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Electric power generation (GJ)

GRI 302-1 SASB FB-MP-130a.1 SDG 7
2020 2021 2022
Total electricity generated (GJ) - 2,459.37 2,806.15

Context

The units in Bucaramanga in Colombia, Colac and Sunshine in Australia, have an electric power generation system using solar panels, being a reference in energy efficiency in the Company.

Total water withdrawal in water stress areas (m³)

GRI 303-3 GRI 303-5 SASB FB-MP-140a.1 SASB FB-MP-140a.2 SDG 6
2020 2021 2022
Water withdrawal (m³) 11,408,198.59 13,561,551.46 14,853,620.90
Water withdrawal stress areas (m³) - surface source 982,963.00 208,000.16 587,403.84
% water withdrawal in stress areas 8,6% 1,5% 4.2%

Context

The unit in Mirassol d’Oeste/MT, in Brazil, is the only one considered to be in a water stress region by the Company, due to the low availability of water resources at certain times of the year, although according to the WRI Aqueduct Water Risk Analysis methodology, the city is considered low risk (<10%). Analysis is available at: https://www.wri.org/applications/aqueduct/water-risk-atlas/#/?advanced=false&basemap=hydro&geoStore=e93b5cfd76f346b18ed5a3665adb8ffe&indicator=bws_cat&lat=30&lng=-80&mapMode=analysis&month=1&opacity=0.5&ponderation=DEF&predefined =false&projection=absolute&scenario=optimistic&scope=baseline&timeScale=annual&year=baseline&zoom=3

Total water withdrawal by country

GRI 303-3 GRI 303-5 SASB FB-MP-140a.1 SDG 6
2020 2021 2022
Total water withdrawal (m³) 11,408,198.59 13,561,551.42 14,853,620.90
Brazil (m³) 4,493,368.59 4,159,789.42 6,465,680.91
Australia (m³) - - 74,137.00
Argentina (m³) 3,860,696.00 4,998,365.00 4,824,302.02
Colombia (m³) 349,257.00 606,201.00 552,324.00
Paraguay (m³) 1,417,970.00 1,727,243.00 1,394,242.08
Uruguay (m³) 1,286,907.00 2,069,953.00 1,543,201.00

Context

Given that approximately 60% of the total water used by the Company is utilized in the slaughtering and deboning processes, optimizing operations is essential in the search for water efficiency. This is why each slaughter facility performs monthly water efficiency monitoring for each ton of finished product (m3/TFP), with each country having its own internal procedures for administering this resource.
Starting in 2022, the Brazilian Division began to account for water extraction from all business units which is reflected in the increase compared to the previous year. The unit in Mirassol d’Oeste is located in a water-stressed region due to limited availability of water resources during certain periods of the year resulting in 587,403.84 m³ of water extracted in 2022. Water extraction volumes were not included for the Sunshine and Tammin units in the Australia division due to the ongoing management standardization process.
In the Latam Division, water withdrawals were reduced by more than 1 million m³, representing an absolute reduction of 11.57%.

Water disposal in areas of water stress

GRI 303-4 SASB FB-MP-140a.1 SDG 6
2020 2021 2022
Water disposal (m³) 8,646,070.54 12,091,439.38 12,466,980.60
Water disposal in stress areas (m³) 1,165,560.00 176,884.70 456,006.80
% disposal in water stress areas 13,5% 1,5% 3,7%

Context

The unit in Mirassol d’Oeste, located in a water-stressed region and, in 2022, released 456,006.80 m³ of water to a surface source.

