Constructive relationships based on partnership, trust and respect guide Fibria’s relations with local communities, suppliers, clients and other stakeholders. All commitments the company undertakes in its business activities reflect directly on its activities in society. The company takes part in forums, associations and working groups, in some cases in consulting and executive roles.
Learn more about some of the Associations and Platforms in which Fibria is involved:
Brazilian Pulp and Paper Technical Association (ABTCP)
The Brazilian Pulp and Paper Technical Association (ABTCP) is an organization devoted to the technical development of professionals in the production chain of the forestry industry and to improving the competitiveness of companies in the industry. It is at the forefront of the technical standards of critical importance to the forestry sector. Fibria has been a member since the association’s creation.
Annual Inventory and the GHG Protocol
Fibria’s Carbon Footprint 2013 report showed that the company sequestered in one year 16,944,364 million tons of carbon on its planted and native forest areas. The same study calculated that the company’s operations released 1,702,944 million tons of carbon in the pulp production process, plus another 11,663,379 million tons from energy generation. The company absorbs three tons of carbon for each ton emitted by the production of pulp. The data was audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers. The Carbon Footprint certificate verifies that the inventory observes the international methodologies ISO 14064 and GHG Protocol.
Since its founding, Fibria has participated in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Investors, a global organization that publishes information and offers guidance to investors interested in understanding the risks and opportunities produced by climate change. The organization brings together institutional investors and each year invites over 6,000 listed companies to provide information on their climate-related governance.
China Sustainable Paper Alliance (CSPA)
Alliance formed by companies committed to supporting sustainable pulp and paper production in China. One of its initiatives is to foster the use of certified papers in the country.
Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture
This multi-sector movement of agribusiness, environmental and climate organizations, representatives from academia, industry organizations and companies from the wood, cosmetics, pulp and paper and steel industries discusses climate change from the viewpoint of a new economy based on low greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS)
This nonprofit civil association to promote sustainable development through coordination with government and civil society was founded in 1997 and represents the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in Brazil.
Vale do Paraíba Ecological Corridor
Fibria participated in the creation, in 2006, of this initiative to recover the Atlantic Forest and preserve the region’s cultural characteristics. Through partnerships with companies, governments and NGOs, its objective is to reconnect over 150,000 hectares of forests in the São Paulo portion of the Paraíba do Sul River Basin.
The company continued to participate in the regional forums of the Forestry Dialogues, such as the ones in the states of Espírito Santo, southern Bahia, São Paulo and Mato Grosso do Sul.
Engaging Stakeholders Network – SustainAbility
Platform of companies seeking to create a more sustainable world. Established over 20 years ago, the network’s role is to work together to drive the sustainability agenda, while providing cutting-edge research, tools and insights to sustainability professionals. The member companies represent a wide range of industries, and SustainAbility helps to foster critical and transversal questionings.
Environmental Paper Company Index (EPCI)
Since 2013, Fibria participates in the EPCI, a study coordinated by the WWF that shows companies’ progress in the areas of transparency and sustainability. In 2015, Fibria advanced in all aspects and achieved an average score of 72.7%, up from 69.6% in the previous study.
With the mission of contributing to the development of certification systems for forestry activities, Fibria participates in the General Assembly of the FSC®.
The Forests Dialogue (TFD)
Fibria participates in The Forests Dialogue (TFD), an organization that promotes debate on sensitive issues in the forestry industry while engaging forestry companies, NGOs, indigenous communities and multilateral agencies.
GVCes Business Initiatives
The Center for Sustainability Studies (GVces) of the Business Administration School of São Paulo of Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) develops public and business management strategies, policies and tools in the local, national and international spheres.
Forestry Industry Association
Launched in April 2014, Brazil’s Forestry Industry Association (Ibá) provides institutional representation for the planted trees production chain, from forests to mills, working together with key stakeholders. Its mission is to improve the industry’s competitiveness and to align its members with science, technology and responsibility.
Racial Equality Initiative
Business organization that promotes respect for all persons, taking into account the segments of the population that find themselves in situations of vulnerability, inequality and exclusion, such as Afro Brazilians. It works by encouraging ethnic-racial diversity, promoting inclusion and increasing the presence of Afro Brazilians in the corporate world. Fibria formalized the document for racial equality in December 2017, which brings 10 commitments to be followed by the company. Today, the commitments are part of the Valuing Diversity Program developed by the company.
New Generation Plantations (NGP)
Created in 2007 by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), this project mobilizes companies and government agencies to evaluate and establish best forestry stewardship concepts and techniques, taking into account the biodiversity conservation and serving human needs. The NGP website makes available case studies on the Carbon Management Programs, on Fibria’s actions to monitor and reduce its carbon footprint and on Community Nurseries Take Root, which addresses the production of native tree seedlings in community nurseries supported by the company.
A member of the Global Compact, Fibria is one of 34 of the current 12,870 signatory companies that have participated in this UN initiative since its creation, in 2000. The Global Compact reinforces, in the business community, the adoption of fundamental values concerning human rights, fair work relations, respect for the environment and combating corruption. Fibria also is part of the Working Group on the Sustainable Development Goals.
Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)
The company is an international member of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), an NGO that promotes, through certification, sustainable forest stewardship and compliance with the highest ethical, social and ecological standards in the wood and nonwood products production chain.
Shared Value Initiative
Management strategy in which companies discover business opportunities for resolving social and environmental problems, while generating new clients and markets, producing cost savings and retaining talent.
Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
Organization that produces reports on financial risks related to the climate for companies, investors, insurers and other stakeholders to help measure and respond to the risks of climate change.
Water Footprint Network
The WFN is an international foundation that brings together companies that voluntarily assess their water footprints, in other words, the water volume used directly or indirectly in their production processes. Fibria joined the WFN in March 2010, and in 2012 it concluded the assessment of the water footprint in its value chain, monitoring water use throughout the production cycle, from the nursery to the delivery of goods to clients.