All indicators in one place
This website brings together all Veracel’s main indicators for performance and initiatives in the economic, social and environmental areas, covering the period from January 1st to December 31st, 2016. Veracel’s Sustainability Report “From Bahia State to the World” is based on the methodology of the G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (core option) of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), enabling comparison of the evolution of performance indicators, both from one year to the next in the same organization and of different enterprises in the same sector.
The contents stress subjects relevant to Veracel as well as the main publics with whom we relate: employees, communities nearby operations and community leadership (including NGOs), municipal and state public administrators, suppliers and shareholders. [G4-18]
On what is most important
In view of the interests of our relationship publics, we have structured this report on subjects deemed material, i.e. those of greatest relevance for the company and our stakeholders. To accomplish this, we have resorted to our continuous relationship and engagement process, based on dialog and the quest for advantageous coexistence with publics of interest.
The main instrument used in this process, which identifies important needs and defines actions to be put in place, is Active Dialog, which provides important data to determine the importance of different subjects and their materiality, as well as statistics regarding management systems (SRM and Sispart), Anonymous Communication and social inventories. [G4-18, G4-24, G4-25, G4-26, G4-27]
A materiality matrix visually organizes subjects orienting production of this report. In addition, it will show its relationship with the GRI aspects reported by means of indicators, the scope of subjects (local or regional) and the relationship of publics with subjects of greatest interest. The results of a survey of internal publics carried out in 2015 and of a survey of external publics carried out in 2016, with the main objective of evaluating our institutional communication channels, were used to reclassify the relevance of subjects comprising the materiality matrix. [G4-19, G4-20, G4-21]
|Material subjects identified (in order of relevance)||Related GRI aspects||Scope*||Publics|
|Generation of income (social investments, family agriculture)||Economic Performance, Procurement Practices, Local Community||Regional||Communities, top management, providers & suppliers, public power|
|Generation of jobs (mechanization of rural work, retention of young people in rural areas and quality of education)||Indirect Economic Impacts, Local Community, Procurement Practices||Local||Communities, top management, providers & suppliers, public power|
|Landscape and biodiversity||Biodiversity||Regional||Communities, top management, shareholders, public power|
|The environment (water, energy, emissions)||Energy||Regional||Communities, top management, shareholders, public power|
|Water, Emissions, Effluents and Waste|
|Improvement in quality of basic, middle and professional education||Local Community||Local||Communities, top management, shareholders, public power|
|Environmental education||Biodiversity||Regional||Communities, top management, public power|
|Local development/social support||Rights of Indigenous and Traditional Peoples, Local Community||Regional||Communities, top management, employees, shareholders, public power|
|Use and occupation of land/land-related issues||Biodiversity, Indirect Economic Impacts||Regional||Communities, top management, shareholders, public power|
|Roads/access||Transportation, Local Community, Grievance Mechanisms related to impacts on society||Regional||Communities, top management, providers & suppliers, public power|
|Impact of operations on communities directly affected||Local Community, Grievance Mechanisms related to impacts on society||Local||Communities, top management, employees|
|Health and safety||Occupational Health and Safety||Local||Top management, employees, shareholders|
|People management||Presence in the Market, Employment, Training and Education, Diversity and Equal Opportunity||Regional||Top management, employees, shareholders|
*Because we sell pulp through our shareholders and not directly to the market, Veracel’s materiality focus is local and regional.
Opportunities for relationship
Among relationship opportunities there are different sporadic or systematic forums such as the programs Action and Citizenship and Territory of Protection, Meetings with Suppliers and Providers, Forest Forum, Council of the Mosaic of Protected Areas in the Deep South of Bahia State (COMAPES), Council on the Development of the Coast of Discovery, among others; as well as channels such as Speak with Us and treatment of matters brought up by the media.