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Entre mai 2006 et avril 2007, Native a effectue un bilan des émissions de gaz a effet de serre (GES) de la filière biologique de l'Usine de Sao Francisco (UFRA). Cette évaluation a été réalisée selon le protocole GHG - modèle international pour mesurer les émissions - en considérant les effets de la culture de la canne et la production de sucre et d'alcool a l'usine. Compte-tenu qu'une partie de cette production est destinée a l'exportation, l'énergie nécessaire pour le transport de ces marchandises vers leur destination finale (USA, Europe, Japon) a également été prise en compte.

Les quantités d'émissions trouvées pour UFRA sont plus basses que les niveaux moyens d'émissions de l'industrie de la canne a sucre, du fait de ses méthodes de production biologiques. Comparée a la production de sucre a partir de la betterave en Europe ou au Japon, ou encore a la production de sucre a partir de la betterave ou du mais aux Etats-Unis, les écarts sont encore plus nets, car ces méthodes de production fonctionnent a partir d'énergies fossiles alors que UFRA utilise de l'énergie a base de bagasse de canne a sucre.
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Socio-Environmental Certification

EcoSocial

Native has always focused on sustainability by ensuring the integration of the economic, social, and environmental dimensions of its activities. Therefore, from the onset of the Green Cane Project, which originally aimed to realize the ecological potential of sugarcane, in 1984, to date, our progress on this path has ensured us broad recognition in Brazil and abroad. We have secured several international organic and quality management certificates, integrated relevant international initiatives focused on the environment. And, for being in line with the new global demands for social justice, environmental conservation, and global warming control, Native was granted the EcoSocial seal.

The EcoSocial seal, awarded by IBD (Instituto Biodinâmico), is the clearest sign of our commitment to sustainability. Its regulation determines not only that minimum social and environmental standards be fully met, but also demands the adoption of continuous improvement programs in these same areas to promote sustainable development from the bottom of the production chain. So our business group has taken on new and challenging Ecosocial commitments in these areas:

Human and Social

Rural Worker Qualification: Mechanized sugarcane harvesting has promoted major environmental gains, while the burn areas have been reduced drastically. In counterpoint to the environmental gain that has been made, the social challenge of occupying rural worker manpower that is becoming idle due to the decrease in manual harvesting is generated. The Rural Worker Qualification project has worked toward empowering these workers to take on new roles within the company.

Loom: Craft and Embroidery Workshop. The main objective of the Loom Project is to provide conditions to children and young people to build their citizenship, ensuring, as an absolute priority, the realization of their fundamental rights through socio-educational and professional activities. This initiative comes in addition to the school period and is aimed at children of low-income families.

Environmental

Organic Certification of Suppliers: Native believes in Organic Production as an option to produce healthy food, combined with the concepts of environmental and social sustainability. Thus, it created a program to encourage its suppliers to convert conventional fields into organic areas.

3rd Fauna Monitoring Campaign: Native has monitored the increasing biodiversity in the organic production and recovered native vegetation areas in certified farms. This Third Fauna Monitoring Campaign aims to assess specific indicators of wild vertebrate populations and their evolution in relation to the maturation of the restored vegetation areas that are still under processes of increasing spatial complexity and resources for shelter and food.

Native is also Ecosocial. So we reaffirm our commitment not only to produce healthy and delicious, but also sustainable organic food.

Learn more about the EcoSocial Certification at www.ibd.com.br/en/