Total water discharge by country

GRI 303-3 GRI 303-5 SASB FB-MP-140a.1 SDG 6
2020 2021 2022
Discharge of water (m³) -Brazil 3.050.104,54 4.099.941,38 5.335.232,60
Surface water (m³) 2.262.327,00 2.262.327,00 3.024.654,02
Underground water (m³) 787.777,54 1.837.614,38 1.943.031,59
Third-party water (m³) 0,00 0,00 368.302,00
Discharge of water (m³) - Australia - - 64.035,00
Surface water (m³) - - 13.000,00
Underground water (m³) - - 0,00
Third-party water (m³) - - 51.035,00
Discharge of water (m³) - Argentina 3.088.557,00 4.248.610,25 4.100.657,00
Surface water (m³) 3.088.557,00 4.248.610,00 3.902.670,00
Underground water (m³) 0,00 0,00 0,00
Third-party water (m³) 0,00 0,00 0,00
Other areas (m³)* 0,00 0,00 197.987,00
Discharge of water (m³) - Colombia 279.405,00 515.270,85 469.475,00
Surface water (m³) 279.405,00 515.271,00 469.475,00
Underground water (m³) 0,00 0,00 0,00
Third-party water (m³) 0,00 0,00 0,00
Discharge of water (m³) - Paraguay 1.093.628,00 1.759.460,00 1.185.106,00
Surface water (m³) 1.093.628,00 1.201.378,00 715.862,00
Underground water (m³) 0,00 558.082,00 469.244,00
Third-party water (m³) 0,00 0,00 0,00
Discharge of water (m³) - Uruguay 1.134.376,00 1.468.157,00 1.311.720,00
Surface water (m³) 1.134.376,00 891.379,00 868.041,00
Underground water (m³) 0,00 0,00 0,00
Third-party water (m³) 0,00 576.778,00 443679,00

Context

Quality control of treated effluents, as well as internal control indicators such as nitrogen, phosphorus, biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and chemical oxygen demand (COD), is performed throughout the Company in accordance with the parameters established by the regulatory authorities for the area in which the plant is located. In 2022, improvements of the wastewater treatment system at the unit in José Bonifácio was completed with the installation of an activated sludge effluent treatment system. This system will help reduce methane emissions, the main source of Scope 1 GHG emissions, generated during the treatment process.
Investments have also been made to recycle treated effluent to be used in fertigation systems for the irrigation of Company green areas and pastures adjacent to the industrial units. This has several environmental benefits, including the avoidance of water pollution and reduction in nitrogen-based fertilizers, which emit GHGs. In 2022, 37.7% of the volume of treated effluent, from Brazilian operations, was used in fertigation.
In the Brazil division, as of 2022, the disposal of water in related businesses started to be accounted for, which reflects the increase in relation to the previous year. The unit in Mirassol d’Oeste, located in a water-stressed region and, in 2022, released 456,006.80 m³ of water to a surface source. Water disposal volumes were not included for the Sunshine and Tammin units in the Australia division due to the ongoing management standardization process.
* Effluent from the Venado Tuerto unit in Argentina is treated and maintained at the unit.

Total waste generation

GRI 306-1 GRI 306-3 SDG 12
2020 2021 2022
Total Waste Generated (tons) 87,534.35 103,044.78 148,873.89
Hazardous waste (tons) 29,888.41 31.76 976.47
Non-hazardous waste (tons) 57,645.94 103,013.02 147,897.42

Context

All waste generated by Minerva Foods comes from the production process and is treated according to the regulations in force and specific handling for each type. Waste management is carried out according to technical criteria designed to minimize risks to public health and the environment, covering segregation, collection, storage, transport, treatment, and ultimate disposal.
In the Brazil Division, waste volumes increased due to the first reporting of this indicator for the Company’s subsidiaries (Minerva Leather, Minerva Casings, Minerva Fine Foods and Minerva Biodiesel). The increase in waste generated by the units of the Latam Division is attributed to the occurrence of fires at one of the Asunción plants in Paraguay in 2021 and at the Rosário plant in Argentina in 2022. Although the incident in Paraguay occurred in the previous year, waste disposal was completed following the completion of reconstruction activities in 2022.

Total waste disposal

GRI 306-1 GRI 306-4 SDG 12
2020 2021 2022
Total waste disposal or recovered (t) 87,534.35 103,044.78 120,323.20
Recycling (t) 4,244.35 6,060.28 6,612.96
Composting (t) 47,366.30 60,959.53 93,868.57
Landfill (t) 34,864.97 36,004.81 2,868.12
Recovery (t) 23.00 1.39 15.09
Incineration (t) 1,035.73 18.77 71.18
Mass burning (t) - - 16,887.28

Context

All waste generated by Minerva Foods comes from the production process and is treated according to the regulations in force and specific handling for each type. Waste management is carried out according to technical criteria designed to minimize risks to public health and the environment, covering segregation, collection, storage, transport, treatment, and ultimate disposal.
In the Brazil Division, waste volumes increased due to the first reporting of this indicator for the Company’s subsidiaries (Minerva Leather, Minerva Casings, Minerva Fine Foods and Minerva Biodiesel). The increase in waste generated by the units of the Latam Division is attributed to the occurrence of fires at one of the Asunción plants in Paraguay in 2021 and at the Rosário plant in Argentina in 2022. Although the incident in Paraguay occurred in the previous year, waste disposal was completed following the completion of reconstruction activities in 2022.

