Empresas Verdes S.A. is a forestry company located in the center-west of the province of Corrientes, in the Mesopotamia region of Argentina. The company’s fields are located on Ruta Provincial No. 22, between the towns of Concepción and Chavarría. A part of their forest is located in San Roque Department and other in Concepción Department.
EVASA owns approximately 55,469 hectares, of which not more than 25,000 are suitable for plantation (which represents the 46,1%). The property began operating in the late 90s, when it was used for agribusiness purposes. The remaining percentage of the land is defined as protected areas, native hills in different states of preservation, wetlands, ponds, grasslands and buffer strips. It is EVASA’s commitment to ensure the ecological compatibility of its plantations with the environment, reason why the company promotes a balanced management of the property leaving representative parts of the ecosystems that coexist in the field.
All EVASA’s properties were acquired before 2009, when the Provincial Decree 1440 was enacted. This decree physically delimits the Iberá area and also includes the restrictions for the productive activities in the area. As of this law, all company’s operations are framed within this legislation. Regarding plantations previous to 2009, EVASA is working in an adjustment plan that was issued and approved before ICAA (Water and Environment Institution of Corrientes) authorities.