Who we are
We offer different forms of energy to mobilize people and boost business for today and tomorrow.
Energy is the ability to generate action. It is what mobilizes people, boosts business, and transforms the world. More than the focus of our business, energy is the purpose of everything we do. So, we have it in our name: Raíz (root) + energy = Raízen. ||GRI 102-1|
We integrate all stages of the production chain: cultivation of raw material, production and sale of sugar and ethanol, cogeneration of electricity, and fuel distribution.
Through the license of the Shell brand, we market fuels at stations, airports, and on the B2B (business to business) market. Our operations also include the convenience stores under the Shell Select brand in our portfolio at the service stations, which offer a differentiated consumer experience.
We also invest in technology, research, and development of renewable energy alternatives toward our main goal: to offer, today, the energy of the future.
To achieve all this, we have nearly 30,000 employees and 15,000 business partners (sugarcane producers, suppliers, carriers, and dealers) who work, together with us, to find solutions that create value along the way. |GRI 102-7, 102-8|
Shareholding Structure |GRI 102-5|
Operations |GRI 102-2, 102-6|
We combine cutting-edge technology with renewable raw materials.
B2B (business to business)
We serve companies in various segments ─ cargo and passenger transportation, agriculture, mining, railway, and industrial ─ and invest in tools and in fleet control in order to ensure intelligent management and integrated solutions for our clients.
We supply the main airlines in the country’s airports with the quality and excellence of the internationally recognized Shell brand. For the Executive Aviation audience, we have in place the Shell Aeroclass relationship and loyalty program.
Distribution and sale of fuels
We have integrated logistics operations and optimized processes in order to travel, with agility and safety, a wide distribution network of fuels in various modes of transportation, and serve industrial, aviation, and retail clients in all states.
We contribute to highlighting the country in the global sugar production by positioning ourselves as the largest individual exporter of the product. We invest in research, technology, and in creating solutions in the segment. Thus, we have achieved a favorable position in developing Very High Polarization (VHP) sugar and in producing organic and liquid sugars. Click here to learn about the types we market.
Sugarcane by-products are also raw material for generating bioelectricity, an alternative for the national energy sector. The reuse of biomass (sugarcane bagasse and straw) for this purpose reduces emissions of fossil CO2 in Brazil. It is a cleaner, renewable solution that will help face the challenges of the future in the energy sector, ensuring profitability, predictability, and sustainability.
We invest in ethanol as a cleaner and more sustainable energy alternative. Our product is generated from a renewable source - sugarcane - and used by several industries, including fuels, perfumes, beverages, paints, chemicals, and plastics. Click here to learn about the types we market.
We are also one of the first in Brazil in commercial-scale production of ethanol using by-products from traditional production ─ Second-Generation Ethanol (E2G), another solution to meet the growing demand for biofuels in Brazil and worldwide.
Great numbers |GRI 102-4, 102-6, 102-7|
Operations in all Brazilian states.
860,000hectares of cultivated area.
26 production units2 of which were recently acquired (Paraíso and Santa Cândida).
Installed capacity to crush
73 milliontons of sugarcane per year.
1second-generation ethanol plant (E2G) ─ which we are one of the first companies in the world to produce.
20production units with Bonsucro –
3certified in 2017/2018.
68fuel bases at airports.
68fuel distribution terminals.
Infrastructure to distribute
5 billionliters of fuel per month.
8commercial offices –
4in Brazil and
4abroad (United States, Switzerland, Singapore, and the Philippines).
6,329service stations under the Shell brand.
980Shell Select convenience stores.
+1,500clients in the B2B segment.
2.1 billionliters of ethanol.
12 millionliters of E2G.
4.3 milliontons of sugar.
940 MWof total installed capacity.
4.3 billionliters of ethanol.
3.9 TWhof electricity.
4.7 milliontons of sugar.
BRL 7.1 billionof adjusted EBITDA in 2017/2018.
BRL 10.3 billionin consolidated value added in the period.
Nearly 30,000employees distributed throughout the country.
Nearlybusiness partners mobilized on our team.
4 millionpeople served by the Raízen Foundation since 2012.