Waste generation, by business division

GRI 306-1 GRI 306-3 SDG 12
2020 2021 2022
Total waste generated (tons) - Brazil 41,734.48 19,410.85 44,953.37
Hazardous waste (t) 87.54 12.99 70.23
Non-hazardous waste (t) 41,646.94 19,397.86 44,883.14
Total waste generated (tons) - Latam 45,799.87 83,633.93 103,040.02
Hazardous waste (t) 29,800.87 18.77 70.24
Non-hazardous waste (t) 15,999.00 83,615.16 102,969.78
Total waste generated (tons) - Australia - - 880.50
Hazardous waste (t) - - 836.00
Non-hazardous waste (t) - - 44.50

Context

All waste generated by Minerva Foods comes from the production process and is treated according to the regulations in force and specific handling for each type. Waste management is carried out according to technical criteria designed to minimize risks to public health and the environment, covering segregation, collection, storage, transport, treatment, and ultimate disposal.
In the Brazil Division, waste volumes increased due to the first reporting of this indicator for the Company’s subsidiaries (Minerva Leather, Minerva Casings, Minerva Fine Foods and Minerva Biodiesel). The increase in waste generated by the units of the Latam Division is attributed to the occurrence of fires at one of the Asunción plants in Paraguay in 2021 and at the Rosário plant in Argentina in 2022. Although the incident in Paraguay occurred in the previous year, waste disposal was completed following the completion of reconstruction activities in 2022.

Total electricity consumption, by country

FB-MP-130a.2 FB-MP-130a.3 FB-MP-130a.4 GRI 302-1 SASB FB-MP-130a.1 SDG 7
2020 2021 2022
Total electricity consumption (GJ) 1,221,337.62 1,245,520.59 1,498,216.29
Electricity consumption Brazil (GJ) 563,637.67 536,348.14 698,041.05
Argentine electricity consumption (GJ) 287,888.86 224,554.59 305,945.33
Electricity consumption Colombia (GJ) 58,134.40 88,841.21 101,354.55
Electricity consumption Paraguay (GJ) 205,355.05 228,031.35 232,564.16
Electricity Consumption Uruguay (GJ) 106,321.64 167,745.30 144,165.28
Australia electricity consumption (GJ) - - 16,145.92

Context

Best practices have been developed, such as the use of a fully renewable and traceable energy matrix through I-RECs to power the Company’s units. The International REC Standard (I-REC) is a system that provides audited certification of renewable energy, through the tracking of energy-related environmental characteristics.
In this way, not only does the company eliminate Scope 2 emissions from the purchase of electricity, but it also stimulates the market for high performance, renewable energy. This commitment has earned Minerva Foods, for the second year in a row, the Renewable Energy Seal, issued by the Totum Institute in partnership with the Brazilian Wind Energy Association (ABEEólica) and the Brazilian Clean Energy Association (ABRAGEL). This seal also certifies that these energy generating plants maintain good social and relational practices with their communities.

Energy intensity

GRI 302-3 SASB FB-MP-130a.1 SDG 7
2020 2021 2022
Energy intensity (GJ/ton finished product) 0.85 0.77 0.90

Context

The index reflects the Company’s total electric power consumption (GJ) relative to the finished production volume from the slaughter and deboning units (TFP – finished produced ton).

Total water consumption (m³)

GRI 303-3 GRI 303-5 ODS 6 SASB FB-MP-410a.1
2020 2021 2022
Water consumption (m³) 2,762,128.05 2,082,291.99 2,386,906.31
Brazil 1,443,264.05 149,848.04 1,129,693.31
Latam 1,318,864.00 1,932,443,95 1,247,111,00
Australia - - 10,102.00

Context

Water consumption is calculated by subtracting the total amount of water used from the total amount of water discharged. In Brazil, the increase in water usage and target shortfall was attributed to the compiling of data from operations included in the indicator. The unit in Mirassol d’Oeste, located in a water stressed area, recorded water usage of 131,397.04 m³ in 2022, representing 11.6% of the division’s usage and 5.5% of the Company’s total usage.
In the Latam division, a reduction of 685,332.95 m³ was achieved, representing 35.4%. The division registered an index of 1.19, lower than the previous year’s index of 1.95, in line with the reduction target for the m³/TFP indicator. Water usage volumes were not included for the Sunshine and Tammin units in the Australia division due to the ongoing management standardization process.

