SAO PAULO, Sept. 17, 2018 (Press Release) -Fibria, a Brazilian company that is the world’s leading producer of eucalyptus pulp from planted forests, once again was selected as a component of the portfolio for 2018-19 of the Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index (DJSI) of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Fibria was the only company in the Forest & Paper Products chosen from among the companies analyzed.
Fibria has been a component of the DJSI index, a key sustainability reference in international capital markets, since its inception. The announcement of the portfolios for 2018-19 was made by RobecoSAM, a Swiss-based independent company focused on sustainability investing, which selects those companies with best practices in areas such as corporate governance, environmental management, human capital development and social engagement.
“Being included yet again in the DJSI confirms Fibria’s solid sustainability performance. The achievement is the product of team work and constant evolution and represents well merited recognition of all of our professionals who make the company an industry reference,” said Fibria’s Chief Financial and Investor Relations Officer, Guilherme Cavalcanti.
The world leader in eucalyptus pulp production, Fibria strives to meet, in a sustainable manner, the growing global demand for products from planted forests. With annual pulp production capacity of 7.25 million tons, the company has industrial units in Aracruz (Espírito Santo), Jacareí (São Paulo) and Três Lagoas (Mato Grosso do Sul), as well as in Eunápolis (Bahia), where it operates Veracel in a joint venture with Stora Enso. Fibria has 1,092,000 hectares of forests, which include 656,000 hectares of planted forests, 374,000 hectares set aside for environmental preservation and conservation, and 61,000 hectares destined for other uses. The pulp produced by Fibria is exported to more than 35 countries and is the raw material for educational, health, hygiene and cleaning products.