Even then, while society was not discussing environmental conservation, we realized that protecting the forest was crucial to ensure the water supply for seven power plants that served our operations in the area.
This intuitive approach was the seed for what became an organized strategy and key priority for our businesses. In 2012, three of our portfolio companies transformed this 31,000-hectare territory into Legado das Águas, Brazil’s largest privately held Atlantic Forest reserve.
Three years later, our approach to sustainability evolved even further as we created Reservas Votorantim with a purpose: creating sustainable business opportunities and developing projects for the green economy.
The company now specializes in land management, biodiversity initiatives, carbon, and nature-based solutions for traditional businesses and the new economy.