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We are aware of our responsibility of contributing to the development of the regions where we are installed. For this reason, sustainability is the way we have chosen to conduct our business. Our Strategic Planning includes, consistently, of our social, environmental and economic impacts. Furthermore, we have a solid governance structure, which stands out from the Brazilian scenario due to the top management’s involvement in the decision-making process concerning sustainability initiatives, this includes our shareholders, who since the company's foundation make a point of bringing sustainability concerns to our business.

Underlying our commitment of acting in a manner that foresees society’s needs, and founded on our perennial values, we have revisited our entire Sustainability Strategy in  2016. This way, we aim to develop people, expand the positive impacts of our processes, deliver products with more added value to our clients and customers and encourage new business models.

The revision process was collaboratively done. We listened to company's executives and opinion leaders, consulted studies and documents produced by civil society entities, such as FSC®, analyzed our performance with platforms and methodologies renowned by the market, including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the ISE (Corporate Sustainability Index), performed benchmarking researches with national and international companies of our business sector and, with the participation of representatives of all business and corporate areas of the company, we have revisited our position regarding the theme.

This entire process originated our new Sustainability Strategy, based on four pillars of action: People, Processes, Products and Services, and New Business Models, which were multiplied into aspirations, strategic themes and 45 clear and objective goals to be accomplished by all our productive and administrative areas by the end of 2025.

See below the complete structure of our Sustainability Strategy and click here to view our goals.

 
Escada da Estratégia de Sustentabilidade
 

During 2017, this strategy will be passed hierarchically to each one of our collaborators by the company's leadership, ensuring that all players be aligned to their objectives and commitments. The goals rt included in the report will revisited on an annual basis, clearly and transparently, in our Annual Report.

The new Sustainability Strategy substitutes the Sustainability Platform, a mechanism that during 2013 and 2014, guided all our actions related to the theme through short and medium term crosscutting goals, aligned to the company's Strategic Planning.