• Accelerating Decarbonization

  • Valuing Biodiversity and Water

  • Managing with ESG criteria

  • Promoting Circularity

  • Enhancing Human Development


    Merece Universo

    Working together for a sustainable tomorrow

    Working together for a sustainable tomorrow

    Universo is exposed to plastic consumption in the production of payment and loyalty cards and has several initiatives to virtually eliminate the carbon footprint associated with this ac-tivity. In 2022, Universo joined the Merece initiative that promotes the recycling of plastic cards by transforming them into raw materials to be used in the construction of furniture. To strengthen this initiative, Universo adopted the commitment to contribute to “Sonae Forest” by planting a tree for each kilogram of cards collected for recycling. Universo also created the card “Dá Nature”, which replaces the use of virgin plastic in its prepayment or gift card, for a paper-based solution that relies only on forests certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. These initiatives combined, allowed savings of 33.8 tonnes of CO2.