CERTIFICATIONS, INDEXES AND RATINGS

RenovaBio

The new National Biofuels Policy, aimed at expanding the production of biofuels in the Brazilian energy matrix. FS holds the best Energy-Environmental Efficiency Rating (NEEA) for anhydrous ethanol and the second best rating for hydrated ethanol.

Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI)

CBI is an international non-profit organization that evaluates sustainable projects and assets. In this case, the programmatic certification signals that FS is able to issue Green Bonds to finance its projects with the CBI seal on a recurring basis.

Rating Vigeo Eiris

To evaluate if our operating and management model complies with best market practices, we carried out an assessment based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria guided by Vigeo Eiris, an international agency affiliated with Moody’s and specialized in preparing sustainability ratings for investors. At the end of this assessment, we achieved an A1 rating, the highest on the scale, and a score of 59 points out of 100. The assessment referred to the 21/22 crop year.

Global CDP Platform

In line with the demand from investors and analysts on the strategy of action to combat climate change, we started to participate in the global CDP platform, which gathers and disseminates information on the strategy of organizations aimed at improving environmental performance.

The Green Bond Principles

It is an international organization that promotes the market for “green bonds” for investments in solutions with a positive impact on climate change. FS was the first company in Brazil to obtain financing with interest linked to environmental goals.

Global Reporting Initiative

The Global Reporting Initiative is an international organization that helps companies understand and communicate their business impact on critical sustainability issues. The FS Sustainability Report follows the GRI guidelines, reinforcing the commitment to social and environmental impacts and transparency in relationships.

I-REC Standard

The global system for tracking energy environmental attributes created RECs as a way of proving that energy was generated from renewable sources. FS is certified and can market RECs on the market, as a way of supporting other companies in their actions on climate change.