Responsible Production

Responsible Production

The companies of the SID Group are committed to preventing the environmental impacts that their activities, products and services may cause. The continuous improvement of its Environmental Management System, compliance with the applicable legal requirements and other commitments that the organization subscribes, seek the preservation of the environment and the benefit of our community.

Corporate Policies

To ensure the continuous improvement of our Management System, in the SID Group we have corporate policies focused on quality, innocuity, environment, occupational health and safety and sustainability.

Certification Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

Since 2015 the SID Group and its company MercaSID S.A. has RSPO certification (Sustainable Palm Oil) in Supply Chain Module “Mass Balance” (CU RSPO SCC No. 845373). This certification seeks to promote the production, traceability and use of sustainable palm oil benefiting the people, planet and overall prosperity through the cooperation within the supply chain and open dialogue among its stakeholders. The company also maintains a palm oil traceability verification program.

Sistemas de Gestión de Calidad y Ambiental basados en las Normas ISO 14001 y 9001

Through the certifications of the international standards ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System) and ISO 9001 (Quality Management System) in its latest version of 2015, we have been able to implement and comply with the commitments assumed through our corporate policies, whose principles are based on continuous improvement, compliance with legal requirements and other commitments, for the benefit of our clients and the community.

Effluent Treatment

The SID Group has assumed the commitment to treat its industrial effluents using efficient technologies through a mixed treatment system (chemical and biological). Our wastewater treatment plants discharge municipal, aquifer and / or river sanitary records, ensuring the quality of the effluent generated and in compliance with applicable Dominican regulations.

Commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The SID Group, in response to its commitment to the environment and society, assumes its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the United Nations (UN). These objectives are formulated to eradicate poverty, promote prosperity and well-being for all, protect the environment and address global climate change.

Acknowledgements

Premio Nacional a la Produccion mas Limpia (Cleaner Production Awards)

Since 2011, the different companies of the SID Group (Induveca, Induspalma, Agua Crystal and MercaSID) have successfully participated in the National Cleaner Production Award sponsored by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources. These awards recognize Dominican companies and institutions that implement actions to improve the use of natural resources, reducing negative impacts on the environment and increasing competitiveness in the market. We have achieved recognition for successful implementation and excellence in P + L in the categories of energy, water and materials; for various energy efficiency projects, reduction in the use of natural resources and process optimization.

In the 5th edition of the award, the companies of the SID Group (MercaSID, Induveca, Induspalma and Agua Crystal) received a special recognition in Excellence in P + L for the continuous improvement of their production processes and for promoting responsible production and consumption.

 

INDUSPALMA DOMINICANA

  • 2011- Successful implementation of P+L
    Category: Materials
    Project: Modification of the almond washing process, leading to total resource savings in the almond recovery section of the extraction plant.
  • 2013 – Mention in P+L
    Category: Environmental management system
    Project: Implementation of the RSPO and environmental management system.
  • 2013 – Successful implementation of P+L
    Category: Energy
    Project: Carbon footprint reduction.
  • 2015 – Successful implementation of P+L
    Category: Materials
    Project: Waste recovery in the palm oil extraction process.
  • 2017 – Successful implementation of P+L
    Category: Materials
    Project: Change of technology to reduce the use of agrochemicals.

AGUA CRYSTAL

  • 2013 – Successful implementation of P+L
    Category: Energy
    Project: Reduction of fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.
  • 2013 – Successful implementation of P+L
    Category: Materials
    Project: Implementation of 3 R’s for use and waste recovery.
  • 2015 – Mention in P+L
    Category: Materials
    Project: Eco design of PET packages.
  • 2017 – Successful implementation of P+L
    Category: Materials
    Project: Sustainable use of materials, reduction of stretch film for stowage of finished products.
  • 2019 – Mention in P+L
    Category: Materials
    Project: Polycarbonate resin recycling.

MERCASID

  • 2013 – Successful implementation of P+L
    Category: Materials
    Project: 3 R’s Management, waste usage and reduction.
  • 2013 – Excellence in P+L
    Category: Energy
    Project: Reduction of fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.
  • 2015 – Successful implementation of P+L
    Category: Environmental management system
    Project: Implementation of the RSPO and environmental management system.
  • 2015 – Successful implementation of P+L
    Category: Energy
    Project: Energy consumption optimization in oil refinery.
  • 2015 – Successful implementation of P+L
    Category: Water
    Project: Optimization and sustainable use of water.
  • 2017 – Successful implementation of P+L
    Category: Energy
    Project: Optimization of equipment in refineries.
  • 2017 – Successful implementation of P+L
    Category: Energy
    Project: Energy efficiency Maicera Plant.
  • 2017 – Mention in P+L
    Category: Energy
    Project: Energy efficiency Detergent Plant.
  • 2019 – Successful implementation of P+L
    Category Energy
    Project: Installation of new plant of Nano neutralization of oil.
  • 2019 – Mention in P+L
    Category: Renewable energy
    Project: Biomass oven installation.
  • 2019 – Mention in P+L
    Category: Materials
    Project: New tub (packaging) plant.

 

INDUVECA

  • 2013 – Excellence in P+L
    Category: Environmental management system
    Project: Effective implementation of the environmental management system.
  • 2013 – Excellence in P+L
    Category: Materials
    Project: Implementation of 3 R’s for use and waste recovery.
  • 2013 – Successful implementation of P+L
    Category: Energy
    Project: Carbon footprint reduction.
  • 2015 – Mention in P+L
    Category: Materials
    Project: Sustainable use of materials.
  • 2015 – Successful implementation of P+L
    Category: Water
    Project: Process optimization for sustainable water consumption.
  • 2015 – Successful implementation of P+L
    Category: Energy
    Project: Thermal energy saving.
  • 2017 – Successful implementation of P+L
    Category: Energy
    Project: Energy efficiency.
  • 2017 – Mention in P+L
    Category: Water
    Project: sustainable water consumption.
  • 2019 – Successful implementation of P+L
    Category: Environmental Management System
    Project: Post implementation of the Environmental Management System
  • 2019 – Successful implementation of P+L
    Category: Energy
    Project: Electric plant synchronization.

United Nations Global Compact Progress Report

The SID Group annually presents its Progress Communication Report (COP), renewing its commitment to the 10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact and displaying transparency in the way we handle and launch our actions in support of sustainable development in different fields of the country.