OUR GREATEST COMMITMENT IS TO THE SAFETY OF PEOPLE AND TO A FUTURE WITH MORE CLEAN ENERGY AND SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTIVE PROCESSES
Safety is part of the routines of our teams. Assessing risks and avoiding incidents with people and environmental damage are the basis for safe and high-performance operations, but above all they are essential to preserve lives and strengthen human, social, and environmental development.
Therefore, we work in an integrated manner, which includes our culture, behaviours, processes, and risk assessment tools, such as Stop Work, which encourages all employees to interrupt any activity when they identify any risks until these risks are remedied.
In other words, everyone has the duty to interrupt activities that generate unacceptable risks.
Another important item that deserves to be highlighted in our production process is that 100% of our sugarcane harvest is mechanized and, for this reason, we never use fire to manage sugarcane fields in any of our areas of operation. We even have a broad Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting Program.
Our first Sustainability Report, referring to the 2020/2021 harvest (April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021), is now available.
The document, which will be updated every crop year, will contain financial and non-financial information and is being developed in accordance with the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), in the GRI Standards version, under “Essential”. The principles of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) indicators are also being taken into account.
To ensure the sustainability and quality of our production process, we have the following certifications:
All our units are certified. RenovaBio is the national program to encourage the production of biofuels, make the Brazilian energy matrix more renewable, generate greater energy security, and reduce the emission of greenhouse gases throughout the chain.
This certification is intended for the sugarcane production and supply chain and aims to reduce social and environmental impacts. To be certified, farms, agricultural fronts, and industrial areas are audited, and our employees are interviewed. Click here to see the certified units.
A registration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which confirms ethanol as an advanced biofuel and allows the exporting of our ethanol to the US market. Click here to see the certified units.
ETANOL MAIS VERDE
It was implemented by the Secretariat for the Environment of the State of São Paulo, and it recognizes good practices such as compliance with the Brazilian Forest Code, preservation techniques and proper use of soil, elimination of use of fire in harvesting, preservation and reuse of water, actions for protecting biodiversity, forest fire prevention and firefighting, among others. Click here to see the certified units.
SELO ENERGIA VERDE
It is offered by the Sugarcane Industry Association (ÚNICA), in partnership with the Chamber for the Commercialisation of Electrical Energy (CCEE) and the Brazilian Energy Traders Association (ABRACEEL), to those who work with energy neutral in carbon dioxide emissions. Click here to see the certified units.
It was developed for food and feed safety management systems. It also includes requirements for transporting and storing food. It integrates ISO 22000 and is supported by the Confederation of the Food and Drink Industries of the EU (CIAA) and approved by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Click here to see the certified units.
A certificate from the Secretariat for Infrastructure and Environment of the State of São Paulo. It certifies that all firewood purchased and used in our industrial operations in the state does not originate from illegal logging in the Amazon and that this raw material is consumed responsibly. In addition, all declared volumes are converted into reforestation trees. Click here to see the certified units.
The California Air Resources Board certification is required for biofuel exports to the United States. The objective of CARB is to protect people against the harmful effects of air pollution and developing programs and actions to combat climate change. With this certification, we generate carbon intensity grades that guarantee compliance with sustainability standards during ethanol production and transport process.
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PLAN
The Environmental Management Plan brings the environmental programs, their requirements, methodologies, schedules containing the progress status of related activities, goals, as well as sources of evidence of compliance with these programs. In addition to the environmental programs, other programs related to the environment covered by the BONSUCRO Certification are also addressed.