Environmental Management


All Businesses in which greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are significant prepare an annual inventory according to the methodology of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol.

Odebrecht Agroindustrial: for each ton of CO2 emitted, the emission of 8 tons of gas is avoided

6 million tCO2e

are no longer emitted into the atmosphere with the use of ethanol and other Odebrecht Agroindustrial products

The largest volume of emissions comes from Braskem’s petrochemical operations, acknowledged in 2016 by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CPD) as the best carbon management company in Brazil. It was the first time that a Brazilian industry representative joined CDP’s “List A,” an international organization that evaluates the best business practices against climate change.

In 2015, Odebrecht Engineering and Construction won, for the third time, the Gold Seal of the Brazilian GHG Protocol Program, which acknowledges the inventory processes verified by third parties.

Among Businesses, one highlight is Odebrecht Agroindustrial’s contribution to fulfilling Brazil’s commitment to reducing GHG emissions by 37% by 2025, based on emissions of the year 2005.

The company’s products, such as ethanol, prevent the emission of approximately 6 million metric tons of carbon equivalent into the atmosphere, replacing fossil fuels.



Consolidated Odebrecht (tCO2e) 2015 2016
Intensity of emissions – Scope 1 (g/CO2e/R$ gross revenue)1 0,077 0,120
Intensity of emissions – Scope 1 + 2 (g/CO2e/R$ gross revenue) 0,086 0,134
Intensity of emissions – Total – Scope 1 + 2 + 3 (g/CO2e/R$ gross revenue) 0,216 0,342

1Gross revenue of R$ 132,519 million in 2015 and R$ 89.563 in 2016.

Odebrecht Agroindustrial's Eldorado Unit (MS): efficiency in reducing greenhouse gas emissions