PREFERERENCE FOR LOCAL PROVIDERS & SUPPLIERS
Providers and suppliers established in Bahia State, preferentially those located within Veracel’s area of action (in the surroundings of the Mill or in whose territory forests have been planted), are invited to take part in the purchasing process. They are given preference, provided they offer competitive conditions and good quality. In 2015, of the company’s total purchases, 65% (R$ 294.1 million) came from suppliers in Bahia State. In the case of services acquired, providers in Bahia State accounted for 74% (R$ 234.4 million).