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Overall Greenhouse Gas Emissions

GRI 305-1 GRI 305-2 GRI 305-3 ODS 07 ODS 13 SASB FB-MP-110a. TCFD
2019 2020 2021
Scope 1 (tCO2e) 192,897.10 233,274.66 283,144.86
Scope 2 (tCO2e) - purchase choice approach - - -
Scope 2 (tCO2e) - location approach 17,292.05 14,590.81 53,093.41
Scope 3 (tCO2e) - 34,541.27 16,762,018.44
Total GHG Removals (tCO2e) - -38,597.52 -8,458.43
Total Offsets (tCO2e) - - -

Context

The Company’s annual corporate inventory of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions encompasses operations and businesses in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay. The results are published in the Public Emissions Registry of the Brazilian GHG Protocol Program and are audited by an independent third party. Between 2020 and 2021, an increase in emissions was registered due to the increase in slaughter and production volume, as well as the start of operations at the Bucaramanga unit (COL) and the restart of operations at the Canelones unit (UY).
Changes in rainfall patterns have impacted the availability of energy from less emitting sources in the market, which caused an increase in our scope 2 emissions, although these have been fully offset by the purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates (I-RECs) for all countries except Paraguay where emissions are zero due to the use of 100% renewable energy.
In 2020, the Company started monitoring scope 3 emissions for Brazil operations and included the categories ‘4 – Transport and distribution – upstream’ (partial), ‘6 – Business trips’ and ‘7 – Employee travel home -job’. In 2021, there were more advances in the measurement of emissions in this scope, including new sources of emissions and categories in the other countries with operations in South America: ‘1 – Purchased goods and services’ (acquired cattle), ‘4 – Transport and distribution – upstream’ and ‘5 – Waste generated in operations’.
Efforts are being made to develop the Minerva Foods decarbonization plan in order to reach the goal of emissions neutrality by 2035, and can be monitored on the Commitments to Sustainability page of the Company’s website.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity

GRI 305-4 ODS 13 SASB FB-MP-110a. TCFD
2019 2020 2021
Net Emissions Intensity (tCO2e/ton finished product) - 0,16 0,17

Context

The emissions intensity indicator is calculated using as a base the total emissions in scopes 1 and 2 (tCO2e) and the quantity of finished production (tons) in the base year. It indicates how much carbon equivalent was emitted into the atmosphere for each ton of finished product, considering emissions from the production process and from energy purchases.
Minerva Foods’ carbon intensity in 2021 was 0.17 tCO₂e/TPA, considering the market approach for scope 2.
Given the acquisition of Renewable Energy Certificates (I-REC) for operations in all countries, with the exception of Paraguay where emissions are already zero due to the local energy matrix being composed only of renewable sources, it was considered for the calculation of the emissions indicator zero net for scope 2.

Scope 3 Total Greenhouse Gas Emissions

GRI 305-3 ODS 13 SASB FB-MP-110a. TCFD
2019 2020 2021
Scope 3 emissions - Employee commute (home-work) - 1,723.63 3,178.80
Scope 3 emissions - Transport and distribution (upstream) - 32,272.68 225,845.01
Scope 3 emissions - Transport and distribution (downstream) - - -
Scope 3 emissions - Business travel - 577,37 831,62
Scope 3 emissions - Waste generated in operations - - 30,686.65
Scope 3 emissions - Employee travel by private transport (cab and uber) - - 0,71
Scope 3 emissions - Cattle raising on supplier ranches - - 16,501,475.65
Total - 34,573.68 16,762,018.44

Context

Minerva Foods has been improving the accounting of its direct and indirect (value chain) GHG emissions every year. In 2020, for the first time, the Company included in its Corporate Inventory of GHG Emissions (base year 2020) scope 3 emissions. Scope 3 emissions were measured for Brazil operations and categories ‘4 – Transport and distribution – upstream’ (partial), ‘6 – Business trips’ and ‘7 – Employee commuting from home to work’.
In the Corporate Inventory of GHG Emissions (base year 2021), the Company expanded the accounting of scope 3 emission sources to other countries (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay) and included new sources of emissions and categories: ‘ 1 – Purchased goods and services’ (cattle acquired), ‘4 – Transport and distribution – upstream’ and ‘5 – Waste generated in operations’.

Carbon Credits

ODS 13 TCFD
2019 2020 2021
Quantity of carbon credits traded - MyCarbon - - 50,000

Context

Created in 2021, MyCArbon is a subsidiary of the Company focused on the development, acquisition, and commercialization of high quality carbon credits within agriculture, forestry, land use, and renewable energy projects in Latin America. In addition, it provides support to rural producers, in partnership with the Renove Program, in their efforts to find the best farming practices, contributing to the efficient use of natural resources and low carbon production.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Brazil

GRI 305-1 GRI 305-2 GRI 305-3 ODS 07 ODS 13 SASB FB-MP-110a. TCFD
2019 2020 2021
Scope 1 (tCO2e) 102,024.52 87,874.82 93,540.31
Scope 2 (tCO2e) - purchase choice approach - - -
Scope 2 (tCO2e) - location approach 13,864.85 11,262.66 21,477.07
Scope 3 (tCO2e) - 34,541.27 6,186,297.77

Context

In Brazil, the Company operates eight slaughtering units, a protein processing unit, its own distribution center and eight outsourced distribution centers, a retail store and corporate administrative offices. In addition to these, it also includes related businesses Minerva Leather, Minerva Ingredients, Minerva Biodiesel and Minerva Casings.
In 2020, Minerva Foods purchased renewable energy certificates for 100% of the energy used in the country. This process, in addition to ensuring that the energy consumed comes from renewable sources, liquidates 100% of scope 2 emissions. In 2021, the practice was maintained for operations, and Minerva Foods became the first Brazilian company to receive the Renewable Energy seal.
As for scope 3 emissions, in 2020 monitoring was initiated for the categories of employee commuting home-work, transportation and upstream distribution, and business travel in Brazil. In 2021, there were further advances within scope 3, with the addition of emissions from cattle raising, logistics operations, from generated waste and employee commuting in private transport (cab and uber).

Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Argentina

GRI 305-1 GRI 305-2 GRI 305-3 ODS 07 ODS 13 SASB FB-MP-110a. TCFD
2019 2020 2021
Scope 1 (tCO2e) 45,595.24 80,443.04 65,016.49
Scope 2 (tCO2e) - purchase choice approach - - -
Scope 2 (tCO2e) - location approach 1,937.93 1,956.03 24,615.77
Scope 3 (tCO2e) - - 1,987,866.40

Context

In Argentina, Minerva Foods operates five slaughter units and two protein processing units that are under the Swift Argentina brand.
All energy, used in operations in Argentina, derives from renewable sources and, since 2020, has been certified through I-RECs (Renewable Energy Certificates). This process, in addition to ensuring that the energy consumed comes from renewable sources, liquidates 100% of scope 2 emissions.
In 2021, the monitoring of scope 3 emissions in the country began for the sources relevant to the business: ‘1 – Purchased goods and services’ (cattle and buffalo acquired), ‘4 – Transport and distribution – upstream’, ‘5 – Waste generated in operations’, ‘6 – Business trips’ and ‘7 – Employee commuting from home to work’.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Colombia

GRI 305-1 GRI 305-2 GRI 305-3 ODS 07 ODS 13 SASB FB-MP-110a. TCFD
2019 2020 2021
Scope 1 (tCO2e) 8,312.61 9,087.27 44,282.49
Scope 2 (tCO2e) - purchase choice approach - - -
Scope 2 (tCO2e) - location approach 582,50 631,42 4,968.19
Scope 3 (tCO2e) - - 1,586,733.64

Context

Minerva Foods operates two cattle slaughter operations in Colombia.
All energy used is derived from renewable sources and since 2020, it has been certified through I-RECs (Renewable Energy Certificates). This process, in addition to ensuring that the energy consumed comes from renewable sources, liquidates 100% of the scope 2 emissions. The unit in Bucaramanga, Colombia has 1,471 solar panels installed above the corrals area, producing about 1,964.8 kW/h of renewable energy and reducing the emission of 204.75 tons of CO2 annually.
In 2021, the monitoring of scope 3 emissions in the country began for the sources relevant to the business: ‘1 – Purchased goods and services’ (cattle and buffalo acquired), ‘4 – Transport and distribution – upstream’, ‘5 – Waste generated in operations’, ‘6 – Business trips’ and ‘7 – Employee commuting from home to work’.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Paraguay

GRI 305-1 GRI 305-2 GRI 305-3 ODS 07 ODS 13 SASB FB-MP-110a. TCFD
2019 2020 2021
Scope 1 (tCO2e) 14,824.98 23,390.88 30,741.88
Scope 2 (tCO2e) - purchase choice approach - - -
Scope 2 (tCO2e) - location approach - - -
Scope 3 (tCO2e) - - 3,757,821.34

Context

In Paraguay, the Company operates five slaughter units that use 100% renewable energy in their processes, from hydroelectric sources, net of scope 2 emissions.
In 2021, the monitoring of scope 3 emissions in the country began for the sources relevant to the business: ‘1 – Purchased goods and services’ (cattle and buffalo acquired), ‘4 – Transport and distribution – upstream’, ‘5 – Waste generated in operations’, ‘6 – Business trips’ and ‘7 – Employee commuting from home to work’.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Uruguay

GRI 305-1 GRI 305-2 GRI 305-3 ODS 07 ODS 13 SASB FB-MP-110a. TCFD
2019 2020 2021
Scope 1 (tCO2e) 22,457.02 32,478.65 49,563.68
Scope 2 (tCO2e) - purchase choice approach - - -
Scope 2 (tCO2e) - location approach 1,409.80 906,77 2,032.39
Scope 3 (tCO2e) - - 3,243,277.70

Context

In Uruguay, Minerva Foods operates three slaughter units for which, in 2020, it purchased renewable energy certificates for 100% of the energy used. This process, in addition to guaranteeing that the energy consumed comes from renewable sources, liquidates 100% of scope 2 emissions. In 2021, the monitoring of scope 3 emissions in the country began for the sources relevant to the business: ‘1 – Purchased goods and services’ (cattle and buffalo acquired), ‘4 – Transport and distribution – upstream’, ‘5 – Waste generated in operations’, ‘6 – Business trips’ and ‘7 – Employee commuting from home to work’.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Chile

GRI 305-1 GRI 305-2 GRI 305-3 ODS 07 ODS 13 SASB FB-MP-110a. TCFD
2019 2020 2021
Scope 1 (tCO2e) - - -
Scope 2 (tCO2e) - purchase choice approach - - -
Scope 2 (tCO2e) - location approach - - -
Scope 3 (tCO2e) - - 21,58

Context

In Chile, the Company has a distribution center with outsourced operations, for which monitoring of emission sources related to transportation and distribution began in 2021.