Dealing with waste in a more sustainable way, saving water, energy and natural resources, are not only citizens’ duties, but it is a challenge for companies as well. With environmental and ecological awareness and responsibility, Indústria Bandeirante is constantly looking for solutions and improvements in its routine, making changes in processes and thus reducing impacts on the environment. In 2019, we started to build the environmental management system in search of ISO 14001/2015 certification.

In order to achieve this goal, a set of actions is necessary to build a solid and efficient system. Below there are some already applied improvements in our routine:

  • Waste management and forwarding of recyclable materials to a cooperative, where they are separated by type (plastics, paper, metal and glass) and made available for recycling;
  • All company employees are encouraged to avoid using disposable cups, through campaigns that encourage the use of long-life bottles;
  • The amount of A4 paper used in printing has decreased considerably after adjustments to the internal processes that dispense physical documents. Today, the monitoring of printing processes is performed by our Information Technology Department;
  • Through our Good Practices Manual and internal training, we instruct and encourage all employees to understand the importance of reducing consumption and correct waste disposal;
  • Our new unit, opened in January 2019, already has a modern system of equipment and lighting, where the reduction in energy consumption exceeds 20%. New compressors, state-of-the-art blowing machines and LED lighting are some of the improvements implemented in this new plant, which enabled these savings;
  • Water savings are also part of our daily lives. Our cooling towers were replaced by a closed dry cooling-system (Sopro / PET). All of our faucets have an automatic closing system and our employees receive training to raise their awareness of water consumption on a regular basis.