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Frimesa sets ambitious ESG goals

2/10/2023

Frimesa sets ambitious ESG goals

In order to produce in a respectful and careful manner, Frimesa has been improving its processes and documents to consolidate itself as a socially conscious, sustainable organization with adequate management in accordance with a set of ESG guidelines and best practices.

Frimesa is the first cooperative in Brazil to establish a clear and measurable commitment to boost the criteria, covering environmental, social and corporate governance sustainability in all its operations until 2040.

The announcement was made by the organization’s Executive President, Elias José Zydek, within the scope of the ESG Forum, an event promoted by Frimesa on August 29, in the city of Curitiba (PR). At this meeting, which brought together the main companies in the sector, topics covering social, environmental and climate topics linked to the search for sustainability were discussed.

With a solid history of four and a half decades in the food market in Brazil, the cooperative continues to preserve its reputation as a specialist in the production of pork and dairy products.

Guided by this commitment, Frimesa maintains confidence in its ability to expand its production in a sustainable manner. This aims to provide excellent and safe products to consumers, while contributing to the construction of a more sustainable future.

This system becomes efficient when the Environmental, Social and Governance areas are worked together, becoming a sustainable and socially responsible company. See the company’s goals for the next 16 years.

By 2025:

Its objective is to establish a Sustainability Committee and implement biosafety practices on 80% of its farms to prevent diseases, such as swine fever. This demonstrates the company’s commitment to always being prepared, even if the country has no registered cases. The company also seeks to reduce the severity of accidents by 25%, achieve a water reuse rate of 10% and implement diligence, socio-environmental risk management and compliance with ESG (environmental, social and governance) principles. Another important goal is to certify all manufacturing units in animal welfare, demonstrating the company’s concern with the ethical and dignified treatment of animals in its production chain.

By 2030:

Achieve 100% traceability across the entire supply chain. Reduce the incidence of work accidents by 50%. Conduct comprehensive audits of 100% of critical suppliers, addressing issues related to human rights, labor conditions and environmental impact. Reduce water consumption in industrial operations by 10%. Meet the target of 95.7% of energy sources coming from renewable resources in the industry. Achieve a reverse logistics system for packaging, covering 26% of the total. Promote the presence of women and other minorities in management positions, seeking to achieve 30% representation.

By 2040:

Achieve the use of recyclable, reusable or biodegradable packaging by 50%. Achieve carbon neutrality in scope 1.

Frimesa’s chief executive officer, Elias José Zydek, highlights that these goals reflect the company’s determination to lead the evolution towards a more sustainable and inclusive future. “Our perspective goes beyond the present; we envision a horizon that extends beyond 2040, leaving a legacy that will be passed on from generation to generation. Our sustainability journey, which includes the integration of ESG pillars across the business, will strengthen our position in the market and will contribute to a more promising tomorrow. We demonstrate determination and dedication to play a fundamental role in building a sustainable world, maintaining our commitment to excellence and reliability that reinforce our presence in the food industry”, says Elias.

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