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  • Overall approach
    9/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      3/4
      Zero deforestation/Deforestation-free commitment or, for timber, pulp & paper companies only, commitment to well implemented harvest and no deforestation of HCV & HCS areas
      3/4
      [Translation] "Suzano reinforces its commitment to establishing its plantations exclusively in areas previously anthropized by other uses, whose conversion has not occurred under its direct or indirect responsibility, committing to a zero deforestation policy"
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 partner; UN Global Compact
      "Suzano has collaborated in different forums. In Brazil, it maintains partnerships with the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS), the Global Compact"; They are also a participant of the WWF Global Forest & Trade Network
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "Our plantations and preservation areas are a valuable asset for both the company and the world: they capture and store over 270 million tons of CO2 from the atmosphere, helping to mitigate the effects of climate change and protect environmental services that are important to society, such as water resources and pollination."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Does the company recognise the risk as financial, operational, competition, reputational, or other? Please detail.: Financial and Reputational 
      "Suzano is one of the 40 signatories to the Comunicado do Setor Empresarial Brasileiro (Communication from the Brazilian Business Sector), a document that defends the sustainable development agenda and the fight against deforestation in the Amazon. (...) The document highlights the possible impacts on business caused by Brazil's negative image. abroad on social and environmental issues. It also indicates immediate actions to be taken to allay the negative perceptions of foreign investors and consumers"
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE: Advising the Board of Directors through analyses and recommendations on incorporating sustainability into the company's strategic positioning, risks, as well as on opportunities and measures associated with social and matters that could have a significant impact on the business in the short, medium and long run;Advising the Board of Directors on disseminating the strategic concept of sustainability in order to attain globally accepted standards as the benchmark of excellence;Analyzing and making recommendations on the long-term sustainability goals, and evaluating their respective performance on an annual basis;Periodically analyzing the strategies, actions and projects associated with the company’s sustainability, evaluating their effectiveness in relation to the positioning and goals;Periodically evaluating the actions and quality of relations with stakeholders, as well as the evolution of its image and reputation, making suitable recommendations."
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      2/2
      Yes
      2/2
      What is the total volume of GHG emissions arising from land use change?: 138,185.99 tons

      Which method is used to calculate the GHG emissions arising from land use change?:  "The following references of emission factors were used: FGV (2019), IPCC (2007), MCTIC (2016) and MMA (2014). The emissions of each greenhouse gas (GHG) were converted into tCO₂e by multiplying their respective Global Warming Potential (GWP – IPCC, 2007; FGV, 2019; WRI & WBCSD, 2017).The selection of the methodologies for quantification, data collection and use of emission factors was made based on the recommendations of the ABNT NBR ISO 14064-1 standard (ABNT, 2007). In addition, the following documents were used as a reference for preparing the company’s GHG inventory:The Greenhouse Gas Protocol: the Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard, WRI & WBCSD (2004);guides, guidelines and calculation tools of the Brazilian GHG Protocol Program (PBGHGP) of FGV (2020);2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, IPCC (2006);Calculation Tools for Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Pulp and Paper Mills, NCASI (2005)." http://centraldeindicadores.suzano.com.br/en/gri/305-1-en/#direct-scope-1-ghg-emissions-by-unit
      In 2019, "Suzano’s main direct emissions (scope 1) are related to the consumption of fossil fuels in the stationary equipment at the industrial units. However, other sources of significant emissions can also be seen in forestry units, from the consumption of fossil fuels by mobile sources in forestry and harvesting operations, as well as through the use of nitrogen fertilizers and soil remediation (liming)." Of the total annual emissions of 2,142,410.89 tons of CO2 equivalent, 138,185.99 tons were from forestry units. However, "Areas with planted forests and native vegetation contributed with direct removals of carbon from the atmosphere of 32.172 million tCO₂ equivalent. Thus, the balance between Suzano’s direct emissions and removals in 2019 was about 13.334 million tCO₂ equivalent removed. In addition, the areas with planted forests and native vegetation stored 278 million tCO₂ equivalent."
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of reforestation or restoration are being or have been conducted or facilitated by the company?: 30,000 ha
      [Translation]"More than 30,000 hectares undergoing restoration since 2012"
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Yes
      0/0
      Type of climate target: Other or unclear

