In order to minimize environmental impact and contribute to increasing awareness regarding sustainability, JSL has adopted measures that make it possible to reduce consumption and waste, such as rational use of fuel, recycling of lubricating oil and the carrying out of inventory of emissions. Actions directed at energy-efficiency are implemented via practices such as replacing ordinary light bulbs with LED bulbs, using low-sulfur fuel – which reduces the emission of white smoke and increases the useful life of the lubricating oil – the use of deflectors, training courses in defensive driving and economic driving, as well as the use of special vehicles that increase occupancy and consequently reduce CO2 emissions such as long combination vehicles (locally known as bitrem) and others.
One of the highlights of 2017 was the inclusion of the company’s administrative headquarters in the municipality of Mogi das Cruzes in the free market of electricity, making it possible for 100% of the unit’s energy consumed to come from renewable sources (solar power, wind power and biomass). The forecast is that another unit will be included in 2018.
Energy consumption in 2017 was 40,401,699.50 kWh, an increase of 5% over the previous year. This increase is due both to the acquisition of new businesses, such as Quick Logística, as well as to the improved quality of the data gathered, via the SAP system, in relation to data collection in 2016, which was carried out by means of spreadsheets that were filled out by the leadership at the branches.
As described in the table below, the targets in terms of energy consumption reduction were achieved at the company’s administrative headquarters and at the intermodal unit, both of which are ISO 14.001:2008 certified.
In accordance with the GHG Protocol guidelines, once a year JSL undertakes an Inventory of Emissions, a tool that is used internationally for understanding, quantifying and managing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Another mechanism used to manage emissions are the reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), an entity that carries out regular assessments of the topic.
Taking into account all the of the company’s operations, in 2017 direct emissions (Scope 1) and indirect emissions (Scope 2) came to a total of 574,054.8 t CO2eq, which is a 91% increase in comparison to the 300,179.00 t CO2eq observed in 2016.
Although the company does not have any targets regarding reducing direct or indirect emissions, the company’s focus on reducing energy consumption has an indirect impact on the reduction of GHG emissions.
In 2017 there was no emission of any substances that deplete the ozone layer (SDO), according to the Montreal protocol.
The Carbon Free program is a practical initiative which, by means of the planting of trees, contributes to offsetting emissions of pollutants, reducing the impact of climate change. Since 2011, all of Movida’s customers have been invited to take part in the program by paying an additional fee on top the daily vehicle rental charge. For each person signing up to the initiative, Movida contributes a direct financial amount, in this way sharing the responsibility.
In 2017, the program reached the mark of 11,020,608 km covered and 11,383 native tree seedlings planted for CO2 sequestration. The planting of the trees is carried out by means of a partnership that has been set up with the NGO Fundação SOS Mata Atlântica.
JSL uses water in a conscious way in accordance with the legal guidelines related to this matter. This responsibility is reflected in the incentives for the implementation of reuse systems and the improvement of water use efficiency at all of the Company’s units, in addition to monitoring the consumption and implementation of water treatment plants at those branches where consumption is significant. For example, at garages where vehicle maintenance is carried out, an effort is always made to identify possible ways to ration the use of water.
Campaigns aimed at increasing awareness and reducing consumption are disseminated to employees and third parties by means of JSL’s communication channels.
The organization’s total water consumption in 2017 was one of 542,096.20 m3, which represents a marked 117% increase over the previous year. Notwithstanding the increase, 2017’s reduction targets were achieved both at the administrative headquarters and at the intermodal unit.
JSL’s Waste Management is aligned with Brazil’s National Solid Waste Policy and by means of its practices is aimed at taking responsibility for the items it uses, with a view to minimizing the environmental impact of its activities.
In addition to monitoring the consumption of the inputs used in the operations, the company ensures that disposal of items such as tires and lubricating oil is carried out correctly, with 100% of the latter item being forwarded to the re-refining process, where it is reinserted in the production chain of the same product. It should be stressed that the temporary storage complies with NBR 12.235, a regulatory standard for the storage of hazardous solid waste.
In 2017, 5,800 tons of hazardous waste, which is classified as per NBR 10.004, was transported and then allocated to “blending” companies, afterwards being sent to cement kilns, where they are used as an alternative energy source by means of co-processing.