The heart of the project

Since the start of the process of negotiating the land use permits in Manica and Zambézia, Portucel Moçambique has placed communities and families at the heart of its project.

Local communities and families consented in advance, without any coercion, to the licensing of the project areas. The project is designed using a mosaic model, which conciliates social, environmental and economic interests. A land access procedure has been set up to help manage this process efficiently.

Portucel Moçambique has maintained a continuing dialogue with communities in its licensed areas, and during the public consultation process for the Environment Impact Study interacted with more than 15,000 individuals.

In setting up the project, absolute priority is assigned to contracting local manpower.