The largest global sugar and ethanol trader, Copersucar S.A. recorded net income BRL 147.2 million in the 2017-2018 crop year, with an important contribution from gains from direct operations, notably logistics services, and marketing of ethanol and sugar in the domestic market. Net sales totaled BRL 28.6 billion.
“In the 2017-2018 crop we continued our efforts to consolidate Copersucar’s relevant position in the global sugar and ethanol markets, in line with the strategic ambition of obtaining gains in scale and increasing the structural margins of our businesses”, said Luis Roberto Pogetti, Chairman of the Board of Directors.
“In a highly volatile scenario, Copersucar demonstrated the necessary preparedness to serve its clients and ensure positive results. In addition to a relevant and consolidated global presence, we increased structural gains by optimizing logistics assets”, added Paulo Roberto de Souza, the Company’s CEO.
With net inventory indebtedness of BRL 1.539 billion, Copersucar shows improvement of its debt profile and quick ratio. Short-term liabilities dropped from 44% at the end of the 2016-2017 crop year to 26% in the last period, and the current quick ratio went from 1.13 to 1.51. Investments totaled BRL 209 million (BRL 313.1 million in the previous year), mainly allocated to capital contributions in Logum, a company of which Copersucar is a partner and that operates the ethanol pipeline system, and to the strengthening of the logistics structure of Eco-Energy, a subsidiary that markets ethanol in the United States.
In the 2017-2018 crop year, Copersucar’s partner mills crushed 85 million tons of sugarcane (2.3% less than in the previous harvest). This variation was offset by the better quality of the raw material resulting from favorable climate conditions. The share of sugar in the production mix of partner mills was 42.4% (compared with 46% in the 2016-2017 period).
A total of 14.1 billion liters of ethanol were sold in the global market (up 5.2% over the previous period), of which 9.8 billion were handled by the Eco-Energy subsidiary and 4.3 billion liters by the Brazilian parent company. Of this total, 3.6 billion liters were sold in the domestic market and 0.7 billion liters were exported.
The volume of sugar marketed remained at 4.5 million tons as recorded in the previous crop year, of which 1.6 million tons were sold in the domestic market and 2.9 million tons were exported.
In the last two crop year, Copersucar consolidated its position as an important logistics operator for the sugar and ethanol sector, achieving its goal of structuring its logistics area as a business unit of the Company and thus maximize the use of its assets by providing services to Alvean and other clients. Of the total 5.5 million tons of sugar transported, 48% originated from non-partner mills. Another important competitive factor was the volume transported by railways, which accounted for 56% of the total volume for exports.
New joint venture
Also in the 2017-2018 harvest, Copersucar and BP Biocombustíveis formalized the creation of a joint venture to operate the fuel terminal in Paulínia (SP). The new company, with equal ownership interest, will also have a railway interconnection, in addition to the road and pipeline transport modes, and will expand the supply of services to the fuels market.
Alvean, a joint venture between Copersucar and Cargill, handled 12.2 million tons of sugar in the global market (12.1 million tons in the previous period). Of this total, 7.9 million tons were originated in Brazil including the volume supplied by Copersucar.
The subsidiary Eco-Energy increased its sales volume by 6.5%, reaching 9.8 billion liters of ethanol in the period ended March 2018 (9.2 billion liters in the previous period). With this, Eco-Energy obtained 16% market share in the United States. Revenues increased by 7.3% to USD 4.4 billion (USD 4.1 billion in the previous period).
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This Policy comes into effect on November 26, 2020.
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I – Which Personal Data is collected and for what purpose is it treated?
Copersucar treats Personal Data, understood to be data that enable an individual to be identified or to become identifiable (“Personal Data” or “Data”).
Copersucar collects and treats Data on its various interfaces in the normal course of its business.
Thus, it collects the Personal Data of employees, customer representatives, partners, service providers, and suppliers etc. The list of data collected may include: Identification data, contact data, browsing data (cookies, IP addresses), geolocalization, devices, health data (this is considered sensitive Personal Data), biometric data and other data required from time to time for undertaking transactions under Copersucar’s responsibility. The list of data collected may vary according to the relationship existing between Copersucar and the owners.
II – Method and duration of the treatment
Most of the Personal Data that Copersucar processes provided directly by the owners for one of the following reasons:
All Personal Data collected is treated and stored for as long as necessary for complying with the purposes described in this Policy, as well as complying with the legal or regulatory obligations, also bearing in mind the occasional need to use it in legal, administrative or arbitration proceedings.
