The pulp and paper industry generates jobs and income in 539 cities of the 18 Brazilian states in which the industry has operations and thus cooperates to improve the quality of life of these regions’ population.
Forest partnerships (or forest fostering) programs are the most important manner through which the industry operates in these communities. The programs benefits thousands of small rural owners, and supply 20% of the wood used in the pulp and paper production in Brazil.
These initiatives involve the great majority of forest-based companies, which transfer technology, guarantee the purchase of wood from these producers and encourage the development of other profitable agricultural activities associated with forest planting.
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Conciliate economic gains with the promotion of social well-being and environmental protection means to choose a way that requires strategic disposition and constancy of purposes. By following these principles, the pulp and paper industry’s performance guidelines in Brazil became examples of successful sustainable forest management processes.