Supported on three of the company’s sustainability pillars – energy for growth, energy for life, and energy for movement, Copersucar’s Sustainability Policy establishes the guidelines to govern the company and its subsidiaries in terms of economic, and social and environmental practices, having in mind the continuity of the business and contribution to sustainable development of surrounding communities. Browse through the pillars below.
Ensure readiness to the global market and supply of products with national and international recognition for its sustainable management and production systems.
Ensure competitive quality, continuously improving processes and services to meet the expectations of customers and suppliers.
Strengthen collaborative relationships in the pursuit of innovative solutions in processes, products and services, aimed at gains in productivity throughout the chain.
Foster a corporate culture for sustainability and influence the company' value chain.
Consider social and environmental aspects in assessing of new businesses and/or expanding operations.
Prevent, manage, and act in mitigating the risks that could affect the company's business and operations.
Strengthen the relationship with suppliers of logistics, seeking greater efficiency, less impact, and reduction of cost in the logistics chain.
Prioritize integrated solutions in logistics and with less social and environmental impact.
Ensure legal compliance of the regulations applicable to the company's activities and operations in its units, as well as to products and services.
Contribute to mitigate the effects associated with greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in products transportation.
Ensure the rational use of natural resources and ecosystem services into its activities and operations.
Boost the social and environmental impacts of its operations and minimize the possible negative impacts, acting preventively.
Ensure transparency and ethics in relations.
Foster a health and safety culture in the Company.
Value and develop human capital.
Seek a closer relationship with stakeholders through social responsibility actions, engagement actions, and/or communication channels.
Promote healthy sugar consumption.
Encourage the use of renewable fuels and demonstrate the positive social and environmental externalities of ethanol for a low-carbon economy.
Foster environmental protection for conservation of biodiversity in the value chain.
Sustainability has been increasingly pegged to the business model, intrinsically associated with products, and representing an extraordinary opportunity in the market. Copersucar provides fuel and food with low environmental impact on the planet: energy to nourish and move the world. Thus, the consequences of climate change are among the concerns for Copersucar. And ethanol is one of the main alternatives to mitigate carbon emissions. This aspect is a priority for Copersucar, which participated in COP-21, and is a signatory of the open letter to the CEOs of 79 companies that have assumed the commitment to proceed with voluntary initiatives to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. See more details about the commitments in the 2014-2016 Report.
Since the 2009-2010 Crop-Year, Copersucar has prepared its reports using the guidelines set out by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). In its first edition, Copersucar followed the G3 standard with application level B-. For the 2010-2012 Report, the company started to have its information externally assured by an external audit, obtaining a B+ level. The score was maintained for the 2012-2014 publication. In the report, referring to the 2014-2016 biennial, Copersucar advanced in the G4 Core version, which seeks to objectively cover the most relevant aspect of the business from a company and society standpoint, with an extended focus on the value chain. The last edition, referring to the Crop Years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018, the publication is following GRI-Standards, supported by an external evaluation. You may know all editions on the side.
Copersucar has in place a social investment policy aimed at providing relevant results for the company, for communities, and for society at large. To this end, the company invests with a focus on projects in the area of education, under the following lines: Professional Training, Technological Innovation, Social and Environmental, Culture, and Sports.
Copersucar’s initiatives cater to low-income children, adolescents and adults, and professionals in education who work with low-income adolescents and adults. The projects are conducted in the regions and/or cities where the company operates.
The Conecta Program develops social and educational actions in the communities where it operates aiming to promote Integral Training of Individuals and Community Empowerment. The project is conducted by the Crescer Institute.
Paulínia/SP and Santos/SP
in professional training courses.
in educational art workshops.
by the actions with the community.
I would like to thank from the bottom of my heart the teachers, supporters and everyone involved. Know that you make a difference in the life of many young adults. Young adults who before taking the course were people who did not know themselves, young adults who did not know where to go, or how to go. Today, after the course, I still don’t fully know myself, but I know where and how to achieve my goals… Thank you Conecta Project, from the bottom of my heart…
The course and the classes are exceeding my expectations; they are better than I ever imagined! All classes are excellent, teaching us how to think, changing our way of seeing the world, discussing about living exclusively to work and earn money, when our city and our world has so many good things to offer and show… The classes are complementing my life, my way of thinking, of being, of acting, of talking, in summary, the course is helping me change, showing me that I did many things wrong and today I can fix all this! The classes teach us something we don’t learn at school, that we can learn only here in this course, our course at Conecta. I’m ready to learn new things every day.
On this journey, we faced many obstacles, difficulties and had many stumbles, but we were also put back on our feet and protected by people who motivated us to continue in search of our dreams. It wasn’t easy to get here, but thanks to very dear people, we made it! We made many friends, learned lessons that will be essential in our lives, such as how to be more understanding, respect differences and listen!
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Copersucar may change the format and contents of the entire website at any time, as well as discontinue its operation and restrict or terminate access to the website at any time, regardless of prior notice to Users.
The content of the website, including text, images, sound, software, and codes that compose and operate this website, is protected by copyright and/or other intellectual property rights of Copersucar or licensed to Copersucar by their rightful owners.
Likewise, all trademarks or service trademarks included on the site are property of Copersucar or have been licensed to Copersucar by their rightful owners for use on this website.
Copy, distribution, or change, in any form, of the contents of this website or the use of the material contained on the website in any way other than presented therein is strictly forbidden. Moreover, the removal of any identification pertaining to copyright, trademarks, or intellectual property contained on the website is strictly forbidden.
The use of any of the brands displayed on the website must have express prior written consent of Copersucar or of the owner of such trademark.
The website may contain links to third-party websites and Copersucar shall not be held liable for any analysis, assessment, or content of such third-party websites, and Users shall be responsible for evaluating browsing and content of each such websites exclusively.
Users are solely liable for the use they make of all contents, products and services made available through the website.
Copersucar hereby attests that the information on the website is generic in nature and should not be taken separately as basis of decision-making.
Copersucar uses its best efforts so that the content of the information on the website is accurate and corresponds to reality at the moment it is published on the website; nevertheless, Copersucar makes no claims to Users concerning its accuracy.
Under no circumstances shall Copersucar, its affiliates, directors, or services providers be held liable for indirect, incidental or consequential damages or loss of revenue arising out of the use of the website, of information published on the website, or of the impossibility of access to the website.
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.