Patrus reinforces enduring purpose – Diário do Comércio

Patrus reinforces enduring purpose – Diário do Comércio

The series of programs will start from this Wednesday (25) online With topics such as carbon neutralization, water management, energy consumption and waste disposal. Rota ESG is promoted by Petrus Transports, based in Contagem, in the metropolitan area of ​​Belo Horizonte (RMBH),

Promote the commitment of companies to environmentally and socially responsible practices. It is the object of the Global Movement of B Corps, created in 2006 in the United States and Canada, and which has received support from Brazilian investors.

The idea is for companies to not only make a profit, but to contribute to solutions to major problems such as climate change and social inequality.

With the aim of strengthening and engaging the value chain of the segment in which it operates, Patras Transports, which specializes in the transport of breakbulk cargo, began a series of four meetings with reference companies and experts on the subject at ESG this week. Will do

The first round of “ESG Route: Dialogue and Creation” will be held with the broadcast online, this Wednesday, from 3 p.m., and is open to all interested. On this occasion, the perspective will be on carbon neutralization and will be attended by representatives of Systema B.

Guests of the first meeting are Natura’s Sustainability Manager, Joo Teixeira, WeCarbon’s CEO, Felipe Bittencourt, Sistema B Brasil’s representative, Bruna Hirszmann and People, ESG, Director of Communications and Marketing of Patras Transports, Katia Rocha. , The event will be moderated by journalist, researcher and subject matter expert Stefania Rocha Guimaraes.

The next editions, the dates of which have not yet been defined, will deal with water management, energy consumption and waste disposal.

“The purpose of this series of meetings is to move up our value chain. This involves the customer, supplier and community at large. Addressing these issues in such a comprehensive and transparent manner, especially in the transportation sector, has resulted in progress, maturity and These themes result from an awareness of the importance on which the world is leaning”, explains Katia Rocha.


The process of becoming a Certified B Corp is an independent and rigorous assessment of a company’s impact on people and the planet, from its carbon footprint to the way it treats employees. Patras Transports has been B Corp since 2018, the first break-bulk carrier in the world to receive the certification.

“As signatories to Net Zero – a global commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere – we are not waiting for 2030 to take action. We have set long-term goals and we have already achieved 10% of carbon emissions last year. We have managed to neutralize 20% this year and 30% in 2023”, says Katia Rocha.

Among the main measures taken by the carrier to achieve these results, it is possible to highlight the neutralization of carbon credits, the conversion of vehicles to CNG and the production of clean energy.


Evidence of sustainable practices through certification has helped companies attract investments. Evidence of this, according to information released by Sistema B in Brazil, the number of certified companies increased by about 260 percent between 2017 and 2022, from 60 to 215 companies. The certificates awarded in the last two years have gained momentum: there were 29 in 2019, 39 the next year and 45 in 2021.

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Worldwide, Systema B has already been certified to over 4,000 companies, including 786 in Latin America. In Brazil, Benchmark has been active since 2012.

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