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GRI Annex

Future Perspectives

Complements to GRI Indicators

General standard contents
Description Page Omissions
Strategy and analysis
G4-1 Message from the Business Leader
G4-2 Materiality Matrix
Ethics, Transparency and Integrity
Organizational Profile
G4-3 Who we are
G4-4 Who we are
G4-5 Who we are
G4-6 Who we are
G4-7 Who we are
G4-8 Who we are
G4-9 Who we are
Business Performance
G4-10 Commitment towards Members
Complements to GRI Indicators
G4-11 Complements to GRI Indicators
G4-12 Stronger Partners
Supply chain
G4-13 Stronger Partners
G4-14 Materials
Complements to GRI Indicators
G4-15 Voluntary Commitments
G4-16 Future Perspectives
Complements to GRI Indicators
Materials aspects identified and limits
G4-17 Complements to GRI Indicators
G4-18 Materiality Matrix
G4-19 Materiality Matrix
G4-20 Complements to GRI Indicators
G4-21 Complements to GRI Indicators
G4-22 Complements to GRI Indicators
G4-23 Materiality Matrix
Stakeholders engagement
G4-24 Who we are
Materiality Matrix
Local Development
G4-25 Who we are
Materiality Matrix
Local Development
G4-26 Who we are
Materiality Matrix
Local Development
G4-27 Who we are
Materiality Matrix
Local Development
Report Profile
G4-28 Presentation
G4-29 Presentation
G4-30 Presentation
G4-31 Presentation
G4-32 Presentation
G4-33 Presentation
GRI Content Summary
G4-34 Who we are
Ethics and Integrity
G4-56 Ethics, Transparency and Integrity
G4-57 Ethics, Transparency and Integrity
G4-58 Ethics, Transparency and Integrity

Global Pact Reference Index
Dimension Principle Related GRI indicators Learn more in the chapters
Human rights1. Companies must support and respect the protection to internationally recognized human rights; andG4-SO1 e G4-SO2

Ethics, Transparency and Integrity
Business Performance
Local Development

2. Ensure its non-participation in violations of these rights
Work 3. Companies must support freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective negotiation;G4-11 Business Performance Commitment towards Members
Local Development
4. Elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory work;
5. The effective abolition of child labor; and
6. Eliminate employment discriminationG4-10, G4-LA1 e G4-LA9
Environment7. Companies must support a preventive approach concerning environmental challenges;G4-EN1, G4-EN3, G4-EN8, G4-EN15, G4-EN16, G4-EN17, G4-EN27 e G4-EN31 Business Performance
Local Development
Impacto Ambiental
8. Develop initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; andG4-EN1, G4-EN3, G4-EN8, G4-EN10, G4-EN11, G4-EN12, G4-EN15, G4-EN16, G4-EN17, G4-EN23, G4-EN27, G4-EN30, G4-EN31, G4-EN32 e G4-EN34
9. Urge the development and diffusion of green technologiesG4-EN27 e G4-EN31
Against Corruption10. Companies must combat corruption in all its manners, including extortion and briberyG4-56, G4-57, G4-58 e G4-SO5 Ethics, Transparency and Integrity
Material aspects  Description PageOmissions
Economic Category
Economic Performance G4-DMA Business Performance
G4-EC1 Business Performance
Complements to GRI Indicators
Indirect economic impacts G4-DMA Local Development
G4-EC7 Local Development
Purchasing practices G4-DMA Stronger Partners
Supply chain
G4-EC9 Stronger Partners
Supply chain
Complements to GRI Indicators
Environmental Category
Materials G4-DMA Materials
G4-EN1 Complements to GRI Indicators
Energy G4-DMA Who we are
G4-EN3 Complements to GRI Indicators
Water G4-DMA Water resources
G4-EN8 Complements to GRI Indicators
G4-EN10 Complements to GRI Indicators
Biodiversity G4-DMA Biodiversity
G4-EN11 Complements to GRI Indicators
G4-EN12 Biodiversity
Emissions G4-DMA Atmospheric Emissions
G4-EN15 Atmospheric Emissions
Complements to GRI Indicators
G4-EN16 Atmospheric Emissions
Complements to GRI Indicators
G4-EN17 Atmospheric Emissions
Complements to GRI Indicators
Effluents and residues G4-DMA Materials
G4-EN23 Materials
Complements to GRI Indicators
Products and services G4-DMA Impacto Ambiental
G4-EN27 Impacto Ambiental
Compliance G4-DMA Impacto Ambiental
G4-EN29 Complements to GRI Indicators
Transports G4-DMA Impacto Ambiental
G4-EN30 Complements to GRI Indicators
General G4-DMA Impacto Ambiental
G4-EN31 Complements to GRI Indicators
Suppliers environmental Evaluation G4-DMA Stronger Partners
Supply chain
G4-EN32 Stronger Partners
Supply chain
Complaint mechanisms and complaints related to environmental impactsG4-DMA Impacto Ambiental
G4-EN34 Complements to GRI Indicators
Social Category – labor practices and decent labor
Employment G4-DMA Commitment towards Members
G4-LA1 Commitment towards Members
Complements to GRI Indicators
Safety and health at workG4-DMA Segurança e Saúde dos Integrantes
G4-LA6 Segurança e Saúde dos Integrantes
Complements to GRI Indicators
Training and educationG4-DMA Commitment towards Members
G4-LA9 Commitment towards Members
Complements to GRI Indicators
Supplier evaluation in labor practicesG4-DMA Stronger Partners
Supply chain
G4-LA14 Stronger Partners
Supply chain
Social category – society
Local communitiesG4-DMA Local Development
G4-SO1 Local Development
G4-SO2 Materials
Fight against corruptionG4-DMA Ethics, Transparency and Integrity
G4-SO5 Ethics, Transparency and Integrity
Compliance G4-DMA Ethics, Transparency and Integrity
G4-SO8 Complements to GRI Indicators

