Atvos celebrates more than 10 years of activities in Costa Rica (MS)



The Costa Rica Unit celebrates 11 years boosting the social, economic and environmental development of the state

On Thursday, November 3, the Costa Rica Unit of Atvos, one of the largest in the sugar-energy sector in Mato Grosso do Sul, is celebrating more than a decade of operations. The plant located in the homonymous municipality has occupied for 11 years a prominent place among the companies that promote the socioeconomic breakthrough of the region, by producing ethanol and cogenerating clean electricity.

“The year of 2011 was really remarkable for Atvos and also for the north of Mato Grosso do Sul, which increasingly reinforces its position as an important hub of the country’s sugar and energy industry,” says Marcelo Fiomari, managing director of the Atvos’ Taquari Hub. “The region is undoubtedly fundamental for developing the sector, and we are happy to be able to contribute for more than a decade to the progress of the community, either by offering job vacancies, training or even improving the work of suppliers and partners. These are breakthroughs that positively influence the local socioeconomic sphere,” the executive points out.

Currently, the Costa Rica Unit has more than 1,000 direct employees in the municipality and employs about 3,200 indirectly, in addition to contributing to projects and actions that enable improvements for the local population in areas such as education, environment, health and culture.

It is also worth mentioning the important partnerships that the company establishes with various entities, such as the one it has established with the State Government, through the State Department of Justice and Public Security (Sejusp), and the City Hall, for creating the Researcher Maurício Bortoluzzi Cadore Center for Conflict Mediation. The project has been contributing for five years to solve disagreements and standoffs involving the region’s residents, thus avoiding the judicialization of processes and strengthening the implementation of the pacification culture. Since the inauguration of the Nucleus, more than 2,000 residents of the region have benefited from the care provided.

Another prominent initiative was the agreement signed with Sebrae/MS to foster the development of micro and small companies in the northern region of the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, where the municipalities of Costa Rica and Chapadão do Sul are located. The collaboration began this year with the objective of increasing the competitiveness of local suppliers to meet the demands of services and products of large industries, encouraging the development of production chains in the region and providing a more favorable business environment.

In the agricultural and industrial aspect, the Costa Rica Unit has the support of a network formed by about 117 partners, and has a milling capacity of 3.5 million tons of sugarcane (MMtc), which allows it to produce up to 300 million liters of ethanol, enough to supply 6 million popular vehicles with sustainable fuel,  and co-generate 300 GWh of clean electricity.