Part of our sustainability program is the management of solid waste, the separation of cardboard, paper, rubber, scrap, plastic, electronic waste and glass. These wastes are first stored in a temporary warehouse and later removed by companies authorized for recycling by the Ministry of the Environment.
At the beginning of 2009, 80% of the waste generated by the company was sent to a sanitary landfill for final disposal. As part of our philosophy of continuous improvement we established a work plan to minimize the waste generated. One of the main axes was to create a culture of circular economy, through internal training, separation from the source, classification, records, innovation in processes and changes in suppliers. We achieved that only 9% of the waste is sent to the sanitary landfill, 70% is transformed into organic fertilizer and 21% is recycled, demonstrating a great advance in the management of waste, as well as a good environmental performance.