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Sustainable Forests

Created: 01 June 2015

Today production and consumption have to suit the standards that guarantee natural resources, energy sources, balanced climate and food, among other essential needs for survival of future generations. This is the foundation of the sustainable development concept, published in the report "Our Common Future", in 1987 by the World Commission on the Environment and Development.

Today, the sustainability vision is priority on the agenda and strategic plans of companies from the planted trees production chain. The concept is grounded on the economic, environmental and social tripod. Align financial results, environmental preservation and well-being of the populations is sine qua non for success, development and business continuity.

The planted trees industry invests to achieve sustainability in the entire production cycle, improving processes and adopting the best social and environmental practices. Diversifying the economic use of planted forests and involving small farmers through outgrowers’ programs, with the purpose of creating job and income generation opportunities, as well as increasing knowledge by exchanging experiences, even by adopting the activities of the Integrated Crop-Livestock-Forest System (ILPF).

By using 100% of raw material from renewable forests, the industry has evolved in the past years towards a noteworthy position in sustainable production-and has a great potential for new achievements. Forest management practices are based on the principle that your goods and services must be sustainable, the biological diversity must be preserved and social and economic impacts must be positive.

Seeking a clean production cycle, planted trees companies are getting closer to energy self-sufficiency. Additionally, energy consumption from renewable resources is growing, such as biomass. The purpose is to reach a more positive environmental balance, where the sector’s contribution is noteworthy to balance global climate.