SUSTAINABLE
OPERATIONS
Improving
responsibly

MORE COMPETITIVE AND MORE SUSTAINABLE

For us, there is a daily exercise of seeking results based on innovation, safety and sustainability in order to provide high quality cellulose and strategically manage our business.

RESPONSIBLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES

We are committed to improving our environmental performance. Since Veracel is a company guided by modern environmental technologies and cellulose manufacturing process, the efforts to improve performance is challenging, however, but seen as always possible. This is the case with waste management. We have reported a 99% average of recycled waste in recent years.

In addition, we have kept our 22.3 m³ record of water consumption to produce one ton of cellulose. These initiatives are already proving successful. We expect to stabilize processes, make new improvements and continuously evolve in the results.

99%
of industrial
waste are recycled

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SOURCE

We have the continuous challenge of being more and more efficient in energy generation, while consuming energy responsibly. The partnership with an ethanol production plant, next to the Veracel site, is great for both companies. The burning of sugarcane pulp in an auxiliary boiler has become a great deal, transforming potentially polluting waste into an electric power generation source.

HOW WE PRODUCE OUR CELLULOSE

SEEDLING NURSERY

Our researchers select the best eucalyptus shoots arriving at the nursery for cultivation and adaptation and then take them to the field as seedlings for planting.

EUCALYPTUS PLANTING

After preparing the soil, our planting machines place and fertilize the seedlings. During the growth period, we carry out maintenance, monitoring and cleaning activities in the area.

HARVEST

Our harvesting structures are made up of containers adapted to serve as an administrative, food and warehouse support point for the teams. Our forest machine operators cut and prepare the eucalyptus trees for transport.

WOOD TRANSPORT

Special trucks transport the eucalyptus logs from the harvesting area to our factory, where the wood will undergo an industrial process for cellulose extraction.

FACTORY

The eucalyptus logs are cut into small pieces (chips), which are cooked at high temperature and pressure until obtaining the brown cellulose pulp that will be bleached through washing and chemical treatments and after dried using press and hot air steam to form the cellulose sheet. After drying, the cellulose sheet is cut, and the bales are packed for transport.

FROM BAHIA TO THE WORLD

The cellulose sheets are transported by truck to the BELMONTE MARITIME TERMINAL (Terminal Marítimo de Belmonte or TMB, in Portuguese). There, the cellulose sheets are loaded onto barges and taken to Portocel, in Espírito Santo. From Portocel, they are sent to international markets to produce tissue paper, writing papers and special papers.
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Seedling
Nursery
Our researchers select the best eucalyptus shoots arriving at the nursery for cultivation and adaptation and then take them to the field as seedlings for planting.
Eucalyptus Planting
After preparing the soil, our planting machines place and fertilize the seedlings. During the growth period, we carry out maintenance, monitoring and cleaning activities in the area.
Harvest
Our harvesting structures are made up of containers adapted to serve as an administrative, food and warehouse support point for the teams. Our forest machine operators cut and prepare the eucalyptus trees for transport.
Wood
transport
Special trucks transport the eucalyptus logs from the harvesting area to our factory, where the wood will undergo an industrial process for cellulose extraction.

Factory
The eucalyptus logs are cut into small pieces (chips), which are cooked at high temperature and pressure until obtaining the brown cellulose pulp that will be bleached through washing and chemical treatments and after dried using press and hot air steam to form the cellulose sheet. After drying, the cellulose sheet is cut, and the bales are packed for transport.
From Bahia
to
the world
The cellulose sheets are transported by truck to the BELMONTE MARITIME TERMINAL (Terminal Marítimo de Belmonte or TMB, in Portuguese). There, the cellulose sheets are loaded onto barges and taken to Portocel, in Espírito Santo. From Portocel, they are sent to international markets to produce tissue paper, writing papers and special papers.
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