Sustainable Development

Impact management

Environmental management

We produce with a focus on continuous improvement and seek optimization and production efficiency in the use of resources such as land, water, and energy. All of our operations are subjected to environmental management instruments and we monitor soil, water, air, and biological components on a semesterly basis.

Use of Biomass

We self-generate around 50% of energy

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Use of Biomass

We have mechanisms in place that permit the reutilization of our waste materials. Annually, we self-generate electricity by using the gases generated during the treatment of Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME). We generate steam through the combustion of Empty Fruit Bunch (EFB) and fiber, among others.

Liquid effluent management

570,000 m3 of treated waste water and 150,000 m3 of reused water per year.

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Liquid effluent management

We have treatment systems for our authorized industrial and domestic effluents. We continuously seek to improve these processes in order to ensure compliance with the highest international.

Greenhouse gases

We implement Clean Development Mechanism (MDL) projects in order to reduce our greenhouse gas emissiones.

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Greenhouse gases

From 2007 to 2012, our extractor Palmawasi sold Emission Reduction Certificates (ERC) obtained with our project aimed at the conversion of methane gas (generated in our effluent treatment plants) into electric energy. Today we continue to minimize methane gas emissions, contributing to responsible palm oil production.

Solid Waste Management

65 000 tons of recycled and reused solid waste

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Solid Waste Management

All companies of Grupo Palmas use the 3R model (reduce, reuse and recycle) in their solid waste management. We seek to add value to our solid waste by recycling and reusing it, including Empty Fruit Bunch (EFB), which is used as a fertilizer and soil and fuel improver.

High Conservation Value

We protect 4 000 hectares of forest

We protect and monitore 3 930 hectares with High Conservation Value (HCV).

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Clean energy

Energy efficiency

We self-generate around 50% of the energy we consume, utilizing the biomass from our plantations and the biogas from our effluent treatment plant.

Our community

Growing together

Grupo Palmas maintains an active relationship with the communities surrounding its operations. We work on the basis of three axes: education, health, and economic opportunities.

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