Management and strategies | Sustainability | Main commitments
Global Compact - Fibria assumed a commitment with the Global Compact, an initiative of the United Nations with the objective of mobilizing the business community to adopt fundamental and internationally accepted values in terms of human rights, work relations, the environment and the combat of corruption, reflected in 10 principals. The Company’s actions in 2009 that are in compliance with the Global Compact are identified in the report’s index.
The Right Way Program - Fibria joined the Right Way Program(Na MãoCerta), an initiative of Childhood Brasil and the Ethos Company and Social Responsibility Institute together with technical support from the International Labor Organization(ILO). The program seeks to combat sexual exploitation of children and teenagers on Brazilian highways. Over the course of 2010,Fibria will conduct a number of in-company and transportation chain mobilization actions on behalf of the commitment that it has assumed.
CDP Supply Chain - Fibria was the first forestry sector company in the world to join the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Supply Chain as a leader, which translates into a commitment by the Company to take into consideration climate risk in its chain of supplies in future investment decisions and to mobilize suppliers to also commit to climate governance actions. The actions stemming from this commitment will be visible throughout 2010.
Water Footprint Network - Fibria became a member of the Water Footprint Network (WFN), seeking to strengthen its commitment to sustainable development through strategic management and the rational use of water based on the WFN’s guidelines. The actions that were implemented and the results obtained in 2010 will be disclosed through the Company’s website.
New Generation Plantations Project (NGPP) – Fibria joined the project created in 2007 by the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF), which involves companies and governments to evaluate and establish the best concepts and techniques for forest management, involving the economic activity of silviculture, the conservation of biodiversity and meeting the needs of humans. The new generation of forest plantations is that which fosters the integrity and high values of conservation of the ecosystems, effectively involving the stakeholders and that contributes to economic growth and the generation of jobs. The project currently is in its second phase, which began in July 2009, and is scheduled to end in June 2011. Learn more about the NGPP here.
Forest Footprint Disclosure (FFD) -Forest Footprint is deforestation caused directly or indirectly by a company or a product.Fibria participated in the survey that originated the first Forest Footprint Disclosure (FFD) report, launched in February 2010. Organized by a British NGO, the Global Canopy Programme, with the support of the British government and a number of foundations, the survey form involved questions during 11 key sessions, including Risk Analysis, Sustainable Supply Chain development and Support Process and Governance. The report noted that Fibria is a company that is 100% committed to using certified wood in the near future. The report is available at the following address: www.forestdisclosure.com/docs/FFD_Annual_Review_WEB.pdf.
Sustainable Forest Mosaic Projects - Fibria, together with the Bio Atlantic Institute (IBio), Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy, Veracel and Suzano, are partners in this initiative, whose main objective is to encourage soil use diversification by landowners and communities, and to consolidate the results for large-scale landscape conservation, using the pulp and paper forest mosaic system wood production process. There are three scales of activities: in the south of Bahia, in the Atlantic Forest and on a global level, seeking to reproduce the model in other countries. In terms of results, highlights include strengthening of the protection of more tha RPPNs) by the partner companies; the restoration of 600 hectares in areas belonging to the participating companies, creating forest corridors and generating jobs and income for the communities; a protocol for integrated biodiversity planning and monitoring, including protected areas and forestry restoration areas and creation of a database of the consolidated pilot region in the Geo Atlântica interactive system. For more information, please access the link www.bioatlantica.org.br/geoatlantica.
Atlantic Forest Restoration Pact - Fibria participates in the Atlantic Forest Restoration Pact, which plays a role in putting forward the vision of the Company inmaking an effective contribution in restoration areas and as a mobilizing agent in the regions where it is active. The objective of the Pact is to articulate policies together with public and private institutions, government, companies, NGOs and landowners in order to merge their efforts and resources to generate results for restoration and conservation of biodiversity. The Pact’s target is to make it possible to restore 15 million hectares of forests by 2050in the 17 states in which the Atlantic Forest biome occurs. More information is available at www.pactomataatlantica.org.br.
Forest seedlings in Bahia - Fibria will install a nursery in thedistrict ofHelvécia, in the municipalityof Nova Viçosa (BA), with capacity to produce 30 million eucalyptus clonal seedlings per year. The project is designed to supply the Company’s forestry operations and at the same time promote economic activity and regional development. The investment is about R$ 23 million, and foresees the generation of 50 jobs during construction and about 250 jobs when operations begin. In 2008, the company signed a partnership agreement with the National Industry Service (Senai) and the National Rural Apprenticeship Service (Senar), initiating a program for training local manpower for the nursery. The program currently in the midst of the environmental licensing process. The project was first announced in 2007 by Aracruz, but it was interrupted the following year due to financial restrictions.