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Swift and Seara expand investments in the use of clean energy

Swift and Seara, companies of the JBS group in Brazil, are increasing the consumption of clean and renewable energy in their operations. The two brands will acquire part of the energy produced by the Photovoltaic Plant Âmbar Saltinho from São Paulo, which opened on July 14th. The project belongs to Âmbar Energia, energy solutions company of the J&F group.

Posted on Jul 21 ,04:46

Swift and Seara expand investments in the use of clean energy

Ambar Saltinho is made up of four plants, which add up to 9,408 photovoltaic panels. This renewable energy will supply the demand of several customers, including Swift and Seara's integrated producers. In total, the four plants add up to a power of 5,174 kWp, which is equivalent to the energy consumed by 2,800 homes. The system will avoid the emission of 12,193 tons of CO₂ into the atmosphere, the same as the planting of 4,000 new trees per month. 

The consumption of renewable energy by Swift and Seara's operations is part of JBS' efforts to become Net Zero by 2040. Within this strategy, Swift's goal is to have 100% of its stores supplied by renewable sources by 2025. 

"In line with JBS's Net Zero 2040 strategy, Swift has implemented a series of initiatives in the area of sustainability, such as vans with solar panels and photovoltaic systems on the roofs of our stores. Currently, 65 Swift stores are already served by this source. The purchase of energy from Ambar Saltinho is another step in this strategy of consuming 100% renewable sources in our stores", says Raphael Jacob, CFO and responsible for Swift's Sustainability programs.

In the case of Seara, the purchase of energy from Ambar Saltinho aims to reduce its emissions, through the supply of clean and renewable energy to its integrated companies. The energy produced by the plant will be consumed by the brand's integrated companies in the region of the cities of Amparo and Nuporanga. The expectation is that, in addition to bringing more sustainability, the initiative will reduce the installations' electricity bill by 20%.

"As one of the global leaders in the poultry and pork industry, Seara understands that it is its role to disseminate best sustainability practices and promote the advancement of our agenda, improving the profitability of all stages of the sector and contributing to the increase of well-being: people, the environment and animals", says the executive director of Sustainability at Seara, José Antonio Ribas Junior.

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