      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2030
      "15% REDUCTION IN SCOPE 1 AND 2 EMISSIONS PER TON OF PRODUCTION."  
  • Commodity score
    52/88
    • Pulp & Paper
      52/88
      • Commitment Strength
        15/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC
            "This policy describes the principles and initiatives related to the supply of wood used in the manufacture of Suzano S.A.'s products, in order to guarantee its responsible origin and its traceability [...] Suzano reinforces its commitment to establish its plantations exclusively in areas previously anthropized by other uses, whose conversion has not occurred under its direct or indirect responsibility, committing itself to a zero deforestation policy [...] The wood used in our production is of planted origin and mostly comes from its own areas, ensuring that: [...] come exclusively from forest plantations; [...] non-conversion of native areas into commercial timber plantations." "In the forestry area, Suzano’s environmental management system also complies with the FSC Association Policy, as well as with the FSC and PEFC/CERFLOR certification standards."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "This policy describes the principles and initiatives related to the supply of wood used in the manufacture of Suzano S.A.'s products, in order to guarantee its responsible origin and its traceability [...] Suzano reinforces its commitment to establish its plantations exclusively in areas previously anthropized by other uses, whose conversion has not occurred under its direct or indirect responsibility, committing itself to a zero deforestation policy [...] The wood used in our production is of planted origin and mostly comes from its own areas, ensuring that: [...] come exclusively from forest plantations; [...] non-conversion of native areas into commercial timber plantations." "In the forestry area, Suzano’s environmental management system also complies with the FSC Association Policy, as well as with the FSC and PEFC/CERFLOR certification standards."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "This policy describes the principles and initiatives related to the supply of wood used in the manufacture of Suzano S.A.'s products, in order to guarantee its responsible origin and its traceability [...] Suzano reinforces its commitment to establish its plantations exclusively in areas previously anthropized by other uses, whose conversion has not occurred under its direct or indirect responsibility, committing itself to a zero deforestation policy [...] The wood used in our production is of planted origin and mostly comes from its own areas, ensuring that: [...] come exclusively from forest plantations; [...] non-conversion of native areas into commercial timber plantations." "In the forestry area, Suzano’s environmental management system also complies with the FSC Association Policy, as well as with the FSC and PEFC/CERFLOR certification standards."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/5
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/6
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Suzano publishes certifications proving that its distributors, traders and mills are Chain of Custody certified, and states that "The Chain of Custody (COC) aims to ensure product traceability, from the production of the raw material leaving the forests to end consumers, guaranteeing a product from a responsible source, socially just and economically correct."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Suzano publishes certifications proving that its distributors, traders and mills are Chain of Custody certified, and states that "The Chain of Custody (COC) aims to ensure product traceability, from the production of the raw material leaving the forests to end consumers, guaranteeing a product from a responsible source, socially just and economically correct."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
             Suzano publishes certifications proving that its distributors, traders and mills are Chain of Custody certified, and states that "The Chain of Custody (COC) aims to ensure product traceability, from the production of the raw material leaving the forests to end consumers, guaranteeing a product from a responsible source, socially just and economically correct."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
      • Social Considerations
        13/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          [Translation]"The supplier must respect the rights of collaborators to form and join unions, as well as collective bargaining, ensuring that there is no reprisal. [...]The supplier must not be involved in, allow or support the use of forced or compulsory labor, as well as conditions analogous to slavery, as well as retain workers' documents or oblige them to deposit as a condition for admission. supplier must not engage, allow or support any form of work carried out by children and/or adolescents below the minimum age allowed by law, as well as must meet the conditions and premises established in the Federal Constitution, such as, for example, the prohibition on hiring under 18 years of age to work at night, in dangerous or unhealthy activities, as well as the prohibition to hire under 16 years of age, except in the condition of apprentice from 14 years of age. [...]All forms of discrimination based on race, color, ethnicity, nationality, gender, age, sexual or political orientation, religion, disability, medical conditions, position, criminal record or any other condition are prohibited. In the procedures for recruitment, selection, hiring, career management and termination of employees, the supplier must strive for an inclusive, supportive environment free from discriminatory criteria, which guarantees equal treatment among people"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support; Education and training

