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PRIORITY POINTS

Climate Change and Deforestation

Water Management and Treatment

Waste Management

 

Preservation of the Biodiversity

The SIFCA Group has been committed to preserving the Environment for over 13 years. This commitment was reinforced in 2017, by the implementation of a "Zero Deforestation" policy. A policy that sets the criteria for preserving biodiversity at our sites and defines the provisions to be respected for the extension and creation of new plantations.

We also collaborate with national institutions and others thanks to our partnerships with the following:

  • The Ministry of Water and Forestry: Contribution to the reconstitution of the forest cover
  • SODEFOR (Forestry Development Corporation): Support to the monitoring of the classified forests of Bamo and Kinkaine
  • NGO AMISTAD: Support to agroforestry reforestation in our areas of operation.
  • NGO CES (Conservation of Marine Species): support to the conservation of animal and plant species living in marine environments (Grand-Bereby).
 
+4 650

hectares of preserved forest (Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia and Nigeria)

100

hectares of vegetation cover reforested each year by the Group's subsidiary SUCRIVOIRE

50 000

trees planted in Côte d'Ivoire, on the occasion of the 2019 National Day of Peace

02

hectares of arboretum created in the classified forest in Anguédédou

8 400

hectares of classified protected forest in Bamo and Kinkaine, through support to forest monitoring committees

300

hectares of protected RAMSAR area

+ 3 300

children trained in eco-citizenship in our schools

Protected area in Ehania
Protected area in Bongo
Protected area in Borotou-Koro
Tree planting in Irobo
Eco-citizenship project in Bongo
 

Wastewater and Drinking Water Management

Most of our factories are equipped with a sewage lagoon system for the biological treatment of effluents, without chemicals, before releasing them into the natural environment. Wastewater is tested daily in all of our factories to ensure that the quality of the effluents complies with the legal limit. A water management procedure ensures rational use and equitable sharing of water throughout our agro-industrial units.

Sewage lagoon in Bongo
Water treatment plant in Borotou-Koro

Waste Management

In addition to its waste management policy, the Group has implemented several initiatives and projects aimed at reducing, reusing and recycling waste. These include the establishment of a household waste collection and recycling systems at the SAPH- Bongo, SUCRIVOIRE-Zuénoula and Borotou sites.

 

Fertilizer from the composting of household waste in Bongo
Paving stones made from plastic waste and wood chips in Zuénoula
 

Energy

Our agricultural and industrial operations require energy resources. More than 70% of our factories are now self-sufficient in energy and powered by biomass created from our agricultural by-products. In addition, as we are concerned about the impact of our business on the environment, we have put in place a reporting system to better manage our energy consumption and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.

Our surrounding communities are not excluded from these practices. Indeed, through the technical assistance we provide to them, we promote the use of clean and renewable energy.