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We are aware that sustainability is a journey, so we are taking another step to build an increasingly sustainable corporation, thus, creating long-term value for everyone.

These commitments guide relevant topics, our current and future efforts related to the goal of Nourishing life, living legacies.

Learn more about our 2030 ESG Commitments and follow our journey:

Contribute to climate resilience

Decrease by 28% CO2 eq1 emissions;

Net removal of 1.6 MM ton of CO2 eq.

Environment - Carbon

Climate emergency is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is paramount for climate resilience.

Citrosuco is transparent in this agenda, by publishing GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions inventories and investing in renewable energy use and efficiency projects.

Our energy matrix is +60% renewable and we replaced agricultural inputs, privileging sustainable management.

We are committed to decreasing scopes 1 and 2 emissions by 28% until 2030 and increasing net removals, with a net balance of removals and GHG emissions increasingly more positive.

With our perennial orange orchards, we directly contribute to removing carbon from the atmosphere, capturing +500,000 Ton CO2/year. While chain leaders, we are aware of our role of fomenting the transition to a low-carbon economy with our inputs and services partners, also reducing scope 3 emissions.

2030 Target

• Decrease by 28% CO, eq¹ emissions;

• Net removal of 1.6 MM ton of CO2 eq².

2030 Core Objective

Promote the neutralization of GHG emissions, by reducing direct, indirect emissions, removal, offset, and ecosystems restoration.

Status in
2019

Emissions of CO2 equivalent³

• Scope 1: 406 Kton

• Scope 2: 30 Kton

• Scope 3: 374 Kton

• Removals in owned orchards: O Kton⁴

1. Considering scopes 1 and 2.

2. Net balance resulting from owned orchards removal with scope 1 and 2 emissions.

3. 2019 emissions inventory went through complementary technical review through methodologies ISO 14064-3 (2007) and Specifications of the GHG Protocol Brazilian Program, executed by a company accredited by INMETRO.

4. In its trajectory Citrosuco has already removed a volume of CO2 eq from the atmosphere. However, for the purposes of the target and due to methodological availability, the removals will be accounted for as of 2021 in the company’s own orchards.

Promote biodiversity

Projects built to preserve biodiversity for 100% of hectares destined for environmental protection.

Environment - Biodiversity

Active development of our green areas enables a sustainable co-existence with our agricultural production system.

We manage +19,100 hectares destined for fauna and flora conservation, distributed between savannah and Atlantic Forest biomes. We protect springs, rivers, and lakes environments, which play an essential role in biodiversity and water resources.

Since 2018, we have been proactively participating in wild animals watching projects and bee chain development co-existing with our orchards, thus, promoting a more sustainable ecosystem.

For 2030, our commitment is to advance structured projects development for 100% of hectares destined for environmental protection, reinforcing our positive impact. Our Biodiversity journey will be sustained by bees and honey higher production; fauna and flora characterization and monitoring; expansion of native seedlings nursery, orchard plantation improvement.

2030 Target

Projects built to preserve biodiversity for 100% of hectares destined to environmental protection.

2030 Core Objective

Ensure protection and restoration of nature in operations coexisting with a sustainable and transparent production model.

Status in
2019

2 biodiversity projects (CitroApis in four farms and Animal Watch in 25 farms)

Rationally manage water resources

Rationalize water catchment by 100% of critical water basins, contributing to increase water availability to our stakeholders.

Increase by 20% the efficiency of water use in industrial operation (m3/ton).

Environment - Water

Water is an essential commodity for our planet, since it nourishes life. Water contribution is paramount to generating a positive impact through our business.

Farm irrigation concentrate +80% of Citrosuco’s water consumption, due to climate conditions in the regions in which we operate. An efficient dripping system directs water and nutrients directly to the plants’ roots.

Technological investments of our four industries located in Brazil and the United States provide water treatment and reuse, improving the re-circulation of +900,000 m3 water resources over the last three crops.

For 2030, we will ensure higher rational water resources catchment in agricultural operations through reservoirs and management actions surrounding water basins.

Our mills will accelerate an efficient use of water through monitoring and technology, assuring less consumption of resources in our product development. Both actions will positively impact water availability to our stakeholders

2030 Target

• Rationalize water catchment by 100% of critical water basins, contributing to increase water availability to our stakeholders.

