CAFTA-DR 10 Year Anniversary: Cleaner Production in Private Sector
WEC Latin America held the roundtable "Integrating Cleaner Production practices for Talent Improvement and Competitiveness of the Private Sector" in San Salvador, El Salvador on Friday, July 8th, under the framework of the celebration of the 10th Anniversary of CAFTA-DR. Panelists from academia, private sector, bank and student provided their thoughts on how integrating sustainability practices can affect positively to national sectors. Discussions included experiences of advancing on environmental performance by local companies and how that improved their efficiency, while committing with government regulations. From the student and academic perspective, creating partnerships with private sector provides the opportunity for future professionals to gain experience at companies facilities, while SMEs learn from that exchange and can contract young professionals with greater skills. This event was held in coordination and support of the Ministry of Environment of El Salvador and the OES office of the US Department of State.