Clients of white and raw sugar are the main industries in the food and beverages sector in the country – local and multinational companies.
In the global market, clients for sugar are large refineries, mainly located in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia.
Clients in the domestic market are major fuel distributors, which acquire both anhydrous ethanol – to be added to gasoline in ratios according to local legislation in force – and hydrous ethanol, intended for consumers in service stations.
Worldwide, ethanol clients are mainly located in North America, especially in the United States, through the wholly-owned subsidiary Eco-Energy, which also has Japan as its final destination.
Relying on a unique business model in the industry, Copersucar does not have production assets, but rather contracts to acquire sugar and ethanol, mainly supplied by its Partner Mills. Copersucar and its Partner Mills have achieved a level of maturity and readiness for the market that allows them to supply large global consumers.
This is the case for ethanol exports to the United States, which must comply with federal regulation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the California market, which must comply with regulations from the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the state’s environmental protection agency.
The company also has two important certificates, Bonsucro™, which sets out sustainability standards for sugarcane production and is required by both domestic and international clients, and the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC), which governs trading of ethanol to Europe.
It is the product that will be submitted to refining. The crystals are covered by a fine layer of honey, containing other non-sucrose components, which gives its characteristic coloring. It is sold in large volumes, mainly in the foreign market, having large refineries as clients. The main types are VHP (Very High Polarization) and VVHP (Very Very High Polarization).
This is the sugar with one more step in processing, complying with Best Practices in Production and Food Safety, defined by Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA), rendering the product suitable for consumption. It is marketed in 50-kg sacks (in Brazil and abroad) and mainly in 1200-kg big bags for industrial clients such as producers of food and beverages.
It receives this name because it is comprised of 99.3% ethanol, practically void of water. It is marketed to fuel distributors to be added to gasoline, currently in a 27% ratio, as per agreement with the Brazilian government. As another example, in the USA, the average is 10%, depending on local regulations. Its use reduces pollution and contributes to the reduction of global warming.
This ethanol contains up to 7.5% water in its composition and is sold to distributors that market it to end consumers, in service stations. It can be used pure, or mixed in any proportion to gasoline in flex fuel vehicles, very common in Brazil. As with anhydrous ethanol, it provides the same environmental benefits and improves engine performance.
Copersucar constantly invests in improving quality control in all steps of the value chain. Technical specifications in quality and certifications, as well as compliance with quality assurance standards, are defined according to the needs and demands of each product and market.
All terminals used by Copersucar are submitted to thorough hygiene and cleanliness inspections and to the implementation of systems, such as pest control, prior to being released to receive products. On its own Terminals, an independent inspection company is responsible for collecting samples, monitoring unloading, and analyzing the product to verify compliance with the specifications.
For Copersucar, quality is an important differentiator, combined with the soundness and reliability obtained in the market. The company also adds value to services by customizing services to each client.
For products to arrive at their clients in dozens of countries, a complex logistics infrastructure is required, integrated by own and third-party transshipment and storage terminals, in addition to a comprehensive network of contracted highway, railway, and maritime carriers.
The Copersucar Sugar Terminal (TAC), located in the Port of Santos (SP), was inaugurated in 1998 and is a strategic point for the company’s export activities. In 2013, it was rebuilt and its capacity was expanded. With the creation of Alvean, there was an increase in handling given the export of sugar from non-partner mills. Cargo handling was also diversified, with soy and corn shipments, allowing for greater use of terminal capacity and the achievement of the operational goal.
Static storage capacity: 300,000 tons of sugar in bulk.
Nominal loading capacity: 10 million tons (5,400 tons/hour).
Greater receiving and unloading efficiency: 36,000 tons/day
Ship loading speed: 60,000 tons/day
Handling large vessels: over 70,000 tons
Greater use of rail transport: Estimated elimination of 100,000 truck hauls per year.
BASELINE RATE FOR STANDARDIZED SERVICES
(EXCEPT CLIENTS WITH AN INDIVIDUAL AGREEMENT WITH THE TERMINAL)
Base 2017/2018 crop year:
The multimodal terminal (road and rail) began operating in 2010 and focuses its activities on transshipment operations: sugar is transported by road to the terminal and is then loaded on trains to the Copersucar Sugar Terminal (TAC) in the Port of Santos (SP). Since its inauguration, the unit has received investments that have increased annual sugar handling capacity.
Storage capacity: 70,000 tons
Handling capacity: 1.5 million tons of sugar per year
Reverse loop: capacity for 89 railcars.
Inaugurated in 2011, the multimodal terminal (road and rail) has the capacity to handle 700,000 tons of sugar per year. With transshipment operations, sugar is transported by road to the unit and is then loaded on trains to the Copersucar Sugar Terminal (TAC) in the Port of Santos (SP).
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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.