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Almeida Junior receives certification for the use of renewable energy

Company reduces greenhouse gas emissions with electricity generated by renewable sources


Almeida Junior’s six shopping malls reduced the emission of 4,041.79 tons of greenhouse gases in 2021, which represents the same as keeping 28,293 trees for 30 years in a reforestation project. The reduction occurred through the use of electricity generated by renewable sources and it has just been certified by Comerc Energia in partnership with Sinerconsult Consultoria Treinamento e Participações Ltda.

The measure integrates the company’s actions into the Principles of ESG (good environmental, social and governance practices). “These are actions with a look to the future. They go far beyond the immediate economy, they are measures oriented to contributing significantly in the communities where we are inserted so that the new generations have a more sustainable world”, says the CEO of the company, Jaimes Almeida Junior.

The use of sustainable technologies, the adoption of practices that encourage the improvement of the environment and quality of life are present in the six shopping malls: Neumarkt and Norte Shopping (Blumenau), Balneário Shopping (Balneário Camboriú), Garten Shopping (Joinville), Continente Shopping (Greater Florianópolis) and Nações Shopping (Criciúma). In addition to the use of renewable energy, measures such as garbage recycling, rainwater reuse, plant recovery, among others, are adopted.


About the certification


In 2009, Comerc Energia and Sinerconsult Consultoria developed a methodology that identifies the contribution made in reducing greenhouse gases because of the choice of using clean and renewable energy. The amounts identified are expressed in a certificate showing the contribution caused by the option for clean and renewable energy. The calculation is based on a reforestation pattern and the methodology used as a reference for the Brazilian carbon credits project audited by the United Nations (UN).