Florestal Santa Maria S/A

Florestal Santa Maria S/A is a 100% Brazilian company and the sole owner of Florestal Santa Maria Farm, which is located in the Colniza District in the northern part of the state of Mato Grosso.

history

Florestal Santa Maria S/A extends itself over 71.713,9590 hectares of the Legal Amazon Area. The company has adopted a business model that aims at combining profitability and the non-predatory use of forest resources for its many business projects. The principle that guides our professional team is environmental protection, not only because it helps preserve the ecosystem and its surrounding area, but because environmental protection also represents the company´s source of revenue.

The work ethos that guides our enterprise aims at meeting the current and global need for an immediate reduction in deforestation. FSM began its activities in 2002, when Brazil´s enviromental agency Ibama approved our Sustainable Forest Management Plan.

Although the Farm can legally deforest 20% of its forest area to pursue a commercial activity, it decided not to exercise its right to do so in favor of protecting the entire vegetation of its enterprise.

In 2009, FSM started a project based on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradations or REDD. This initiative broke paradigms as ours was the first privately-owned farm in Brazil to implement an environmental service under the REDD framework. This is an initiative that reinforces our company´s goal of keeping the farm´s entire area standing by protecting the trees and the forest´s ecosystem

All our present and future activities have a direct positive impact on the lives of the citizens of Colniza, not only due to the low environmental impact of their work but also because these workers are offered the opportunity of legally joining the labor market. By doing so, workers can enjoy the benefits of the labor legislation currently in force.

Our company firmly believes that having legal workers illegally harvest timber or even the opposite i.e., having illegal workers legally harvest timber results in an unfeasible enterprise. This is how FSM turns its commercial activities into a long-term tool for social change and environmental protection.

sustainability

We are commited to going beyond the harvesting of timber. By preserving the entirety of its natural forest, our company contributes with its share towards the decline of the deforestation of the Amazon, which accounts for 5% of the global emissions of greenhouse gases (CO2). Aware of its role in the area of sustainability, FSM aims at helping to decrease these emissions by strictly following the environmental legislation, reducing the practice of burning forest areas, generating benefits to the ecosystem and by addressing social and environmental issues.

mission and vision

Florestal Santa Maria S/A is a private company whose main mission consists in preserving one-hundred per cent of the native forest of the Amazon biome by protecting its canopy to ultimately reduce the release of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. The financial results of FSM originate not from the predatory exploitation of the forest but from a harmonious relationship with the environment. Therefore, our company searches for excellence and profitability without loosing sight of the following aspects:

  • to preserve the native forest and its biodiversity

  • to encourage the development of the farm´s surrounding areas

  • to be socially responsible

  • to strictly follow the environmental legislation

  • to incorporate practices that will ensure the perpetuity of the forest

certifications

FSM is in the process of becoming certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)/IMAFLORA. The process is expected to be finished by the end of this year. The certification program is an instrinsic part of our enterprise and its aim is to promote sound practices in forestry management while respecting the economic, environmental and social aspects of the business.

location

Located in the northern part of the state of Mato Grosso and inside an area known as the Legal Amazon, Florestal Santa Maria Farm occupies a total of 71,713,9590 hectares of the native forest of the district of Colniza. It is 25 km away from the city of Colniza, to the right margin of the Aripuanã River.

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55 11 3082-3002

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