E – Environmental

Natural pillars of our operation

Our Environmental Policy, which is part of our Comprehensive Management System, formalizes our commitment to use energy and other natural resources efficiently, and reduce our GHG (Greenhouse Gas) emissions. 

We inventory the emissions of all our units in Paraguay, Brazil, and Bolivia using the main international approaches such as the GHG Protocol, ISO 14064 (standards for GHG emission inventories), and UN IPCC (United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). 

In 2022, our activities generated 54.1 kg of CO2e for every ton of meat processed, or a total of 18,505.51 tCO2e in scopes 1, 2, and 3. Our efforts in ecoefficiency and maximum reuse of our production inputs, such as using organic material to fuel our boilers, effluent treatment, and recycling plastic and cardboard, avoided the release of 4,500 tons of CO2e into the atmosphere, equivalent to almost 25% of our total emissions. This is equivalent to removing 2 million gasoline powered vehicles from the roads for an entire year (see the complete results here)

Learn more about our natural resource management here.

Focus on our supply chain

Another focus of responsible action is ensured traceability of our livestock sources. Using Niceplanet’s SMGeo, we monitor some 3,510 properties covering 6 million hectares. Our goal is to monitor all our direct suppliers by the end of 2023. In Paraguay, 90% of our system is already geo-monitored. 

Ultimately, we plan to expand geo-monitoring to indirect suppliers – the suppliers of our suppliers – by 2025, to be able to track our entire chain.

This platform provides auditable data and monitors issues such as deforestation, the overlap between properties and conservation units, indigenous lands, and livestock ranches. 

Our local subsidiary in Brazil – BMG Foods Imports, recently committed to zero deforestation along its production chain, reinforcing responsible sourcing of meat and hides.

Learn more about tracking in our chain here.