Copersucar S.A., largest global sugar and ethanol trader, recorded adjusted net profit of R$60 million at the end of 2014/2015 crop, in view of adjusted profit of R$208 million in prior year. The financial result considers a premium of 2% paid to the Cooperative upon purchase of products, in the amount of R$68 million (R$129 million in 2013/2014 crop). Without the adjustment, profit attributed to shareholders becomes losses of R$8.4 million, compared to income of R$78.6 million in prior year.
“Copersucar’s financial statements reflect current Brazilian market and economic problems and represents profitability below the Company’s potential”, says Chairman Luís Roberto Pogetti. “We consider that 2014/2015 crop was in a year of transition, which consolidated important foundations for our growth strategy. Consolidation of our business model already defines new profitability levers”, he adds.
In the period, establishment of Alvean Sugar SL – joint venture with Cargill –, was the most impacting initiative. The Company, formed by equal parts of both controlling parties, started to operate as a global sugar trader in October 2014, exactly in the beginning of the second half of the year. As a result, Copersucar business processes have undergone substantial transformations, as sugar origination and service to customers in the international market began to be performed by Alvean, backed by a new global structure comprised of operating bases in 10 countries, among which, Brazil.
Therefore, Copersucar’s balance sheet portrays two distinct realities in its corporate structure and market configuration: the first half of the year had similar conditions to those of prior years and, in the second half of the year, Alvean starts its operations as the new and most important global player for integrating global sugar supply and demand. “This transition will be completed in 2015/2016 and will be fully reflected in future financial statements”, says Copersucar’s CEO, Paulo Roberto de
The Company’s net revenue was R$21 billion in comparison with R$23.1 billion in prior year – a reduction that is explained by the transfer of origination transactions to associated company Alvean. Of this total, sugar trading by Copersucar responded for 27% of revenue, while ethanol trading represented 26%. Subsidiary Eco-Energy Biofuels, ethanol trader and logistics operator in the United States, contributed with remaining 47%.
From November this year to March 2014, Copersucar will ship 3,2 million tons of bulk sugar, about 700,000 tons of which from its own terminal. By the next crop, the forecast for shipments is about 4,0 million tons from TAC. The remaining volumes will be loaded from other terminals in the ports of Santos and Paranaguá. The shipments of white sugar were not affected (250,000 tons/year). Copersucar
also operates with bagged sugar in the Stuffing Containers Terminal (Terminal de
Estufagem de Contêineres -TEC), in Guarujá (350,000 tons/year).
In addition to the start of Alvean’s operations, other facts were highlighted as relevant by the Company. Resumption of operations in Terminal Açucareiro Copersucar (TAC) in Santos Port is one of them. Reconstruction work was completed in March this year and TAC started current crop with full movement capacity.
Another initiative of the Company towards logistics structure was the start of operations in Copersucar Ethanol Terminal (TCE), built in Paulínia, State of São Paulo, with tank capacity of 180 million liters of ethanol.
Subsidiary Eco-Energy Global Biofuels expanded its logistics capacity in the United States by starting the operation of two new unit train terminals intended to large railroad compositions for ethanol transportation, which are added to the two already existing terminals. On the whole, the Company has 32 logistics facilities in North America.
Eco-Energy advanced both in traded ethanol volumes (7.8 billion liters, with growth of 14.7%) and in revenue (R$9.9 billion, a rise of 4.2%). Summed to ethanol traded directly by Copersucar, joint operations represent a share of 11% in global biofuel market.
In 2014/2015 crop, Copersucar traded 4.3 billion liters of ethanol, of which 3.8 billion liters were sold in the domestic market.
In the period, sugar trading totaled 7.2 million metric tonnes, of which 5.5 million metric tonnes were destined to export and 1.7 million was traded in the domestic market.
In the period, Copersucar’s Partner Mills responded for the supply of sugar and ethanol equivalent to 95 million metric tonnes of sugarcane.
In 2014/2015 Crop Year, Copersucar intensified the rhythm of investments, totaling R$713.5 million, more than triple of amount invested in prior crop, of R$237.3 million. These funds were used to establish Alvean, expand Eco-Energy logistics facilities, and to logistic assets intended to sugar and ethanol markets in Brazil. “These are the reasons why we maintain our optimism as large scale suppliers of clean energy and food for the planet, products that are essential to life and
environment sustainability”, says Paulo Roberto de Souza, Copersucar’s CEO.
Copersucar is a global leader in the marketing of sugar and ethanol. Its business model, considered as 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. Read more on the Company’s sustainable initiatives: http://www.copersucar.com.br/relatorio2014/
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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 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.