Created: 16 April 2015

The Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá) is the association responsible for institutionally representing the planted tree production chain, from the field to the industry with its main stakeholders.

The association was established in April/2014 and represents 60 companies and nine state entities that provide products obtained from planted trees, with special mention to wood panels and laminate flooring, pulp, paper, energy forests and biomass. The association also represents independent planted tree producers and institutional investors.

Ibá unites the member-companies of the Association of the Wood Panels Industry (Abipa), the Brazilian Association of Manufacturers of Laminate Flooring (Abiplar), the Brazilian Association of Forests Plantation Producers (Abraf) and the Brazilian Pulp and Paper Association (Bracelpa).

Ibá advocates on behalf of the industry’s interests aiming at adding value to products obtained from planted pine and eucalyptus trees, as well as other species used for industrial purposes with officials and governmental agencies, entities of the planted trees production chain and important sectors of the economy, social and environmental organizations, universities, schools, consumers and the press—domestically and internationally.

Iba’s mission is to increase competitiveness in the industry and align member companies at the utmost standard of science, technology and social and environmental responsibility for the entire planted trees production chain, pursuing innovative solutions for the Brazilian and global market.

This mission is built on the pillar of certainty that planted trees are the future of renewable and recyclable raw material, which is friendly towards the environment, biodiversity and human life. In addition, member companies base their investment projects on the potential of planted trees. Ongoing and forecasted investment projects, aimed at increasing plantations, expanding mills and Greenfield projects are estimated at R$ 40 billion by 2020.

Headquartered in Brasília (Federal District) with an office in São Paulo (state of São Paulo), Ibá works in partnership with the Industry’s State Associations.