The Company adopts sustainability practices in the projects it develops. To this end, the Company developed an Integrated Management System (“SGI”), adapted to the Company’s specific reality and based on (1) NBR ISO 9001 – Quality Management Systems – Requirements, (2) PBQP-H – Brazilian Habitat Quality and Productivity Program, (3) OHSAS 18001 – OHS Management System – Guidelines for the implementation of OHSAS and (4) NBR ISO 14001 – Environmental Management Systems – Specification and guidelines for use. The following procedures are covered by SGI:
- Waste Management: The Company has internal waste management procedures designed to minimize the impact of its activities on the environment, in addition to contributing to the organization and cleaning of the construction site and reducing wastage. Waste management is carried out from planning to post-construction. Through this procedure, the Company seeks to comply with targets for waste generation and proper disposal by recycling and processing waste, contributing to the reduction of environmental impacts, with consolidated and certified management in compliance with the requirements of ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System – Specification). The Company has a selective waste collection mechanism in its construction sites.
- Water and energy: The Company has mechanisms to control water and energy consumption indicators in its construction sites.
- Native Wood: The Company controls the origin and certification of the wood it uses through the Document of Forest Origin (mandatory license for the transport and storage of native forest products containing information on the origin of these products), in accordance with the applicable legislation.
- Federal Technical Registration: As required by the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (“IBAMA”), the Company obtains federal technical registration for potentially polluting activities and/or activities that use environmental resources for its construction sites.
Some projects are being regularized with the IBAMA. It is worth mentioning a recent change in the current legislation: IBAMA Normative Instruction 11, of April 13, 2018, changed the aforementioned rule and registration may be waived.
The social and environmental management system currently adopted by the Company seeks to ensure that its activities meet the legal requirements and applicable standards, always committed to reducing the environmental and social impacts of its services. Nevertheless, the Company is constantly improving its sustainability mechanisms so that it can reach excellence in environmental management.