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Sustainable Cacique

The continuos search for sustainable development is a value rooted in Cacique throughout its history of more than 60 years, is part of its strategies and is one of the factors that determine the credibility and leadership in the world market of soluble coffee exports.

Investing in solutions that are capable of minimizing environmental and social impacts is the company’s hallmark, recognized for the constancy of initiatives that go beyond mere compliance with legal requirements.

This culture of sustainability is based on three fundamental tasks: caring for the environment, caring for society and caring for human capital.

Environmental

Cacique feels responsible for preserving the environment and the welfare of all people involved in the production of soluble coffee. Therefore, it invests in partners that share its values, respect environmental limits and, above all, serve as an instrument of social inclusion.

The company understands that sustainable coffee production is essential, not only to strengthen market competitiveness and profitability, but mainly to ensure the survival of coffee farming in Brazil and the world, something essential for future generations.

Practical and effective actions have a commitment to use natural resources efficiently, especially non-renewable ones, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, protect forests, invest in clean energy and in innovations that enable production with the lowest possible impact; defend the human rights of the entire supply chain, adhere to the highest ethical standards of trade.

Green Advance

Year 2020
0 %

GHG per tons of product

Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

0 %

Clean energy (biomass)

Changing of Energy Matrix

0 %

Solid waste destined for recycling or composting

Member of ILOG – Instituto Paranaense de Logística
Reversa.

agua-da-torneira
0 %

Water consumption

Reduction of water consumption.

0 %

Generation of effluents

Treatment of efluents released into the environment.

0 %

Water reuse

Through internal capture system.

Social

According to the Cacique Code of Conduct, the company recognizes its social and environmental obligation to its host communities. It also supports projects that care for the customs, traditions and values of society and that are committed to the education of future generations and the preservation of the environment.

In addition, it adopts fair and ethical criteria in its relations with employees; repudiates the use of child labor or slave labor; values workforce diversity and ensures equal opportunities.

It invests in the training and continuous qualification of its employees; it ensures health and safety to workers, offering all the necessary conditions and equipment for their protection and promotes activities that enable a balance between professional, personal and family life.

Employees

+ 0

Hours invested in training and development in 2020

Turnover rate: 1.8% per year.

Length of tenure of employees: 9.5 years.

Average age of employees: 38.2 years.

Training sessions that covered topics such as: “Ethical Conduct and Compliance”, “Certifications”, “Occupational Safety”, “Good Manufacturing Practices”, among others.

0
Workers among employees,
contractors and interns

60% of employees are in the age group between 30 and 50 years.

15.2% of employees are over 50 years old.

25% of employees are under 30 years old.

44.8% of trainees were hired in 2020.

PLR – Profit Sharing: the practice of distributing to employees a portion of the results obtained during the year, in recognition of their efforts to meet established goals.

0 %

Of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements (occupational health and safety management systems).

Occupational gymnastics, offered to employees at all units.

Lectures for employees and their families on emerging themes in the area of hygiene, health and safety.

Sports activities for employees and dependents including games, internal championships, physical conditioning.

Local communities

85 initiatives from local communities supported by the
Company in 2020 with its own investments and through tax incentive laws

Environment

Support to COPATI – Consortium for the Protection of the Tibagi River Basin.

Support to the Forum Desenvolve Londrina.

Education & Culture

Support for the Pingo d’Água Programme

Support to the initiatives of the Sister Scheilla Spiritist Association

Support for the Centro Cultural de Integração das Artes

Support to the Festival Unicanto de Corais de Londrina

Industry Student Reception Program

Support for the Centro Cultural
de Integração das Artes –
Projeto Sol Maior

Health and Well-Being

Support to Casa de Apoio Madre Leônia.

Support to Casa do Caminho de Londrina.

Support to Associação de Bairro Jardim São Francisco.

Support to ILECE – Instituto Londrina de Educação da Criança Excepcional.

Support to APS-DOWN – Associação de Pais e Amigos dos Portadores de Síndrome de Down.

Support to the fight against the pandemic, contributing with the donation of surgical protective masks to the University Hospital of Londrina + the donation of a ton and a half of coffee to various institutions in Londrina.

Governance

The practice of Governance in Cacique is based on solid values and principles of ethics, honesty, diversity, fairness and integrity towards customers, employees, shareholders, suppliers and all other stakeholders with whom the Company relates.

All employees, members of the Governing Bodies, service providers, suppliers, among others, must know and apply the Cacique Code of Conduct, in addition to complying with the regulatory requirements of occupational health and safety, and be committed to the protection and preservation of the environment.

To ensure compliance with this conduct, the Company adopts robust compliance processes, conducts constant internal training and values transparency in all its relationships, activities and business.

Especially with regard to suppliers and service providers, a rigorous process of registration, social, environmental and reputational suitability assessment is adopted. The qualification routine ensures that Cacique invests in responsible partners who generate value for society and the environment.

Good governance practices

Management
bodies

• Board of Directors.

• Executive Officers.

• Supervisory Board.

• SIG – Integrated Management System and Sustainability.

• RSA – Socio-environmental Responsibility.

Cacique's Code of Conduct

Cacique’s Code of Conduct has as its main objective to be a guide that establishes the principles, values and rules that guide the corporate conduct of its members in internal and external relations.

The document was prepared in accordance with the ETI – Ethical Trading Initiative | Base Code, which complies with the conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO), and in accordance with Law No. 12,846/2013 and Decree No. 8,420/2015, which establishes anti-corruption mechanisms.

Transparency

•  Bylaws, policies and manuals
​We continuously develop and update tools to strengthen our corporate governance, such as our Bylaws, policies, internal regulations and manuals.

•  Partner Entities
The Company is part of and engages with initiatives of the following entities that guide practices in the economic, environmental and social spheres:

• Commercial and Industrial Association of Londrina – ACIL

• Brazilian Association of Soluble Coffee Industries – ABICS