Transparency

Directly linked to governance, transparency is a fundamental pillar for Raízen.

We guide ourselves in order to maintain transparent business management and an ethical relationship with our stakeholders.

We have published our Annual Sustainability Report since our first year of operations

Publicamos o Relatório Anual de Sustentabilidade desde nosso primeiro ano de atuação

in accordance with the GRI standards in order to be in line with the best practices in the market

The initials stand for Global Reporting Initiative, an international organization that helps companies measure, standardize, and disclose their business results, social and environmental impacts, and governance information.

By adopting the GRI standard, we ensure reliable and transparent disclosure of our results, following a strong and recognized global standard. For this same reason, as of the 20/21 report, we also started reporting the SASB (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board) indicators.
Annual Report

Annual Report

Reafirmando nosso compromisso com a transparência, por isso trazemos aqui nossos resultados operacionais, socioambientais e financeiros da safra.

Annual Report

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2020 | 2021 Annual Report

2020 | 2021 Annual Report

2020 | 2021 Annual Report

This significant edition records our ten years of existence, the major milestones in this trajectory and the performance of our operations in Argentina, as well as demonstrating that we are prepared to lead the energy transition and provide an increasingly clean and competitive energy matrix.

It is the first time that we are responding to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board - SASB indicators. And we also have the first Raízen Foundation Activity Report.

2019 | 2020 Annual Report

Beyond the numbers, in the 2019/2020 harvest, Raízen reaffirmed its commitment to society, maintaining transparency and acting with ethics and sustainability since the beginning of its business

Informe Anual 2018 | 2019

2018 | 2019 Annual Report

Informe Anual 2018 | 2019

Reaffirming our commitment to transparency, these are our operational, socio-environmental, and financial results recorded during the harvest year.

Relatório Anual 2017 | 2018

2017 | 2018 Annual Report

Relatório Anual 2017 | 2018

The 2017/2018 harvest was stamped with Raízen's great results and achievements. In our Annual Report we show how our business works, our long-term goals, our constant search for innovation, and the way sustainability is integrated with our strategy.

Relatório Anual 2016 | 2017

2016 | 2017 Annual Report

Relatório Anual 2016 | 2017

In this Report, Discover more about our achievements, challenges and work in economic, environmental, and social aspects, such as: financial record of cash flow, inauguration of Pulse - innovation hub, record market share in the fuel sector, launch of Shell Box – service station app for payment and promotions, among others.

Relatório Anual 2015 | 2016

2015 | 2016 Annual Report

Relatório Anual 2015 | 2016

Learn more about our businesses through this Annual Report, digital for the first time. Among the highlights of the 2015/2016 crop year are: a shorter off season, efficiency and productivity gains, record-breaking imports and exports, and more.



Relatório Anual 2014 | 2015

2014 | 2015 Annual Report

Relatório Anual 2014 | 2015

The 2014/2015 crop year was the first to follow the new version of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI-G4) guidelines. In this Annual Report we have gathered indicators and details on the highlights and challenges that impacted this stage.

2013 | 2014 Annual Report

2013 | 2014 Annual Report

2013 | 2014 Annual Report

In this third Annual Report, we present our business model, as well as the results reflecting the economic, social, and financial spheres of the company.

Relatório Anual 2012 | 2013

2012 | 2013 Annual Report

Relatório Anual 2012 | 2013

Prepared based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines, this Annual Report shows the indicators related to the activities of all of the company's areas.

2011 | 2012 Annual Report

2011 | 2012 Annual Report

2011 | 2012 Annual Report

Focusing on our social, environmental, and economic performance, this first edition of our Annual Report presents, the strategy, mission, and vision of the company in institutional format.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Understand more about our commitment to sustainability from our frequently asked questions.
  • What is sustainability to Raízen?

    For us, sustainability is the strategic and fundamental axis for our business. We understand that a commitment to sustainability, and a pursuit of best practices, contributes to the company's concept of value and guarantees longevity and efficiency in the various areas in which we operate.

  • How is the circular economy put into practice at Raízen?

    Economia circular é um conceito baseado na redução, reutilização, recuperação e reciclagem de materiais e energia no processo. Na Raízen, esse conceito está presente em diversas fases dos processos produtivos, como na produção de etanol de segunda geração e de bioenergia a partir de bagaço, na reutilização da água da cana-de-açúcar no processo, na utilização dos resíduos industriais como fertilizantes no campo, entre outras iniciativas que você pode conhecer melhor aqui.

  • What happens to the waste from sugar and ethanol processing?

