Raízen follows standards of operational excellence to expand the results with sustainability and lower cost. In this way, we apply the values of respect for others and the environment as we seek sustainable solutions in energy. Combining a standard of excellence with the economic development of the company is a difficult task that moves and encourages us. To generate the energy of the future, today, and expand our business to the world, we believe in innovation, technology and the efficiency of our processes and employees. Find out about some of the mechanisms that help us along this path, which are a consequence of our sustainable performance:

Bonsucro

Bonsucro is a global initiative dedicated to raising the sustainability of the sugar-energy industry, through the certification of agricultural and industrial activities to ensure compliance with the more relevant environmental, social and economical criteria for the production of sugarcane and its derivatives while recognizing the need for economic feasibility.

Based on the Bonsucro certification, Raízen confirms the sustainability of processes in the production chain of sugarcane based on the parameters of the European Union, considering the economic, environmental and social dimensions. We were the first company to certify a production unit with Bonsucro.

In 2016, we achieved certification in the units of Benálcool, Mundial and Tarumã - totaling 16 production units with the seal, which represent almost 30 million tons of our sugarcane. We expect to close the 2017/2018 crop year with three new units certified.

See on map when the units of Raízen obtained the first certificate.

Certified facilities

  • MARACAÍ (São Paulo) – Certification on: 07/14/2011

  • COSTA PINTO (São Paulo) – Certification on: 12/12/2011

  • JATAÍ (Goiás) – Certification on: 03/12/2012

  • BONFIM (São Paulo) – Certification on: 11/15/2012

  • UNIVALEM (São Paulo) – Certification on: 03/13/2013

  • GASA (São Paulo) – Certification on: 12/19/2012

  • DOIS CÓRREGOS (São Paulo) – Certification on: 10/21/2013

  • JUNQUEIRA (São Paulo) – Certification on: 11/08/2013

  • SERRA (São Paulo) – Certification on: 01/09/2014

  • DESTIVALE (São Paulo) – Certification on: 12/23/2014

  • DIAMANTE (São Paulo) – Certification on: 12/23/2014

  • ZANIN (São Paulo) – Certification on: 12/22/2015

  • PARAGUAÇU (São Paulo) – Certification on: 01/12/2016

  • COSTA PINTO E2G (São Paulo) – Certification on: 06/08/2015

  • TARUMÃ (São Paulo) – Certification on: 12/21/2016

  • MUNDIAL (São Paulo) – Certification on: 12/28/2016

  • BENÁLCOOL (São Paulo) – Certification on: 12/28/2016

EPA and CARB registration

Whether in products, whether in services, Raízen works to achieve excellence in everything it offers to its customers. The company has the main certifications that guarantee the traceability of production and the quality of products. Raízen also invests in initiatives to anticipate the needs of the markets in which it is present, acting at national and international levels to comply with the laws and serve customers that are increasingly more demanding.

This is the case of the Environmental Protection Agency - EPA, whose register is required for any company that wants to export ethanol to the United States. The certification attests to our ethanol as a fuel that complies with all the requirements connected with the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Raízen also meets the requirements established by California, in the United States, which requires stringent environmental standards and specific registers for each plant exporting ethanol, certifying from the cultivation of the sugarcane to the transportation of ethanol to the final destination, in California. In addition, more recently, Raízen's second generation ethanol received the international certification in sustainability and carbon (ISCC), which ensures compliance with the parameters of the Guideline of Renewable Energy (RED) (EU-RL 2009/28/EC) of the European Union for sustainable production.

In all, 22 units of Raízen are registered with the EPA, 12 with CARB and the second generation ethanol plant with the ISCC.

Greenhouse Gas emissions inventory 

Aware that there are GHG emissions associated, directly or indirectly, to our operations, we monitor their behavior through the Annual Inventory of GHG Emissions. This survey represents the first step of any company in the control of its emissions, considering that an accurate diagnosis is the key to the management of any variable. It is through the inventory that we evaluate the main sources of emission and plan how we can mitigate them through continuous improvement in our operations.

For the sixth consecutive year, we audited and published our inventory in accordance with the guidelines of the Brazilian GHG Protocol - the local branch of the main international benchmark for quantification of corporate emissions. Therefore, we maintain our goal of monitoring emissions and our commitment to the quality and transparency of this result.

Food safety and quality policy

Ethics, valuation and continuous improvement are some of the principles that are connected to everything that we are and everything we do. Click here to see our entire food safety and quality policy.

Certifications

  • ISO/IEC - 17025

    International norm for standardization of laboratory tests applicable to calibration and testing laboratories, accredited by the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO).

  • ISCC

    International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC), which ensures compliance with the European Union parameters for sustainable production under the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) (EU-RL 2009/28/EC). We hold this certificate for our second-generation ethanol.

  • OHSAS 18001

    Certifies the Occupational Health and Safety Management System at distribution terminals.

  • NBR ISO 14001

    Certifies the Environmental Management System at distribution terminals.

  • NBR ISO 9001

    Internationally recognized standard that certifies the Quality Management System (QMS), attesting to our ability to provide products and services that meet customer needs and comply with applicable legal and regulatory requirements.

  • KOSHER

    International certification that ensures production standards according to Jewish food laws (Kashrut).

  • HALAL

    International certification that ensures production standards according to Islamic food laws (Halal).

  • FSSC 22000

    Food Safety System Certification, recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), based on ISO 22000 and ISO/TS 22002-1 standards.

  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    Registration with the US Environmental Protection Agency - requirement for marketing ethanol biofuel in the country.

  • California Air Resources Board (CARB)

    California Regulatory Authority (US) that oversees compliance of fuel production and transportation with the Low Carbon Fuel Standard in force in that state.

  • BONSUCRO

    Bonsucro | Confirms the sustainability of the processes in the sugarcane production chain based on parameters set out by the European Union, considering the economic, environmental, and social aspects.

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