Long Term Goals

Fibria's long-term goals are aligned with the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), an ambitious action plan geared to the well-being of the population and the planet and the prosperity of all, as described at: http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/ 

Optimize the use of natural resources 

sdg

Reduce by 1/3 the amount of land NEEDED for pulp production 
HOW

Increasing productivity from 10 tons of pulp/ha/year in 2011 to 15 tons/ha/year in 2025, by means of:

  • Techniques of classic genetic improvement and of silviculture  
  • Improvement of forest management
  • Increased industrial productivity 

BENEFITS

  • Lower concentration of land ownership
  • Greater availability of land for other uses 
  • Increased competitiveness and greater return to shareholders
WHERE WE’RE AT RIGHT NOW

Our target for 2020 is 12.1 ADT¹ / ha / year. In 2017 we were up to 11.8 ADT¹ / ha / year.

¹ air-dried tons 

CONTRIBUTE TO MITIGATION OF GREENHOUSE GASES

SDG

Double carbon absorPTION from the atmosphere
HOW

Increasing net sequestration from 5.5 million tCO2eq/year in 2011 to 11.1 million tCO2eq/year in 2025, through:

  • Increase in forest areas (eucalyptus forests and conservation areas)
  • Restoration of degraded areas with native species 
BENEFITS
  • Reduction in concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere
WHERE WE’RE AT RIGHT NOW
  • In 2017 we reached our target of absorbing 6.5 million tCO2e / year.
  • Our target for 2025 is to absorb 11 million tCO2e / year.

Protect biodiversity

SDG

Promote the environmental restoration of 40,000 hectares of own areas between 2012 and 2025
HOW
  • Planting native forest species
  • Promoting and implementing natural regeneration of native species
  • Eliminating degradation factors and exotic species
BENEFITS
  • Enrichment of wildlife and flora, including endangered species, in the Atlantic Rainforest and Cerrado Biomes 
  • Expansion of environmental services - carbon sequestration and water availability and quality, among others - of areas whose original characteristics were altered due to human activities 
WHERE WE’RE AT RIGHT NOW Between 2012 and 2017 we restored 24,800 hectares of company areas, thereby exceeding the target for the period, of 24,200 hectares.

Increase eco-efficiency 

SDG

Reduce by 91% the volume of industrial solid waste disposed of in own or third-party landfills
HOW

Reducing from 60 kg/ton of pulp produced in 2011 to 5 kg/ton of pulp produced in 2025, through:

  • Reduction of waste generation in mills
  • Reuse of waste in the soil 
BENEFITS
  • Reduction of impacts and risks from industrial landfills
  • Increased eco-efficiency in the company's production processes
  • Cost reduction for waste disposal and substitution of inputs 
WHERE WE’RE AT RIGHT NOW

In 2017 we reduced the amount of solid industrial waste being sent to company or third-party landfills by 51.1%. 

Strengthen interaction between company and society 

SDG

Achieve 80% approval in neighboring communitieS
HOW

Raising the approval rate in neighboring communities from 50% in 2011 to 80% in 2025, through:

  • Improvement in the quality of relationships with communities
  • Support to local development projects 
  • Inclusion of the community into the company's value chain 
BENEFITS
  • Harmonious coexistence with neighboring communities
  • Environment conducive to local development 
WHERE WE’RE AT RIGHT NOW We have achieved a 70.6% approval rating in the 257 Brazilian municipalities in which we operate.
Help communities make self-sustaining 70% of income-generation projects supported by companies
HOW

Evolving from 5% of self-sustaining projects in 2011 to 70% in 2025, through:

  • Expansion of the PDRT (Rural Land Development Program) model
  • Promotion of technical and managerial training, through consulting companies and partnerships
  • Attraction of support from other partners  
BENEFITS
  • Social inclusion of communities, reducing their social and economic vulnerability 
  • Protagonism of the community in its development process
  • Increased managerial and technical qualification of community members
  • Autonomy of communities in relation to private and public sectors
  • Stimulus to the development of social capital
  • Reduction of conflicts and maintenance of good coexistence with neighboring communities 
WHERE WE’RE AT RIGHT NOW In 2017, 23.6% of the income generation projects supported by companies were considered self-sustaining.

Optimize water management   

SDG

Water in the forest – perform the water management in watersheds in the forests of Fibria and disseminate technical knowledge on the subject to our neighbors in critical watersheds.
HOW Fibria mapped 246 watersheds and decided to act in nine of them, because they are in areas where the company has plantations and for being the only when your forest management can influence the supply of water in the basin.
BENEFITS
  • Strengthen dialogue and promote integrated action in these locations;
  • Mitigation of possible conflicts by overlapping use of water;
  • Set quantitative targets in 2019.
WHERE WE’RE AT RIGHT NOW

2017 Results:

  • Based on physical, social, and water characteristics, three watersheds were selected to be monitored.
  • Established a strategic environmental monitoring plan.
  • Defined monitoring indicators to evaluate the effect of management on the watersheds in partnership with experts from the Luiz de Queiroz School of Agriculture (Esalq/USP).
Nurseries – 17% reduction of specific consumption of water by changes produced (litres/changes produced)
HOW Reduce water uptake by changes in 17% by 2025
BENEFITS
  • Learning experiences that help to prevent or minimize water scarcity.
WHERE WE’RE AT RIGHT NOW
  • 14.7% reduction in water consumption in nurseries per seedling produced. Improvement in 2017 was mainly due to the increase in seedling production.
Industrial operations – 17% reduction of water consumption per tonne of pulp produced (m³ of water per tonne of pulp)
HOW Decrease the water catchment in the production process of the ton of pulp.
BENEFITS
  • Greater volume of treated water after your use that is returned to the river.
WHERE WE’RE AT RIGHT NOW
  • In 2017, there was a 4.8% reduction in industrial water consumption per ton of pulp produced.

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