Complements to GRI Indicators


Odebrecht Agroindustrial does not have freelancers in significant activities and is not subject to seasonal variations in its workforce. For more information, click here.

Members by labor contract, job type and gender * 2016/2017 2015/2016
Men Women Total Men Women Total
Undetermined time 9.346 1.572 10.918 9.303 1.586 10.889
Determined Time 105 98 203 149 106 255
Total 9.451 1.670 11.121 9.452 1.692 11.114

Workforce by labor bond and gender * 2016/2017 2015/2016
Men Women Total Men Women Total
Members 9.328 1.558 10.886 9.302 1.584 10.886
Apprentices 105 98 203 114 79 193
Young Partners 18 14 32 1 2 3
Interns 14 23 37 35 27 62
Outsourcing 5.971 851 6.822 4.471 285 4.756
Total 15.436 2.544 17.980 13.923 1.977 15.900

*Considers Members, Apprentices and Young Partners, all are covered by collective labor agreements and act in full-time working hours. Data from the previous period have been re-presented to enable comparisons G4-22


There is no risk of a serious or irreversible environmental impact on the operations of Odebrecht Agroindustrial. The environmental risks of higher potential are associated to the use of vinasse in the fertirrigation of sugarcane (stable fly development and contamination of soil and water bodies), all of which are reversible. For more information, click here.


The institutional performance of Odebrecht Agroindustrial is given primarily through the association with class entities in the productive and sugar-energy sectors. Our participation in these forums has allowed us to enhance discussions around the challenges and needs from ethanol and sugar producers, involving our peers, governments and other agents in the value chain. In order to take part in the broader debates in the productive sector, we were part of the Agroindustry Thematic Board of the National Confederation of Industry (CNI) and the Legislative Monitoring Center at the State of São Paulo Industry Federation (Fiesp).

In the sugar-energy context, we contributed to the formulation of specific public policies for the sector through national and regional entities. At the national level, the Company is part of the Sugar and Ethanol Sectorial Chamber of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply and has a seat at the Tripartite Government-Producers-Distributors Bureau of the Ministry of Mines and Energy. Through UNICA, we also collaborate with the debates of the National Sugarcane Energy Forum and the Parliamentary Front for the Valuation of the Sugarcane and Energy Sector in the National Congress.

Odebrecht Agroindustrial maintains a constant participation in the decision-making boards of representative entities in the states in which it has installed productive units, such as the Sugar Cane Industry Union (UNICA) boards in São Paulo, the Association of Bioenergy Producers of Mato Grosso do Sul (Biosul), the Ethanol Manufacturing Industry Union of the State of Goiás (Sifaeg) and the Sugar and Alcohol Industries Union of the State of Mato Grosso (Sindalcool-MT). In the first three, the Company also participates in committees and commissions related to environment, health and safety, agricultural management, human resources and legal and tax issues. In addition, we have been a member of the Union of Bioenergy Producers Union (Udop).

