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Paranapanema is committed to promoting sustainable development as it produces and sells refined copper and semi-manufactured products of copper and copper alloys. The company contributes to the welfare of employees, families and communities where it has a presence, integrating its operations appropriately with the environment. And this can only be achieved by respecting the laws, standards, customs and habits in each region where the company operates.


Environmental Management System

Through its Environmental Management System (EMS), the company strives to anticipate key public issues involving ecosystems and society, whether by conducting environmental impact studies in all areas of influence, or by aspiring to uphold and surpass the requirements of the legislation in force.

The EMS has been implemented at units on the basis of sectorial goals and procedures, and is responsible for consulting support and the Environmental Performance report. This makes it possible to discover, evaluate and deal with both current and potential issues and the impacts of products, processes and facilities on ecosystems and society, in an effort to stay ahead of public concerns. Advanced analyses of project risks are also conducted.

Within the context of the EMS, many practices are geared towards conservation and optimization of natural resources (both renewable and non-renewable) and ecosystem preservation –these include programs for: Waste Reduction, Selective Trash Collection, Recovery of Degraded Areas and Environmental Impact Assessments.