of 27% of global production, and it is also Latin America's biggest pulp exporter. The company has three pulp-making plants and produces a total of 3 million tonnes of pulp a year. In total, Aracruz has an area of almost 280,000 hectares of industrial tree plantations plus about 90,000 hectares grown under contract with farmers.
Aracruz has been particularly criticized for poor relations with indigenous peoples, rural communities formed by the descendents of runaway slaves (Quilombolas) and other local communities. The company is also responsible for forest destruction and planting its monocultures in protected areas.