Frigorifico Concepcion S.A. is establishing a program to Green House Gas (GHG) emissions
We are excited to announce that Frigorífico Concepcion S.A. is establishing a program to better understand our Green House Gas (GHG) emissions, which is identifying all material sources of Scope I and Scope II emission, under the Kyoto protocol across our four production facilities in accordance with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and other internationally established sources. This project will be conducted by GHG and Climate expert Sergio Oddone, who has acted as the technical specialist in the preparation of the National Inventory of Greenhouse Gases of Paraguay for the last 5 years.
As stated by Mr. Oddone: “The interest and commitment of Frigorífico in caring for the environment and the fight against climate change is clear! The calculation of the Carbon Footprint is the first step to understanding our climate impact in order to consciously manage our activities in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from our processing and refrigeration facilities, select like-minded shipping and trucking logistics partners, and focus on available recapturing and sequestration technologies available to us in Paraguay.
Mr. Oddone is a Chemical Engineer and holds a Masters in Sanitary and Environmental Engineering from the University of Cantabria, Spain as well as an Environmental Engineering degree from Polytechnic of Turin, Italy. We would like to welcome Sergio’s expertise as we look forward to deriving our base year 2021 carbon footprint picture and to working on various decarbonization strategies for our company aligned to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
As the leader of one of the producers of high-quality protein meat products in Paraguay, Frigorífico Concepción's is growing its business in-line with its mission of delivering delicious and nutritious products in a way that is respectful to animals, the environment, and to our future generations. Therefore, our commitment to sustainability reflects our vision, our goals, and the way we encourage our day-to-day operations. As we work with various farmers, suppliers, and other members of the logistics chain, we understand our role in bringing positive change within the meat processing industry and general corporate culture in South America. We deal with many importer countries, wholesale customers, and shipping companies - how we operate and how we choose our counterparties in business plays a vital role in the overall picture of global sustainability and climate action.
There are many important ESG aspects of our business that are being addressed in our country, such as the majority of electricity sources being non-fossil but rather hydro-powered, and the general absence of GMO animals and antibiotic use by Paraguay farmers. There are also individual ESG aspects that our company is committed to monitoring, measuring, and improving – such as animal welfare standards, supplier review and selection, worker’s health & safety, corporate governance practices, and business innovation, to name a few.
We take the opportunity to highlight some of the Sustainable Development Goals we directly contribute to, such as Goal 2, Zero Hunger; Goal 3, Good Health and Well-Being; Goal 6, Clean Water and Sanitation, Goal 8, Decent Work and Economic Growth; Goal 10, Reduced Inequalities; Goal 13, Climate Action; Goal 15, Life on Land, and many others.