Case studies provide industry solutions
The Business for Nature , a global coalition of business and nonprofit organizations to dialogue with the government on environmental policies, presented case studies on integrated actions companies on climate and nature. The event is part of the parallel program of COP26 and sought to show strategies for facing the challenges related to land degradation, food and water insecurity and social inequality.
The studies present actions developed by companies from different continents and sectors, such as consumer, financial, food and pulp and paper goods. Suzano is the only Brazilian company in the group, and the case study about the company highlights results obtained in the social, environmental and financial areas.
Over the past 20 years, Suzano has monitored weather data that impact the productivity of its operations. After the merger between Suzano Papel e Celulose and Fibria, in January 2019, the new company became the largest pulp producer in the world and adopted even more ambitious goals. From the tree, the base of its business, it directs its actions towards the climate, nature and people, through its Commitments to renew life.
The actions mentioned in the document involve forest management, engagement with the conservation of the natural forest, promotion of biodiversity and protection of ecosystem services, while reducing the carbon footprint of operations.
The case study presents a history of the company’s sustainability journey from 2001, when it launched the Rural Territorial Development Program (PDRT), recognized by the United Nations (UN) as one of the largest private programs for the conservation of biodiversity and of environmental restoration in the world.
Until 2018, Suzano maintained investments in restoration, conservation and training of local communities in sustainable agricultural practices. The initiatives were reinforced from 2019, the year in which the company carried out a complete systemic analysis of social, environmental, financial and governance performance.
The initiative resulted in the launch of the Indicators Center , which discloses the performance of environmental, social and governance practices, known by the acronym ESG, through 430 metrics.
Based on the information presented by the Indicators Center and the dialogue with stakeholders and employees, Suzano was able to create a robust strategy, in which it disclosed 15 long-term goals aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for 2030. In October, during an event pre-COP26 , held for journalists, the company announced the anticipation of one of these goals: removing 40 million tons of carbon from the atmosphere by 2025, five years before the established date.