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For Camil, ESG is about:

Reinforce the positive and permanent impact that we generate on our businesses and society, be careful with the people involved in our context, focus on assuring the quality of our products and in the concern with the mitigation of environmental impacts that we generate.

 

 

Sustainability report

The sustainability report is a tool to encourage transparency, with which we demonstrate the Company’s advances and affirm our commitment to the sustainability of our operations and society. Camil’s ESG practices in the report follow the reporting recommendations of the main global organizations as a reference, reinforcing our commitment to society and governance. In the report we share our achievements, challenges and main actions in the markets in which we operate. Good reading!

To access the 2022 Sustainability Report, Click here
To access the 2021 Sustainability Report, Click here
To access the 2020 Sustainability Report, Click here

For doubts and questions about topics related to sustainability, the Company’s stakeholders can contact us by e-mail: esg@camil.com.br

We are more than a food company. We produce connections, relationships and inspirations in a practical way and with quality through our products, always taking responsibility for having a positive impact where we operate. In the last year, we concentrated our efforts on reviewing the actions of our units with internal employees and the external community. For this reason, we have defined our ESG Camil Revenue, which is based on our principles and goals, guiding the Company in terms of what we are and what we seek with this structure and the improvement of sustainable practices. In addition, understanding our focus on Feeding and Nurturing Relationships, which unfolds in our pillars of action, we describe below the pillars and main highlights of the activities carried out:

Governance

Camil stands out for its commitment to ethics in its activities and decision-making processes. The conduct of the Company’s professionals is based on the best corporate governance practices and is based on the principles of corporate responsibility, accountability, transparency, equity in decisions taken on a collegiate basis.

For this reason, Camil has a corporate governance structure that adheres to the best market practices, in addition to continuously working to discuss relevant topics and coordinate its practices through committees, policies, and meetings.
Among the Committees, we have the committees focused on ESG and Ethics that report to the Board of Directors

Working Groups

As a member of the Novo Mercado – the highest level of governance in the B3 listing segment that brings together companies with differentiated corporate governance practices – Camil has a continuous commitment of transparency with shareholders and other stakeholders, in line with the responsibility that integrates its fundamental values.

Working Groups

Made up of multidisciplinary teams, they bring together around 60 people in the five countries where Camil is present. Through discussions and periodic meetings, goals are decided and actions are carried out aimed at improving the material topics raised during the ESG evaluation phase carried out by the Company.

Group/Topic

Commitments

Focus

ODS/Agenda 2030

Supplies

The value chain is encouraged to ensure and comply with respect for the environment and human rights.

The company is committed to ethical, transparent, responsible, and socially supportive relationships.

  • Analyzing socio-environmental, ethical, and quality criteria in the contracting and maintenance of suppliers of critical inputs; and

  • Contributing to the development of small and medium-sized suppliers and their practices.

Eco-efficiency

Camil is committed to meeting the environmental legal requirements applicable to the company’s business, in addition to expanding the culture of environmental preservation and conscious consumption for our employees and stakeholders. Likewise, we seek to improve our environmental performance each year and innovate production processes, seeking to reduce our impacts on ecosystems.

  • Implement energy efficiency programs and projects;

  • Pursue diversification of renewable energy sources, including power generation through rice husks;

  • Choose waste disposal with the lowest impact, boosting circulareconomy; and

  • Seek innovation in the use of materials with less environmental impact, before and after consumption.

Social Investments

The company supports various projects through social investments, covering the communities that surround its production units, promoting local development with food, educational and training projects, and various support programs in emergency situations.

  • Support local communities surrounding the production units or related to the company’s operation;

  • Carry out professionalization and educational projects focused on autonomy to leverage the promotion of social impact; and

  • Develop programs to promote the reduction of food waste and the reduction of hunger and malnutrition.

Employee health, safety, and development

Security is a non-negotiable value for the company. Camil seeks the continuous improvement of working conditions, health, and safety.

  • Conduct health and safety awareness and qualification campaigns;

  • Manage occupational health and safety risks of employees and third parties in their workplaces; and

  • Promote investments and actions focused on continuous improvements in labor health and safety (LHS).

Diversity and inclusion

 

The company defends fundamental rights in labor relations and promotes the valorization of diversity and inclusion, combating discrimination of all forms. Camil repudiates any form of discrimination in its employment relationships.

