Sustainability

Sustainable development is one that meets the needs of the current generation without compromising future generations. We seek, by means of our management practices, to make our commitment to business sustainability increasingly more effective. To do so, managers and employees from all departments are mobilized with the purpose of considering sustainability an important vector for the exercise of corporate civic consciousness.

We defined our sustainability strategy after an analysis of the global macro trends that impact the food sector’s value chain, complemented by market and sectoral studies. From then on, the topics that influence our activities were prioritized.

There are eight material topics that guide our Strategic Sustainability Agenda. For each of these topics, we have planned actions that are accompanied by Workgroups (WG), with periodic reports to the Sustainability Committee and the measurement of results monitored monthly during meetings.

Check out the main Workgroup topics and scope:

Packaging:
M. Dias Branco is the largest pasta and cookie/cracker company in Brazil, one of the largest food companies in the world. Our production volume is quite representative, with a large consumption of packages. We understand that it is necessary to find ways to optimize the consumption of packages in order to reduce waste and raw material consumption.

Inputs:
Consumers are increasingly concerned about knowing where their food comes from. Therefore, we stimulate the topic of sustainability with the suppliers of our raw materials, so that the supply chain is able to develop favorable initiatives to the perpetuity of the business.

Environment:
The M. Dias Branco Environmental Management focuses mainly on minimizing environmental impacts originating from our activities. Among the various actions, we highlight those that aim to prevent pollution, reduce the generation of waste and use water consciously.

Culture:
This group has the purpose of making employees aware of the importance of adopting sustainable attitudes, whether at work or not. To do so, it promotes communication actions, such as campaigns and events, as well as training programs on the topic. In addition, it promotes initiatives that value respect for diversity.

Nutrition:
Consumers are increasingly searching for healthy foods. Therefore, we are committed to improving the nutritional characteristics of our food. We understand that this is a very important factor for society and for the future of our company, so we have a specific Workgroup to deal with this matter.

Health and Safety:
Quality of life at work, implemented through occupational health and safety programs, is what motivates the work of this group. The actions aim to prevent work-related accidents, ensure the continuity of operational activities in a safe way, reduce absenteeism and contribute to the well-being and safety of employees and their families.

Community:
Our relationship with communities is mainly through the Sustainability Department, which also drives the social investments. For this, it counts on the support of the Sustainability Ambassadors in the industrial units. This group’s goal is to maintain a respectful relationship with the community and support social and cultural actions that help society develop.

Energy:
We seek to further improve our energy efficiency by studying alternative sources of energy and implementing initiatives that reduce the consumption of fossil fuels. Improving efficiency brings benefits to the environment and to the company.

 

Annual Reports

Since 2014, we have published our integrated annual report annually, with market, economic-financial, operational and socio-environmental information about our business.
Our aim is to provide increasingly more transparency in the disclosure of material aspects, as recommended by the IIRC - International Integrated Reporting Council. Moreover, we follow the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

The ascertainment of the financial indicators complies with the international accounting standards approved by the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission; and the main socio-environmental indicators related to topics regarding the sustainability of materials are ensured by large auditing companies.

Below, you have access to all of our reports.