July 22, 2011


Brazil's Marfrig releases company-wide greenhouse gas emission study



Marfrig, one of Brazil's largest meat processors, released an extensive data study of greenhouse gas emissions for all 122 of the company's units throughout 22 countries.


According to the company's internal audit and survey, Marfrig's properties in Brazil, where its largest industrial parks are located, lead with 41% of the total greenhouse gases emitted annually, or 763,590 tonnes in 2010.


Marfrig has been able to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions at properties in other countries. Its plants in the US represent 16% of total company emissions at 291,000 tonnes, while Uruguay holds 10% at 180,000 tonnes, the UK 9% at 170,000 tonnes, and Argentina 5% at 100,000 tonnes.


Following this analysis, Marfrig intends to create a sustainability action plan that can be applied company-wide over the long term. Marfrig executives will meet in early November to discuss the plan.

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