Total energy consumption in the organization

GRI 302-1 SASB FB-MP-130a.1 SDG 7
2020 2021 2022
Electricity (GJ) 1,221,337.62 1,245,520.59 1,498,216,.29

Context

Best practices have been developed, such as the use of a fully renewable and traceable energy matrix through I-RECs to power the Company’s units. The International REC Standard (I-REC) is a system that provides audited certification of renewable energy, through the tracking of energy-related environmental characteristics.
In this way, not only does the company eliminate Scope 2 emissions from the purchase of electricity, but it also stimulates the market for high performance, renewable energy. This commitment has earned Minerva Foods, for the second year in a row, the Renewable Energy Seal, issued by the Totum Institute in partnership with the Brazilian Wind Energy Association (ABEEólica) and the Brazilian Clean Energy Association (ABRAGEL). This seal also certifies that these energy generating plants maintain good social and relational practices with their communities.

Total electricity consumption, by source

GRI 302-1 SASB FB-MP-130a.1 SDG 7
2020 2021 2022
Total Electricity Consumption (GJ) 1,221,337.62 1,245,520.59 1,498,216.29
Renewable source 1,221,337.62 1,245,520.59 1,498,216.29
Non-renewable source 0 0 0

Context

Best practices have been developed, such as the use of a fully renewable and traceable energy matrix through I-RECs to power the Company’s units. The International REC Standard (I-REC) is a system that provides audited certification of renewable energy, through the tracking of energy-related environmental characteristics.
In this way, not only does the company eliminate Scope 2 emissions from the purchase of electricity, but it also stimulates the market for high performance, renewable energy. This commitment has earned Minerva Foods, for the second year in a row, the Renewable Energy Seal, issued by the Totum Institute in partnership with the Brazilian Wind Energy Association (ABEEólica) and the Brazilian Clean Energy Association (ABRAGEL). This seal also certifies that these energy generating plants maintain good social and relational practices with their communities.

Electricity consumption – per operating unit (GJ)

GRI 302-1 GRI 302-2 SASB FB-MP-130a.1 SASB FB-MP-130a.2 SDG 7 SDG 8 TCFD
2020 2021 2022
Araguaína (BRA) 52.931,32 57.633,29 61.567,57
Assunção Planta 2 (PRY) - 49.434,94 51.253,51
Assunção Planta 8 (PRY) - 42.074,58 22.695,85
Assunção Planta 13 (PRY) - - 12.916,62
Barretos (BRA) 85.442,54 87.337,37 98.841,01
Belén Planta 23 (PRY) - 93.154,79 101.892,88
Bucaramanga (COL) - 34.514,62 44.876,66
Colac (AUS) - - 9.833,30
Canelones (URY) - 34.514,62 51.470,77
Carrasco (URY) - 51.661,93 42.849,04
Ciénaga de Oro (COL) - 54.326,59 56.477,89
Escritório Corporativo São Paulo (BRA) - - 109,02
Escritório Villa Lobos SP (BRA) - - 117,27
Esperance (AUS) - - 3.108,91
Janaúba (BRA) 37.402,03 47.755,74 43.732,89
José Bonifácio (BRA) 61.746,56 53.034,41 66.488,45
Melo (URY) - - 49.845,47
Minerva Fine Foods (BRA) - - 64.789,60
Minerva Leather (BRA) - - 143,47
Mirassol d’Oeste (BRA) 58.768,54 27.847,71 63.075,49
Palmeiras de Goiás (BRA) 127.795,79 137.491,09 150.647,28
Paranatinga (BRA) 55.514,35 48.277,03 56.874,84
Pilar (ARG) - 29.256,52 29.657,61
Pontevedra (ARG) - 23.779,51 26.514,09
Rolim de Moura (BRA) 82.322,00 76.971,49 91.654,17
Rosário (ARG) - 153.180,22 229.496,17
San Antonio Planta 3 (PRY) - 43.367,04 43.805,29
Sunshine (AUS) - - 1.517,68
Tammin (AUS) - - 1.686,04
Venado Tuerto (ARG) - 18.338,34 20.277,47

