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  • Overall approach
    9/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Deforestation-Free
      4/6
      "ZERO DEFORESTATION: We remain committed to the non-commercialization of timberor any other product containing wood fibers from natural forests converted into commercial forests, pursuant to the wood purchase policies and forest managementplans of the two former companies. Our operation takes place in exclusively and already consolidated agricultural areas."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      UN Global Compact
      Suzano Group state they are signatory to the UN Global Compact.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1.00/1
      "Suzano Pulp and Paper [...] guarantees that the fibers used in our processes do not come from: wood produced illegally; wood from high conservation value forests threatened by stewardship activities; "
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      3/3
      Report LUC emissions
      Yes
      3/3
      2018
      Suzano report emissions from subsidiary Fibria: emissions from biomass (0.40 tCO2eq) and from industrial, forestry and logistics operations (1.71 tCO2eq).
  • Commodity score
    17/86
    • Pulp & Paper
      17/86
      • Commitment Strength
        10/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC; PEFC
            "Suzano Pulp and Paper [...] guarantees that the fibers used in our processes do not come from: wood produced illegally; wood from high conservation value forests threatened by stewardship activities; wood from forests in the process of conversion into non-forestry plantations and projects." "Nearly 79% of Suzano’s planted areas are certified."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Suzano Pulp and Paper [...] guarantees that the fibers used in our processes do not come from: wood produced illegally; wood from high conservation value forests threatened by stewardship activities; wood from forests in the process of conversion into non-forestry plantations and projects." "Nearly 79% of Suzano’s planted areas are certified."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "Suzano Pulp and Paper [...] guarantees that the fibers used in our processes do not come from: wood produced illegally; wood from high conservation value forests threatened by stewardship activities; wood from forests in the process of conversion into non-forestry plantations and projects." "Nearly 79% of Suzano’s planted areas are certified."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Suzano Pulp and Paper [...] guarantees that the fibers used in our processes do not come from: wood produced illegally; wood from high conservation value forests threatened by stewardship activities; wood from forests in the process of conversion into non-forestry plantations and projects." "Nearly 79% of Suzano’s planted areas are certified."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Suzano Pulp and Paper [...] guarantees that the fibers used in our processes do not come from: wood produced illegally; wood from high conservation value forests threatened by stewardship activities; wood from forests in the process of conversion into non-forestry plantations and projects." "Nearly 79% of Suzano’s planted areas are certified."
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        7/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "Nearly 79% of Suzano’s planted areas are certified."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
             "Nearly 79% of Suzano’s planted areas are certified."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "Suzano Pulp and Paper commits to [...] require all wood suppliers to provide evidence attesting to their compliance with requirements for ensuring the origin of products."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Suzano report the volume of paper processed in 2018-19.
      • Social Considerations
        0/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Forced Labour; Child Labour
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    10/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    7/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    0/16
    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.

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

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