• Increase by 20% the efficiency of water use in industrial operation (m³/ton).

2030 Core Objective

Manage water resources with systemic efficiency, ensuring business competitiveness and availability to our stakeholders.

Status in
2019

• Agricultural operations: 40 million m3 annual catchment granted in 8 farms selected from critical water basins:

• 16,089 hectares irrigated;

• Industrial operations: 2.3m³/ton of water consumed

Drive social transformation

Decrease greatest social vulnerability in 100% of prioritized territories in which we operate, through an integrated social action agenda and public policies improvement.

Social - Social Management

Our legacy involves taking part in the social and economic development of communities in which we operate through positive impact interventions.

In 16 territories of influence, we developed social investment projects, earmarking +R$2 million/ year to combat local vulnerabilities along with our stakeholders, including educational programs, children and adolescents rights protection, public health, and improvement of youngsters’ citizenship actions. Key projects: PVE – Partnership to Value Education (Parceria para Valorização da Educação); Initiation Project (Projeto Pescar) – youth professional initiation; Citizenship Project (Programa Cidadania)– fomenting Political Education; Public Management Support (Apoio à Gestão Pública or AGP) – public health management qualification.

For 2030, our concern is to lower the greatest social vulnerability seen in 100% of prioritized territories of influence. We will build integrated interventions through social and impact investments, in synergy with public policies, local businesses, and each territory’s ecosystem player.

2030 Target

Decrease greatest social vulnerability in 100% of prioritized territories in which we operate, through an integrated social action agenda and public policies improvement.

2030 Core Objective

Step up and gain strength in business integrated social management and promote a shared and inclusive value creation in communities with stakeholders' engagement and participation.

Status in
2019

16 territories operating with +15 projects focused on Education. Citizenship, and public policies improvement, totaling +R$2 million annual investment.

Promote diversity, equality and inclusion

Ensure the professional career evolution of people with disabilities, learning and growth

Social - Diversity

People give life to our purpose.

In 2015, we created the Diversity Program (Programa para Todos), which discusses topics and actions about the relevance of Diversity, equality and Inclusion. We significantly advanced PwD inclusion, now we have +400 PwDs included in our workplace, and 16% already evidence career evolution.

We desire to provide higher representativeness to women and black people in leadership positions;

16% of women and/or black people already perform supervision positions and above. For 2030, we are committed to improving opportunities and access to leadership positions performed by women and afro descendants, reaching, at least, 30% of representativeness. This program will be fomented by leaders, awareness, and engagement campaigns.

2030 Target

• 30% of women and/or afro descendants in leadership positions (supervisors and above);

• Assure the professional career evolution of people with disabilities, learning and growth.

2030 Core Objective

Become a desired company due to our management practices, recognized by our diverse environment that values people how they are through their potential, adding value to businesses with different visions and experiences.

Status in
2019

• 16% of women and afro descendants in leadership positions (supervisors and above);

• 5% of PwD and 16% of career evolution.

Lead a sustainable value chain

100% of sustainable sourcing

Corporate Governance - Value Chain

Citrosuco already operates 100% of 25 owned farms certified by SAI Platform, gold level, acting according to the most solid international agricultural practices.

In 2016, we created the Trilhar Program (Programa Trilhar), to reinforce our relationship with fruit suppliers and disseminate the best sustainability practices, thus, increasing the percentage of internationally audited and certified fruits in our production.

A relevant step of such a journey was our commitment assumed in 2020 along with the Sustainable Juice Covenant, a global pact that aims at ensuring 100% of a sustainable value chain by 2030. These actions reinforce Citrosuco’s leading role in fomenting the best social and environmental practices in our farms and with our partners.

We will continue advancing our 2030 commitment of reaching a 100% sustainable chain through development, articulation, and partnerships to enable sustainability certifications in our partner producers.

2030 Target

100% of sustainable sourcing

2030 Core Objective

Ensure fruit production chain improved by the best sustainability practices, according to independent certification criteria.

Status in
2019

• 100% of own fruit certified by SAl Platform, gold level.

• 43% of fruit from third-party producers certified by SAl Platform, Rainforest or Fairtrade.