In April 2012, México adopted its General Climate Change Law (LGCC), one of the world’s first national climate laws. In 2014, the regulation was enacted that established the MRV program through the National Emissions Registry (RENE) for all companies emitting more than 25,000 tons of equivalent carbon dioxide. In 2016, RCE successfully pursued accreditation by Entidad Mexicana de Acreditación (EMA) as a GHG validating and verification body and opened a branch office in México City. The following year RCE formed a new legal entity called Ruby Canyon México, S.A. de C.V. (RCM) and launched RCM as the key office for all Latin American GHG-related services. RCM began with a single employee but has now grown to a staff of four bilingual technical employees and administrative staff at its office in La Condesa. Also, RCM has partnered with two highly experienced technical experts in the oil & gas and aviation sectors who enhance the services we offer our clients.
The RCM team is led by Minerva López who joined the company in 2017. Minerva is a Biologist from the National Autonomous University of México (UNAM) with a Master in Sciences by the same institution. She represents the company before the Mexican Accreditation Entity and now manages RCE/RCM’s business development in Latin America with special emphasis in Colombia, Chile, and Peru.
In April 2019, Minerva and two other RCE/RCM staff successfully summited Pico de Orizaba, México’s highest mountain and third highest peak in North America!
From 2017-2019, the RCE-RCM team completed over 135 facility verifications in Mexico’s RENE program, among the highest of any verification body. In addition, RCM partnered with Coca Cola to conduct numerous voluntary GHG inventory verifications for their supply chain companies. Since 2018, RCM provided validation and verification team support and conducted site visits to several carbon offset projects in South America. In addition, RCM participated in the development of a GHG verification standard with SEMARNAT for facility reporting, and MRV best practices in support of Stanford University’s México Clean Economy 2050 (MCE2050) program.