Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is the first step to address the climate crisis, so it is essential that all companies rethink production methods. Knowing our responsibility, we have undertaken toFor this, we invest in projects aimed at the efficient use of fuel and energy, giving priority to the use of renewable energy, and in modernizing our equipment and vehicles.
But reversing climate change is such an urgent issue that we must go beyond reduction and seek solutions to capture carbon. At Suzano,This is the equivalent of what the city of São Paulo emits in two years. And we will do this by expanding, conserving and restoring our forests – both native and planted.
= This is the equivalent of what the city of São Paulo
emits in two years
A product of renewable origin is one that is produced from natural resources such as eucalyptus pulp, which can be regenerated in a short span of time. Our choices about what we consume each day directly impact the challenges that our planet is facing.
Each package, hygiene product, dress or type of fuel makes a difference. And offering renewable alternatives for many daily use products is part of our purpose. Hence, we have undertaken
to replace plastic
and other petroleum-based products by 2030.
Guaranteeing the water renewal cycle is essential both for life on the planet and for our production process. Eucalyptus and native forests play an important role in this cycle. Our forests cover more than 2 million hectares across Brazil and we know that some regions of the country are subject to water shortages as a result of natural characteristics.
Hence, we have announced our commitment
at all watersheds considered critical
in Suzano's areas of operation by 2030
The waste we produce and consume should not be the end but a new beginning. After all, when we dispose of garbage, it still remains on our planet and needs to be processed by nature. At Suzano, everything that is left over from our operations is disposed of in a responsible manner.
But this alone is not enough: our goal
Power generation from fossil fuels is one of the biggest causes of greenhouse gas emissions. Using more and more renewable alternatives is urgently needed today.
By using biomass residues left over from our production, we now have mills that are energy self-sufficient, which generate enough energy to power the entire operation and even supply the surplus to the national electricity system. Our goal now2030, by ramping up generation and implementing energy efficiency projects.
One of the biggest threats to biodiversity is the fragmentation of natural areas and forests. We are in the country with the greatest biodiversity in the world and hence we want to be part of the transformation of this reality. We have undertaken a challenging commitment for 2030:
- equivalent to four times the size of Rio de Janeiro city