Sustainability

Cedro has, over the years, carried out actions and projects, in which sustainability is a practical commitment, present throughout its operation. From the preservation of an area of 5.6 thousand hectares in one of the largest Brazilian biomes, Serra do Curral, to the use of certified cotton, treatment of 100% of wastewater, consumption of 40% less water, 70% reduction in CO² emissions, we are a company that has, every day, looked for solutions to protect our natural resources.

1.Business model resilience
2. Product design and lifecycle management
3. Efficiency in material sourcing and use
4. Supply chain management
5. Sustainable finance

Resilience, versatility and the ability to reinvent ourselves and conquer new markets are symbols of our trajectory. Thus, we created two profitable business lines – Workwear and Jeanswear – in the search for solid financial results and potential for sustainable expansion.

Incorporating investment in research and development, new technologies and the most modern techniques in the textile industry, we have created a true innovation ecosystem. The use of Lean Manufacturing practices boosts our performance.

Efficiency is the principle that moves us, in the design and life cycle of products, in relationships with suppliers and customers, in the management of inventories and production processes, in ensuring solutions desired by the consumer. To strengthen the entire production chain in the textile sector and establish itself as a quality reference in the national and international market.

 

1.Fundamentals of corporate sustainability management
2. Risk management
3. Corporate governance practices
4. Business ethics
5. Maintaining the competitive environment
6. Management of legal and regulatory environments

Cedro is one of the longest-lived publicly-traded companies in our country. It has shares listed on B3 where, since 2003, it has been Level I of Corporate Governance. In 2011, it adhered to the “ABRASCA Code of Self-Regulation and Good Practices for Publicly-Traded Companies”.

Control of the company is exercised through a Shareholders’ Agreement. Cedro’s solid governance structure comprises the following bodies: General Meeting, Board of Directors, and Executive Board.

Operations are autonomous and decentralized, with no overlapping positions. The Chairman of the Board does not have any executive ties to the company. The body has 3 committees: Audit, Risk Management and Strategy Committee, Governance and Compliance Committee, and Remuneration, Evaluation and Succession Committee. Performance, risk, and opportunity analysis meetings are held weekly by the board of directors and monthly by the Board of Directors.

Also noteworthy is the Code of Conduct, established in 2005, which guides the beliefs, values and behaviors adopted in the company. Compliance is ensured by the Conduct Committee made up predominantly of company employees.

1.Environmental Management Policies and Practices
2. Ecological impacts
3. Energy management
4. Water and liquid effluent management
5. Waste and hazardous materials management

Environmental protection is an essential and urgent agenda. For Cedro it is a reality. Investment in quality of life, the well-being of future generations and a sustainable production model is present throughout the operation.

We preserved an area of 5.6 thousand hectares in one of the most important Brazilian biomes in Serra do Cipó. We work with certified cotton, we treat all effluents, we consume less water than the sector average, we have continually reduced CO² emissions in recent years and we continually seek solutions to reduce possible impacts on the environment.

Cedro works to change paradigms, combining development and preservation in the essence of the operation. Sharing value for a future everyone can be proud of. It is our responsibility, it is our commitment.

  1. Labor policies
  2. Worker health and safety
  3. Employee engagement, diversity, and inclusion

Human capital is Cedro’s greatest asset. The company’s leadership position and recognition on a national and international level was only achieved through the contribution of thousands of workers.

Therefore, valuing these employees is an absolute priority. We continually invest in training, qualification programs, mechanisms for retaining talent and career plans. We seek an increasingly harmonious and safe working environment, ensuring the well-being of professionals.

It is still worth mentioning the participatory mechanisms and rewards for results that give protagonism to the company’s employees. Our strength is diverse, collective, and shared. In thousands of hands that guide us through each challenge.

 

 

1.Human rights and community relations
2. Private social investment and corporate citizenship
3. Technical and economic accessibility
4. Product quality and safety
5. Product sales and labeling practices
6. Customer well-being
7. Customer privacy
8. Data security

A transformative business that multiplies benefits, changes realities in an inclusive way and respects diversity. Cedro’s actions go beyond financial objectives. It aims to build a comprehensive, rewarding legacy, based on improving people’s lives.

The positive social impact is a consequence of the business itself. The generation of jobs and income, economic activity in the locations where it is present and actions for communities. The desire to do more mobilized the creation of the Cedro e Cachoeira Association in 2011.

The entity undertakes social and environmental actions, promoting citizenship, in addition to partnerships with private entities and NGOs. From this, the Semente Cedro volunteer program was born, with dozens of projects with an extraordinary impact on the local reality.