Among the main challenges of the sector is the elaboration of public policies that guarantee the pricing of positive externalities of fuels from renewable sources, providing better predictability for the resumption of investments and expansion of production, in line with the goals signed by the Brazilian government in the Agreement of Paris. In this sense, a significant development was the beginning of discussions on the RenovaBio. For more information, click here.


Odebrecht Agroindustrial’s Annual Report 2016/2017 comprises the following entities: Agro Energia Santa Luzia S.A .; Brenco Companhia Brasileira de Energia Renovável S.A .; Distillery Alcídia S.A .; Rio Claro Agroindustrial S.A. Eldorado S.A. and Usina Conquista do Pontal S.A. In addition to these, the Company’s financial statements also include Odebrecht Agroindustrial Participações S.A .; Centro Sul Transportadora Dutoviária Ltda.; Odebrecht Agroindustrial International Corp.; and Pontal Agropecuária S.A. Specifically in relation to environmental indicators and Agricultural Partnerships, only agro-industrial operations are considered, excluding the offices in São Paulo and Campinas.


The aspects prioritized by the Materiality Matrix are transversally relevant throughout Odebrecht Agroindustrial. The external limit of these aspects is predominantly regional, as detailed in the chart below. To learn more, click here.

Material ThemeCo-related GRI AspectExternal limits
Business Performance

Economic Performance
Purchasing Practices
Environmental Assessment of suppliers
Assessment of suppliers in labor practices

Geographic: National
Audiences: Shareholders, Clients, Business Partners  and Financial Institutions
Commitment towards members Employment
Health and Safety at work
Training and education
Geographic: regional
Audience: Government
Local Development Indirect economic impacts
Local communities
Geographic: regional
Audiences: Community
Suppliers and Government
Environmental ImpactMaterials
Effluents and residues
Products and services
Compliance (environmental)
Transport, General
Complaints Mechanisms and complaints related to environmental impacts
Geographic: regional, except for emissions, products and services and compliance, whose impacts and risks have a national scope
Audiences: Community, Suppliers, Agriculture Partners, Non-governmental Organizations, Government and Financial Institutions,
Ethics, Integrity and transparencyFight against corruption
Unfair competition
Compliance (social – society)
Geographic: national
Audiences: Shareholders, Clients, Business Partners, Financial Institutions, Government and Press


The direct economic value generated by Odebrecht Agroindustrial reached R$ 1.7 billion. Among the factors that impacted this result, we highlight the incorporation of the result of energy SPEs since December 22, 2016; growth in sales volumes and the average price of products; increase in the quantity of sugarcane purchased from third parties; and the increase of the amortization values in the plantation (expansion of areas suitable for planting).

Demonstration of added value
(R$ thousands)
2016/2017* 2015/2016**
Direct economic value generated
Sale of goods, products and services 5.270.267 4.201.955
Inputs acquired from third parties (2.198.691) (1.874.222)
Gross added value 3.071.576 2.327.733
Depreciation, amortization and depletion (1.679.421) (1.332.672)
Net added value 1.392.155 995.062
Additional value received on transfer 700.140 833.054
Total added Value to be distributed 2.092.295 1.828.115
Distributed economic value
People and Charges 785.744 836.095
Government and society (taxes, fees and contributions) 326.624 169.967
Profit (loss) for the year (1.579.806) (1.744.613)
Non-controlling interest (2.835) (2.329)
* Considers 12 months of the electricity co-generation operation.
** Data from 2015/2016 re-presented due to the change in the accounting practice. Norms IAS16 and IAS 41 have been introduced, in force as of April 1, 2016, retrospectively applied, considering the older period, that is, April 1, 2015.



All expenses with Agricultural Partners are considered local, as these Suppliers are located in the same State as Agroindustrial Units. In the management of supplies, the percentage of expenses with local suppliers increased in 2016/2017 mainly in the Eldorado Pole.

