Fibria Integrated Management Policy
Fibria produces renewable and sustainable forests, which are cultivated to manufacture pulp.
In its activities, it identifies and manages its business risks, as well as the associated aspects and impacts on the environment, society, the health and safety of its professionals and the quality of its products and services, while undertaking a commitment to:
- Act with ethics and respect for other people, while staying open to dialogue and complying with the laws, standards and commitments assumed;
- Disseminate the strategic guidelines aligned with the needs and expectations of clients, suppliers, professionals, society, governments, shareholders and other stakeholders;
- Build long-lasting relationships with select suppliers and clients, with differentiated supply and demand of products, services and business competencies, with perceived value;
- Ensure the solidity and sustainability of its business, by mastering and controlling processes, acting to prevent and reduce the risks of its operation, the environmental and social impacts, in accordance with the rigorous criteria for ensuring health and safety, while promoting human and social development;
- Act in an entrepreneurial and innovative way, promoting the continuous improvement of its management model and of its processes, products and services;
- Ensure the excellence of its practices and results by developing and recognizing its professionals, the combination of internal and external efforts and the responsible exercise of leadership.
Fibria’s operations are certified, and its Integrated Management Policy complies with the requirements of the standards NBR ISO 9001, NBR ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, Principles and Criteria of Forest Management FSC-STD-01-001 (Forest Stewardship Council*), Principles and Criteria of Forest Management NBR 14.789 (Cerflor), Chain of Custody ABNT NBR 14.790 (Cerflor), RAC Inmetro Ordinance (Regulation of Chain of Custody Assessment – Brazil), FSC-STD-40-003 Standards for Certification of Chain of Custody in Multi-Site Operations (Forest Stewardship Council*), FSC-STD-40-004 Standards for Suppliers and Manufacturers of Certified Products and FSC-STD-40-005 Standards for Non-Certified (Controlled) Wood (Forest Stewardship Council*).
The company supports responsible forest-management practices that promote the sustainability of ecosystems, protect biodiversity and ensure long-term environmental, social and economic benefits. Through our Wood Procurement Policy we declare and emphasize This commitment.
Wood Procurement Policy
Fibria undertakes a commitment to implement best practices to prevent the sourcing and supply of wood and wood fiber (pulp) from the following categories:
Illegally harvested wood;
Wood harvested in violation of traditional and human rights;
Wood harvested in forests where high conservation values are threatened by management activities;
Wood harvested in forests being converted to plantations or non-forest use;
Wood from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted.
To ensure compliance with these categories, Fibria establishes internally a procedure for sourcing wood and a program for verifying its forestry product suppliers to ensure compliance with the standards FSC-STD-40-005 and NBR 14790.
In compliance with the chain of custody management systems FSC®, Cerflor and responsible forest management practices, Fibria does not directly or indirectly support the following activities:
- Illegal wood harvesting or illegal trading of forest and wood products;
- Violation of traditional and human rights in forestry operations;
- Destruction of high-value conservation attributes in forestry operations;
- Significant conversion of forests into plantations or for non-forest use;
- Introduction of genetically-modified organisms in forest operations in violation of Brazil’s governing law;
- Violation of any of the ILO Core Conventions, as defined in the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, of 1998.
Fibria’s operations hold internationally recognized certifications, such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 17025 and OHSAS 18001.
ISO 9001 Certificate
Establishes the requirements of quality management systems.
ISO 14001 Certificate
Establishes the requirements for enabling companies to attain the intended and defined results of their environmental management systems.
ISO 17025 Accreditation
Establishes the general competence requirements for conducting tests and calibrations, including sampling.
OHSAS 18001 Certificate
Establishes the requirements of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) management systems.
The forest certification systems assess Fibria’s forest management operations and the tracking of its pulp production and commercial processes. The goal is to ensure that products receiving the FSC® or Cerflor seals are produced with wood fibers sourced from certified forests.
FSC® – Forest Stewardship Council®
- Jacareí Unit – FSC-C100042
- Três Lagoas Unit – FSC-C100704
- Aracruz Unit – FSC-C110130
Brazilian Forestry Certification Program (Cerflor)
This program is integrated with the Brazilian Compliance Assessment System and the Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (Inmetro), and recognized internationally by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC Council).
- Jacareí Unit – IMA-MF-0006
- Três Lagoas Unit – IMA-MF-0005
- Aracruz Unit – IMA-MF-0007
Read in the following links a summary of the management plants of Fibria’s forestry units.
Summary of Forest Management Plan – São Paulo State
Click here to see the consultation of stakeholders conducted in High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs).
Fibria holds certification of its chain of custody, which tracks wood and verifies that it was produced properly and obtained from a legitimate source. Through the Controlled Wood Verification Program, the company conducts field audits on its partners’ properties to identify the areas requiring attention to ensure compliance with its wood procurement policy.
The audit verifies aspects such as:
- Environmental licensing and any other legal authorizations required for wood production;
- Origin of the seedlings used on the plantation to substantiate that no genetically modified organisms (GMOs) were planted;
- Full compliance with workers’ civil rights;
- The use of personal protective equipment (PPEs);
- Measures to protect the environmental conservation areas on the properties;
- Proof that no native forests were converted into eucalyptus cultivation areas.
About the Controlled Wood Standard
The FSC® standard FSC-STD-40-005 V3-1 Requirements for Sourcing FSC Controlled Wood establishes guidelines so that the company can avoid raw materials obtained from unacceptable sources being used to make FSC products, which are classified into five categories:
1. illegally harvested wood;
2. wood harvested in violation of traditional and human rights;
3. wood harvested in forests in which high conservation values (HCVs) are threatened by management activities;
4. wood harvested in forests being converted to plantations or non-forest use
5. wood from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted.
To learn more, go to www.poupancaflorestal.com.br and take part in the consultation on the controlled wood process.
Fibria invests in continuous improvement of its processes, products and services and develops projects with the effective collaboration of teams to achieve goals, reduce waste and improve performance. One example is the Lean Six Sigma program.
The program combines a Japanese methodology, Lean Manufacturing, which aims to reduce waste in processes, and another American, Six Sigma, which seeks to increase quality by reducing variability.
In 2016, the program provided R$ 92.7 million in earnings for the company, resulting from 83 projects, of which 66 were completed.