This ESG Report presents the business evolution of all the Sabará Group’s units (Sabará Químicos e Ingredientes, BioE, and Concepta Ingredients) in the social, environmental, and governance aspects for the years 2021 and 2022. The last two-year period was marked by important events and achievements, such as the development of sustainable solutions and the exploration of new business areas.
The material topics, which result from an external analysis carried out in 2020, guided the contents of this Report, which was prepared in accordance with the 2021 update of the GRI Standards. Throughout the report, we explore Sabará Group’s commitment to develop environmentally responsible and socially positive solutions. By investing in technology and valuing biodiversity, we seek to impact people’s lives, ensuring everyday well-being and sustainability for future generations.
Sabará Group is a privately held corporation co-chaired by brothers and partners Marco Antônio and Ulisses Sabará. Sons of our founder, Ubirajara Sabará, they are assisted by five corporate directors and supported by several committees, such as the Management Committee, which plays a fundamental role in the management of all business units.
Ethical conduct Our Integrity Program was entirely developed based on Sabará Group’s Compliance Manual, which contains all the conduct guidelines that govern the company’s activities and relationships; it is distributed among the workforce and is publicly available on our website. The Compliance Committee is responsible for the governance of this Manual, as well as for the promotion of the Integrity Program, guidance of employees, and the investigation of complaints.
Committed to sustainability, Sabará Group invests in the production of environmentally responsible solutions, services that offer added value to people’s lives, and operations that do not negatively impact nature. We seek to combine innovation with the appreciation of biodiversity to expand our operations in our markets.
We obtained ISO 9001 (quality) and ISO 14001 (environment) at the Anápolis, Itapissuma, Pacatuba, and Santa Bárbara d’Oeste facilities. The latter also has the ISO 45001 (health and safety), Kosher (industrial process in accordance with the specific rules of the Orthodox Jewish diet), and FSSC 22000 (production of safe food, internationally approved and recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative – GFSI) certifications.
We developed a strategy to monitor water withdraw throughout our activities, which consists of measuring the withdrew volumes, monitoring the height of the water table, and performing a physical-chemical analysis. In the last two-year period, we maintained a stable withdrawl: with the exception of Vilela, all facilities withdrew 29.61 million liters of water in 2021 and 26.66 million liters in 2022.
We invested in the conservation of more than 10 hectares of green areas located around the Group’s facilities and of around 345,000 hectares of native vegetation, indirectly thanks to the sustainable management of our supply chain.
In 2021, we reduced our net direct emissions by 5% compared to 2020, exceeding our annual reduction target of 4.2% by 2030, in line with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).