Consolidating expenses with Agricultural Partners and Suppliers, the percentage of local purchases made by the Company in 2016/2017 was 54.7%, higher than the 41.9% registered in the previous year, mainly due to an increase of 53% in local expenses with Agricultural Partners. See sections entitled Stronger Partners and Supply Chain for further information.


In the 2016/2017 harvest, we achieved a ratio of materials from renewable sources equivalent to 97.8%. Throughout the year, we had a significant increase in the use of fertilizers to increase the productivity of sugarcane plantations.

Expenditure ratio with local suppliers (except Agriculture Partners) 2016/2017 2015/2016
São Paulo Pole 65,7% 70,8%
Eldorado Pole 23,4% 18,7%
Santa Luzia Pole 22,2% 22,0%
Goiás Pole 17,0% 24,1%
Araguaia Pole 29,1% 29,9%
Taquari Pole 35,7% 38,3%
Corporate Offices 88,7% nd
Consolidated 36,9% 27,2%
By last year, we didn’t use to report expenditure with suppliers from corporate offices. By disregarding these agreements, the local procurement percentage in 2016/2017 for the poles was 33.6%

Consumed Materials (tons) 2016/2017
Processed own Cane 20.790.763
Agriculture Partners’ processed cane 7.527.934
Subtotal 28.318.697
Agriculture inputs
Corrective 394.528
Insecticides 305
Fungicides 42
Herbicides 4.584
Fertilizers 141.752
Other organic fertilizers 2.001
Subtotal 543.212
Industrial inputs
Lime 11.895
Sulphur Acid 13.030
Hydrochloric acid 180
Soda 1.842
Anti-biotics 6
Inorganic chemicals 380
Organic chemicals 866
Subtotal 28.199
Diesel* 49.525
Ethanol 2.034
Subtotal 51.559
Materials from renewable sources 28.324.299
Materials from non-renewable sources 617.367
Total 28.941.781

*Includes a portion of biodiesel, equivalent to 7.2% of the total consumed diesel weight.


Odebrecht Agroindustrial generates all the energy it needs for its operations through the burning of sugarcane bagasse and other fuels and markets the surplus. Only in the off-season do the Units acquire electricity from utilities. In 2016/2017, we consumed 65.1 million GJ, a reduction of 4% over the previous period. Biomass burning fueled our demand for energy during the harvest. Considering this and other fuels, the percentage of energy generated from renewable sources was 97%. In relation to the previous period, we were able to reduce electricity consumption by 19%, as the off-season was shorter.

Generation and energy consumption in 2016/2017  São Paulo Pole Eldorado Pole Santa Luzia Pole Goiás Pole Araguaia Pole Taquari Pole Consolidated
A. Energy generated by fuel burn
Sugarcane bagasse 12.061.519 8.847.651 12.582.173 10.768.893 11.958.159 14.294.945 70.513.339
Diesel* 534.552 207.973 377.844 273.200 312.640 502.438 2.208.646
Ethanol 13.491 5.350 8.216 7.725 8.646 11.576 55.004
Total Energy generated by burning fuels 12.609.562 9.060.974 12.968.233 11.049.818 12.279.445 14.808.959 72.776.989
Energy percentage generated from fuels come from renewable sources 96% 98% 97% 98% 98% 97% 97%
B. Energy acquired from concessionaires or from the free market**
Electricity 1.946 21.624 1.262 2.004 14.725 3.317 44.878
C. Sold energy
Exported electricity 1.324.639 1.014.072 1.355.531 1.136.617 1.297.469 1.635.118 7.763.445
Odebrecht Agroindustrial Energy Consumption (A+B-C) 11.286.869 8.068.526 11.613.964 9.915.204 10.996.701 13.177.158 65.058.422
* Includes biodiesel portion, equivalent to 6.2% of the total energy generated from diesel.
** Odebrecht Agroindustrial does not acquire other types of energy, such as vapor and cooling.


In the 2016/2017 harvest, we captured a total of 38.2 million liters of water in our units, 4% more than in the previous period.

