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.
Companies must play a role in building transformational solutions for a fairer and more sustainable society.
“To cultivate planted forests as a source of life for the creation of shared wealth and the well-being of people.”
Fibria’s success is the fruit of joint efforts, strengthened by genuine alliances in which everyone wins.
A work environment based on trust is built through the permanent practice of open dialogue and fostering diversity to develop the best solutions.
We can do more and better, innovate, overcome challenges and transform mistakes into lessons, with discipline, humility and simplicity.
People are unique and develop their potential when the company invests time, cultivates their talent, values their achievements and recognizes their merits.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Inauguration of Portocel, the only Brazilian port specializing in pulp shipments, in Espírito Santo state.
Startup of the Maritime Terminal in Caravelas, Bahia, which transports wood from southern Bahia to the mill in Aracruz, Espírito Santo, through Portocel.
VCP announces an asset swap with International Paper and takes over the Horizonte Project in Mato Grosso do Sul.
Startup of the mill in Três Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul, with pulp production capacity of 1.3 million tons/year.
Fibria is included, already in its first year, in the Exame Sustainability Guide, which lists the country’s most sustainable companies.
Fibria is included for the first time in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the BM&FBovespa (today B3).
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.
Fibria acquires the Canadian company Lignol, now Fibria Innovations, and expands its portfolio of process and product patents related to lignin.
Fibria acquires an 8.3% interest in Canada-based CelluForce, the world’s leading producer of cellulose nanocrystals (CNC).
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.
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.
Celebration of the 40 years of Portocel and completion of a modernization project, with improvements in infrastructure to make the port even more competitive.