In the last triennium, the Group went through an important reformulation that split and repositioned its business units. [G4-7][G4-13][G4-22]
Provision of ingredients to the cosmetics and pharmaceutical markets, with special efforts dedicated to the development of new products from the Brazilian biodiversity. Vegetable oils, butters and clays from the Rainforest Specialties line are some of the most important products provided by the unit, as well as cosmetics specialties from the Active Performance Systems line, the organic extracts from the BioFunctional Extracts line and the natural exfoliating agents from BioScrubs line.
BioE Integrated Solutions
Solutions for the sugarcane and ethanol industry through innovations in chemical specialties and biotechnology. Diox® allowed the creation of this unit, and is its most important product. It was developed in the biennium 2011-2012, and substitutes the use of antibiotics in the fermentation process at the plants, a sustainable-based product that meets the needs of that market. Diox® is also used in water treatment, both in water treatment stations and in the private market.
Development and supply of innovative integrated solutions for water treatment and sanitation. Besides the distribution of chlorine-based products, it provides technology and complete solutions for the beverage and food industries, public and private water and sanitation companies.
Provides ingredients and additives for the food, beverage, animal nutrition and veterinary pharmaceutical industries. Its broad portfolio includes raw materials from the Brazilian biodiversity and value-added technology ingredients, also targeting the markets of natural products, people with food restrictions and allergens. The most important products of this unit are caramels, oils, emulsifiers, stabilizers, the invert liquid sugar from the Sugar Range, foaming agents, vegetable extracts and oleoresins, oils, butters, dried pulps and flours from the Amazon rainforest. The animal nutrition range includes extracts and fibers used as flavoring and odor-absorbing additives. The pharmaceutical excipient range provides products used as additives and carriers of pharmaceutical active ingredients.
One of the expectations with the new structure and the consolidation process of the corporate governance is that the Group may extend the relationship with new investors. Part of this process are the renovation of the Family and Administration Boards and the development of a Succession Plan that shall be concluded in 2016, in addition to the new edition of the Compliance Manual, published in 2013 and totally adapted to the guidelines of anti-corruption laws and eventual laws that may have socio-environmental requirements in bidding processes. Those measures will ensure better relations with all the institutions with whom the Group is involved, from extractive communities and customers to national and international institutions. Our goal is to anticipate trends and increasingly enhance our socio-environmental performance.
The Sabará Group’s Compliance Manual consolidates the operations of the Group up to the present moment, including all the corporate policies and procedures for the internal control of conduct and integrity. With the manual, the company assembles in a single document the existing internal policies, national and international regulations, conduct guidelines and updates of the internal policies in relation to future anti-corruption and intellectual integrity laws, consolidating a Sabará style of conduct. The document guides employees of all levels in their internal relationships and in their relations with all the external audiences in an ethic way, guided by honesty, respect, collaboration and teamwork, extending the Group’s practices and broadening the actions for human rights protection and transparency. [G4-56]
The management committee is one of the committees that were created as support devices to the management board, and executes the main strategic issues that require quick, local and medium-impact actions within the organization. The committee also manages the critical stakeholders, reporting quarterly to company’s shareholders and directors the issues about relationships, performance of the various businesses, risk management associated with their products, society, environment, and taking advantage of opportunities. This process is called accountability and aims to keep the audiences informed about the main activities of the company.
Headquartered in São Paulo, the Group has five operational units in Brazil and three international offices, exporting to more than 40 countries.
* The unit in Benevides (PA), referred to in the previous report, was deactivated.[G4-22]