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Consumption of electricity and energy intensity G4-EN3 | G4-EN5
Total Consumption (GJ) 516,512.59
Rate of Energy Intensity (GJ/kg deboned) 0.0018
Note: indicators for previous years (2015) include Paraguay and Uruguay, therefore causing differences. In 2016, they were changed to only express units in Brazil. Regarding the Rate of Energy Intensity per kg of deboned product, only units and consumption from active sites was considered.
Minerva Foods has a Strategic Energy E ciency Plan to assess its performance and create actions to improve use of this input at some industrial units. Most actions are related to e ciency in the cold chain (conception process, storage and trans- portation of the product, preserving all refriger- ation conditions and guaranteeing conservation), which is indispensable to the Company's activities.
In partnership with the Executive Engineering and Maintenance Department, responsible for operational e ciency activities, investments for 2017 were planned based on the main as- pects considered by the plan, therefore leverag- ing the assertiveness of actions.
Minerva Energia
A er cattle, electricity is the second biggest input at Minerva Foods. Aimed at better con- trol and management of costs related to this input, the Company create a business area responsible for identifying opportunities to lower costs and mitigate relevant electrical energy market risks.
 e result of this initiative was the establish- ment of the Minerva Energia company, which began to operate in 2016.  e main activi- ties of Minerva Energia are monitoring the Group's electricity consumption, managing supply contracts and analyzing investments in the area and exploration of business oppor- tunities in the electrical energy market with business partners.
In 2016, Minerva Energia analyzed current contracts and adjusted all of the Group's elec- trical energy contracts, resulting in signi - cant savings.  e area also created value for Minerva Foods through the sale of electric- ity to third-party companies that maintain some kind of business relationship, further strengthening this partnership and building closer ties.
In 2017, the strategy of prospecting business with Minerva Foods' strategic partners in the energy area will continue and services may be provided to customers, especially those with- out a sophisticated electricity management structure. In addition, energy generation analyses are expected for self-production, that is, investments in internal service.  is will therefore promote diversi cation of the Company's contract mix and this business model will even be replicated to international units, such as Colombia.

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