ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

Gelnex has developed several procedures focused on environmental preservation and a conscientious use of natural resources. Environmental responsibility is evident in all stages of production processes and in the relationships with partner companies, customers and the community.

With this in mind, to expand business sustainably, Gelnex implements management policies and technologies, that focus on environmental preservation and the ethical contributions to social and economic development throughout the complete production chain.

At a consistent and effective pace, Gelnex seeks environmental preservation through actions that involve:

GHG Protocol

As part of the Brazilian GHG Protocol Program, Gelnex uses this tool to quantify and manage the GHG emission (Greenhouse Gases) throughout its manufacturing process. As a silver category member, Gelnex manages and publishes its GHG emissions records annually.

Gelnex is very proud to receive certificates issued for Renewable Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction, and were obtained upon Gelnex’s admission to the Free Energy Market.

Programa GHC Protocol

Emissions of Greenhouse Gases, reduction of 12% in C02 emission per ton of gelatin produced (Comparison 2015/2016);

RECYCLING OF MATERIALS

All packaging including plastics, glass, paper, and other materials that result from industrial and administrative use  are duly collected at the company’s premises and sent for recycling.

RENEWABLE ENERGY

Gelnex promotes and encourages the planting of trees through partnerships with farmers. Their plantings are used as biomass for steam generation that ensures supply to our facilities.

Consumo de energia renovável

Renewable sources, 1,260,000 tree seedlings planted to be used as biomass for the generation of steam.
(1,150 hectares of planted forests );

WATER RATIONING

At the Gelnex locations, the task of water management and conservation awareness is carried out through water rationing. By using new equipment and improving production methods, Gelnex is able to reduce consumption.

Uso racional da água

Water consumption per produced ton of gelatin in the last 5 years decreased by 18.5%;

ENERGY

Gelnex promotes and encourages the planting of trees through partnerships with farmers. Their plantings are used as biomass for steam generation that ensures supply to our facilities.

Energia

Renewable sources, 1,260,000 tree seedlings planted to be used as biomass for the generation of steam.
(1,150 hectares of planted forests );

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

Gelnex works continuously to educate environmental awareness to its employees and in the communities that they are a part of, through various contributions meant to preserve the environment.

OPTIMIZATION OF PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

Biogas is generated in the Effluent Treatment Station and then reused as fuel. By using all of the biogas generated in the biodigestors at Gelnex’s treatment plants, intended as boiler fuel, we thus prevented 7,350 reforested trees per month from being cut.
– Reclaimed biomass (firewood), pallets, and discarded wood are the main source of steam generation in the boiler.

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