FOREST UNIT

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The supply guarantee for the tannin and woodchip units starts here, at the Forest Unit.  Thanks to responsible forestry handling, today TANAC owns approximately twenty five thousand hectares of planted forest.

The use of advanced technology in the production of seedlings, genetic improvement research and collaboration agreements with universities and forest organisations make it possible to follow up the evolution of the sector, causing a significant increase the quality and productivity of TANAC's forests.

Having had its forest management certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®), the Forest Unit supplies raw material that has been certified at origin, counting on 800 employees working in the plantation, harvesting and cattle breeding activities. This unit also has had its Quality Management System ISO 9001 certified. Supplying quality products of certified origin is an essential principle when performing activities at this unit.

TANAC runs a program providing technical support to seedling and acacia growers in Rio Grande do Sul. The program provides technology transfer for the formation of quality forests by adopting suitable environmental management. Over forty thousand families are involved in acacia growing in Rio Grande do Sul where 170,000 hectares of black wattle forests stand.

In black wattle plantation areas, the Forest Unit combines black wattle growing with cattle breeding taking advantage of the availability of areas and large expanses of native grass. At present, nearly 6,000 cattle coexist in black wattle forests.

The monitoring of fauna and flora is performed permanently in the Forest Unit. Preservation and reproduction numbers of several species is observed in the resulting studies. Besides the monitoring done by professional staff, sightings of local animals within the company's land are reported by collaborators regularly, as spontaneous monitoring.