About the report

This Sustainability Report marks a new moment in the Sabará Group’s accountability. This is the first document of its kind released by us since 2016 and covers data from the last biennium (2019 and 2020) regarding the economic, social and environmental impacts of the Group and its 100% controlled business units (Sabará Químicos e Ingredientes, BioE and Concepta Ingredients). Beraca is not part of the scope of this document - click here to access this company's report.

In 2020, we reviewed the Sabará Group’s materiality, involving individual interviews with the leadership and a quantitative online survey to which we received 135 answers. As a result, we identified seven material themes, which guided the content of this report and will be further developed in the coming years throughout our sustainability management.

Our Sabará

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products and services in the portfolio

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customers in Brazil and other 40 countries

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productive units

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Governance
The Sabará Group is a privately held corporation, controlled by brothers Marco Antônio Matiolli Sabará and Ulisses Matiolli Sabará, sons of our founder, Ubirajara Sabará. The Group’s Executive Board is made up of the chairmen Marco Antônio and Ulisses, assisted by five other corporate directors. We also have the Management Committee, which advises the Group’s directors, chairmen and shareholders.
Our Integrity Program is guided by the Sabará Group’s Compliance Manual, prepared in 2014, periodically updated and publicly available on our institutional website (click here to access). The Manual sets forth what is expected from employees in carrying out their roles and how we interact with members of our value chain. The governance of the Compliance Manual, as well as the promotion of the Integrity Program and the investigation of complaints, is the responsibility of the Compliance Committee, reporting directly to the chairmen.
Our Strategic Plan, which is annually updated, guides the Sabará Group’s risk and opportunity management. The Group’s prioritization of risks is supported by the Swot analysis methodology, in which we identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Currently, five risks stand out in this management: safety at work and for our customers; integrity and corruption; protection and preservation of the environment and biodiversity; water safety; and climate change.
Environmental
Management systems

ISOs 9001 and 14001 in three productive units. The other ones (located in Santa Bárbara d’Oeste) will conclude auditing on these standards and on ISO 45001 in 2021

Water resources
In 2019, there was a 41.55% drop in consumption, and in 2020 we registered a 26% increase, due to the first full year of operations at the Santa Bárbara d’Oeste plant

Biodiversity
Over 2 million hectares of native vegetation conserved by the sustainable management that we foster in our supply chain
Climate change
We were pioneers in the sector and in the country to set a 30% reduction target of our absolute GHG emissions by 2030 approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)
Environmental
Management systems

ISOs 9001 and 14001 in three productive units. The other ones (located in Santa Bárbara d’Oeste) will conclude auditing on these standards and on ISO 45001 in 2021

Water resources
In 2019, there was a 41.55% drop in consumption, and in 2020 we registered a 26% increase, due to the first full year of operations at the Santa Bárbara d’Oeste plant

Biodiversity
Over 2 million hectares of native vegetation conserved by the sustainable management that we foster in our supply chain
Climate change
We were pioneers in the sector and in the country to set a 30% reduction target of our absolute GHG emissions by 2030 approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)
Social
Our team was formed by 230 employees at the end of 2020. The continuous qualification of these people is conducted by periodic trainings, in accordance with applicable laws and operational procedures, in addition to the Leadership Academy, our program for training leaders. The annual performance assessment, applicable to all employees with at least 6 months of experience in the Group, is another tool for the development of the internal audience. The promotion of a safe workplace environment is the focus of the Safety Programs. In the last biennium, we recorded five accidents involving leaves and minor injuries, three in 2019 and two in 2020.
Our business units continuously seek to engage customers through day-to-day contacts and in a structured manner, with satisfaction surveys. We assess 100% of our portfolio in terms of health and safety, aiming to mitigate impacts not only for our employees, but also for customers and consumers. At Sabará Químicos e Ingredientes and at BioE, we also offer the Global Service, a solution in which we assume all responsibility for assembling and managing water treatement inputs, in addition to technical support and 24/7 assistance, in case of emergency.
Our supply chain has the potential to impact the lives of more than 27,000 people through the practices that drive responsible management and the valorization of standing forests, adding an estimated average increase in annual income of R$ 7,500 per family per ton of product.
Committed to preserving life and health, we have acted quickly to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic in the past year. In addition to the measures internally taken and aimed at our employees, we have donated masks, water tanks and sodium hypochlorite, so as to contribute to the broader fight against the spread of the new coronavirus.