          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: Not specified
          "Development of local partners (Bahiastate): the purpose of the program, inpartnership with SEBRAE, the Brazilianinstitution for supporting SMEs, is topromote the sustainability of the supplychain in the regions where we operate,focusing on micro and small enterprises,expanding the qualification of our localpartners, and encouraging the adoptionof best management practices andprinciples of legal and social andenvironmental responsibility adoptedby Suzano. The supplier developmentprogram covers topics such asEntrepreneurship, Financial andBusiness Management and Taxation,Legal Responsibility and Social andEnvironmental Principles, and our CultureDrivers. This is a pilot project that startedat the Bahia unit, but it is under approvalto be extended, already in 2020, to otherstates where the company operates." [Translation] "Through the PDRT, small producers in the region modernized management techniques and migrated to the agroecological system, reaching R $ 317.9 thousand a yearSuzano, a global reference in the manufacture of bioproducts developed from eucalyptus cultivation, through the PDRT (Rural and Territorial Development Program), has collaborated to strengthen family farming in the Alto Tietê region (SP).The program developed nearly a decade ago in the region, aims to promote the generation of jobs and income in the countryside by strengthening the productive chain in joint action with associations of small rural producers. For this, a company provides specialized consultancy and monitoring from planting to marketing; acquisition of initial inputs for the modernization of processes and implementation of the product and agroecological system in the participating properties" [translation] "Family farmers in São Paulo celebrate the mark of 37.4 tons of food sold by delivery in a year of the “A fair goes to you” initiative. The action was launched by Suzano, a global reference in the manufacture of bioproducts developed from the cultivation of eucalyptus, in May last year, with the objective of minimizing the economic impacts of the pandemic on rural communities supported by the Rural and Territorial Development Program (PDRT )."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "All forms of discrimination based on race, color, ethnicity, nationality, gender, age, sexual or political orientation, religion, disability, medical conditions, position, criminal record or any other condition are prohibited. In the procedures for recruitment, selection, hiring, career management and termination of employees, the supplier must strive for an inclusive, supportive environment free from discriminatory criteria, which guarantees equal treatment among people"[..] "Suzano does not condone practices coercive to obtain advantages through abuse of power, treatment inhuman or degrading, corporal punishment or harassment, whether economic, moral, sexual, racial, political, religious or of any other kind. O supplier must ensure dignified treatment and respect to its collaborators."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          [Translation] "Relationship with indigenous and traditional communities The relationship with indigenous and traditional communities located in areas of influence of Suzano's operations is carried out on a permanent basis, based on trust and respect mutual rights and interests, in accordance with the Corporate Human Rights Policy of the Company and with the following principles:  Guarantee the right to consultation and free, prior and informed consent of indigenous peoples and traditional communities, under the terms of Convention No. 169 of the International Organization of Labor - ILO, promulgated by Decree No. 10.088, of November 5, 2019"
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          Yes
          Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          Yes
          0/0
          [translation] "4.2.1 Origin and transparency All wood used in our manufacturing processes must come from operations that comply with applicable legal criteria and established internal procedures for these processes. To do so, before formalizing a wood supply or acquisition/lease contract of land, we practice:  Analysis of documents that prove land rights and use. If there is the occurrence of any conflict and/or restriction, this will be duly evaluated and dealt with prior to the formalization of the contract, if applicable;"
      • Reporting and Implementation
        24/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            "Wood from areas managed by Suzano, in general, is produced according to the sustainable forest management model guaranteed by the company, and most of the volume produced has dual certification: FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®)¹ and PEFC/CERFLOR (Brazilian Forest Certification Program). Most of the wood from third parties is not certified, and when it has some type of certificate, a larger portion of the volume refers to FSC certification. In any case, the legality of this wood is assessed according to specific procedure and according to the FSC and PEFC/CERFLOR standards for the evaluation of controlled wood." According to a bar chart, 93% of their own wood and fiber is FSC-certified and 85% is PEFC-certified, whereas 25% of third-party wood and fiber is FSC-certified and 18% is PEFC-certified.
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            Suzano reports that "all the wood used in our production is traceable from the forest management to the mill / production unit level." In 2020, they reported they had 100% of traceable wood by forest management unit
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC, PEFC

