javier Climent, CEO of Boluda & Suárez, has stated that “since the creation of Boluda & Suárez in 2020, the company’s goal has been to differentiate itself with excellence, safety at work, service to our clients and achievement of the most important certificates at a business level”. In this regard, he said: “We are the only company in the Canary Islands that has managed to comply with the 17 SDGs and, in addition, we are the only company at a national level to achieve them with OCA Global and Green Certificate registration”.

For her part, Beatriz Calzada congratulated Boluda & Suárez for the certification obtained and said: “This milestone has meant a very important work not only from an environmental point of view, but also for its work in the social area, ensuring the quality of the company’s workers. The certification is a demonstration that when there is a will and interest, the SDGs can be achieved. Therefore, we are convinced that it will be an example for the rest of the companies in the Port of Las Palmas, as well as for the Port Authority itself, and we will continue to make progress in meeting these objectives, in decarbonization and sustainability”.

The UN Assembly adopted the preparation of the 2030 Agenda to address Sustainable Development, a plan for people, planet and prosperity, which also intends to strengthen universal peace and access to justice. In this sense, Boluda & Suárez has proposed to move in this direction, adapting to the requirements that the SDGs imply and taking advantage of the improvements that such goals can provide, carrying out all the actions within its reach to achieve them.

Boluda & Suárez, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility policy, began the implementation of the SDGs in September 2023, with the advice of Luances Consultants, and thus move towards the effective achievement of the Goals of the 2030 Agenda.

For the company directors Bernardino Santana and Javier Climent, the success of this SDG implementation project is based fundamentally on the importance, work and commitment of their team, as well as care in their relationships with suppliers, customers and third parties in action, giving the best support to the system.

About Boluda & Suárez

Boluda & Suárez, as a logistics operator, is a company specialized in the handling of goods, heavy lift (wind turbines, risers, etc.), general merchandise (scrap, big bags, pipes, paper rolls, etc.), bulk (sand, fertilizers, crushed glass, cereals, etc.) among others. In recent years, they have expanded their specialization to the renewable energy market with the aim of promoting the expansion and development of marine renewable energy, particularly wind energy.

Boluda & Suárez operates throughout the national territory, relying mainly on the facilities of Boluda Maritime Terminals, belonging to Boluda Corporación Marítima. In the Canary Islands, Boluda Maritime Terminals has five maritime terminals located in the ports of Las Palmas, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Puerto del Rosario (Fuerteventura), Arrecife (Lanzarote) and Santa Cruz de La Palma. Facilities with the most advanced technology and equipment on the market.