The Sustainable Property Program, developed by BAT Brasil in partnership with entities linked to Agribusiness in Southern Brazil, aims at management training of integrated producers, based on the sustainable development of the property through the planning of activities, financial management and the environmental and social issues and the natural ability of the family and rural property. It monitors all the economic movement of the rural properties of the program, providing a vision of financial viability and generating references to use in other rural properties of the tobacco-producing region in the three Southern States of the country aiming at its viability and resulting rural succession. In all, there are 240 properties of the three Brazilian Southern states in 12 poles of 20 producers each.
The Rural SUN Program developed by BAT Brasil in partnership with the National Rural Learning Service (Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem Rural - SENAR), contributes to the improvement of the quality of life of the integrated producers and their families through training that advises on safety, organization and cleaning of property facilities; in addition, it provides information to promote a safer and more sustainable production.
BAT Brasil, in partnership with the Union of Tobacco Industries (Sinditabaco) and the Association of Tobacco Growers of Brazil (Afubra), is a pioneer in the conduct, since 2000, of the collection of empty containers of pesticides in the Southern region of Brazil. The program has already collected more than 10 million empty packages, including other cultures, covering more than 570 municipalities of the participating states.
BAT Brasil is associated with the Instituto Crescer Legal, established out of the initiative of SindiTabaco and its associated companies to offer development opportunities to rural adolescents, as an alternative in the fight against child labor and thinking about succession planning and management of properties. The Institute has developed the Rural Professional Learning Program, based on the Learning Law since 2016. Know more in: http://www.crescerlegal.com.br/
The Soil Master Plan is a program turned to the conservation of soil and water, through the use of ecologically appropriate technologies suitable for each region; it assists the integrated producer in the management of his property. The program aims at contributing to the increase of productivity, quality and fertility of the soil, at the same time reducing production costs and environmental impacts.
In partnership with the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), BAT Brasil has developed the Forest Resources Managing Program, with the purpose of promoting the adequate use of forest resources in rural properties and contributing to quality of life and regional development, in addition to encouraging and expanding forest cover, especially in the South Region of Brazil..
BAT Brasil, in partnership with the Federal University of Pelotas (UFPEL), developed the Water Resource Managing Program. The program aims at guiding and promoting the sustainable and rational consumption of water, essential natural resource for agricultural activities of rural properties and for society.