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About Fibria

A Brazilian forestry company, Fibria is the world’s largest producer of eucalyptus pulp. More than being the industry leader, the company seeks to inspire. Fibria believes that organizations must play a role in building transformational solutions for a fairer and more sustainable society. That is why it cultivates planted forests to serve as a source of life, generate shared wealth and improve people’s well-being.

With more than 18,300 employees and outsourced workers in five countries, Fibria’s annual pulp production capacity is 7.25 million tons. In Brazil, its mills are located in Aracruz (Espírito Santo), Jacareí (São Paulo), Três Lagoas (Mato Grosso do Sul) and Eunápolis (Bahia), the latter as a partner in Veracel, a joint venture with Stora Enso. In the Barra do Riacho district of Aracruz, it also operates, in partnership with Cenibra, Portocel, the only Brazilian port specializing in shipping pulp, with annual handling capacity of 7.5 million tons. Fibria’s pulp is exported to 35 countries.

Its forestry activities are based on renewable forests and cover 1.092 million hectares, of which 374,000 are for environmental preservation and conservation, 656,000 for the planting of eucalyptus forests and 61,000 for other uses.

In Canada, Fibria maintains the research center Fibria Innovations, which conducts studies of lignin applications, and holds an 8.3% interest in CelluForce, the world’s leading producer of cellulose nanocrystalline.

In the United States, the company invests in biobased renewable fuels, in partnership with Ensyn Corporation, in which it holds a 12.1% interest.

In Finland, Fibria acquired an 18% interest in Spinnova, a startup that develops environmentally sustainable technologies from wood fibers to produce yarns and threads which could replace cotton, viscose and other raw materials for the textile industry.

In Brazil, Fibria maintains social projects in 261 cities and works to expand dialogue with and create value for those communities involved in its operations. Despite the adverse moment of the Brazilian economy, the company continues to invest in the country and in its development, while respecting people and the environment.

Inspiration

Inspiration

Companies must play a role in building transformational solutions for a fairer and more sustainable society.


Purpose

Purpose

“To cultivate planted forests as a source of life for the creation of shared wealth and the well-being of people.”

Management beliefs

Management beliefs

  • Partnership

    Fibria’s success is the fruit of joint efforts, strengthened by genuine alliances in which everyone wins.

  • Open Dialogue

    A work environment based on trust is built through the permanent practice of open dialogue and fostering diversity to develop the best solutions.

  • Excellence

    We can do more and better, innovate, overcome challenges and transform mistakes into lessons, with discipline, humility and simplicity.

  • Human Potential

    People are unique and develop their potential when the company invests time, cultivates their talent, values their achievements and recognizes their merits.

  • Pragmatic Approach

    Good results are the product of dedicated efforts focused on what is relevant, based on a systemic long-term vision.

  • Sense of Ownership

    We value people who care for the company's business as if it were their own, acting responsibly and passionately, leading by example and commemorating achievements.

Our Brand

Fibria’s name and symbol convey the essence of its business. Fibria, from the Latin fibris, is the wood and pulp fibers that, in the case of the company, are produced by renewable forests.

logo

The logo is a green leaf whose three components represent chlorophyll, forests and nature, which are sources of life, renewal and hope for the future.


Our History

Fibria, which was born already the world’s leading pulp and paper producer, was created in September 2009 when Votorantim Celulose e Papel (VCP) acquired Aracruz. Relevant shareholders in the company are BNDESpar (29.08%) and Votorantim Group (29.42%), with the remaining 41,35% freely traded in the market.

But Fibria’s history, in fact, began far earlier, in 1967, when Aracruz Florestal was created, in the state of Espírito Santo. In the following year, Aracruz Celulose was born. From that day forward, a history of pioneering actions and unprecedented achievements began to be written. Follow the timeline and see how Fibria has built its leadership in the global industry, which is a source of great pride for all Brazilians.

1967

1967
1967

Birth of Aracruz Florestal in Espírito Santo and start of eucalyptus plantations.


1968

Founding of Aracruz Celulose.

1968
1968
1978

1978
1978

Startup of Aracruz’s first industrial unit, in Espírito Santo state.