  • Redefine recruitment and selection processes and policies;

  • Conduct diversity and inclusion awareness campaigns; and

  • Promote a respectful work environment and anonymous channels for the reporting of complaints by employees and third parties.

Risks and Compliance

Camil manages the main emerging and/or critical risks that may pose a threat to the achievement of its strategic objectives, including ESG risks, with the aim of keeping them within the risk appetite and tolerance levels established by the company. Additionally, it works to strengthen its ethical, integrity, and transparent culture, providing a sustainable work environment and preventing acts contrary to its rules of conduct and legislation.

  • Assess ESG risks and response implementation (controls);

  • Guide and engage employees and third parties in favor of an ethical environment through communication, awareness, and training;

  • Encourage the reporting of violations of the Code of Ethics through its reporting channels and protection against retaliation to whistleblowers motivated by good faith;

  • Promote the advancement of the Integrity Program;

  • Ensure compliance with laws and regulations applicable to the business.

Governance

The company complies with the requirements of the framework of its listing level on the stock exchange (B3 New Market) and seeks to constantly improve its corporate governance model based on transparency, integrity, equity, and accountability based on the guidelines of the Brazilian Code of Corporate Governance.

  • Value transparency and seek alignment and continuous improvement of the best practices of market governance and policies.

Image and Reputation

Camil seeks to strengthen its relationships with consumers, customers, and other stakeholders by managing the recognition of its brands, products, and services, which generate strong and trust-based relationships that increase loyalty and generate a positive impact on the business.

  • Participate in awards and other means of market, corporate, and brand recognition for products of the company and its subsidiaries; and

  • Monitor the exposure of the company and its brands in the media and other public sources of information.

 

Policies and participation in associations

As a form of social engagement, Camil integrates entities and business movements, among which the United Nations Global Compact stands out, an initiative for companies to align their strategies and operations with the Ten Universal Principles in the areas of Human Rights, Labor, Environment and Anti-Corruption.

Ethics and Integrity

Camil has a history of generating value, growth and return for shareholders. And this is only possible because it acts consciously and transparently. With operations in several countries, ethical and responsible attitudes that are essential for fulfilling the strategy of expanding market relationships, exploring competitive advantages and guaranteeing the Company’s complete and sustainable growth.

The Camil Integrity Program contains measures, policies and procedures aimed at preventing, detecting and remedying the occurrence of undue conduct and non-compliance with the Code of Ethics and other Company policies.

Camil’s Code of Ethics aims to strengthen and promote honest and transparent conduct. Updated in 2019, it brings together the purposes and values that should guide the behavior and attitudes of everyone involved in conducting Camil business. It values compliance with legislation and the improvement of the business environment, in order to provide a more responsible and sustainable organizational culture

In order to provide an organizational environment that is open to dialogue and transparent, Camil makes it possible to report any violations of the Code of Ethics, other applicable policies and laws through its Channel of Ethics.

In order to reinforce the sense of responsibility in the personal data management culture of its employees and stakeholders, in 2020 Camil started the implementation of a Privacy Program in compliance with the General Data Protection Law Personal, nº 13.709/18.

To access the code of ethics, Click here .

The Camil Ethics Channel is available through the following means:

Site: www.canaldeetica.com.br/camilalimentos
E-mail: canal.etica@camil.com.br
Telephone: 0800 770 2530
Available during business hours

Social

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

For Camil, our people management practices in diversity and inclusion focus on combating discrimination and promoting a diverse culture in the workplace , in order to build an increasingly inclusive culture, anchored in equity and offering opportunities to all audiences. The Working Group dedicated to the theme implements actions to promote internal awareness, such as lectures, conversation circles and training.

We have developed a Diversity and Inclusion Booklet to guide the quality of our relationships, based on our values and, above all, respect. In this way, we seek the understanding of all Camil employees on the subject and its concepts, with the aim of creating a more welcoming environment, free of prejudice and discrimination

Social Investments

Aware of the social role it plays in society, especially in the regions where it operates, Camil seeks to establish a relationship with the community based on ethics, solidarity, proximity and cooperation. Thus, the company seeks to contribute more and more effectively to sustainable development, in line with the principles of the Global Compact, to which the Company is a signatory.

Our social responsibility policy defines guidelines for the three dimensions of Camil’s social impact.

In this way, the company’s social responsibility initiatives are focused on feeding and nurturing relationships, so that the pillars direct the approval and pursuit of projects aligned with our business. Thus, we increasingly seek to implement high-impact actions that drive the sustainable development of supported communities.

