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Zero Carbon Impact Offset

products different from standard products?

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Our product uses Minerva Foods’ audited and recognized corporate GHG* emissions inventory to calculate the carbon footprint.

Our product uses carbon credits from projects that contribute to forest conservation or tree planting in South America for neutralization

*GHG: Greenhouse Gas

What is emissions inventory?

  • Report that maps the sources of GHG* emissions from an activity, process, organization, economic sector, city, state or even a country, followed by the quantification, monitoring and recording of these emissions.
  • The emissions inventory makes it possible to establish more assertive and targeted reduction and/or compensation strategies and targets.
  • An inventory is divided into:
    • Scope 1: direct GHG emissions that come from sources that belong to or are controlled by the organization, such as, for example, emissions from combustion in boilers, furnaces, company vehicles or controlled by it.
    • Scope 2: GHG emissions from the acquisition of electrical and thermal energy that is consumed by the company. Acquired energy is defined as energy that is purchased or brought within the company’s organizational limits.
    • Scope 3: Scope 3 emissions are a consequence of an organization’s activities, but occur from sources that are not owned or controlled by the organization.

Currently, the most used standard is the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol), which is compatible with ISO 14.064. The GHG Protocol was adapted to the Brazilian national context, through the Brazilian GHG Protocol Program.

*GHG: Greenhouse Gas

Minerva Foods’ Corporate Inventory

  • Minerva Foods prepares its Corporate GHG* Emissions Inventory annually since 2015.
  • Since 2020, the document has been audited by a third party in accordance with the guidelines of the Brazilian GHG Protocol Program
  • The 2020, 2021 and 2022 base year inventories received the gold seal in the Brazilian GHG Protocol Program, the highest recognition within the initiative.
  • Inventory data can be accessed in the Minerva Foods Sustainability Report and in the Public Emissions Registry of the Brazilian GHG Protocol Program.

*GHG: Greenhouse Gas

ZERO LIQUID EMISSIONS 2035

Minerva Foods is committed to reaching zero liquid emissions by 2035.

 

 

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Zero Carbon Impact Offset is already present in:

 

 

Oman

 

United Arab Emirates

 

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

 

Israel

 

Italy

Your Questions Answered

F.A.Q

We use Minerva Foods’ audited and recognized corporate inventory to calculate the product’s carbon footprint. For each sale, the logistics footprint to the agreed destination is also calculated. The volume of emissions from the final product is offset via carbon credits from forest conservation and tree planting projects in South America.

The animals are raised on farms that adopt different management and livestock production systems such as extensive, semi-extensive and intensive systems.

No. Minerva Foods has made public sustainability commitments with the goal of achieving zero liquid emissions by 2035. In order to achieve these results the Company uses one of the best socio-environmental monitoring technologies, develops projects and partnerships with technical-scientific support, in addition to being in constant innovation in the sector with a robust team of experts. Furthermore, the calculation of the product’s carbon footprint uses Minerva Foods’ inventory, which is audited by a third party according to the guidelines of the Brazilian GHG Protocol Program and recognized.

Minerva Foods utilizes the best available technology in its traceability practices to ensure compliance with environmental, labor and land tenure regulations within its portfolio of producers, with a focus on topics such as biodiversity and human rights. With regard to the environment, the Company pioneered the wider application of geospatial monitoring technology to 100% of direct suppliers in all biomes of Brazil (Amazon, Cerrado, Pantanal, Caatinga and Atlantic Forest). In 2021 the implementation of monitoring for 100% of purchases in Paraguay was concluded. In Colombia, in 2023, the monitoring of direct suppliers has already reached 100%, and in Argentina, around 90%. In Uruguay, Minerva Foods has already started social and environmental monitoring, with over 40% of direct suppliers monitored. The objective is to achieve the same range of coverage for Uruguay (2025) and Argentina (2030).
Geospatial monitoring tracks the condition of the ranches, ensuring that cattle purchased by Minerva Foods do not originate from properties with illegally deforested areas; possess environmental embargoes (punitive measures issued by inspection and control agencies that stop production activities that degrade the environment); are overlapping with indigenous lands and/or traditional communities and conservation units; and are not associated with the use of labor analogous to slavery.

Learn more at: https://minervafoods.com/en/dedication-to-the-planet/

No. Zero Carbon Impact Offset products follow the same food safety and quality criteria as other Minerva Foods product lines, produced with the most rigorous certifications on the market.

The Zero Carbon Impact Offset product originates from the South American countries where Minerva Foods has production: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay.

Carbon credits come from forest conservation or tree planting projects, which undergo third-party certification following scientific methodologies with high standards.