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Environmental Management System

EMS is a set of processes and practices that enable an organization to reduce its environmental impacts and increase its operating efficiency. The system includes the following programs:

Water resources

Water consumption management to reduce consumption at three different stages of the brewing process. Each step requires specific actions:

Optimize the water use in Petropolis Group  plants to achieve the Global Benchmarking Index (3.3 Hl / Hl beer), thus contributing to sustainable and profitable growth. Initiatives we promote:

  • Regular training to operation workers: Conservation, Reuse and Recycling;
  • Diagnosis, identification, implementation and follow-up (wort ballast water, rinse water, OD’s pre-rinse, sealing machines rinse, box washer);
  • Technology to reduce water consumption in pasteurizers cooling towers;
  • Optimization of consumption: Interconnection of the CIP return pipe from wort line to the rice washer, water from wort, etc.;
  • Rain water harvesting and reuse: pavement washing / Alagoinhas and Itapissuma premises cleaning;
  • Use of high efficiency faucets & flush valves.

Water consumption index*

Recursos hídricos

*Liter of water per liter of beer produced.

Air emissions

Control and reduction of motor vehicles and boilers emissions through the following initiatives:

  • Awareness Raising Sessions for workers;
  • Quantitative analysis of boiler chimneys, own vehicle fleet and third-party fleet emissions
    on a 6-month basis;
  • Deployment of emission reduction technologies;
  • CO2 management to ensure surplus trading, lowering air emission;
  • AMA Project: 198,029 tons of CO2 captured.

Air emissions compliance

Emissões atmosféricas

Solid waste

Solid waste management & disposal.

Petropolis Group seeks to minimize solid waste production, increasing its reuse and recycling. Currently,
99% of our waste is reused, preventing pollution and reducing the use of natural resources.

To achieve this goal, we deploy the following actions:

  • Awareness Raising Sessions on waste reduction;
  • Method of Disposing Non-Recyclable Waste, composting, co-processing, decontamination and refining;
  • Waste Stream Monitoring;
  • Reverse Logistics Operations deployed in our production plants and Distribution Centers (UND);
  • Waste value adding projects developed in partnership with SENAI Faculty – Diatomaceous Earth,
    Label Pulp and Sludge ETDI – Zero Landfill;
  • Inauguration in March 2015 of the Voluntary Delivery Station in Boituva: stimulating municipal selective collection and
    supporting reverse logistics;
  • Reverse Logistics: 527 tons of glass, cardboard, plastic and aluminum separated for reuse.

% of recycled residues

Resíduos Sólidos

Energy matrix

Reduction of electricity consumption in the production and administrative areas, through technology and awareness. To achieve this goal, we deploy the following actions:

  • Energy Management Systems;
  • Plant team to identify, deploy and monitor opportunities to reduce electricity consumption;
  • Good practices to reduce electricity consumption & regular audits;
  • Deployment of electricity consumption reduction technology (air extraction system, separate cooling systems);
  • LED and natural lighting in Filling & Packaging lines and process areas;
  • Natural ventilation, solar heating in locker rooms and air conditioning system with direct expansion system
    cooled with ice water;
  • Renewable fuels: biomass in Boituva and Rondonopolis;
  • In 2016, 29% of renewable fuels were used in our processes.