Veracel is an agro-industrial enterprise integrating forest and industrial operations and logistics, resulting in average annual production of 1.1 million tons of pulp, generating 2,904 of its own and third party jobs. We are the fruit ofthe partnership of two leading companies in the international pulp and paper sector: the Brazilian company Fibria and the Swedish-Finnish company Stora Enso, which share our shareholder control, each holding 50% of Veracel’s stock.
Our activities started in 1991, when we acquired our first land in the South of Bahia State. Production started effectively in 2005.
Veracel’s mill is considered one of the world’s most advanced in our sector, producing 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 with 6,069 hectares of preserved native forest.