Veracel is the result of a partnership between two leaders in the pulp and paper industry, Brazilian Fibria and Swedish-Finnish Stora Enso . The company is an integrated agro-industrial undertaking, operated by nearly 700 own employees and about 2,400 workers from specialized companies, ranging from eucalyptus planting to pulp final shipment.
Veracel’s mill is considered one of the world’s most advanced in our sector, operating since 2005 to produced highly qualified pulp fiber. But the enterprise’s commitment goes beyond the search for excellence in the final product. Respecting the environment, generating job and income to local communities, promoting improved life quality to the population, and generating development while following sustainability principles are the targets of Veracel.
The company’s forestry and industrial operations are certified by major assessment bodies for standards in compliance with the Brazilian Forestry Code, the laws protecting the Atlantic Forest, and the environmental law.
The history of this company with roots in Bahia started shortly before 2005, when Veracruz Florestal, then an Odebrecht subsidiary, started acquiring land in the region, as early as in 1991. The first eucalyptus seedlings started to be planted in that year. In 1996, Veracel was granted the environmental license for the pulp mill project. Two years later, in 1998, it became Veracel Celulose S/A and, with this, the Veracel Station Private Reserve of Natural Heritage (RPPN) was born, a major private reserve of Atlantic Forest in Brazil, with 6,069 hectares of preserved native forest.