Catarina Bronstein , Global Reporting Initiative, Brazil
She has worked with various organizations on the topics of Fair Trade and international sustainable economic development such as Global Exchange and Fair Trade USA and is now working for Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)'s Focal Point Brazil, spreading the importance of sustainability reporting for companies in the country.
I met Catarina at a recent Sustainability Committee meeting at Amcham Campinas where she was the featured speaker.
Amcham Campinas Launching of the Premio Eco 2012
At today´s Sustainability Fourum event Amcham-Brasil celebrates 30 years of success of honoring Brazilian corporations for best practices in Sustainability.
Renato Ferreira, of Grupo Libra and Thiago Char of Kimberly-Clark shared their experience as winners of Premio Eco 2011.
For more information about Premio Eco
GM Builds Sustainable Plant in Brazil
Published on May 10, 2012 | By genmotors
Expected to be LEED certified and landfill free
(3BL Media) Joinville, Brazil - May 10, 2012 – General Motors is pioneering several environmental practices in its construction of a new engine plant in Joinville in southern Brazil. These sustainable features are expected to accredit the plant for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
The sustainable initiatives include the first solar energy system in the Brazilian automotive industry. The facility will be the first to introduce a water recycling process using reverse osmosis and employ a new way of treating sewage and wastewater by a wetland process. It will also be the first GM landfill-free plant in the country.
“We are one of the first companies in Brazil to push environmental innovation into the manufacturing space,” said Grace Lieblein, president of GM do Brasil. “Sustainability is in the DNA of our company, and we are incorporating environmental features into our facilities from the ground up.”
Sustainable features include:
Tom Reaoch and fellow Amcham Campinas Sustainability Committee members visited the installations of Wet & Wild amusement park in Vinhedo, Brazil. The group toured the water treatment facilities and learned of the Wet & Wild water treatmet and water connservation efforts.