• Director's Message February, 2019


    VERACEL has a record reduction in water use

    A project that has shown good results in the reduction of water use has been developed by the Environmental Control area of ​​Veracel Celulose, in Eunápolis. The company adopts a policy of rational use of water resources in industrial processes, seeking to reduce the use of water in its operations. Thanks to this project, in 2018, Veracel Celulose achieved its best result, breaking the internal record of water use. It was 23.6 cubic meters of water for each ton of pulp produced. Previously, the best annual mark had been 25 cubic meters for each ton produced. With the improvement of the processes registered in the last year, there was a reduction of 5.6% in the specific use of water of this activity.


    According to the coordinator of Environmental Control of the company, Tarciso Matos, the result is the result of the capacity of interaction between the teams of environment, operation, maintenance and engineering. "When we work together and cooperatively, we achieve a much greater result," said Matos. He also pointed out that the actions implemented had a low financial cost for the unit and brought a significant financial return to the water economy.


    The coordinator explains that the solutions to improve natural resource management in Veracel's industrial processes focused on the elimination of water transfers from the tanks and the reuse of sealing water from the pumps. Level control was implemented in the tanks, alarms were created on the control panels, small structural modifications were made to the pipes and tools were developed for monitoring and daily management of water use.


    According to Veracel's Industrial Director, Ari Medeiros, targets were set to reduce the specific water use of the plant by 10% by 2020, with the goal of achieving less than 22.5 cubic meters of water per ton of pulp. By 2019, the goal of water use is 23 cubic meters / ton. "So we have a new challenge to motivate ourselves, which is totally possible and depends again on the interaction of each one of us," concluded Medeiros.


    Suzano needs to think globally, says CEO Walter Schalka

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    After incorporating Fibria and maintaining the Feffer family brand for the global business, Suzano is now in a position to capture synergies and look at its entire operation - both pulp and paper - to define strategies that are appropriate to a global leader in the industry. With 11 million tonnes of capacity, Suzano is today the world leader in fiberboard pulp.


    After a recent investment in consumer products - such as toilet paper - focused in the North and Northeast, Suzano intends to continue investing and growing in this area. Although he considers it early to say whether the company will compete in the global market in this segment, Schalka assures that the company will continue to operate in this area.


    "It is a company that has 11 million tons of pulp (capacity) and 1.4 million tons of paper. There are approximately 15.5 thousand direct employees and 37 thousand, including indirect ones. It is a company that has presence in 80 countries. So we need to work globally. In Brazil, we have operations in hundreds of municipalities, because of the forest base, "says Schalka.


    Asked about demand for new plants, Schalka says that "the pulp market, like any commodity, has a lot of supply fluctuation. In recent months, there has been a drop in demand, mainly reflecting the impact of the trade war between China and the United States. But we understand that demand will grow again, as in recent years - by about 2.5% per year, or 1.5 million tonnes. Today, all factories operate at full capacity. Our perception is that the market will get tighter in the coming years and will resume the expanding investments. "

    "Innovation is in the company's daily life. We have an exclusive area for this business, coming from Fibria. Fernando Bertolucci will be responsible for all the innovations of the company in the industrial and forest areas. Another area, under the command of Vinícius Nonino, also of Fibria, for new business. We will have two areas working together for this innovation process. We will explore the technology and knowledge of the tree very much, "he adds.


    Solar energy invests R $ 5.2 billion and projects to grow 44% in 2019

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    The solar energy generation sector is expected to invest R $ 5.2 billion this year, at the same level as in 2018, according to estimates by the Brazilian Association of Solar Photovoltaic Energy (Absolar). Of this total, R $ 3 billion is foreseen for distributed generation, name given to the production of energy near consumption points, and the remainder for large solar parks. The entity predicts that the installed capacity of solar energy generation in Brazil will grow 44% in 2019, to 3,306.4 megawatts (MW) installed. Of this amount, 2,716 MW are related to large solar plants, and 1,130.4 MW, of distributed generation projects throughout the country.


    By 2018, the solar sector has practically doubled in size compared to the previous year. According to Absolar, the segment closed last year with 2,295 MW installed, of which 1,793.1 are from solar plants and 501.9 MW from distributed generation systems. Within the chain of the solar energy industry, the numbers are even more expressive. Survey by Greener, a research and consulting firm specializing in the sector, indicates that in 2018, the Brazilian market for photovoltaic modules, the main equipment of the industry, handled about 2,200 MW in parts, between imports and domestic production.


    In addition to the fall in price and gain in scale, another factor that has contributed to the dissemination of distributed solar energy generation systems is the current regulatory model, which allows other forms of exploitation and commercialization of the energy produced by the equipment. Today, for example, it is possible to produce energy in a solar farm and sell that production to consumers located in the same distribution concession area interested in consuming clean energy and at a lower cost than the distributors' tariff.