Highlight: Confectionery and Business School Doce Futuro União

Throughout its history, União has always created technical and inspirational content in the preparation of sweets in a pioneering way, promoting proximity to its consumers, and in response to the social and economic context of this last year, we launched the “Escola de Confeitaria e Negócios Doce Future União”. The initiative aims to provide a new income opportunity from the sale of sweets, in addition to offering a complete program of culinary content and business management in the digital environment. The proposal is to train more than 3,000 people in the first three months and be a means of transforming their lives. To learn more about the School of Confectionery and Business Doce Futuro União, visit the website:www.docefuturo.com.br.

Value Chain Management

Camil strives to hire local suppliers, and most of the Company’s partnerships take place with small and medium-sized local producers. At the end of 2021, Camil accounted for around 7.4 thousand active suppliers , in the five countries where we operate – most based in Brazil, where 85% are concentrated in the South and Southeast regions.

Suppliers considered critical for ESG aspects – especially for environmental and labor issues – are monitored to ensure legal compliance and alignment with good practices disseminated by the Company, and sign a declaration of compliance related to these topics. The signing of this document is already part of the process of contracting new suppliers

A highlight in the relationship with its supply chain is the Promotion Program, aimed at small and medium-sized suppliers. Which receive periodic visits by specialists from the Company. Among the requirements for participation, the use of seeds certified by accredited bodies and the use of crop protection products duly registered with MAPA, in accordance with the legislation and the Company’s environmental goals, stand out. Raising the standard of food produced.

Health and safety

Creating conditions that ensure the physical and emotional integrity of our employees is one of Camil’s commitments, which has been committed to consolidating and disseminating attention to health and safety at work as an essential part of our culture.

Health and Safety management covers all Camil workers and includes specific goals, which are approved by The High Management and are linked to the ESG agenda as well as variable remuneration for managers at different levels.

Camil adopts mechanisms to monitore the health of its employees, such as pre-contractual exams, periodicals, return of leave, changes in risk and dismissal exams. In some units, it is easy to carry out complementary tests on the premises, where there is no need for the employee to travel.

Ambiental

Ambiental

Camil strives to comply with laws, policies, rules, procedures and regulations applicable to its activities in all countries where it operates. This involves, among other things, their relationship with the environment. Thus, environmental conservation is one of the Company’s operating premises, in order to direct efforts so that, in all our activities, natural resources are used rationally, also avoiding waste and unnecessary impacts on the environment – in line with our strategic pillar of eco-efficiency.

Committed to preserving the Planet, Camil has developed a series of initiatives for the continuous improvement of the environmental performance of its operations, coordinated by a specific Working Group, which has professionals from the different units, in the different countries where we operate. In this way, in addition to obtaining an increasingly accurate diagnosis of the impacts and externalities of our activities, we have advanced in prioritizing strategic actions.

Camil understands the importance of proper energy management both to gain efficiency in operations and to reduce impacts on the environment and the climate. Therefore, in addition to developing mechanisms for own generation and acquisition of renewable energy, we have invested in the continuous improvement of equipment preventive maintenance processes and in the rational use of the resource.

In a successful circular economy initiative, focused on adding value to one of the main residues in our operations, we have been using processed rice husks in some industrial plants to generate energy. By using rice husks to generate energy from biomass, we reduce the demand for fossil fuels, since rice husks have a high calorific value and thermal regularity suitable for the production of thermoelectric processes.

Check out our Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory for dec/2022.

For the first year, Camil Alimentos participates in the Public Registry. This brings transparency to the actions being taken against climate change carried out by the company. The PBGHG Silver Seal certifies complete inventories and contributes to the supply of public emissions data for society.

Check out our Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory for february/2022.

Highlight: Renewable Energy Generation Project

As part of its commitment to the Environment, Camil announces the Project for Own Generation of Renewable Energy, with the construction of a new thermoelectric plant that will make it possible to increase the capacity for generating renewable energy used in the Company’s grain industries throughout Brazil. The new unit is expected to start operating in 2023 and will increase its own energy generation capacity, powered by biomass, through the use of rice husks.

The Renewable Energy Own Generation Project once again reinforces Camil’s commitment to the sustainability of our business.

ESG contact

For doubts and questions about topics related to sustainability, the Company’s stakeholders can contact us by email:esg@camil.com.br.


Updated at 02/21/2024 at 07:56 am