This, therefore, justifies the retention of Personal Data on our bases, under the same security and protection mechanisms employed in the case of Copersucar information.
III – Parent Company Contact Information
Additional Information, doubts or requests about this Policy can be clarified by the party in charge of protecting Personal Data, using the form available at e-mail address: https://privacy-central.securiti.ai/#/dsr/a176f0d7-3d78-443e-926c-4c304bd8618d or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or a letter to the following address: Avenida das Nações Unidas, No. 14261, Wing A-1, 12th floor, room 09, Postal Code: 04794-000 (care of Copersucar S.A.).
The party responsible for Copersucar is Certsys Tecnologia da Informação Ltda, a duly constituted company with its principal place of business at Rua Doutor Rafael de Barros, 209, Suite 132, Paraíso, São Paulo/SP Postal Code, enrolled with National Corporate Taxpayers Register (CNPJ) under no. 08.821.745/0001-23.
IV – Information about the shared use of data by the parent company and the purpose
Copersucar can share Personal Data with its subsidiary companies and suppliers, if necessary, when conducting its operations and/or meeting its obligations. This sharing involves establishing the parties’ rights and duties, so as to prevent Personal Data being used in a manner other than that stipulated by Copersucar and/or that violates the applicable privacy legislation.
In certain circumstances, at all times with due regard for prevailing legislation, Copersucar may be legally obligated to share Personal Data in response issues raised or legitimate requests.
V – Responsibility of the agents responsible for treatment
In treating Personal Data, Copersucar implements security measures considered sufficient for protecting it, such as:
Copersucar makes an effort to protect the Personal Data it handles, but there is no guarantee that this data is immune to improper access by unscrupulous persons.
Copersucar is not accountable for acts by third parties other than its traders or employees going about their work.
When accessing the Copersucar web site where there are fields for user login and password, the user is responsible for keeping their passwords and logins confidential. Copersucar is entitled to assume that aby person accessing the site using a login and password attributed to a user has the right to do so. Usually will be totally responsible for the activities of any person accessing the site using a password attributed to them, even if that person is not in fact authorized to do so by the user. Whenever there is reason to suspect that their password is being used without authorization, the user should change the password immediately.
In this respect, users are recommended to take the necessary precautions surrounding the confidentiality of their Personal Data when using the site and the internet as a whole.
The function of the user’s password is to protect their account against it being used by third parties and, therefore, Copersucar always suggests: (i) that users use strong passwords that are solely for accessing the digital environments of Copersucar, (ii) that this password is never shared with third parties, limiting access to their computer and browser, and (iii) that users log off from their accounts after using the services.
VI – Owner’s rights
The owner of the Personal Data enjoys the following rights in regard to their data, insofar as those rights are recognized under the applicable laws:
It is possible to exercise these rights by contacting us by sending a request to the following address: email@example.com
VII – Data of Minors
We do not deliberately collect Personal Data of children under the age of 13 (thirteen) years or those under the applicable age limit (“Age Limit”). If you are under the Age Limit, do not use the Copersucar services and do not provide any Personal Data.
If you are the parent of a minor and you discover that your child has provided Personal Data to Copersucar, contact us using the available at the e-mail address or via the e-mail account firstname.lastname@example.org.
If we become aware that we have collected the Personal Data of someone under the age of 13 (thirteen), we will take reasonable measures to remove their Personal Data.
VIII – Contact information
In case of any additional doubts, please e-mail us at: email@example.com.
IX – Amendments to this Policy
We may occasionally amend this Policy. When we make material changes to this Policy, you will be duly notified, according to the circumstances, for example, by displaying a notice on the main page of https://www.copersucar.com.br or by sending an e-mail to contacts registered in our services.
X – Final provisions
Copersucar, at its sole discretion, may modify the terms and conditions in this Notice, including, but not limited to, situations arising from compliance with legislation, alterations to the products and services, or by the rollout of new technological tools. For greater security and within the principle of transparency, any updates to the Privacy Notice will be made known to the owners on the Copersucar site (www.copersucar.com.br). Copersucar takes no responsibility for problems arising from delays, interruptions or blockages in the transmission of information sent to its e-mail address.
This Policy was last updated on November 26, 2020.