Cycle 1 (2014-2015)

In its first edition, the Innovation and Sustainability in Global Value Chains (ICV Global) project selected 10 Brazilian micro and small businesses with innovative and sustainable attributes for an intensive training process, aiming at strategically positioning their business in the international market. 05/05/2015
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Check out below the list of cases and learn more about them.

Atina | Brasil Ozônio | CBPAK | Coopnatural |Fazenda Retiro Santo Antônio |
Kapeh | 
Poli Óleos | Safe Trace | Sanex | RedeResíduo

 

Atina

  • Location: Pouso Alegre, MG
  • Products/services: Natural ingredients for the cosmetics and food industry, particularly alpha bisabolol extracted from candeia tree.
  • Attributes: Getting alpha bisabolol extracted from candeia through forest management, with FSC and organic certification, and through partnerships with landowners.
  • Sales revenue corresponding to exports: 20% 
  • Countries where it exports to: Different countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East 

 


Brasil Ozônio

  • Location: Sao Paulo, SP 
  • Products/services: Treatment of gas, food, fluids, environments, sterilization of surgery materials 
  • Attributes: Decontamination free of chemicals, using ozone from ambient air, without generating waste.
  • Sales revenue corresponding to exports: 3% 
  • Countries where it exports to: Argentina and Peru 


CBPAK

  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, RJ 
  • Products/services: Packages (cups and trays) made from manioc starch 
  • Attributes: Manufacturing using renewable and compostable raw material, with low CO2 emissions 
  • Countries where it would like to export to: Different countries from Western Europe, USA and Canada 

 


Coopnatural

  • Location: Campina Grande, PB 
  • Products/services: Men's, women's and children's clothing, toys and decoration 
  • Attributes: Purchase of organic white and colored cotton supplied by an agro-ecological producer network
  • Sales revenue corresponding to exports: 30% 
  • Countries where it exports to: Spain, Italy, Norway, Germany, The Netherlands, Uruguay, Japan. 

 


Fazenda Retiro Santo Antônio

  • Location: Santo Antonio do Jardim, SP 
  • Products/services: Agro-ecological green coffee beans, honey and rural tourism 
  • Attributes: Socio-environmental production, proper waste destination, effective water management, and reforestation recovering the Atlantic Forest 
  • Countries where it would like to export to: Italy, Germany, Portugal, and France 

 


Kapeh

  • Location: Tres Pontas, MG 
  • Products/services: produces cosmetics exclusively using coffee as raw material 
  • Attributes: Use of certified and tracked coffee, recycled or recyclable packages, collection of post-consumer packages, and products not tested on animals 
  • Sales revenue corresponding to exports: 2% 
  • Countries where it exports to: Portugal and the Netherlands 

 


Poli Óleos

  • Location: Vinhedo, SP 
  • Products/services: Vegetable oil cosmetics and other inputs for the industry 
  • Attributes: Purchase of organic-certified raw materials from cooperatives, and production of natural cosmetics not tested on animals 
  • Sales revenue corresponding to exports: 30% 
  • Countries where it exports to: the USA, Canada, and Europe 

 


Safe Trace

  • Location: Itajuba, MG 
  • Products/services: Provenance guarantee and tracing service 
  • Attributes: Development of a strict process to check quality, food security, and food socio-environmental commitment, traced throughout its chain. 
  • Sales revenue corresponding to exports: 5% 
  • Countries where it exports to: Chile, the United States, Europe and Asia. 

 


Sanex

  • Location: Curitiba, PR 
  • Products/services: zootechnical additives, and natural functional food for animals 
  • Attributes: proprietary formulation of over 20 alternative products for nutrition, and pest and diseases control in the veterinary industry 
  • Countries where it would like to export to: Latin America and Asia 

 


RedeResíduo

  • Location: Cotia, SP
  • Products/services: Waste Exchange, and prone to manage recycling chains
  • Attributes: Development of customized online tools that enable income generation from the trade of industrial and urban solid waste.
  • Sales revenue corresponding to exports: 30%
  • Countries where it exports to: Panama