Here we start our business: planting forests, preserving biodiversity and the environment and sequestering carbon from the atmosphere.

With more than 45 thousand hectares of land, 64% of which is in the middle of the state of Santa Catarina and 36% in the middle and northern coast of Rio Grande do Sul, our forest units have the main objective of supplying the demand for wood for the production of pulp and energy in paper and packaging factories in Santa Catarina, and the demand for resin for the production of pitch and turpentine in Rio Grande do Sul, in addition to marketing wood in the regional market.

VALUE CHAIN

CONTROL OF WHOLE PROCESS

Forests are the essence of our business. With FSC® certified management since 2008 and environmental licenses issued by the competent bodies, we have the guarantee that the operations are adequate, preserving the biodiversity and respecting the workers and the surrounding communities.

 

Highlights of the forest bussines

more than
45 thousandhectares
of land

certified management
by

FSC®
since 2008

more than
3thousand
hectares
planted by the
Forestry
Partners
Program

Carbon
neutral

company
removing more
carbon than
it emits

Location of our forests


SANTA CATARINA

Distributed in the municipalities of Água Doce, Catanduvas, Irani, Ponte Serrada and Vargem Bonita, they correspond to 65%
of our forests.

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RIO GRANDE DO SUL

Distributed in the municipalities of Balneário Pinhal, Cidreira, Mostardas, Tavares and São José do Norte,
they correspond to 35%
of our forests.

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INCENTIVE
TO REFORESTATION

The Rural Partnership Program benefits the population around the factory in Vargem Bonita (SC), generating employment and contributing to the region’s growth.

We maintain 3,230 hectares planted in partnership with 66 owners in several municipalities of the region.

In the Rural Partnership Program, the farmer offers areas of land for cultivation and Irani plants and conducts the forest until cutting. At the end of the rotation, the forest production is divided between the parts.

At the time of the choice of areas, we considered the distance to the factory in Vargem Bonita (SC), the topography, the previous use of the soil, the need to use heavy machinery for soil preparation and access, the expected forest development, according to the quality of the site, and suitability of the property to the current environmental standards.

FOREST RESEARCH AND PROTECTION

The conservation of native forests contributes to the balance of the environment and helps in the biological control of pests and diseases.

BIOLOGICAL CONTROL: for more than 20 years we have been combating wood wasps (Sirex noctilio) through biological control. We monitor the presence of attacks and the rate of parasitism, preventing possible damages, besides maintaining sanity of the plantations.

FIRE PROTECTION: We develop preventive and conscientious actions in the community around the forest areas and we have teams and covenants responsible for the actions of combat in eventual fire outbreaks.

PATRIMONIAL SURVEILLANCE: the guardians who live on the farms and monitor the patrimonial assets, control predatory actions to the fauna and flora and control the access of visitors. We also have a partnership with the Environmental Military Police of Santa Catarina, with the purpose of cooperating in environmental inspection and education in the areas covered by the Company. Another measure of control and monitoring is the procedure for fishing in the reservoirs and rivers that cut the properties of Irani, through which fishing is authorized by means of request and registration of the visitors.

IMPROVEMENTS AND INNOVATION: We have established partnerships with research institutions for the development of joint activities in the areas of Improvement, Protection and Forest Management, Biodiversity Conservation, Soils, among others. We develop and support research with the potential to generate more knowledge of the interaction between local flora and fauna and planted forests, aiming at improving management methods and enabling the definition of environmental management indicators.

PLANTED FORESTS

We maintain significant areas typical of native forests and natural formations on properties where we maintain forest operations, ensuring balance between production areas, composed solely of planted forests.

The integrated production of the planted forests of Pinus and Eucalyptus with native forests, through appropriate forest management processes and successive cycles of planting, contributes to the preservation of biodiversity, generates economic development due to the high productivity of planted forests and reduces levels of greenhouse gases – GHG in the atmosphere, through carbon sequestration. “By having a large volume of planted forests, Irani, through the inventory of greenhouse gas emissions – GHG has become a Carbon Neutral company, by removing more carbon from the atmosphere than it emits. Considered true carbon sinks, fast-growing planted forests play an important paper in the fight against global warming.

Each hectare catches approximately 27 tons of carbon per year.

COMMERCIALIZATION AND PURCHASE OF WOOD

Irani also markets wood to supply various market segments in the regions where it maintains forests.
In Santa Catarina, we mainly sell Pinus logs for the sawmill and plywood segments.

In Rio Grande do Sul, we commercialize small logs and logs for the sawmill and panel segments.

Another way to promote reforestation in the region is through the acquisition of part of the wood supply for the production of cellulose and energy (biomass) in the regional market.

 


PROCESS OF PURCHASE OF WOOD

Our timber procurement process is based on risk analyzes of suppliers, made by professionals trained for this purpose.

In order to comply with the FSC® chain of custody certification of the Paper and Packaging units, the origin of the wood used in the pulp process, when not certified, must consider the five basic principles – FSC® standards, which are translated by the Wood purchase.

Through a questionnaire accompanied by evidence (documents, declarations of investiture, legal opinions, etc.) and visit to the area, IRANI evaluates the conditions of risk and possibility of purchase.

The Madeira Purchase Policy is the instrument that, in addition to guiding procedures, gives transparency to its decision to comply with environmental, social and economic issues.

 


POLICY OF PURCHASE OF WOOD

Irani acquires wood and pine chip for the processes of Kraft pulp and chemical-mechanical pulp and implements efforts to avoid purchases of these products from controversial sources, according to the FSC®.

The company commits itself to:

1. Do not purchase illegally harvested wood;

2. Do not purchase wood harvested in violation of traditional and civil rights;

3. Do not purchase wood extracted from forests where high conservation values are threatened by forest management activities;

4. Do not purchase wood extracted from native forests that are being converted into plantations or for non-forest use;

5. Do not purchase wood from forests where genetically modified trees are planted.