Water consumption in 2016/2017 (thousand m³) São Paulo Pole Eldorado Pole Santa Luzia Pole Goiás Pole Araguaia Pole Taquari Pole Consolidated
Water catchment*
Superficial waters 4.770 4.558 6.254 11.012 4.702 6.280 37.575
Underground water 286 22 45 18 215 74 659
Total water caught 5.056 4.580 6.299 11.030 4.917 6.354 38.234
Water reuse in the industry
Reuse volume 2.957 2.506 3.429 2.022 2.494 2.711 16.120
Percentage on total caught** 58% 55% 54% 40% 51% 43% 50%

* Odebrecht Agroindustrial does not catch water directly from rainfall, nor acquires water from local concessionaires or other organizations. Volumes caught from underground water have been estimated based on grant licenses. 
** Reuse percentage in the Goiás Pole does not take into account water caught directly for irrigation. Including the volume caught exclusively for irrigation, this percentage would be 18%. In the consolidated view, reuse percentage would be 42%


Odebrecht Agroindustrial has some planting areas (owned or leased) in Damping Areas, Environmental Preservation Areas (APAs) and in the vicinity of other protected areas:

• São Paulo Pole: 2,480 hectares around the Morro do Diabo Park and the Mico-Leão-Preto Ecological Station, both important for the preservation of the Atlantic Forest. At the Ecological Station, research can be carried out, with prior authorization, but visitation is not allowed.
• Eldorado Pole: 392 hectares in the APA of the Varzeas from the Ivinhema River, which aim to preserve this watercourse, relevant to the composition of the Paraná River Basin.
• Araguaia Pole: 939 hectares in the Cushion Zone of the Emas National Park. Considered an integral protection conservation unit, it was created to preserve the Cerrado biome and protect recharge areas of the Guarani aquifer. The Park is considered by Unesco as a Natural Heritage of Humanity.
• Taquari Pole: 46,014 hectares in buffer zones of conservation units related to the sources of the Sucuriú and Taquari rivers and the Emas National Park; 4,164 hectares of planting in APA of the Upper Paraguay Basin; 29,957 hectares in municipal APAs of the Araguaia River, Ninho das Águas and Ribeirão do Sapo. All these areas of conservation are relevant for the preservation of the Cerrado and of springs in the region.

Since 2015, Odebrecht Agroindustrial has published its inventory of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) according to the methodology of the GHG Protocol, considering the scope of the fiscal year of operations. The document is available for access to all interested parties: In 2016, we recorded significant decreases in scopes 2 and 3. In the first case, the reduction was 35%, both due to the lower energy consumption during off-season and the lower emission factor of the National Interconnected System (SIN). In relation to scope 3, the variation is a reflection of a change in calculation methods: we no longer use secondary data for third-party cane and third-party mechanized services and, throughout 2017, we will develop a training program and scope 3 data screening with the partner companies. To learn more about the inventory of GHG emissions for the crop year, click here.

GHG emissions inventory (Thousand TCO2e) – GHG Protocol methodology 2016 2015
Scope 1
Gross direct emissions 629,6 638,1
Biogenic emissions 6.146,1 5.831,9
Biogenic removal (change in soil use) 1.365,3 1.297,5
Scope 2
Indirect emissions (electricity consumption) 1,1 1,7
Scope 3
Indirect emissions (other) 115,2 325,4
Biogenic emissions 7,9 18,1
Biogenic removal (change in soil use) N/A 249,7


About 80% of the waste generated in the last crop year is considered non-hazardous. Among disposal methods, we prioritize recycling, recovery and co-processing whenever possible. To learn more, click here.

Residues disposed of in 2016/2017 (tons) São Paulo Pole Eldorado Pole Santa Luzia Pole Goiás Pole Araguaia Pole Taquari Pole Consolidated
Recycling 90,7 2,7 2,1 0,2 23,2 13,7 132,7
Recovery 27,8 25,3 21,2 0,0 95,7 89,5 259,4
Incineration 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,8 97,8 0,1 98,7
Co-processing 65,1 43,2 57,7 68,3 48,3 118,1 400,8
Reuse 0,0 0,0 8,8 0,0 0,0 0,0 8,8
Subtotal 183,6 71,2 89,8 143,3 265,0 221,4 974,4
Recycling 604,5 406,2 616,1 449,2 106,0 506,1 2.688,1
Recovery 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 445,0 445,0
Incineration 0,0 0,0 15,1 0,0 0,0 0,0 15,1
Co-processing 0,0 0,0 10,2 30,2 53,0 476,4 569,8
Landfill 18,6 32,8 13,3 17,5 41,4 31,0 154,6
Composting 17,3 18,1 31,3 24,0 43,4 25,0 159,0
Other 6,5 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 6,5
Subtotal 646,9 457,1 685,9 520,9 243,8 1.483,5 4.038,1

