Consolidation of investments highlights the Company’s positive indicators in a period marked by volatility in global markets
Copersucar S.A., the largest global trader of sugar and ethanol, recorded several positive indicators at the end of the 2015/2016 Crop Year, with growth in sales and reduction in net indebtedness. With consolidated revenue of BRL 26.3 billion – an increase of 25% over the previous year – the Company reduced its net indebtedness by 28% and recorded net earnings of BRL 32.0 million.
“This result indicates that Copersucar resumed its profitability cycle, although below its full potential. The consolidation of our business model sets profitability levers for our entire operating cycle to capture consistent gains in the coming years,” says Chairman of the Board of Directors, Luis Roberto Pogetti.
The period was marked by volatility in global markets and continued instability in the domestic market, affected by economic difficulties that have worsened the situation for the sugar and ethanol industry. On the other hand, there were signs of improvement in the outlook for the industry, with the recovery of international sugar prices and growth in the domestic demand for ethanol.
“The previous year prepared Copersucar to a new strategic cycle. We now have a portfolio that reinforces international leadership in the main markets for our products – sugar and ethanol – which have strategic value for the planet due to their potential to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions,” says CEO, Paulo Roberto de Souza.
The Company’s net income totaled BRL 26.3 billion, in comparison with BRL 21 billion in the previous Crop Year. Net earnings totaled BRL 32 million, compared to a loss of BRL 8 million in the 2014/2015 harvest.
Net indebtedness of the Company’s inventory was reduced by BRL 435 million and ended the year at BRL 1.1 billion.
Of total revenues, ethanol traded by Copersucar accounted for 29%, while sugar represented 24%. Subsidiary Eco-Energy Biofuels, ethanol trader and logistics operator in the United States, accounted for the remaining 47%.
In the 2015/2016 Crop Year, Copersucar traded 5 billion liters of ethanol (4.3 billion liters sold in the domestic market), with growth of 16.3%, driven by high demand and recovery of prices.
Total sugar traded was 5.5 million tons, compared to a volume of 7.2 million tons in the previous harvest, which included 1.6 million tons of origination made by the Company prior to the establishment of Alvean, the joint venture created in partnership with Cargill to trade the commodity globally. Using the same basis of comparison, total sugar traded by Copersucar remained stable in both periods.
Partner Mills accounted for the supply of sugar and ethanol equivalent to 89.3 million metric tons of sugarcane.
With total investments of BRL 265.2 million in the year, the Company focused on the completion of projects under implementation at the Copersucar Sugar Terminal (TAC) –– which handled a record 6.2 million tons shipped, surpassing the mark recorded three years before –– and at the Copersucar Ethanol Terminal (TCE), both completed and fully operational, with consequent expansion of the use of railways and improvement of sugar logistics operations.
In the 2015/2016 Crop Year, Alvean completed its first full year of operation. The Company has demonstrated its operating strength in the sugar market and assumed its position as a leader in global handling, not only in origination – with growing share in purchasing sugar in Brazil, as well in other producing markets – but also in destination, expanding the supply of the product to the main refineries worldwide. In the period, Alvean traded 11.5 million tons of sugar, with a 30% market share. In Brazil, Alvean originated 5.0 million tons.
Of total investments, a tranche BRL 180.3 million was allocated to the expansion of Eco-Energy’s logistics infrastructure in the United States (through the implementation of three new terminals and acquisition of one) and to the acquisition of interest from minority shareholders, increasing Copersucar’s share of 65% in the previous year to 77%. In April 2016, a new acquisition increased this share to 89%.
With an increase of 13.3% in volumes handled, Eco-Energy traded 8.5 billion liters of ethanol, maintaining a 14% share in the US market. Together, Copersucar and Eco-Energy accounted for 11.5% of the ethanol traded in the world in 2015, with a volume of 13.5 billion liters.
Copersucar is a global leader in the trading of sugar and ethanol. Its business model, considered unique, combines large-scale supply of high-quality products with an integrated logistics, transportation, storage and trading system, in Brazil and in the international market. For more information, visit www.copersucar.com.br.
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In addition, this Policy aims to inform the owners about how Copersucar collects, uses, shares and protects Personal Data.
This Policy comes into effect on November 26, 2020.
Copersucar is a global exporter of sugar and ethanol using integrated logistics throughout its entire business chain, operational excellence and the sustainable creation of value.
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 email@example.com, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.