We take care of nature

In line with our mission, our daily goal is to create positive integration with the environment and the community by respecting and using consciously the area in which we are located. As a result, our focus is on the use of natural resources and industrial processes that impact the environment.

In addition, our employees are oriented in their daily attitudes to contribute to the conscious disposal of waste generated in their work areas, whether in the manufacturing, administrative, external and dining areas, which extends to their homes.

We are careful to choose partners that contribute to a production chain with minimal environmental impacts. In addition, at our headquarters, we have an extensive external area of ​​environmental preservation that consolidates our harmonious relationship with nature.

Learn about some practices focused on caring for the environment.

  • Reverse logistics

After consumption, some products generate waste of different materials. In the case of medicines, these residues can be considered as: expired medicines, tablets (called blister), syrup vials, gel tube, package leaflets, cardboard boxes, among others.

To minimize the impacts that this type of waste causes on the environment, it is up to the manufacturer to seek solutions so that the customer can dispose of the medicines correctly. This process is called Reverse Logistics.

Thus, we advise that the disposal of this type of waste is made in proper collection points to receive this type of material. Look for pharmacy chains that perform this type of collection in your area.

  • Selective waste disposal

Our waste treatment and disposal actions are in accordance with Resolution of the National Environment Council (CONAMA), Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) following RDC 17/10 and the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards (NBR).

All waste generated by the industry, such as materials discarded in the factory area, civil construction renovations, industrial maintenance of machinery and refectory are segregated and sent for treatment or final disposal in companies licensed by the relevant environmental agencies.

Our employees are oriented, through training and campaigns, by the principles of non-generation, reduction, reuse and selective disposal. In addition, we have a group of collaborators specialized in the collection and disposal of this waste.

All environments of our company have collectors identified by the respective colors of the waste (paper, metal, plastic, organic, etc.) – according to CONAMA 275/01 – or by proper identification in the case of internal laboratories.

Waste, after segregation and identification, is collected, stored and sent to its final destination or recycling.

  • Waste treatment

Waste treatment is the set of methods and operations required from waste generation to final disposal to reduce the negative impact on human health and the environment.

With this in mind, waste disposal at Herbarium is carried out in the production, administrative, dining and general maintenance sectors and follows an internal procedure in accordance with current legislation (validated through our operating license from the Paraná Environmental Institute – IAP).

We have an effluent treatment plant (ETE) through which the liquid waste undergoes microbiological treatment of activated sludge – which induces the development of a microbiological culture for oxidation of organic matter – to obtain a final effluent with minimal impact on the environment.

In the case of wastes contaminated with hazardous chemicals (flammable, explosive, corrosive, toxic, harmful to the environment, etc.) or of microbiological content, these are sorted by segregation and the treatments are performed by specialized companies in the area.

Our purpose is to harmonize nature and technology!

Environmental Preservation

As an essential part of Herbarium, we have a 10,000 m² (1 hectare) environmental preservation area with native species such as Araucaria (Araucaria angustifolia – known as the Paraná pine) and medicinal plants such as Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba), espinheira santa (Maytenus ilicifolia), among others.

The preserved area has the smallest intervention required, enabling the preservation of the fauna’s natural habitat and the survival and development of native flora species.

In addition to the conservation of the area, we chose to develop actions that minimize the impacts caused by our activity to the environment we are inserted, such as:

  • Treatment and final disposal of environmentally sound waste: All waste generated in the activity of our industry is sent to treatment or final destination in companies duly licensed by the competent environmental agency, promoting proper treatment with respect to the environment;
  • Effluent treatment: all effluent generated in the company is treated in the Effluent Treatment Station (ETE) before disposal in the water body, meeting the required treatment parameters;
  • Pest monitoring and control: We carry out integrated pest monitoring and control, taking cleaning and conservation measures, always prioritizing the use of physical barriers, mitigating the local environmental impact;
  • Spring Water Conservation: Storage and reuse of water discarded in manufacturing for the maintenance of our gardens;
  • Water Utilization: In order to conserve environmental health, we have an isolated water source in this area, favoring the local environment, fauna and flora, which is not used in the industrial area.