Schulz S.A. has a solid social, environmental and human resources responsibility policy, investing in sustainability in order to strengthen business and be in tune with the environment in which it operates. Improving the quality of life of its employees and the community, and the commitment to customers and shareholders is part of the Company’s tradition and management of sustainable development throughout its production chain.

Its Environmental Management System is certified by ISO 14.001, proving its real commitment to the sustainable development of the entire production chain. The company also promotes initiatives for waste reuse and recycling, greenhouse gas emission control, energy and water consumption reduction, advanced supplier management, as well as an environmental awareness program for employees. As a supplier, it participates in the Clean Play program, which allows returning lubricating oils to their respective packaging.

Investments in certification and technology increase the Company’s care for the environment and the society, reinforcing its operation towards sustainability. The organization seeks to increase the care with its surroundings by promoting distinguished programs, such as investments in effluent management and treatment and responsible acting projects.

With a focus on social development and environmental preservation, Schulz maintains qualified labor and raw materials available, managing possible risks, identifying opportunities and keeping good relationship with its stakeholders. Thus, its history has been traced for more than half a century. The company understands that it is possible to seek business maintenance and continuity in the long term.

Check out some social initiatives

Volunteering: encourages employees to make donations in internal campaigns and do voluntary work

Cultural and social assistance initiatives: partnership with the Voluntary Fire Brigade Association of the city of Joinville, in addition to sponsorship of Joinville Esporte Clube (JEC) and the Bolshoi Theater School in Brazil.


Environmental aspect

The Schulz Group makes environmentally conscious purchases of raw materials and inputs based on their impact, and only suppliers who comply with the environmental legislation are approved. The Company also develops initiatives to reuse packaging materials, properly disposes of batteries, recycles materials received from suppliers and encourages the recycling of final product packaging, such as lubricant oil.
The Company also undertakes the following environmental initiatives:

Monitoring: monthly measures environmental indicators and the Environmental Performance Index (IDA) and compares then with pre-defined goals based on the particularities of the business units.

Eco-efficiency: controls the amount of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GEE), waste generation and general water and energy consumption.

Sustainability: establishes an advanced management program for suppliers, making environmentally conscious decisions when acquiring raw materials, inputs and services.

Waste management: works in partnership with local entities and the Brazilian Foundry Association (ABIFA) to establish standards related to the reuse of discarded foundry sand. Moreover, pursuant to the Brazilian National Solid Waste Policy, Schulz has been developing several reverse logistics channels for waste. One of them is the Jogue Limpo program, a system structured to collect lubricant oil and its packaging, mainly at gas stations.

Life Cycle Assessment: since 2010, Schulz Compressores Ltda. has been promoting the Life Cycle Assessment (ACV) of the environmental impacts generated during the entire life cycle of its products based on NBR ISO 14,040 and NBR ISO 14,044 and imposing measures to reduce these impacts.

Water: Schulz also innovated by implementing a rainwater collection system. At the Matrix, water is collected in an 18,750m² area on the roof of the factories and sent to the reservoirs. The collected water is used in the cooling towers of the foundry furnaces and in the sand preparation unit, which are the processes that most consume water at Schulz. The reservoirs can store up to 1.16 million liters of water, which guarantees one and a half week of production without depending on the concessionaire.