We adopt best practices and invest in technology to reduce our environmental footprint.
We seek to use natural resources, energy and raw materials efficiently and at the same time, we ensure the management of environmental aspects.
Sugar cane landscape in Nicaragua.
With the process of bagasse cogeneration, we satisfy the energy needs of our facilities and we produce surpluses.
The surplus is incorporated into the renewable energy matrix of the countries where we operate, thus reducing emissions of greenhouse gases. We monitor energy consumption in our agricultural and industrial operations.
of our fuel consumptioncomes from renewable sources.
We use modern processes to have a better and more efficient use of water.
Aplicamos practicas responsables de manejo de agua en todas las áreas de nuestra operación que cumplen con la ley en los países que operamos y nos ayudan a ser más eficientes.
Invested in projects to improve water efficiency.
Responding to climate change, we have developed emission inventories in our operations.
The boiler systems of our mills have cleaning mechanisms, which allow the washing of gases and their capture in wet boxes or ash traps. This prevents ashes and soot from dispersing into the atmosphere. We have installed electrostatic precipitators in many of our boilers.
Boiler in Panuco Sugar Mill, Mexico.
We invest in protecting biodiversity.
We have forestry projects in Guatemala and Nicaragua, promoting the conservation and preservation of protected areas and areas of high biodiversity.
conserved hectaresof natural forests, river banks, conservation of species and ecological trails.
Hectares reforested for conservation and protection of native species between 2014-2020.
Responsible waste management
We make the most of each sugar cane.
We use sugarcane waste as by-products. We return the cachaza, residue of the juice of the sugar cane, to replenish nutrients in the fields. The vinasse, a by-product of fermentation containing a high content of organic matter and nutrients, is treated as organic fertilizer. Molasses are transformed in the distillery process into alcohol. Bagasse, the fiber residue left after extracting the juice from the sugar canes, is used to create renewable energy.
In addition, we use our waste to make compost. For the remainder that cannot be reused, we manage its proper disposal.
Of our waste is reused.
Our commitment to the environment.
We are commited to the world and the environment, this encourages us to elaborate innovative proposals and solutions to promove the sustainability of our operations.
CENGICAÑA – Guatemalan Center for Sugar Cane Research and Training
Created by the Guatemalan Sugar Association in 1992 to support the technological advancement of the sugar industry, with the aim of improving the production and productivity of sugarcane cultivation and its derivatives.
The Guatemalan Sugar Association founded the Climate Change Research Institute to create actions that develop adequate processes of mitigation and adaptation to climate change to support the communities, productive processes and infrastructure of the region.