International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

Environmental Indicators in Brazilian Forestry Companies
Silvana Heidemann Rocha, Anselmo Chaves Neto

In the context of sustainable economic development, several indicators have been proposed to describe the social responsibility of a company, as well as to measure how far a country is from achieving sustainability. This work aims to investigate how Brazilian forestry companies inform environmental indicators in their sustainability reports. The study covers the years of 2009 and 2010, and is delimited to Brazilian join-stock forestry companies. The environmental indicators described were proposed by the Global Reporting Initiative. The relevance of this research lies in the importance of the topic in the present days and in the consideration of social and environmental aspects when evaluating a company. The results show that out of the nine companies surveyed, only five of them developed sustainability reports in 2009 and 2010. This is worrying, since such companies make up the elite stratum of Brazilian forestry companies.

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