    Second-generation ethanol, or E2G, is an ethanol with the same chemical properties as conventional ethanol. The great difference between them is the raw material used for their productions: the conventional one is produced from the sugars of the sugarcane mill, while the second-generation is produced from the sugars present in sugarcane bagasse, residue of the initial processing, or in the straw, the waste of the sugarcane harvesting process.

  • What is second-generation ethanol?

    Bioenergia é a energia gerada através da queima de biomassas, resultando assim em uma energia renovável. Na Raízen, a bioenergia é gerada através do bagaço, subproduto resultante da produção de açúcar e etanol em todas as nossas usinas. Em 13 das nossas 26 unidades, geramos anualmente mais energia do que consumimos, possibilitando que o volume excedente seja exportado para o sistema elétrico nacional (o chamado GRID), contribuindo para tornar a matriz elétrica brasileira mais limpa.

  • What is bioenergy?

    Bioenergy is generated from burning biomass, resulting in a renewable energy. At Raízen, bioenergy is generated using bagasse, a by-product resulting from sugar and ethanol production in all our plants. In 13 of our 26 units, we generate more energy annually than we consume, allowing excess volume to be exported to the national grid (called the GRID), helping to make the Brazilian electrical matrix cleaner.

  • How has Raízen been developing in relation to the generation of renewable energies?

    Raízen invests in new renewable energy technology, such as the construction of a biogas plant (which will generate energy from industrial waste such as vinasse and filter cake) and a solar power plant aimed at distributed generation in order to diversify its participation in the energy sector, in addition to the generation of biomass energy.

  • What are RECS and what is Raízen's relationship in this market?

    RECs are certificates that allow the traceability of the renewable origin of an electric energy consumption. It represents a megawatt-hour (MWh) of generated renewable energy and is put into the national grid. We emit and trade RECs with partners committed to the use of renewable energy in their processes with Raízen's bioenergy production from bagasse burning.

  • How does Raízen guarantee the traceability of its sugarcane suppliers?

    Para Raízen, a rastreabilidade de sua cadeia tem grande importância, auxiliando em garantir as boas práticas, desde a plantação de cana até a entrega do produto. Hoje, aproximadamente 50% da cana-de-açúcar da Raízen é própria, e os outros 50% são provenientes de fornecedores de cana. Cada uma dessas possui seu mecanismo de rastreabilidade. Para cana própria a Raízen investe na certificação internacional Bonsucro, tendo como foco, até a safra 2020/2021, ter todas as suas usinas certificadas, enquanto que, para os produtores de cana, a Raízen possui um programa de sustentabilidade pioneiro no setor, o programa ELO. Para saber mais sobre o programa ELO, acesse aqui.

  • What are Raízen's chain traceability mechanisms?

    A Raízen possui diversas certificações que garantem a sustentabilidade de todo processo produtivo, a qualidade dos produtos, entre outras. Saiba mais sobre nossas certificações.

  • What certifications does Raízen have?

    Bonsucro é uma certificação global dedicada a reduzir os impactos ambientais e sociais da produção de cana-de-açúcar, seus produtos e subprodutos, reconhecendo também a necessidade de viabilidade econômica. Em 2011 certificamos a primeira usina no mundo, a Maracaí. Leia mais sobre nossa estratégia aqui

  • What is Bonsucro?

    Desde 2011, prezando pela transparência, a companhia reporta suas emissões no registro público de emissões e já conta com um inventário robusto e confiável. Esse reporte segue as diretrizes internacionais do GHG Protocol e passa por verificação de terceira parte. A Raízen enxerga que uma gestão robusta de suas emissões é o primeiro passo para reduzi-las e para gerenciar os riscos e oportunidades ligados às mudanças climáticas e economia de baixo carbono.

  • How does Raízen manage its greenhouse gas emissions?

    Since 2011, the company reports its emissions in the public emissions registry and already has a robust and reliable inventory, always remaining transparent. This report follows the international guidelines of the GHG Protocol and goes through a third party verification. Raízen sees vigorous management of its emissions as the first step in reducing GHG's and managing the risks and opportunities associated with climate change and the low carbon economy.

  • Does Raízen monitor the land use changes on its properties? Is there deforestation for the sugarcane production?

    A Fundação Raízen impulsiona jovens em vulnerabilidade social a se descobrirem profissionalmente e protagonizarem seus próprios caminhos. Com 7 núcleos no interior de São Paulo e Goiás, beneficia 1400 alunos, além de impactar mais de 35 mil pessoas com ações nas comunidades locais. Conheça mais sobre sua atuação aqui