We are proud to be the first company in South America to obtain the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) certification for Forest Management. For twenty years, we have had this certification, which proves that our activities related to practice are environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable.
Qualification is the result of our concern to adopt, from the beginning of our activities in Brazil, good forest management practices. Our work is based on four core concepts:
A forest management practice that ensures that new crops are planted over remaining of former forests with low earth turning, thus protecting the soil with the own forest's organic waste.
Soil Fertilizing Program
An initiative that studies the soil conditions and nutritional status of trees in order to set the best formulas and fertilizer application methods in the soil, thus ensuring its conservation and creates business value.
A method used to ensure productivity and conservation of forest plantations from biodiversity found in the company's conservation areas, which aid in the biological control of forests. When required, chemical pesticides are used in areas with occurrence of pests, always following the best people and environment safety practices.
The system that ensures the prevention and actions to fight forest fire so as to protect the areas of cultivation and conservation, as well as our employees, machinery, and facilities.
Lately, we have also reviewed our procedures to evaluate and mitigate social impacts related to the management of our planted forests, in order to enhance the criteria and methods used for measurement, evaluation and improvement of our performance.