2020 Highlights

In the 2020/2021 crop year we reached a new record of planted area, with 468.1 thousand hectares (4.6% increase compared to the previous crop).

8 farms with planted areas connected online
78,000 hectares with selective application of weedkillers
Expansion of the activities of SLC Sementes and Integration of crops and cattle raising

Sustainability at SLC Agrícola

Our strategy

Technology and digitization emerge as determinant factors boosting the Company’s growth. The investment in innovative solutions, supported by connectivity of equipment and plantations, accelerates increases in productivity and increasingly sustainable use of natural resources.

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of planting made in leased areas or belonged to joint ventures.
Our business model provides growth in the cultivated area through leasing and formation of joint ventures, as well and maintaining the activities on the ow farms.
Efficiency in relation to the average


The use of new technologies and digital solutions, priority for mature areas (planted for more than three years) e and the geographical diversification of our farms.



Higher sale price of soy and corn, and the higher volume of cotton sold in the year, resulted in increases in our company’s financial indicators in 2020.
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priority axis organize
sustainability projects
Climate Change & Soil, Water & Biodiversity and Relationship with Stakeholders are the pillars that support the initiatives and investments for the evolution
Climate change and soil
The strategic positioning and geographical diversion of our farms, distributed in the Center-West and Northeastern Regions of Brazil, creates a portfolio of landholdings resilient to climate variations, ensuring high productivity during all the crop periods. To be even more efficient, we adopt direct planting, which increases the carbon absorption capacity of the soil compared to the traditional model. In 2020, we strengthened the crop-livestock integration model, further expanding the productive potential of our lands. Watch the video to learn more about how we operate
Digital agriculture, made possible by the advancement of internet coverage on farms, allows applications to be used to monitor crop conditions in real time. Telemetry sensors indicate the operating conditions of machines and equipment. And artificial intelligence optimizes the use of inputs and the processing of production.
In 2020 we completed our 10-year plan for reduction of our emissions. We aim, by 2030, to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 25%, through investment in new technologies in the field and in the industry.

Sustainability at SLC Agrícola - Water, sewage, effluents and waste

Water and biodiversity
At present, 99% of the areas that we cultivate do not use irrigation systems. The periodic rains are sufficient to ensure the quantity of water and soil humidity needed for our plantations. On the Pamplona and Palmares farms, whether cultivation is irrigated, we adopt the Icrop, which continually monitors the soil’s specific demand for water for the next 24 to 48 hours.
The farms follow all the procedures and protocols established in our Integrated Management System to manage the destination of solid waste with the objective of preventing contamination of the soil and other environmental impacts. On the farms, all the materials are stored in Temporary Waste Centers, separating the 2.290,2hazardous from the non-hazardous materials. Periodically, a specialized company contracted by SLC Agrícola collects wastes from the units and takes care of their appropriate disposal.
A total area of 97,400ha of our farms it’s allocated to preservation of natural forest and biodiversity. This total corresponds to the number of Legal Reserves and Permanent Preservation Areas (APPs) that we maintain, following the determinations of Brazilian environmental legislation. In addition, we maintain seedling nurseries on eight farms, which supply seedlings to local communities (such as city halls, NGOs and educational institutions), predominantly of native species from the Cerrado.

Sustainability at SLC Agrícola - Biodiversity

Relantioship with stakeholders
The Integrated Management System (SGI), certified according to the new ISO 45001 standard, establishes the procedures and protocols to avoid the risk of accidents, execute plans for continuous improvement and promote health and quality of life. Occupational Health and Safety management was digitalized in 2020, with implementation of the SE Suite platform, qwhich enables the principal routines to be monitored and managed online in real-time, with data made available all managers.
Our way of working was potentialized in 2020 with formation of the SLC Institute, constituted as a non-profit entity focused on development of people and communities, supporting education as a vector for social transformation and generation of opportunities. In 2020, its activity was directed to cooperation in combat of the coronavirus pandemic, with donations totaling R$ 1.6 million.
Our company’s suppliers are a strategic link for achieving maximum efficiency and productivity in our business. We practice transparency and balance in the commercial and contractual relationship with all suppliers, oriented by our Supplies Policy. To the same degree, we require adoption of conduct aligned with our values, compliance with the legislation, and full respect for human rights. Our Ethics Channel is also open to receive any communications about inappropriate behavior or attitudes on the part of our commercial partners.

Sustainability at SLC Agrícola - Soil Health