SAFETY AND
ENVIRONMENTAL
CONSERVATION
The sea is available for everyone
THE GOING IS BETTER
BY THE SEA

In 2020, 100% of our cellulose was delivered by barges. This means the use of a transport with smaller carbon footprint transportation and reduced cargo vehicles traffic on the BR101 expressway linking the Bahia and Espírito Santo states.

In a continuous mode, teams and crews work in different shifts in 24×7 operations. While a barge is being loaded in Belmonte, another one is navigating alongside the region´s coastline. At the same time, a third barge is unloaded in Barra do Riacho (Espírito Santo). When it arrives in the terminal, a tug boat is disengaged from a barge and engaged to another one, thus starting the return trip.

In 2021, the barges will receive thermal cameras. The objective is recording the movements of whales and small boats. The images will be read by a software that emits different audible alarms when identifying  any obstacle in front of the barge within a radius of up to two kilometers. This is safety at sea!

Veracel has helped identify

14,618 WHALES

visiting the

Brazilian coast in 2019

Daily monitoring

registered

4,667 TURTLES

over 13

reproductive seasons

FISHERMAN, WE ARE LISTENING!

For years, through a dialogue with the traditional fishing communities, safety at the sea has been the focus of Veracel partnerships. Without contact with land or other boats, fishermen had had to rely on luck in difficult situations at sea. In 2020, Veracel donated 814 VHF radios to boasts and 20 SSB and VHF radios to bases located at the community bases and associations and adequate training. This structure, along with training sessions provided by Veracel in partnership with the Brazilian Navy, has improved the professional and safety condition of all sea men.