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SUSTAINABILITY POLICY

Supported on three of the company’s sustainability pillars – energy for growth, energy for life, and energy for movement, Copersucar’s Sustainability Policy establishes the guidelines to govern the company and its subsidiaries in terms of economic, and social and environmental practices, having in mind the continuity of the business and contribution to sustainable development of surrounding communities. Browse through the pillars below.

ENERGY FOR
GROWTH

1st link - Market

ENERGY FOR
MOVEMENT

2nd link - Transport
and sales

ENERGY FOR
LIFE

3rd link - Copersucar S.A.

ENERGY FOR
GROWTH

1st link - Market

ENERGY FOR
MOVEMENT

2nd link - Transport
and sales

ENERGY FOR
LIFE

3rd link - Copersucar S.A.

Ensure readiness to the global market and supply of products with national and international recognition for its sustainable management and production systems.

Ensure competitive quality, continuously improving processes and services to meet the expectations of customers and suppliers.

Strengthen collaborative relationships in the pursuit of innovative solutions in processes, products and services, aimed at gains in productivity throughout the chain.

Foster a corporate culture for sustainability and influence the company' value chain.

Consider social and environmental aspects in assessing of new businesses and/or expanding operations.

Prevent, manage, and act in mitigating the risks that could affect the company's business and operations.

Strengthen the relationship with suppliers of logistics, seeking greater efficiency, less impact, and reduction of cost in the logistics chain.

Prioritize integrated solutions in logistics and with less social and environmental impact.

Ensure legal compliance of the regulations applicable to the company's activities and operations in its units, as well as to products and services.

Contribute to mitigate the effects associated with greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in products transportation.

Ensure the rational use of natural resources and ecosystem services into its activities and operations.

Boost the social and environmental impacts of its operations and minimize the possible negative impacts, acting preventively.

Ensure transparency and ethics in relations.

Foster a health and safety culture in the Company.

Value and develop human capital.

Seek a closer relationship with stakeholders through social responsibility actions, engagement actions, and/or communication channels.

Promote healthy sugar consumption.

Encourage the use of renewable fuels and demonstrate the positive social and environmental externalities of ethanol for a low-carbon economy.

Foster environmental protection for conservation of biodiversity in the value chain.

COMMITMENTS

Sustainability has been increasingly pegged to the business model, intrinsically associated with products, and representing an extraordinary opportunity in the market. Copersucar provides fuel and food with low environmental impact on the planet: energy to nourish and move the world. Thus, the consequences of climate change are among the concerns for Copersucar. And ethanol is one of the main alternatives to mitigate carbon emissions. This aspect is a priority for Copersucar, which participated in COP-21, and is a signatory of the open letter to the CEOs of 79 companies that have assumed the commitment to proceed with voluntary initiatives to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. See more details about the commitments in the 2014-2016 Report.

REPORTS

Since the 2009-2010 Crop-Year, Copersucar has prepared its reports using the guidelines set out by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). In its first edition, Copersucar followed the G3 standard with application level B-. For the 2010-2012 Report, the company started to have its information externally assured by an external audit, obtaining a B+ level. The score was maintained for the 2012-2014 publication. In the report, referring to the 2014-2016 biennial, Copersucar advanced in the G4 Core version, which seeks to objectively cover the most relevant aspect of the business from a company and society standpoint, with an extended focus on the value chain. The last edition, referring to the Crop Years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018, the publication is following GRI-Standards, supported by an external evaluation. You may know all editions on the side.

Note: report 2010/2012 is only available in portuguese

COMMUNITY RELATIONS

Copersucar has in place a social investment policy aimed at providing relevant results for the company, for communities, and for society at large. To this end, the company invests with a focus on projects in the area of education, under the following lines: Professional Training, Technological Innovation, Social and Environmental, Culture, and Sports.

Copersucar’s initiatives cater to low-income children, adolescents and adults, and professionals in education who work with low-income adolescents and adults. The projects are conducted in the regions and/or cities where the company operates.

Conecta

The Conecta Program develops social and educational actions in the communities where it operates aiming to promote Integral Training of Individuals and Community Empowerment. The project is conducted by the Crescer Institute.

LEVELS OF IMPACT

  • 2015-2017:

    Paulínia/SP and Santos/SP

  • 217 young adults qualified

    in professional training courses.

  • 112 adolescents certified

    in educational art workshops.

  • 6.371 people benefitted

    by the actions with the community.

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TESTIMONIALS

  • Jucineia Gomes Barboza

    2ND GROUP OF THE PROFESSIONAL TRAINING - PAULÍNIA (SP)

    I would like to thank from the bottom of my heart the teachers, supporters and everyone involved. Know that you make a difference in the life of many young adults. Young adults who before taking the course were people who did not know themselves, young adults who did not know where to go, or how to go. Today, after the course, I still don’t fully know myself, but I know where and how to achieve my goals… Thank you Conecta Project, from the bottom of my heart…

  • Bárbara Letícia dos Santos Pereira

    2ND GROUP OF THE PROFESSIONAL TRAINING - PAULÍNIA (SP)

    The course and the classes are exceeding my expectations; they are better than I ever imagined! All classes are excellent, teaching us how to think, changing our way of seeing the world, discussing about living exclusively to work and earn money, when our city and our world has so many good things to offer and show… The classes are complementing my life, my way of thinking, of being, of acting, of talking, in summary, the course is helping me change, showing me that I did many things wrong and today I can fix all this! The classes teach us something we don’t learn at school, that we can learn only here in this course, our course at Conecta. I’m ready to learn new things every day.

  • Ana Beatriz da Nobrega Bandini

    2ND GROUP OF THE PROFESSIONAL TRAINING - PAULÍNIA (SP)

    On this journey, we faced many obstacles, difficulties and had many stumbles, but we were also put back on our feet and protected by people who motivated us to continue in search of our dreams. It wasn’t easy to get here, but thanks to very dear people, we made it! We made many friends, learned lessons that will be essential in our lives, such as how to be more understanding, respect differences and listen!