VERACEL CELlULOSE: COMMITMENT TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
It is in our essence to believe and invest in a business using renewable sources and sustainable practices. This is our way of producing cellulose. These are the elements that determine our business continuity and prosperity.
As we are intimately connected in this relationship, our commitment to biodiversity conservation is renewed daily based on our culture of valuing the natural wealth surrounding us and respecting life in all its manifestations.
Based on programs, partnerships, certifications, projects and actions focused mainly on the biodiversity conservation, we seek to set an example and inspire new attitudes to positively transform the environment in which we live.
RPPN Veracel Station
NATURAL WORLD HERITAGE SITE
reconhecida pela UNESCO
RPPN Estação Veracel is a great pride for all of us employees at Veracel Celulose and for the south of Bahia, as well as a great asset for humanity. The largest private Atlantic Forest reserve in the Brazilian northeast is recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage Site and Key Area for Environmental Conservation. It is a spectacular place of natural conservation, scientific research and environmental education.
WE ARE FRIENDS OF THE FAUNA
The #AmigosdaFauna campaign has engaged employees and the community, introducing a native animal inhabiting our territory on our social networks monthly. Content with high quality information plays a fundamental role in building a relationship of respect and admiration for the wildlife in our region.
Knowledge in favor of species conservation!
WE OBSERVE AND LEARN FROM NATURE
We are surrounded by a natural wealth that has a lot to teach us if properly observed and understood. In synergy with Suzano and Casa da Floresta, Veracel monitors an area with more than 900,000 hectares.
In this huge area, fauna and flora species have been identified, many of which are endangered species (check out more details about the fauna and flora monitoring carried out by Veracel Celulose).
In addition, as RPPN Estação Veracel shelters several natural springs, it carries out actions to monitor the hydrographic basins by generating data to support governmental activities together with society to ensure water availability in the region.
WE GO BETTER BY SEA
Transporting our cellulose by barge means a sustainable choice with lower carbon emissions and less cargo vehicles along the BR101 highway in the Bahia-Espírito Santo stretch.
In continuous working mode, teams and crews take turns, operating 24 hours a day. While a barge is loaded in Belmonte, another one is on coastal navigation along the coast of the region. At the same time, a third one is unloaded in Barra do Riacho (Espírito Santo) and, upon arriving at the terminal, the tug boat is uncoupled from one barge and coupled to another, starting the return trip.
The barges have now a thermal camera whose objective is recording the movements of whales and small boats. The images are 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. That’s safety at sea!
JUBARTE WHALE: FROM BAHIA BY NATURE!
The population of Jubarte whales in the waters of southern Bahia has grown, and Veracel monitors and conserves these wonderful giants.
These whales visit the coast of Bahia in June-November for reproduction. We have made this nursery chosen by them an even safer place. During this period, they come to Bahia to mate and then return to the south pole. After 11 months, they come back to give birth and breastfeed their babies.