The year 2001 is marked by the entry of the 3rd generation of the Ermírio de Moraes Family in charge of business. In a now globalized economy, the internationalization of business becomes an important goal, which has been achieved, leading Votorantim to maintain operations in 24 countries around the world today.
The initial mark of internationalization is the acquisition of the Saint Marys cement plant in Canada. In the 2000s new business areas were also created: Votorantim Siderurgia in 2008; the merger of Aracruz Celulose with VCP gave birth to Fibria in 2009; and in 2012 Citrosuco is born, a joint venture between Citrovita and Citrosuco, until then belonging to the Fischer Group.
In 2002, another key action marks this decade: the creation of the Votorantim Institute, with the objective of aligning, strengthening and qualifying the social actions of Votorantim.