Risk matrix and consolidated action plans

Grupo Boticário is always attentive and preparing short, medium and long-term action plans for risks that include aspects of the environment and sustainability. As a result, water risks are mapped within the ESG Risk Matrix and for each of them we have specific action plans. As water is an essential natural resource for our business, it is our responsibility to care for and preserve it so that the impacts are positive for the business, society and the environment. Since our main plan is to reach the commitment for the future, of until 2030 to zero the water balance of industrial water in our operations.

We carried out a detailed mapping of the risks for the business that are connected to the water issue and we found that the main points that need attention are:
– Water rationing in operations in Paraná that were triggered by the historic drought that spread through the municipality of São José dos Pinhais, where one of our factories is located. This is an event that may become more and more frequent, impacting our operations and the region's population.
– Change in consumer behavior, as the water crisis is more and more frequent, products that require water in use can have a negative impact.

For both risks, the company has been implementing more and more water reuse systems, in addition to implementing projects to reduce water consumption in direct operations. In addition, in 2021, robust roadmaps were prepared to achieve the commitments for the 2030 future, which will provide frequent action to reset the water balance and ensure the lowest impact on water generated by our products at the time of consumption.

In order to meet this goal by 2025, we will work to implement the actions that are present in our structured plan to achieve commitments for the future, promoting innovations for the reuse of water and the manufacture of products with less impact on water. In addition, the work with the Viva Água Movement led by the Boticário Group Foundation.

For this point, we will monitor gains in water efficiency and water reuse: The targets for 2025 are as follows: 60% in water efficiency gains (water consumed per ton of product) at the factories compared to 2005. And 50% in water reuse or use of rainwater over total consumption at operational sites.
In addition to monitoring the achievement of the 100% commitment of products with less impact on water.

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