Issued by Aracruz Celulose
The report outlines the company's financial success, its stewardship of the land in its ownership (37% of which are native reserves) and its stakeholder relations
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Aracruz Celulose has published its 2007 Annual and Sustainability Report, the 2nd time the company has reported on its economic, social and environmental issues in a single publication. The report, covering a wide range of financial, management and extra-financial issues, can be accessed and downloaded here www.aracruz.com/2007sustainabilityreport. It is also available in print and as a CD-rom.
The report outlines the company’s financial success, its stewardship of the land in its ownership (37% of which are native reserves) and its stakeholder relations. A land dispute documented in previous reports has now been resolved with the transfer of 11,000 hectares of land to Espírito Santo indigenous communities. Additional issues reported include the carbon stocks sequestered within the company’s forests, human resources, value creation within the company and Aracruz’s role within the global pulp market. A materiality matrix has been used to prioritise issues.
As in previous years the report has been independently verified by Bureau Veritas Certification, and has two additional evaluations by external environmental and sustainability experts.
Readers’ comments from a stakeholder evaluation have been included, comments which have helped shape the development of this year's report.
An extensive index following the Global Reporting Initiative G3 and the UN Global Compact guidelines is included.
Feedback on the report can be left via the CorporateRegister.com listing here.
Aracruz Celulose is a Brazilian company, the world's leading producer of bleached eucalyptus pulp. With 12,000 direct employees, in 2007 Aracruz sold 3.1 million tons of pulp, used to manufacture print and writing, tissue, and high value-added speciality papers. Aracruz is the only company in the paper and forest products sector to have been chosen for the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World) 2007/2008 and has been included on Bovespa Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) since its inception in 2005.
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