Pillars of Sustainability
Compared to 2019, our assets processed 2% less feedstock, which increased pressure on our efforts to reach the emission reduction target per metric ton of production. Despite this challenge, however, we exceeded this target and improved our year-on-year performance, achieving significant reductions through efficiency savings at our sites.
For example, our juice farms in Brazil ran a project to reduce fuel consumption in all of the country’s 38 farms. The project delivered several technical and process improvements: a dual plant system halved the fuel consumption required for pruning; a telemetry system increased efficiency by reducing the idle time of machine engines; the vehicle routes in the corridors of the farms were optimized, increasing efficiency on a daily basis.
All these actions caused a 5% year-on-year reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the entire operation, which amounts to approximately 800t CO2/ha. In addition to this welcome reduction in emissions, there was an associated cost saving due to the lower fuel consumption over the period.
Various improvements and process changes in our other operations around the world have contributed to an overall reduction of emissions, despite the fall in the amount of feedstock we processed.
*It is measured in kilograms of carbon dioxide per metric ton of feedstock (kg CO2/MT).
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