Environmental Management

To embrace the future is to be a point of reference in the best practices of sustainability. That’s why, here, at Irani, we work with Expanded Attitude.


investment of almost R$ 6.0 million in environmental management initiatives and processes.
334 hours dedicated to environmental education initiatives, mobilizing 1,853 people.


Sustainability Recognition of the Gaúcho Quality and Productivity Award.
ADVB / SC Citizen Company Award.
14th AmCham Rio Brasil Environmental Award.
ECO® 2018 – 36 YEARSAmCham& Estadão Award.

Water and effluents

4.9 million m3 of water withdrawn (-0.3% vs. 2017).
4.2 million m3 of effluents generated (-2.1% vs. 2017).
74% of water reused in Paper SC – Campina da Alegria Plant.


787.0 thousand GJ of electricity consumed, being 53% self-generated.
376.3 million GJ of non-renewable fuel consumption (-9.0% vs. 2017).
4.2 million GJ of consumption of renewable fuels (+ 38.1% vs. 2017).
2.6 million GJ of steam consumption (-11.6% vs. 2017).

Materials and Waste

The promotion of the circular economy in the value chain is a commitment of Irani formalized in the strategic map for the 2018-2027 cycle and encouraged by the National Policy on Solid Waste (PNRS – Law 12.305/10).

Performance in 2018

(301-1) 941.1 thousand tons of materials consumed (-5.5% vs. 2017), 1.6% renewable.
252.6 thousand tons of waste generated (-11.3% vs. 2017), being 96.9% of hazardous waste being recycled and 41.1% of non-hazardous waste being recycled and destined for reuse.
7.4% of the total waste sent to the landfill.

Evolution in initiatives focused on circular economy

We stopped investing R$ 5.8 million/year in biomass purchasing.
Cost avoided of R$ 9.2 million per yearwith transportation of the waste to the landfill.
We stop emittingabout 6.3 thousandtons / year in GHG.
(306-2) 1,425 tons of fiber recovered per year (+ 5.3% vs. 2017).
1,277 tons of plastic recovered per year (+ 6.8% vs. 2017).
3.1 tons of flexographic inks recovered (-52.4% vs. 2017).
78% of the pallets used in the year were reused or recovered, savings exceeding R$ 1.5 million.


Emissions vs removals balance

68,987 emissions.
634,299 removals.
Balance of – 565,311.

The future we want

Reduce to 2% the total volume of waste sent to landfill in Santa Catarina until 2027.

Implement software to monitor quality and environmental indicators.

Execute, in 2019, the actions foreseen in the action plan of the environmental education programs of the units.

Repowering SHPs in the medium term.


(103-1 and 103-2) The balance in the interaction between our productive processes and natural resources is critical to business continuity. By presenting different biomes and needs, our forestry and environmental management teams in the states of Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul monitor the impacts of operations and conduct mitigation practices.

Santa Catarina

(304-3) 48.05% in conservation areas in relation to total forests, totaling 13,426.98 hectares (total native vegetation areas including legal reserve + permanent preservation areas + native surplus).

3,150 hectares in areas of high conservation value, 23.46% of total conservation areas (legal reserve + permanent preservation areas + native surplus).

Rio Grande do Sul

20% in conservation areas in relation to total forests, totaling 2,183.30 hectares.

72.90 hectares in areas of high conservation value, 3% of total conservation areas*.

*only certified areas.

The future we want

Conduct at least seven guided tours to the Xaxins Trail in 2019, of which 5 are dedicated to the schools located in the municipalities where we have our own forest areas (Água Doce, Vargem Bonita, Ponte Serrada, Irani and Catanduvas) and 2 open to the general public.
Complete the herpetofauna survey in Santa Catarina until the end of 2019.
Progress with the fauna and flora monitoring campaigns in the HCVAs, in Rio Grande do Sul.

Corrugated Containerboard Packaging Unit SC – Campina da Alegria