    Suzano is elected one of the 50 most beloved companies in Brazil by "Love Mondays"

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    Suzano was named among the 50 most beloved companies in Brazil, according to the ranking developed by "Love Mondays", platform responsible for collecting spontaneous and anonymous evaluations on the employees' professional satisfaction with the companies in which they work. Suzano, voted for the second time in the rankings, received a Overall Satisfaction score of 4.15 on a scale of 1 to 5.


    The ranking takes into account the opinion of employees and former employees of more than 153 thousand companies from all over the country. The position in the survey is determined according to the general satisfaction note pointed out by the employees based on four criteria: quality of life, opportunity career, company culture and pay and benefits. Suzano was evaluated 101 times and stood out, especially in the categories Remuneration and Benefits (note of 4.19) and Culture of the Company (note of 4.01). In addition, "Love Mondays" also looks at the percentage of people who would recommend to a friend the company they work for. In the case of Suzano, this index was 93%.


    "This recognition reflects the importance our employees give to the care we have with people. We will work to improve even more, now in this new Suzano, where opportunities for growth and innovation will be even greater, "says Christian Orglmeister, Executive Director of Strategy, People, Communication, IT and Digital at Suzano.


    Ronaldo Neves Ribeiro


    DETIN - Departamento de Tecnologia da Informação e Telecom

    Celulose Nipo-Brasileira S.A. - CENIBRA

    Rodovia BR 381, km 172, Distrito Perpétuo Socorro - Belo Oriente/MG

    Tel.: +55 (31) 3829-5235 | Cel.: +55 (31) 99126-8573 | www.cenibra.com.br

    Director's Message January, 2019


    Fibria improves harvest on hills and mountains using "super winch"


    Fibria is investing in technology to modernize forest management. Through the Intelligent Forest Project, a series of actions are under way in the company's units. One of the highlights is the T-Winch Project, which makes it possible to harvest eucalyptus trees in areas of greater slope, providing more safety, speed and productivity.


    The T-Winch is a fixed external traction winch that helps harvesting machines reach areas with slopes up to 38 °. In practice, it remains fixed in a flat area while a steel cable is attached to the forest harvesting machine allowing it to move safely in areas with great slope and harvest. The winch is operated by remote control and guarantees a 20% reduction in operating costs in areas with slopes above 35º.


    The Intelligent Forest Project centralizes actions of new technologies for forest digitization, aiming to improve the availability of data for decision making, productivity gains, safety and development of Fibria employees. There are four fronts for the implementation of new technologies: planting (silviculture), harvesting, wood logistics and systemic data analysis. More than 50 projects are being tested and implemented. In addition to T-Winch, Fibria has invested in LIDAR technology - which allows a three-dimensional view of the forest and assists in the measurement of areas, reliefs and trees for inventory - in the acquisition of telemetric trucks, electronic tracking and operations traceability. other initiatives.

    Suzano wins education award in recognition of LIDE and Ayrton Senna Institute


    Suzano Pulp and Paper was recognized as an incentive for education in Brazil for the 2018 Education and Innovation LIDE Award. Winner in the Education category, the company was honored during the 5th National Forum of Education and Innovation, held in São Paulo (SP).


    The company was chosen by the Ayrton Senna Institute and LIDE - Group of Business Leaders, organizers of the event, for its support to several projects in the education area, such as "Suzano na Escola", a partnership with Junior Achievement, which empowers volunteers to share knowledge and experience of the labor market with young people in school; the "Formare Aprendiz", a partnership with the Iochpe Foundation, which offers professional qualification opportunities for young people in situations of social vulnerability; in addition to the "Dolphin Project" in Bahia, and the "Ecofuturo Institute", an organization maintained by Suzano that has the promotion of reading as one of the pillars guiding its performance.

    Fibria reduces by 9.5% the consumption of diesel in the wood chopping operation


    Fibria, the world leader in the production of eucalyptus pulp from planted forests, focuses its efforts on improving its processes. Through the Intelligent Forest Project, a series of technologies are being applied in all the company's units, resulting in increased productivity, lower costs and conservation of the environment. One of the successful examples was the adoption of a new standard of operation in the wood chopping machines used in Capão Bonito (SP), which generated savings of 9.5% in diesel consumption and reduction of 24 tons per month of greenhouse gases, CO2 (carbon dioxide), which worsens global warming.




    "Fibria is committed to finding solutions that can increase productivity and efficiency. The establishment of the new standard of operation of the Chipping line was an idea of ​​the team and brought excellent results, without the need of investment. Besides the economy, it was possible to reduce the impact of the operation on the environment and we should have medium-term benefits in relation to the maintenance of the machines, "says Cláudia Steiner, general manager of Forest Operations at Fibria.


    The three machines, used to chop the wood, receive the entire logs and turn them into pieces less than three centimeters long, called chips. With some adjustments in the hydraulic system, change in the knife system, among other mechanical interchanges, the machines started to produce more uniform chips, considerably reducing the pieces out of the recommended standard size.


