Consistent with the values that guide its actions and committed to the pillars that sustain its role as the intelligence center of the Campo Limpo System, inpEV seeks the best market practices in its management. Its bylaws reiterate the need to abide by the principles of legality, impersonality, morality and equality. Its corporate governance structure consists of the Members’ General Assembly, the Board of Directors, the Board of Auditors and the Executive Committee.
The General Assembly is composed by the members of inpEV, the crop protection manufacturing industry, and by entities that represent the various links of the sector. It meets twice a year to validate the Institute’s strategy and evaluate its performance.
The Board of Directors is formed by five representatives from contributing member companies (elected during a General Assembly, eight representatives from member entities and the Institute’s CEO. This board is responsible, among other duties, for ensuring that the inpEV by-laws are fulfilled and for provisioning for asset protection, besides legal compliance and strengthening the bond among all links in the chain.
The entities that represent the links of the agricultural chain in the Board of Directors participate in the decisions and are responsible for disseminating information and deliberations about the Campo Limpo System, besides adding expertise and providing guidelines for the seamless operation of the SCL.
The purpose of inpEV’s Board of Auditors is to provide support and oversee all other levels of governance and is formed by three members elected during the General Assembly. In 2018, these members were Arysta and FMC.
Lastly, inpEV’s Executive Board is responsible for guiding management, strategy implementation and for inpEV’s performance. It is presided by the CEO, who is an independent professional (without any bond to member companies) nominated by the Board of Directors.
The Institute’s management model is based on rigid audit and control standards.
As part of its transparency commitment towards member companies and entities and other links of the chain, inpEV discloses the result of its activities and operations on an annual basis in accordance with Brazilian accounting principles, under the instructions of external auditors and with the opinion of its Board of Auditors.
Board Of Directors – Companies
Roberto Melo Araújo
Mauricio do Carmo Fernandes
Dow AgroSciences Industrial Ltda.
Iharabras S.A. Indústrias Químicas
Syngenta Proteção e Cultivos Ltda.
Board of Directors - Entities
Associação Brasileira do Agronegócio (ABAG)
Luiz Antonio Beltrati Conacchioni
Luiz Antonio Pinazza
Associação Brasileira dos Defensivos Genéricos (AENDA)
Túlio Teixeira de Oliveira
Associação Nacional dos Distribuidores de Insumos Agrícolas e Veterinários (ANDAV)
Associação Nacional de Defesa Vegetal (ANDEF)
Mario Von Zuben
Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Soja (APROSOJA)
Fabricio Morais Rosa
Confederação Nacional da Agricultura e Pecuária do Brasil (CNA)
Daniel Kluppel Carrara
José Eduardo Brandão Costa
Organização das Cooperativas Brasileiras (OCB)
Evaristo Câmara Machado Netto
Sindicato Nacional da Indústria de Produtos para Defesa Vegetal (SINDIVEG)
Silvia de Toledo Fagnani
Support committees and the National Central Stations Council
In its governance, inpEV also has its thematic committees and the National Central Station Council, which together provide knowledge and support to leadership decisions.
- Tax Committee: formed by inpEV professionals and by external consultants, it facilitates compliance of participants of the Campo Limpo System regarding tax, fiscal and corporate issues.
- Logistics Committee: discusses measures to improve reverse logistics processes and technologies under the scope of the Campo Limpo System.
- Labor Committee: debates issues related to professionals working at the inpEV headquarters in São Paulo and at the receiving units directly managed by the Institute, as well as the staff of other receiving units of the Campo Limpo System thereby offering support to the managers of these units.
- National Central Station Council: a cross-functional team formed by central station managers that has among its functions general requirements of the System and dissemination of best practices to the regional councils to support the inpEV administration.
Work groups are committees the have a fundamental role in carrying out some activities.
- Artifact Approval Committee: evaluates, controls and approves the manufacturing of artifacts using spent packaging from the Campo Limpo System.
- Packaging Committee: evaluates new trends, the life cycle of packaging materials and innovations of the sector.
InpEV’s Code of Conduct seeks to explicit its principles, values and mission and guides the actions of its collaborators and determines the Institute’s standpoint taking into account its different stakeholders. This document also attempts to define some precepts involving knowledge dissemination and cooperation sponsorship among all links of the agricultural chain that are part of the disposal system of empty crop protection packaging.
All inpEV employees receive a copy of the Code of Conduct at the time of admission This document is available to all stakeholders, in Portuguese only, on the Institute’s website (inpev.org.br).
The Code of Conduct was updated in 2017, after which training was provided to all Institute collaborators regarding this document. In 2018, this training was offered to all new employees during their orientation training and covered all issues presented in the Code, such as non-discrimination, gender equality, proper work environment, anti-corruption policy, competition policy and social and environmental responsibility. Last year, 42 hours were dedicated to training on the Code of Conduct.
Collaborators that received training on the Code of Conduct, per functional category, in 2018
|Functional category||Total number of collaborators||Number of collaborators that received training||Percentage of collaborators that received training|
Collaborators that received training on the Code of Conduct, per region, in 2018
|Region||Total number of collaborators||Number of collaborators who received training||Percentage of collaborators that received training|
2018 Commitments and performance
|Disposed empty packaging*||T||44,200||44,261|
|Schools participating in the Campo Limpo Environmental Educational Program (PEA)||nº||2,380||2,462|
|Central stations offering activities during the National Clean Field Day||nº||100||107|
|Stations receiving post-consumption leftovers**||nº||110||103|
Main actions and acknowledgments in 2018
Launch of the Circular Economy book
The Campo Limpo System was one of the topics addressed by the publication on Circular Economy, a model that leverages the economy, generates jobs and protects the environment, organized by Carlos Odhe, from Sinctronics Green IT Innovation Center, and launched in 2018.
Celebration of the Term of Commitment in the state of São Paulo
In 2018, the Term of Commitment towards the reverse logistics of empty crop protection packaging was renewed in the state of São Paulo.
CropLife China Event in Beijing
In 2018, inpEV participated in a workshop promoted by CropLife China, in Beijing, dedicating to disseminating the best global practices on disposal and recycling of empty crop protection packaging.
Tax & Logistics Network Design, in São Paulo
At the end of 2018, inpEV participated in the Tax & Logistics Network Design, an event sponsored by Deloitte, in São Paulo, that gathered specialists to present opportunities and share experiences on logistics efficiency and tax burden reduction.