The Brazilian pulp company Suzano released on Tuesday, May 18th, the Annual Report 2020, the year in which the company revealed to the market its Organizational Purpose, “Renewing life from the tree”, and put its culture drivers into practice. The publication is marked by the company’s performance in social, economic and environmental aspects in the midst of a crisis unprecedented in world history, caused by the pandemic of the coronavirus.
The material portrays the company’s performance in this period of uncertainty on three main fronts – employees, society and businesses – and how, given the essentiality of its business, it has worked to bring fundamental products to more than 2 billion people around the world.
Support for the construction of field hospitals in different states of the country, donations of items such as protective masks, respirators and gel alcohol, in addition to partnerships with the public and private sectors, were some of the company’s initiatives in favor of health and the safety of the population during the year.
This is also the first report in which the company, a global reference in the manufacture of bioproducts, presents the evolution in the performance of each of its long-term goals, as well as the governance model for its commitments, guided by climate change, reduction of poverty and alternatives to non-renewable products, contributing to a low carbon economy. Suzano’s long-term goals were presented to all the company’s stakeholders in February 2020.
The document also shows how Suzano’s actions impact and are impacted by the various stakeholders, both by the narrative and by the more than 430 indicators presented in the company’s Indicators Center. In fact, in 2020 the company almost doubled the amount of information reported when it started to address new parameters and guidelines such as Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), metrics of stakeholder capitalism, proposed by the World Economic Forum, in addition to relevant documents on financial operations sustainable. There was also an evolution in the generation of information related to the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
“Despite the difficulties faced in 2020, with a scenario completely unknown to all of us, we achieved a significant performance in our forestry, industrial, commercial and logistics operations, in addition to the backoffice operations”, says Walter Schalka, president of Suzano. “We started 2021 with the hope that this whole renewal process will allow us, more and more, to find innovative solutions for global demands and help to build a better and more sustainable future for society”, he adds.
The Annual Report 2020 follows the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), is inspired by the principles of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and has as reference the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). All content has been externally verified by Bureau Veritas, an international standards certification organization, and the Annual Mapping of Land Occupation and Occupation in Brazil (MapBiomas).
Suzano is a global reference in the development of sustainable and innovative solutions, of renewable origin, and its purpose is to renew life from the tree. The largest eucalyptus pulp manufacturer in the world and one of the largest paper producers in Latin America, it serves more than 2 billion people from 11 factories in operation in Brazil, in addition to the Veracel joint operation. With 97 years of history and an installed capacity of 10.9 million tons of market pulp and 1.4 million tons of paper per year, it exports to more than 100 countries. Its activities are based on Inovability – Innovation at the service of Sustainability – and at the highest levels of socio-environmental practices and Corporate Governance, with shares traded on the Brazilian and United States stock exchanges. For more information, visit: www.suzano.com.br