ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

 

Sonae Indústria's wood-based products are manufactures using recycled wood, residues from other activities and raw-materials provenient from sustainable forests, as well as other wood fibre sources whose origin complies with sustainability best practices.

We adopt the principles of sustainable development and we use eco-efficiency as a reference to operate our plants according to high environmental management standards.

We are committed to:

  • The sustainable use of natural resources, including forest-based resources;
  • Operating our facilities in compliance with all applicable environmental laws and regulations;
  • The minimisation of the environmental impact of our facilities on the local and global environment;
  • The continuous improvement in environmental management by setting targets and assessing performance against those targets;
  • Regularly reporting and public disclosure of our environmental performance;
  • Promote the certification of our environmental management and wood fibre supply chain by internationally recognised standards.

To achieve this, we integrate responsible environmental management into all our operations.

We:

  • Define clear roles, responsibilities and accountability at each level of our organization;
  • Set challenging performance criteria for each of our operations;
  • Allocate the necessary resources to ensure we meet the performance objectives;
  • Train our people in their environmental responsibilities;
  • Develop and implement effective eco-efficient practices;
  • Monitor our environmental performance and review it accordingly;
  • Invite our stakeholders to engage in our environmental commitments.

This way, we create an environmentally responsible culture that contributes to the enhancement of our sustainable business performance.