We believe that working alongside with nature so that it delivers its best potential for humanity, it is necessary that all the processes are founded in sustainability. That is why, the company invests and innovates in new forms of production.

 

The evidence of this is the adoption of good environmental practices and the development of the company’s activities, which look for the continuous improvement of the processes, reduces the impacts on the environment and that aims at the improvement on Scheffer’s environmental, social and economic performance.

 

For this, we have as management tools:

 

 

Natural Resources Management

Natural resources are essential elements for the agricultural production, for this reason we adopted conservationist practices to keep the soil biota, the health of the plants and the ecosystem balance.

 

It is by the application of the culture rotation techniques, leveled planting and the use of natural fertilizers that reconciled with the reduction on the use of chemical defensives, provide Scheffer a greater efficiency in the use of its lands. Therefore, assuring better water reuse and the availability of nutrients in the soil, reinforcing the company’s purpose.

 

Protected Areas Management

Besides preserving biodiversity, the native areas contribute to regulate the climate, supply and protect the riverheads and the soil, benefiting the agriculture and the population. More than 140 thousand hectares of native vegetation are contemplated in its Productive Units in Brazil, complying to the environmental legislation and reinforcing its commitment with sustainable development.

 

Solid Residues Management

We know that the reduction on the impacts to the environment is the greatest indicator of environmental and sustainable efficiency of our business. This way, we developed the training of our staff in search for conscientious attitudes of the non-generation, reduction, reuse and recycling of the residues generated in its operation. The company relies on a specialized team that does the residues management in the production units, which have proper structures to stow temporarily the residues from the collection to its final environmentally adequate final destination.

 

Environmental Education

Besides good environmental practices, which are intimately correlated to the quality of life of the people, we are also concerned in sharing the knowledge about the environment to the staff members and their families or the other citizens in the communities in which we perform. We are concerned in taking seminars and school activities aimed at the conscious use of natural resources, with the principle of the conscious and sustainable consumption, so that the future generations can enjoy a balanced and healthy environment.