Prati-Donaduzzi, by itself, has prevented the emission of more than seven thousand tons of carbon dioxide (CO2). Photo: Igor Baggio
With the use of energy incentive, Prati-Donaduzzi Pharmaceutical Industry and the Centralpack Packaging Industry, both based in Toledo, Paraná, no longer emit more than 7,800 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. Comerc Energia and Sinerconsult made and disseminated the survey.
According to the study, if companies used conventional sources to neutralize the greenhouse effect, it would be necessary to plant 58,395 trees in a 30-year reforestation project.
Prati-Donaduzzi, by itself, has prevented the emission of more than seven thousand tons of carbon dioxide (CO2). Centralpack, which is part of the Prati-Donaduzzi Group, has ceased to emit 800 tons.
The renewable sources used by companies are wind energy (wind power), solar energy (light and heat from the sun) and biomass (organic matter).
The initiative has received certification from Comerc Energia and Sinerconsult that adopt a calculation methodology developed in the United States by the World Resources Institute (WRI). The method used by institutions follows the same line as companies, NGOs and governments around the world.
Prati-Donaduzzi Electrical Engineer, Renan Augusto Taborda, explained that the pharmacy is considered a free consumer and could choose the electricity supplier, but opts for the energy incentive.
According to Prati-Donaduzzi engineering manager, Fernando Zimmermann, currently 100% of the energy used in the drug and packaging industry comes from alternative sources, the so-called clean energy.
“The companies of Prati-Donaduzzi Group are very concerned about the environment. Receiving this certificate is synonymous with pride, as it demonstrates that we are committed not only to drug production, but also to the sustainability of the planet”, said Zimmermann.
According to Centralpack director, Victor Donaduzzi, one of the corporation's pillars is commitment and respect for the environment. “In the globalized world, it is important to think about environmental issues. If each company does its part, we will take a step further into the future and, therefore, into the next generations”, added Donaduzzi.
Centralpack, the packaging industry that is part of Prati-Donaduzzi Group, also makes use of energy incentives. Over the past three years, the company has reduced more than 800 tons of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to 5,987 trees in a 30-year reforestation project.