Context

Data were not reported by operating unit in the Latam division in 2020 and 2021. In Australia, the Company has 4 sheep slaughter operating units, Esperance and Tammin acquired in December 2021 and Colac and Sunshine, acquired in October/22. In this indicator, energy consumption for the entire year of 2022 for the Esperance and Tammin units was considered, including the period prior to the start of operations in which the plants underwent structural improvements. For the Colac and Sunshine units, only the months of November and December were considered, the period in which they operated by Minerva Foods.
The Company has developed good practices, such as the use of a fully renewable energy matrix that can be traced through I-RECs to supply its units. International REC Standard (I-REC) which is a system that enables audited certification of renewable energy by tracking energy-related environmental characteristics.
In this way, in addition to zeroing out Scope 2 emissions from the purchase of electricity, the Company encourages the market for energy from renewable sources and high performance. This commitment earned Minerva Foods, for the second consecutive year, the Renewable Energy Seal, issued by the Totum Institute in partnership with the Brazilian Association of Wind Energy (ABEEólica) and the Brazilian Association of Clean Energy (ABRAGEL): in addition to the question of the renewable energy, the seal ensures that the generating plants adopt good social and relationship practices with communities.
To convert consumption from kWh to GJ, following the International Measurement System (SI), the conversion factor 0.0036 was used. In the Australia division, consumption for the 12 months of the year was accounted for at the Tammin and Esperance units, and November and December for the Colac and Sunshine units, the period after the acquisition of operations by Minerva Foods.

Total water withdrawal

GRI 303-3 GRI 303-5 SASB FB-MP-140a.1 SDG 6
2020 2021 2022
Water withdrawal (m³) 11.408.198,59 13.561.551,46 14.853.620,90
Surface water (m³) 9.115.509,05 10.001.677,40 9.892.634,16
Underground water (m³) 1.975.663,54 3.135.437,02 4.609.942,74
Third-party water (m³) 317.026,00 424.437,00 351.044,00

Context

Given that approximately 60% of the total water used by the Company is utilized in the slaughtering and deboning processes, optimizing operations is essential in the search for water efficiency. This is why each slaughter facility performs monthly water efficiency monitoring for each ton of finished product (m3/TFP), with each country having its own internal procedures for administering this resource.
Starting in 2022, the Brazilian Division began to account for water extraction from all business units which is reflected in the increase compared to the previous year. The unit in Mirassol d’Oeste is located in a water-stressed region due to limited availability of water resources during certain periods of the year resulting in 587,403.84 m³ of water extracted in 2022. Water extraction volumes were not included for the Sunshine and Tammin units in the Australia division due to the ongoing management standardization process.
In the Latam Division, water withdrawals were reduced by more than 1 million m³, representing an absolute reduction of 11.57%.

Total water withdrawal by country, by source

GRI 303-3 GRI 303-5 SASB FB-MP-140a.1 SDG 6
2020 2021 2022
Total water withdrawal (m³) - Brazil 4.493.368,59 4.159.789,42 6.465.680,91
Surface water (m³) 3.705.591,05 2.888.119,36 3.978.482,16
Underground water (m³) 787.777,54 1.271.670,06 2.487.198,74
Third-party water (m³) 0 0 0
Total water withdrawal (m³) - Australia - - 74.137,00
Surface water (m³) - - 16.879,00
Underground water (m³) - - 0
Third-party water (m³) - - 57.258,00
Total water withdrawal (m³) - Argentina 3.860.696,00 4.998.365,00 4.824.302,00
Surface water (m³) 3.608.710,00 4.111.630,00 3.605.789,00
Underground water (m³) 251.986,00 886.735,00 1.218.513,00
Third-party water (m³) 0 0 0
Total water withdrawal (m³)- Colombia 349.257,00 606.201,00 552.324,00
Surface water (m³) 74.147,00 276.594,00 286.543,00
Underground water (m³) 0,0 0,0 0,0
Third-party water (m³) 275.110,00 329.607,00 265.781,00
Total water withdrawal (m³)- Paraguay 1.417.970,00 1.727.243,00 1.394.242,00
Surface water (m³) 440.440,00 655.381,00 483.433,00
Underground water (m³) 935.900,00 977.032,00 887.352,00
Third-party water (m³) 41.630,00 94.830,00 23.457,00
Total water withdrawal (m³) - Uruguay 1.286.907,00 2.069.953,00 1.543.201,00
Surface water (m³) 1.286.621,00 2.069.953,00 1.538.387,00
Underground water (m³) 0,0 0,0 0,0
Third-party water (m³) 286,00 0,0 4.814,00