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC, PEFC
            "Wood from areas managed by Suzano, in general, is produced according to the sustainable forest management model guaranteed by the company, and most of the volume produced has dual certification: FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®)¹ and PEFC/CERFLOR (Brazilian Forest Certification Program). Most of the wood from third parties is not certified, and when it has some type of certificate, a larger portion of the volume refers to FSC certification. In any case, the legality of this wood is assessed according to specific procedure and according to the FSC and PEFC/CERFLOR standards for the evaluation of controlled wood." According to a bar chart, 93% of their own wood and fiber is FSC-certified and 85% is PEFC-certified, whereas 25% of third-party wood and fiber is FSC-certified and 18% is PEFC-certified.
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Chain of Custody Certification

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: Chain of Custody Certification
            Suzano publishes certifications proving that its distributors, traders and mills are Chain of Custody certified, and states that "The Chain of Custody (COC) aims to ensure product traceability, from the production of the raw material leaving the forests to end consumers, guaranteeing a product from a responsible source, socially just and economically correct." It then reports that "all the wood used in our production is traceable from the forest management to the mill / production unit level." In 2020, they reported they had 100% of traceable wood by forest management unit
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/2
          [translation] "In this way, Suzano reinforces its commitment to establishing its commercial eucalyptus plantations exclusively in areas previously anthropized by other uses and whose conversion has not occurred under its direct or indirect responsibility. Likewise, the supplier must comply with current environmental legislation, in order to ensure, when applicable, that areas of recognized high conservation value are not compromised. Suzano recommends that its suppliers adopt additional measures for the conservation and restoration of ecosystems and their biodiversity."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Providing technical capacity

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Collaboration with Eureciclo, Restoration of Atlantic in Espírito Santo
          [translation] "Throughout this year, we have worked on the development of TP Cycle, a new card stock that mainly coming from packaging. For the development of this project, we entered into a partnership with Eureciclo, a B corporation specializing in reverse logistics, which mapped the supply of paper trimmings to guarantee the best technical performance of the product. They also approved the labor conditions behind each supplier, thus helping us to secure a solution that promotes a more positive chain. In a form of complementing TP Cycle, we reinserted post-consumer card stock fibers into the production of our suppliers of cardboard boxes, which are now used to pack our reams of cut size. This alternative has two main advantages: the first is its scalability since, in this case, the production potential of the cardboard chain after absorbing post-consumer material is substantially greater than that of card stock. The second is the mitigation of environmental impacts: since cardboard can now be produced using this type of input without major changes to the process, the reinsertion impacts caused by technical losses in the final product are minimal when compared to the production of card stock of a comparable category. uses post-consumer fibers in its composition, "
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No
          "External OmbudsmanIt is an additional channel for the forwarding ofreports or complaints, and anonymity is guaranteed,if the whistleblower so wishes, through a telephoneexchange or the Internet, coordinated by an externalfirm specifically engaged for this purpose.Reports submitted by the External Ombudsmanare processed and a report is sent to theConduct Committee.• Phone in Brazil: 0800 771 4060• Foreign Phones: see specific number on website• Email: ouvidoriaexterna@austernet.com.b• Website: www.suzano.com.br, link “Ombudsman”
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 10,668,000 tons
          PAPER SALES VOLUME (INCLUDING CONSUMER GOODS): 1,256 k ton. PULP SALES VOLUME: 9,412 k ton" - approximately 87% of this was FSC- or PEFC-certified.  - Only approximated
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          80-99%
          4/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          80-99%
          4/6
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 10,668,000 tons

