The Carnauba Leaders
Headquartered in Ceará, Brazil, Pontes Industria de Cera Ltda is the industry leader in the sustainable and socially responsible processing, refining and trading of high quality Carnauba wax. We believe passionately in the protection and advancement of the human rights of workers in the Carnauba community, as well as in nurturing transformation and economic development for that community. The Pontes family has been at the forefront of the Carnauba industry since the 19th century.
Respecting tradition while embracing new technologies and innovative processes, every step of our manufacturing journey is certified as traceable and sustainable. We make extensive efforts to protect the environment and strengthen natural resource management.
We are the only Carnauba wax manufacturer to hold 16 certifications and seals including, alongside Organic certification, UEBT Sourcing with Respect and the Bioethical Carnauba Seal. We prioritize four of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals directly related to our core business (SDG 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth; SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production, SDG 13 – Climate Action; and SDG 15 Life on Land). Elements of our sustainability work have positive impact on 13 of the 17 Goals of the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda.
We believe that ‘doing the right thing’ is not only desirable, but is the only way to ensure long-term business health while protecting the environment and our people. We are committed to working with our suppliers, civil society, government, national and international partners to develop a joint agenda to bring about the substantial and lasting changes required on key environmental and socio-economic challenges.