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FSC® Certification

FSC® takes care of forests and the people and wildlife that call them home

FSC® C021980 ·

The FSC was created in 1993 in response to concerns about global deforestation and the fate of the world's forests. Back then, deforestation in the Amazon and other rainforests already attracted international media attention¹.

¹ With site information

Read a self-declaration from Santa Maria about the FSC-POL-01-004 (Policy of the Association of Organizations with FSC®)

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Santa Maria goes the extra mile when it offers its products on the market. We guarantee the responsible management of our forests, then we protect the fauna and flora to guarantee the planting of tomorrow´s forests, we respect the communities where we work, and we take care of our collaborators, the ones who guarantee the continuity of our work. To ensure that all this is carried out responsibly, we have two types of certification ranging from the trees we plant to the paper we deliver to the market.

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FSC Forest Management

The São Manoel reforestation facility, Santa Maria’s forest division, has the Forest Management certification (FSC-C133520). Our forests´ responsible management is maintained by a criteria of certification principles. The certified Forest Management Units that are part of the São Manoel reforestation center are presented in the table below. The total area corresponds to approximately 24,941 hectares.

21.636 / ha

for wood production

9.297 / ha

for preservation

960 / ha

for other uses


One of our main values ​​is Socio-environmental Responsibility so we prioritize the preservation of natural resources and all the wood produced in the areas of the São Manoel reforestation facility, which has the FSC certificate for Forest Management (FSC-C133520). This reaffirms our commitment to the community and our clients, ensuring that our products are economically viable, socially beneficial, and environmentally adequate.


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Santa Maria Papéis has been certified by FSC Chain of Custody since 2009 and annually undergoes verification audits. This means that the company only uses products from controlled sources that do not exploit slave or child labor and that respect the rights of workers and their social and economic well-being. The forests from which the Santa Maria's raw material originates, are managed by means of modern techniques in order to avoid wasted materials and to preserve biodiversity and ecological processes.

At Santa Maria, the products that have this certification are:

Print and write

icone SaMa Print
SaMa Print
icone SaMa Laser
SaMa Laser
icone SaMa Bond

Specialty Paper

icone SaMa Gloss
SaMa Gloss
icone SaMa Edge
icone SaMa Kraft White MG
SaMa Kraft White MG
icone SaMa Kraft White MF
SaMa Kraft White MF
icone SaMa Art
icone SaMa Code
icone SaMa Wall
icone SaMa Kraft White High Bulk
SaMa Kraft White High Bulk

* Before placing your order, check with our sales team for the balance of FSC®️ certified products.

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