    Innovation has attracted attention in the international academic world. Professor Raffaele Spinelli (of the CNR Research Institute - Ivalsa, Italy), one of the world's leading forestry researchers, has published a peer-reviewed article, which, in addition to being written by experts, is reviewed by a number of other area of ​​performance before it is published, guaranteeing the quality of the content - in the "Journal of Clear Production" on the subject. The publication is one of the scientific references on sustainable production.
    In addition, Fibria Operational Intelligence specialist Ângelo Conrado Moura presented the innovation at the International Symposium on Forest Mechanization in Romania, highlighting Fibria's technical cooperation agreement with the Italian institution to support statistical analysis and study publications together


    Fibria wins "Best of Agribusiness 2018" award


    Fibria has won two more awards in the last week. The company was the Pulp and Paper category winner in the Época Negócios 360º Yearbook, for the sixth consecutive year, and was also announced as the winner of the Globo Rural magazine Best of Agribusiness 2018 in the Reforestation, Pulp and Paper category.


    In its seventh edition, the Época Negócios 360 ° award analyzes the performance of companies considering not only financial data, but also other fundamental dimensions of management, such as corporate governance, sustainability, people management, innovation capacity and vision of the future. . The edition counts on the technical partnership of Fundação Dom Cabral, Boa Vista and Economática.




    Klabin invests R $ 50 million and increases production capacity in 10% of industrial bags


    Klabin has two units in Lages (SC). The one installed on the banks of the BR-116 is the largest industrial bag factory in the world. Every year, Klabin invests approximately R $ 8 million in improvement projects in the municipality. In 2018 an additional R $ 50 million is being invested in the purchase of a complete line of printing and bag production, increasing capacity by 10%. For the next years, the company intends to continue the investments of technological improvement and ascent, according to the growth of the market, according to director of Packaging in Lages, Douglas Dalmasi.


    The bag factory is dedicated to the domestic and foreign markets, more than 30 countries, in the segments of civil construction, food, chemicals, agribusiness, among others. Klabin has other units in Santa Catarina - Itajaí (corrugated packaging), Correia Pinto and Otacílio Costa, which produce paper for packaging, as well as the forests that supply these paper mills in the Serra Catarinense.


    In 2018, the Brazilian company celebrates 119 years, of these, 49 in Lages and, traditionally in two other municipalities of the Serra, appears among other initiatives of entrepreneurship daring in the region, along with Ambev, JBS Foods, Ekomposit, Sanovo, NDDigital, Havan, Fort Wholesaler and the future Berneck. The city of Lages strongly supports Klabin's operations, environmental and educational initiatives.




    Klabin expects strong fourth-quarter performance, looks at consolidation "opportunities"
    Klabin reported on Monday that it posted a net profit of R $ 104 million in the third quarter, a 73% decrease compared to the same period of the previous year, impacted by accounting effects generated by the devaluation of the real against the dollar. But the company's adjusted operating income, measured by earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Ebitda), rose 66% to R $ 1.25 billion. The result came at a time when the global pulp and paper market is in a consolidation phase. Asked about this, Klabin's CEO, Cristiano Teixeira, said that the company "sees the possibility of consolidation in the market" and that "is attentive to the movements of the sector." Finance director Gustavo Henrique de Sousa said that any acquisition that Klabin may eventually have "has to be attractive and have a price-return relationship appropriate to make sense" for the company.




    Last week, International Paper announced that it is considering the sale of its packaging unit in Brazil. The unit had sales of 263 thousand tons in the accumulated from January to September this year compared to 266 thousand a year earlier. On the organic growth path, Teixeira said that Klabin is still studying a large investment project, which should include new papermaking machines, and that the company will be ready "soon" to submit the project for approval by the board of directors. administration.


    In addition to the fourth quarter, the company expects the evolution of the country's construction industry, given the optimism generated in the private sector by the election of Jair Bolsonaro, promising to adopt a liberal stance for the economy. Cement manufacturers are a major customer of Klabin, which sells paper bags for storage. Klabin is working on projects to reduce production bottlenecks if the construction sector is restarted, as the company is currently exporting products with higher margins than the domestic market.


    On another front, the company began price negotiations with clients of fluff type pulp, used in products such as diapers. The price adjustment discussion, whose current contracts were based on the value of $ 1,100 per tonne, is expected to start at $ 1,345 by 2019, executives said.






    Ronaldo Neves Ribeiro


    DETIN - Departamento de Tecnologia da Informação e Telecom

    Celulose Nipo-Brasileira S.A. - CENIBRA

    Rodovia BR 381, km 172, Distrito Perpétuo Socorro - Belo Oriente/MG

    Tel.: +55 (31) 3829-5235 | Cel.: +55 (31) 99126-8573 | www.cenibra.com.br