Context

Given that approximately 60% of the total water used by the Company is utilized in the slaughtering and deboning processes, optimizing operations is essential in the search for water efficiency. This is why each slaughter facility performs monthly water efficiency monitoring for each ton of finished product (m3/TFP), with each country having its own internal procedures for administering this resource.
Starting in 2022, the Brazilian Division began to account for water extraction from all business units which is reflected in the increase compared to the previous year. The unit in Mirassol d’Oeste is located in a water-stressed region due to limited availability of water resources during certain periods of the year resulting in 587,403.84 m³ of water extracted in 2022. Water extraction volumes were not included for the Sunshine and Tammin units in the Australia division due to the ongoing management standardization process.
In the Latam Division, water withdrawals were reduced by more than 1 million m³, representing an absolute reduction of 11.57%.

Total water disposal (m³)

GRI 303-3 GRI 303-5 GRI 303-6 SASB FB-MP-140a.1 SASB FB-MP-140a.2 SDG 6 SDG 7
2020 2021 2022
Water disposal (m³) 8,646,070.54 12,091,439.38 12,466,980.60
Surface water (m³) 7,858,293.00 9,118,965.00 8,993,702.02
Underground water (m³) 787,777.54 1,837,614.38 1,943,031.59
Third-party water (m³) 0,0 1,134,860.00 1,332,260.00
Other areas (m³)* 0,0 0,0 197,987.00

Context

Quality control of treated effluents, as well as internal control indicators such as nitrogen, phosphorus, biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and chemical oxygen demand (COD), is performed throughout the Company in accordance with the parameters established by the regulatory authorities for the area in which the plant is located. In 2022, improvements of the wastewater treatment system at the unit in José Bonifácio was completed with the installation of an activated sludge effluent treatment system. This system will help reduce methane emissions, the main source of Scope 1 GHG emissions, generated during the treatment process.
Investments have also been made to recycle treated effluent to be used in fertigation systems for the irrigation of Company green areas and pastures adjacent to the industrial units. This has several environmental benefits, including the avoidance of water pollution and reduction in nitrogen-based fertilizers, which emit GHGs. In 2022, 37.7% of the volume of treated effluent, from Brazilian operations, was used in fertigation.
In the Brazil division, as of 2022, the disposal of water in related businesses started to be accounted for, which reflects the increase in relation to the previous year. The unit in Mirassol d’Oeste, located in a water-stressed region and, in 2022, released 456,006.80 m³ of water to a surface source. Water disposal volumes were not included for the Sunshine and Tammin units in the Australia division due to the ongoing management standardization process.
* Effluent from the Venado Tuerto unit in Argentina is treated and maintained at the unit.

Waste disposal, by business division

GRI 306-1 GRI 306-4 SDG 12
2020 2021 2022
Total waste destined or recovered (tons) - Brazil 40,502.74 17,501.85 42,139.46
Recycling (t) 3,125.90 3,019.87 3,155.43
Composting (t) 37,289.30 14,468.99 38,913.80
Landfill (t) 7.81 11.6 54.2
Recovery (t) 23.00 1.39 15.09
Incineration (t) 56.73 0.00 0.94
Mass burning (t) 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total waste destined or recovered (tons) - Latam 45,791.87 83,653.90 103,040.02
Recycling (t) 1,652.00 3,040.41 3,457.53
Composting (t) 10,077.00 46,490.54 54,954.77
Landfill (t) 33,083.87 34,084.21 27,670.20
Recovery (t) 0.00 0.00 0.00
Incineration (t) 979.00 18.77 70.24
Mass burning (t) 0.00 19.97 16,887.28

Context

All waste generated by Minerva Foods comes from the production process and is treated according to the regulations in force and specific handling for each type. Waste management is carried out according to technical criteria designed to minimize risks to public health and the environment, covering segregation, collection, storage, transport, treatment, and ultimate disposal.
In the Brazil Division, waste volumes increased due to the first reporting of this indicator for the Company’s subsidiaries (Minerva Leather, Minerva Casings, Minerva Fine Foods and Minerva Biodiesel). The increase in waste generated by the units of the Latam Division is attributed to the occurrence of fires at one of the Asunción plants in Paraguay in 2021 and at the Rosário plant in Argentina in 2022. Although the incident in Paraguay occurred in the previous year, waste disposal was completed following the completion of reconstruction activities in 2022.