Our entire business depends upon the sustainability of forests. We will continue to lead the world in responsible forest stewardship to ensure healthy and productive forest ecosystems for generations to come.
The process includes the production of seedlings, planting and maintenance of forests, harvesting and transportation of timber. Competitiveness and sustainability are guaranteed by the certification of forest stewardship (Cerflor, FSC), quality, EHS (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001), as well as programs for technological innovation and continuous improvement of forest processes.
IP has a forest base of approximately 100,000 hectares in Brazil, with
around 25,000 hectares destined for environmental conservation,
representing 26% of the total area. That number exceeds the requirement of Brazilian legislation on destined areas.
IP Brazil’s forest stewardship aims at providing facilities with timber from 100% planted and renewable forests.
The PRNH Floresta das Águas Perenes, in Brotas, presents 80% of its area under restoration, counting on the support of the Environmental Technical Team and a consulting company to study the natural regeneration of the Cerrado. It was considered an area that provides environmental services in critical situations (watershed protection). The protection of this natural reserve contributes to the maintenance of the fountainheads, stimulating the main economic activity of the municipality of Brotas, which is ecotourism, since tourists take advantage of the waters for leisure or sports.
The PRNH Parque Florestal São Marcelo, located in Mogi Guaçu, was 100% reforested, and has a partnership with
Instituto de Botânica to study the area. Although IP Brazil has other areas with a significant concentration of biodiversity, that PRNH was selected for those studies because it is part of a partnership program between IP Brazil and the Secretary of the Environment of the State of São Paulo, by means of such institute.
The pioneering work of restoration resulting from such partnership was the first Ecological Restoration Program
implemented with high diversity of species in the State of São Paulo, using 101 tree species. That initiative subsidized the
development of public policies in the State.
The PRNH Paineira, recognized by Fundação Florestal in November 2016, has 49.81 hectares and is located in the municipality of Espírito Santo do Pinhal, in the Mogi Guaçu River basin, in the State of São Paulo. It is maintained intended to preserving regional biodiversity, soil and water. Through several Studies carried out in that PRNH, it was possible to identify 83 tree species and 98 animal species, including birds and mammals.