1985

Inauguration of Portocel, the only Brazilian port specializing in pulp shipments, in Espírito Santo state.

1985
1985
1988

1988
1988

Votorantim Group acquires a project in the pulp and paper segment in São Paulo. Founding of VCP.


1992

VCP acquires the Jacareí Unit from Papel Simão.

1992
1992
1997

1997
1997

VCP begins operating an exclusive terminal in the Port of Santos.


2000

VCP stock starts trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

2000
2000
2000

2000
2000

Aracruz acquires a controlling interest in Veracel.


2000

Aracruz becomes a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact.

2000
2000
2001

2001
2001

VCP acquires a 28% interest in Aracruz Celulose.


2003

Startup of the Maritime Terminal in Caravelas, Bahia, which transports wood from southern Bahia to the mill in Aracruz, Espírito Santo, through Portocel.

2003
2003
2005

2005
2005

Startup of Veracel Celulose, a joint venture of Aracruz and Stora Enso, in Bahia.


2005

Aracruz is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

2005
2005
2005

2005
2005

VCP stock is included in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the Bovespa.


2006

VCP announces an asset swap with International Paper and takes over the Horizonte Project in Mato Grosso do Sul.

2006
2006
2008

2008
2008

VCP becomes a signatory to the UN Global Compact and is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.


2008

VCP and Suzano create the consortium Conpacel (Consórcio Paulista de Papel e Celulose).

2008
2008
2009

2009
2009

VCP concludes negotiations for the merger of Aracruz.


2009

Startup of the mill in Três Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul, with pulp production capacity of 1.3 million tons/year.

2009
2009
2009

2009
2009

This marks the birth of Fibria, the world's leading producer of market pulp, from the merger of Aracruz into VCP, with 165,000 employees and annual capacity to produce around 5.3 million tons of pulp and over 300,000 tons of paper.


2009

Fibria is included, already in its first year, in the Exame Sustainability Guide, which lists the country’s most sustainable companies.

2009
2009
2010

2010
2010

Fibria migrates to the Novo Mercado listing segment of the BM&FBovespa (today B3).


2010

Fibria is included for the first time in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the BM&FBovespa (today B3).

2010
2010
2011

2011
2011

Conclusion of the sale of the assets of Consórcio Paulista de Papel e Celulose (Conpacel) and KSR to Suzano Papel e Celulose.


2011

Sale of the Piracicaba Unit to Oji Paper.

2011
2011
2012

2012
2012

Fibria acquires a 6% interest in Ensyn Energy Corporation, a U.S. company that produces biobased fuel oil from renewable sources (bio-oil). Today, Fibria holds 12.6% interest in the company.


2012

Fibria is selected, for the first time, as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World), which recognizes the world’s best companies in corporate sustainability.

2012
2012
2015

2015
2015

Fibria announces construction of a new pulp production line at its unit in Três Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul: the Horizonte 2 Project.


2015

Fibria acquires the Canadian company Lignol, now Fibria Innovations, and expands its portfolio of process and product patents related to lignin.

2015
2015
2016

2016
2016

Fibria signs partnership agreements with the University of Maine and U.S.-based GL&V for research and testing of cellulose nanofibril (CNF).


2016

Fibria acquires an 8.3% interest in Canada-based CelluForce, the world’s leading producer of cellulose nanocrystals (CNC).

2016
2016
2017

2017
2017

Fibria acquires an 18% interest in Spinnova, a Finnish startup that develops sustainable technologies that use wood fibers to make raw materials for the textile industry.


2017

Fibria starts up the second production line at its unit in Três Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul and consolidates its leadership in the global pulp industry.

2017
2017
2017

2017
2017

Fibria inaugurates in Três Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul the world's first automated eucalyptus seedling nursery.


2017

Inauguration of the Intermodal Terminal in Aparecida do Taboado, Mato Grosso do Sul, which transports the pulp produced at the second production line in Três Lagoas to the Port of Santos in São Paulo state.

2017
2017
2017

2017
2017

Inauguration of microfiber pulp pilot plant in Aracruz, Espírito Santo


2018

Celebration of the 40 years of Portocel and completion of a modernization project, with improvements in infrastructure to make the port even more competitive.

2018
2018

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