The main advances in 2020 were focused on reducing the consumption of water, energy and paper, in addition to less waste generation and greater planting of trees. The 5 new refrigerated logistics centers that will be inaugurated in the 1st semester of 2021, will be operated with natural refrigerants, F-free
SuperFrio, a company controlled by Pátria Investimentos, leader in the refrigerated logistics industry in South America, showed a significant reduction in the consumption of water, energy and paper in 2020, among other advances such as a reduction in the generation of waste, an increase in the planting of trees and design of new units using natural refrigerant fluids.
The first results of great impact are concentrated in the consumption of water and energy, which are essential inputs for the good functioning of the cooling system of our warehouses. Comparing the years 2019 and 2020, there was a reduction of 2% in water consumption and 10% in energy consumption in SuperFrio units. This represents 1.5 million liters of water and 2.3 million kwh saved over the past year. The international recognition for the company’s efforts came with the certification and the Energy Excellence Award given by the GCCA (Global Cold Chain Alliance) for the Vargem Grande do Sul / SP unit. It is the first and only warehouse in South America recognized by the global entity in the cold chain.
Another important result was the reduction of 40% in the consumption of bond paper in operations, with the implementation of the Blue Yonder WMS system supported by the optimization of the processes carried out in the company’s warehouses. “The use of a single WMS tool parameterized exclusively for each of our customers and the constant training of the people who execute our Operations, are essential to achieve operational excellence through digital transformation”, says Fabio Silva, Director of Company technology.
The company also achieved important results in the disposal of waste and planting trees. In 2020, there was a 6% reduction in the destination of waste to landfills and a 62% increase in recycling. This represented 20 tons of waste eliminated and 850 tons of recycling.
Arbor Day, celebrated in September, mobilized all the company’s employees; according to Q & SSMA Analyst Beatriz Smidt Celere, “We planted 67 tree seedlings in all SuperFrio units, with several lectures raising awareness about the importance of sustainable practices”.
For 2021, SuperFrio’s sustainability goals are even more audacious. According to Francisco Moura, CEO of SuperFrio, “We will inaugurate 5 new refrigerated logistics centers in the 1st semester, all Freon-free, using only natural refrigerant fluids. In addition, we will certify more warehouses under the GCCA Energy Excellence Program. The goals defined for 2021 also include a reduction of at least 5% in energy and water consumption, compared to 2020. ”
Find out more about these and other sustainable actions by SuperFrio in the links below.