Caramuru is one of the largest grain processors in Brazil, with 5 industrial plants, one in Mato Grosso and another in Paraná), the commodities are processed and give rise to a broad portfolio: special oils, soy lecithin, soy processing, refined glycerin, biodiesel, Soy Protein Concentrate (SPC), germ and foods that make up the Sinhá brand (olive oil, popcorn, farofas, proteins, packaged corn), among others. Differentiated commodities (SPC, lecithin and bran from non-transgenic oilseeds) are in strong international demand. The company is not vertically integrated, DOES NOT HAVE ITS OWN PLANTS, all grain purchased (soy, corn and sunflower) – 2.4 million tons in 2021 comes from 5.5 thousand partner rural producers, monitored with environmental criteria, therefore, the Water consumption is concentrated in industrial production.
In 2021, its first Sustainability Report was released following the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standard in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report presents the Company's trajectory throughout 2021, highlighting its certifications, commitments to sustainability and describing its management approach and indicators for the material topics identified. In addition, the report also contemplates the form of management for the natural resource water and for the issue of effluent. Caramuru supplies its industrial plants and warehouses with surface and deep collection water; only the plant in Apucarana (PR) is supplied by the local concessionaire. Consumption is monitored daily, with monthly analysis of measured data. With this, the Company advances in its objective of cultivating a transparent relationship with all stakeholders, addressing the demands of national and international investors and disseminating the company's value generation, thus reinforcing its constant search for the best practices of corporate governance and business sustainability .
In order to impact the company's external public, we carried out visits to the Effluent and Water Treatment Station unit and impacted students from schools in the regions where we are installed on the importance of water and its conscious use. We also carried out visits to partner schools, taking the topic of liquid waste to the classroom, passing on good waste management practices applied at Caramuru Alimentos to the Community.
Caramuru Alimentos operates in the development of the Learning with You program and supporting Junior Achievement projects, carrying out applications in the Schools of the cities in which the Units are installed, dealing with the Sustainability theme, such as the program “Our Planet, Our Home”, “Attitude for the planet”, among others, which reaches young people in elementary and high school, leading students to attitudes that we can carry out today to contribute to the Environment.