Fibria cultivates strategic alliances and lasting relationships with its suppliers. This allows us to create an environment propitious to leveraging innovative actions that create value for these partners, while also sharing ethical and sustainability principles based on effective engagement and mutual benefits.
Fibria’s suppliers must follow the same principles adopted in-house in aspects such as sustainability, compliance, social and environmental risks, forest stewardship practices and respect for nature and communities. Furthermore, all contracts signed by the company must include clauses prohibiting child and forced labor. They also must require suppliers to recognize the rights of any communities involved, to protect the environment, to comply with criteria for health and transportation safety and to uphold labor rights.
Drawing on the practices already adopted at Fibria, in 2016, sustainability began to be incorporated into the processes of the Procurement department. That led to the creation of the Sustainable Sourcing Program. Initially, the company presented a comprehensive diagnosis of the commitment to sustainability in its supply chain and created a matrix that breaks down the 38 procurement categories into operational quadrants, based on the levels of strategic importance and of social and environmental risk. Based on these definitions, Fibria presented to its teams and partners the long-term challenges and the actions capable of creating a higher level of maturity with regard to sustainability.
In the Sustainable Sourcing Program, Fibria set forth its principles, practices and values in the Fibria & Supplier Relations Manual. The manual was drafted collaboratively, with the participation of a group of 11 suppliers. The Guide is divided into five modules:
- Integrity in commercial relations, focusing on the principles of ethical conduct and aspects directly related to the formalization of contracts;
- Dignified work relations, with rules and parameters applicable to people management;
- Environmental protection, which complies the expectations related to environmental management;
- Human rights and social engagement, guarantee of fundamental rights and the potential of business as an instrument of social progress;
- Full management systems, with tools to support the execution of the guidelines described in the previous modules.
Fibria believes that alliances with suppliers are not mere purchase and sale relationships, but rather bonds forged for common interests and true connections of positive coexistence. This is supported by suppliers’ trust and participation in production processes, in strategic projects such as expansion projects and in the resolution of routine operational problems.
In this context, we have defined 3 Key Performance Indicators under our Supply Chain management:
KPI #01 – Purpose: Suppliers Development
Increase the number of in site audits on eligible suppliers in 50% year-on-year (2018 vs 2017)
KPI #02 – Purpose: Shared Value
Maintain the share of purchases from suppliers located in regions where Fibria operates above 40%
KPI #03 – Purpose: Engagement
Engage 100% of our critical suppliers in the Supplier Relationship Guide up to 2025
If you plan to become a Fibria supplier, please read carefully the conditions of the agreement and then complete the pre-registration.
Fibria & Supplier Relations Manual
Tutorial e-Proc Fibria