In 2016/2017, we received six environmental assessments for which we present resources. Three of them are related to fires (one in the Goiás Pole and two in the Santa Luzia Pole), in which we argue that the cause of these occurrences is unknown. According to the new Forest Code, in these cases the company involved in the incident cannot be held responsible. In addition to these, we received a notice of infraction, as the environmental body understood that we were not doing the recomposition of a protected area. We clarify that this area is the purpose to a Plan for the Recovery of Degraded Areas (PRAD) and we present the respective technical reports to the competent body. We also received two notifications from the Ministry of Agriculture, related to soil erosion, for which we have submitted the clarifications requested. In the period we also incurred a fine in the amount of R$ 173 thousand, because of a fire that occurred in a PRAD area of the Alcídia Unit.

Still in the last crop year, we avoided the expenditure of approximately R$ 3 million, collected in three infraction notices related to fires in the Santa Luzia Pole sugarcane fields, opened in 2014. The decision by the Mato Grosso do Sul Environment Institute Imasul) acquitted the Company from having caused the occurrences due to internal actions or negligence.


In order to reduce the risk of running over wild animals, in the areas of Legal Reserve, Permanent Protection, conservation and parks near our Units, we installed speed limiters in our vehicles and invested in environmental education actions and road signs. In addition, in the harvesting periods, we humidify some of the routes through which we carry the sugarcane transport, minimizing the impact in dust.


Environmental investments in the last crop year totaled R$ 28 million, an amount 70% higher than in the previous period, mainly due to investments in systems and equipment for the prevention of environmental impacts and the management of atmospheric emissions.

Investments and expenses in environmental protection* 2016/2017 2015/2016
Residues disposing 1.971 1.804
Atmospheric emissions 10.632 7.779
Prevention and environmental management 14.775 6.503
Remedying 616 362
Total 27.994 16.448
The categories presented comprise the following activities: residues disposing – incineration, landfills, co-processing, outsourced team for managing residues; atmospheric emissions – monitoring of boiler and oven gases, if applicable; Prevention and environmental management – Fixed and Disbursing Expenses (GFD or FDE) for the HSE team, training, licensing costs, environmental monitoring, consultancies, investments for process improvement; remediation – costs with soil remediation, hydric bodies, Environmental Protection Areas recovery (APA/EPA), Permanent Preservation Areas (APP/PPA), Legal Reserve (RL or LR), Degraded Areas Recovery Plan etc. Data from the previous year were re-presented to allow comparability with the report criteria of this cycle. 


In the 2016/2017 harvest, we received five complaints related to environmental impacts in our units. Two of them were related to the stable fly issue (one in the Santa Luzia Pole and another in the Taquari Pole), whose control initiatives are already implemented. Still in the Taquari Pole, the Costa Rica Unit received a complaint about the cultivation of sugarcane in a permanent preservation area – the occurrence on a third party property has already been remedied for the adequate management of the APP. In addition, the São Paulo Pole received two complaints in the period: one related to fire, whose cause is unknown; and another on soil erosion. In both cases, the Unit provided all the clarifications requested, proving the good management practices adopted.


Odebrecht Agroindustrial’s headcount and turnover rate are monitored on a monthly basis. The Company has an annual goal of reducing its turnover rate, defined based on the result of the previous year. Recruitment and selection processes are carried out primarily through the internal identification of people from Odebrecht Agroindustrial itself and the mobilization of professionals from Odebrecht’s various companies, thus practicing meritocracy and providing career opportunities for Members. When it is necessary to hire professionals from the market, we advertise the vacancies in online portals, with the definition of the profile previously carried out with the Leaders of each area.

In 2016/2017, we recorded a turnover rate of 12.1%, below the 12.8% in the previous harvest. The number of layoffs to reduce the workforce was also lower: from 2,005 to 447 between the two periods. To learn more, click here.