          What third-party verification is used?: FSC, PEFC

          What is the certified volume?: 9,281 tons

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 87%
          "PAPER SALES VOLUME (INCLUDING CONSUMER GOODS): 1,256 k ton. PULP SALES VOLUME: 9,412 k ton" - approximately 87% of this was FSC- or PEFC-certified.  - Only approximated
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          [translation]"We use data from public bodies (FUNAI, INCRA, Fundação Cultural Palmares) to verify whether the supply unit is located in legally demarcated indigenous or traditional lands. If it occurs: - we carry out checks with the responsible bodies (IBAMA, INCRA) to ensure that management is being carried out in accordance with legal requirements, including environmental licensing and legal management and tenure rights; - we carry out consultations with indigenous or traditional peoples and the responsible bodies (FUNAI, INCRA, Palmares Cultural Foundation) to ensure that the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (CLPI) is in force. We cross-reference information to verify the existence of indigenous peoples and quilombolas within a range of up to 10 km from the supply units (eg through the overlaying maps with data from official bodies such as FUNAI, Fundação Cultural Palmares or others). In cases where there is overlap: - we carry out consultation with interested parties (FUNAI, Fundação Cultural Palmares and/or INCRA) to certify the regularity of the enterprise's activities in relation to ownership and use rights and other rights related to indigenous and traditional populations. - We highlight the sending of georeferenced information about the area to FUNAI."
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          [Translation] "For owned and leased properties, Suzano applies: Prior to the operation, analysis of documents proving rights, land use and non-conversion. Planting and harvesting permissions. Compliance of operational activities in the area of human rights and applicable labor legislation. Definition of controls to mitigate social and environmental impacts. Field evaluation for the inclusion of areas in the scope of FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®)1 and PEFC/Cerflor (Brazilian Forestry Certification Program) certification, demonstrating compliance with the principles of these certification mechanisms."
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          1/4
          Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          1/4
          What is the total area of land (in ha) that is available for future production, e.g. concessions?: 900,000 ha

          What is the total area in production (in ha)?: 1.3 million ha

          In what country(ies) does the company operate and/or source material?: Austria, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Israel, Switzerland, USA
          Suzano publishes a map of its global operations with addresses for its facilities, including factories.
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using a third-party verification system
          4/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using a third-party verification system
          4/4
          Does the company use a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism?: No

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Annually

          Does the company use a certification system?: Yes
          [Translation] "Suzano's industrial environmental management system is certified under NBR ISO 14001: 2015. The forest management system, in turn, is attested by the forest management standards FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) ¹ and PEFC / CERFLOR (Brazilian Forest Certification Program), which include in their content several requirements related to environmental issues. Therefore, both in our industrial and forestry operations, we have our own specific environmental management systems for each reality. Each industrial unit has a member of the area responsible for managing the theme, while in the forest units, management is coordinated by teams that work specifically on environmental issues, guiding operational teams to act in accordance with established standards.In order to monitor the certifications related to these systems, internal and external audits are carried out annually. Internal audits are performed by auditors trained internally and designated for this purpose and / or by suitably qualified consultants. External audits, in turn, are carried out by internationally accredited certification bodies."
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified 

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "In addition, our forest management and its operations follow standards established by the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®)¹ and PEFC/CERFLOR (Brazilian Forest Certification Program) certifications, which assess the social conditions of workers in our operations, as well as compliance with legislation related to this topic. Concerning the purchase of wood, suppliers are assessed and monitored in order to identify significant risks regarding the use of slave or child labor, which, if confirmed, makes negotiation impossible.In addition, a due diligence system is applied to carry out risk assessments of wood suppliers on the subject, so that the company meets the requirements established by the certifications."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "We encourage our wood suppliers to certify their plantations and/or apply FSC and PEFC/CERFLOR standards in their forestry operations. We can adopt consequence management measures, such as fines and termination of contracts, with forestry, harvesting and logistics service providers, if the principles of this Policy are breached."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    15/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    24/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    13/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Suzano Papel e Celulose SA produces paper and eucalyptus pulp, with operations across South and Central America, Asia and Africa. It has 1.2 million hectares of forest, of which 520,000 hectares are planted. Suzano Group is selected as a powerbroker for pulp & paper.

Sector
Industry sector 
Paper & packaging, Forestry
Segments
Producer, Trader, Processor, Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Brazil
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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