sustainability

Practicing and promoting sustainability in agribusiness is a value that is inherent to the activities of Agrária, its members and employees.

Sustentabilidade Agrária

AGRÁRIA RURAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM ("PAGR")

Among the main initiatives focused on the economic, social and environmental sustainability of our members' business is the "PAGR".

OTHER PROJECTS AIMING AT SUSTAINABLE AGRIBUSINESS

FAPA's research, focused on the best management practices and on reducing environmental impacts

Member of the international platform for the discussion and determination of guidelines on sustainable agricultural practices, the SAI Platform (Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform)

3 rd Rally for Soil and Water Use and Conservation
- 130 participants / 40 teams
Distance covered: + 170 km
- Dissemination of good conservation practices

DIVERSIFICATION

The diversification of our members' activities is one of the ways to add value and optimize production, without the need to acquire additional areas.

LIVESTOCK

DAIRY CATTLE: 7 members send their production to the Milk Pool, comprising the Castrolanda, Frísia and Capal cooperatives.

HOGS: the inter-cooperation industry, under the Alegra brand name, receives hogs from our members.

CROP DIVERSIFICATION

The technical assistance group responsible for the production of vegetables comprised 15 members in 2018.

FARMLAND ACQUISITION PROJECT

The farmland acquisition project continued to grow in 2018, allocating land to cooperative members.

Fourth phase of the project:

Area Planted (ha)

Social


SAFETY

The attention given to the greatest capital a company has, that is, human resources, constantly translates into actions focused on Health, Safety and the Environment (HSE).

Programs in existence:
  • Golden Rules in HSE
  • "Eyes Open"
  • Incentive and Recognition Program in HSE
  • Internal Accident Prevention Commission ("CIPA")


Emergency Brigades

Accidents with home leave in 2018

Some in-house actions carried out by the Occupational Medicine Service:

Flu vaccination:
1.081 vaccinations

Preventive actions for oral health:
675 participations

Obligatory Occupational Examinations (Ministry of Labor Regulation NR7):
1.705 examinations effected

SWABIAN-BRAZILIAN CULTURALFOUNDATION

The Swabian Brazilian Cultural Foundation is engaged in the preservation and dissemination of the Danube Swabian culture.

FCSB in numbers:

The following are maintained by the Foundation:

  • Unicentro Entre Rios FM Radio Station
  • Entre Rios Magazine (bi-monthly, in German)
  • Entre Rios Historical Museum
  • Website (suabios.com.br) and Facebook
ENTRE RIOS HISTORICAL MUSEUM

The number of visitors to the Entre Rios Historical Museum, whose objects and documents bring to mind the Danube Swabians' three-century history, beat all records in 2018.

Total number of visitors

(cooperative members, employees, customers, authorities, students, teachers and tourists)

2015
10.486

2016
9.932

2017
11.879

2018
14.432

IMPERATRIZ DONA LEOPOLDINA SCHOOL

This institution, maintained by Agrária, celebrated both its 50 th anniversary and its significant results, with the whole community.

Total number of students:
529

Graduates:
Middle school: 9
Agricultural technicians: 53

Investments made by Agrária
R$ 4,21 million

2018
14.432

SEMMELWEIS FOUNDATION

Once again, the Semmelweis Foundation enjoyed the support of the community for the hospital.

Medical consultations and outpatients attended:
19,989

Hospital Admissions:
783

Agrária's Financial Support:
R$ 1.73 million

Donations made by the community and associates:
R$ 355,000

ENVIRONMENTAL


Cooperativa Agrária's commitment to the environment is shown both by focused actions and by our own conscientious use of the resources available.

AENVIRONMENTAL ACTIONS IN INDUSTRIAL UNITS

Linking environmental themes to Strategic Planning

Preparation of management actions concerning natural resources in relation to guidelines for the new strategic cycle

Energy and Water Conservation Committee (CCEA):
- Now composed of representatives of all industrial and operational areas, besides technical specialists
- Optimization of the committee?s actions

Emergency brigade prepared to deal with environmental incidents

ENERGY MATRIX

Renewable sources comprise Agrária's energy matrix

AGRÁRIA ENERGIA

Salto Curucaca Hydroelectric Plant, in partnership with the company Santa Maria Papel e Celulose

FORESTRY

Agrária's efforts to promote sustainable production include the reforestation of approximately 4,500 ha, creating biomass to generate power to be used in its industries.

The Cooperative's forestry sector also has 6,500 ha of preserved native forest.

In 2018, 106,552 tons of wood were harvested in our own forest areas, and 57,160 tons were harvested by the Forestry Unit in third-party areas (Forestry Biomass Project).

Of the total amount in 2018, 229 hectares refer to reforestation in leased areas (Forestry Biomass Project).

FUEL


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