Hiring in the 2016/2017 crop Hiring Figures Hiring Rate*
By gender
Men 1.704 83%
Women 360 17%
By Age group
Up to 30 years 1.137 55%
30 – 50 years 851 41%
Above 50 years 76 4%
By region
Southeast 361 17%
Midwest 1.703 83%
*Hiring number in the category/total hiring in the period


In the last year, we obtained a better performance in the frequency of accidents and in the rate of absenteeism. The severity rate, however, was worse than in the previous period and than the stipulated target, due to the death of a Member in the São Paulo Pole. In the charts below, we present the results obtained by locality. Segmentation by gender is not possible, as the process of consolidation and management of this aspect does not include this variable. To learn more, click here.

Accidents frequency ratio* 2016/2017 2015/2016
São Paulo Pole 0,66 1,21
Eldorado Pole 1,70 2,17
Santa Luzia Pole 0,79 1,34
Goiás Pole 0,71 0,83
Araguaia Pole Morro Vermelho Unit 0,62 1,47
Água Emendada Unit 0,72 2,04
Taquari Pole Costa Rica Unit 1,81 2,46
Alto Taquari Unit 1,29 1,75
Corporate Offices 0,00 0,00
Consolidated 0,96 1,52
*It covers accidents with and without members and third parties’ leave. The tax is calculated as the number of reportable accidents/1 million hours/men worked.
Rotation in the 2016/2017 crop Lay-off figures  Rotation Rate*
By gender
Men 1.790 9,8%
Women 411 2,3%
By Age group
Up to 30 years 1.037 5,7%
30 – 50 years 1.032 5,7%
Above 50 years 132 0,7%
By region
Southeast 420 2,3%
Midwest 1.781 9,8%
*Lay-off figures (except cash reduction)/average headcount in the crop.

Absenteeism Ratio* 2016/2017 2015/2016
São Paulo Pole 170 270
Eldorado Pole 243 416
Santa Luzia Pole 220 449
Goiás Pole 160 188
Araguaia Pole Morro Vermelho Unit 160 259
Água Emendada Unit 83 244
Taquari Pole Costa Rica Unit 189 306
Alto Taquari Unit 138 208
Corporate Offices N/A N/A
Consolidated 179 229
*It covers members only. The rate calculation was changed this year and began to consider only up to 15-day leaves, whose costs directly affect the company. The tax is calculated as the number of days lost per report/1,000 members.

Accidents Severity Rate* 2016/2017 2015/2016
São Paulo Pole 1.024 56
Eldorado Pole 72 60
Santa Luzia Pole 28 50
Goiás Pole 22 34
Araguaia Pole Morro Vermelho Unit 2 45
Água Emendada Unit 52 43
Taquari Pole Costa Rica Unit 35 78
Alto Taquari Unit 134 94
Corporate Offices 0 0
Consolidated 222 54
*It covers accidents with or without members and third parties’ leaves. The ratio is calculated as the number of leave days (debited + lost)/1 million hours/men worked.


The average number of hours of training per member was 3% less than the previous year, mainly due to the lower turnover, which reduces the demand for training. To learn more, click here.

Average number of training hours per member in each functional category* 2016/2017 2015/2016
Men Women Total Men Women Total
Directors 4,4 N/A 4,4 5,2 N/A5,2
Managers and coordinators 35,1 33,6 34,9 32,3 18,7 29,9
Technicians 46,1 33,3 43,3 55,5 29,1 48,7
Administrative 42,7 38,3 41,1 24,9 14,0 19,9
Operational leaders 44,9 48,4 45,0 66,0 47,3 65,1
Operational/Production 55,1 57,4 55,4 59,1 54,6 58,6
Maintenance 40,6 46,0 40,7 51,7 35,9 51,1
Other 49,8 46,5 48,8 51,3 44,2 48,4
Average 51,3 51,6 51,3 55,3 37,4 52,6
*Total training hours/headcount on 03/31

In the 2016/2017 harvest, one of the Cane Suppliers of the Eldorado Unit was fined by the Ministry of Labor for the use of indigenous labor on its farm under conditions analogous to slave labor. Once we became aware of the fact after the fine, we strengthened the monitoring of our Agricultural Partners. We are appealing and in contact with the Public Prosecutor’s Office for the solution of the case. During the period, we also closed a public civil lawsuit on the remuneration of in intinere hours, in the Araguaia and Taquari Poles, which was concluded with the acceptance of our estimate of these hours, the framework of all members of these Units in the respective trade unions of the industrialists and the payment of a R$ 2 million fine.