Fight against corruption

  • Confirmed cases of corruption and actions taken

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    • wdt_ID Cases of corruption 2019
      1 Total number of confirmed cases of corruption 21
      2 Total number of confirmed cases in which employees were dismissed or received disciplinary action for corruption 18
      3 Total number of confirmed cases in which contracts with business partners were terminated or not renewed due to corruption-related violations 1

    Additional information:

    Suzano did not register any cases of public corruption in 2019, and the 21 complaints reported deal with private corruption, involving the following topics: misappropriation, conflict of interest, receipt of undue rewards, bribery and inappropriate conduct. We also inform that none of the cases deemed well-founded had any material impact on the company’s financial statements or information.

  • Employee communication about anti-corruption policies and procedures, by employment category

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    • wdt_ID Employee communication about anti-corruption policies and procedures, by employment category - 2019¹ Total number Percentage
      1 Administrative 2,724 100%
      2 Board Members 18 100%
      3 Consultants 551 100%
      4 Coordinators 360 100%
      5 Directors 19 100%
      6 Managing Directors 12 100%
      7 Specialists 916 100%
      8 Executive Managers 93 100%
      9 Functional Managers 289 100%
      10 Operational 8,461 100%

    1. The numbers do not include employees on leave or apprentices during the reporting period.

    Additional information:

    With regard to the communication on anti-corruption policies and procedures for Board Members, the body responsible for approving the anti-corruption guidelines is the Board of Directors itself. In this regard, our Board Members approved the Company’s Anti-Corruption Policy unanimously and without reservations, demonstrating their involvement and knowledge and highlighting their review of the Policy terms.

    In addition, the means of communication available and used to disseminate the Anti-Corruption Policy guidelines were:

     

    • Notices: within the company, the Internal Communication area centralizes the sending of information considered relevant to the company and makes it available via its own email layouts;
    • TV: our administrative units have some TV sets that are left on during working hours. They disclose topics of relevance to the company, such as the anti-corruption guidelines and the launch of new training related to this topic;
    • Videos: exclusively regarding the Code of Conduct and Anti-Corruption Law, we make available videos prepared by the same agency that developed our training courses. These materials are also available in our internal communication channel;
    • Rádio Florestal (Forestry Radio): In order to reach our forestry audience that does not use a computer as a working material, we started recording our main content and some excerpts from our mandatory training on our Forestry Radio, in order to also disseminate this topic at the front of our operations;
    • Bulletin board: in lounge/relaxation areas, we usually leave a bulletin board with printed notices. The People and Management and Communication teams update it weekly with the main news released that week, including our internal anti-corruption measures;
    • Advanced onboarding: all new employees, on their first day at the Company, go through an “advanced onboarding” process, in which they participate in lectures and attend some presentations on various topics of importance to the company, including our training in the Code of Conduct and Anti-Corruption Law;
    • Advanced onboarding for interns: all of our interns, during their internship period, receive corporate training on the main topics of interest to the company. One such training is Compliance, which addresses the principles of our Code of Conduct and guidelines on the Anti-Corruption Law (both nationally and internationally);
    • Refund: for each request for refund in the tool we use for this purpose, employees must state that they are familiar and agree with the ethical principles in our Code of Conduct and with the guidelines in our Anti-Corruption Law.

     

  • Employee communication and training about anti-corruption policies and procedures

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    • wdt_ID Employee communication and training about anti-corruption policies and procedures - 2019¹ Total number Percentage
      1 Communications 13,742 100
      2 Training 11,380 83

    1. The numbers do not include employees on leave or apprentices during the reporting period.

    Additional information:

    Anti-corruption training, as well as the Code of Conduct, is refreshed every two years and made available to the company in a mandatory format. The goal is to keep all employees updated and committed to the guidelines and expected behaviors in relation to this topic. Thus, on September 13, 2019, a new version of the referred training was made available.

    Approximately six months after the course restarted, we have already registered 83% completion, i.e., only 17% remains for full completion, with a period of more than one year for the end of the cycle. It is worth mentioning that, in the last training cycle, until it was restarted, we had registered 90% completion.

    The following are the means of communication available and used to disseminate the Anti-Corruption Policy guidelines:

     

    • Notices: within the company, the Internal Communication area centralizes the sending of information considered relevant to the company and makes it available via its own email layouts;
    • TV: our administrative units have TV sets that are left on during employees’ working hours. They disclose topics of relevance to the company, such as the anti-corruption guidelines and the launch of new training related to this topic;
    • Videos: exclusively regarding the Code of Conduct and Anti-Corruption Law, we make available videos prepared by the same agency that developed our training courses. These materials are also available in our internal communication channel;
    • Rádio Florestal (Forestry Radio): In order to reach our forestry audience that does not use a computer as a working material, we started recording our main content and some excerpts from our mandatory training on our Forestry Radio, in order to also disseminate this topic at the front of our operations;
    • Bulletin board: in lounge/relaxation areas, we usually leave a bulletin board with printed notices. The People and Management and Communication teams update it weekly with the main news released that week, including our internal anti-corruption measures;
    • Advanced onboarding: all new employees, on their first day with the company, go through an “advanced onboarding” process, in which they participate in lectures and attend presentations on various topics of importance to the company, including our training in Code of Conduct and Anti-Corruption Law ;
    • Advanced onboarding for interns: all of our interns, during their internship period, receive corporate training on the main topics of interest to the company. One such training is Compliance, which addresses the principles of our Code of Conduct and guidelines on the Anti-Corruption Law (both nationally and internationally);
    • Refund: for each request for refund in the tool we use for this purpose, employees must state that they are familiar and agree with the ethical principles in our Code of Conduct and with the guidelines in our Anti-Corruption Law.

     

    Also, with regard to third-party communication and training on anti-corruption policies and procedures, the company uses three different means to reach its suppliers, namely:

     

    • Reading and acceptance of the company’s principles at the beginning of the hiring/registration process;
    • Acceptance of the Anti-Corruption Policy through a formal legal contract and/or via purchase orders for products or services;
    • Finally, as a third measure, in 2019, we sent the company’s Code of Conduct to all of our active suppliers.
  • Employee communication and training about anti-corruption policies and procedures, by region

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    • wdt_ID Employee communication and training about anti-corruption policies and procedures, by region - 2019¹ Total number Percentage
      1 North 936 100%
      2 Northeast 4,149 100%
      3 Midwest 1,757 100%
      4 Southeast 6,537 100%
      5 South 82 100%
      6 Abroad 281 100%
      7 Total 13,742 100%

    1. The numbers do not include employees on leave or apprentices during the reporting period.

    Additional information:

    The means of communication available and used to disseminate the Anti-Corruption Policy guidelines were:

     

    • Notices: within the company, the Internal Communication area centralizes the sending of information considered relevant to the company and makes it available via its own email layouts;
    • TV: our administrative units have some TV sets that are left on during working hours. They disclose topics of relevance to the company, such as the anti-corruption guidelines and the launch of new training related to this topic;
    • Videos: exclusively regarding the Code of Conduct and Anti-Corruption Law, we make available videos prepared by the same agency that developed our training courses. These materials are also available in our internal communication channel;
    • Rádio Florestal (Forestry Radio): In order to reach our forestry audience that does not use a computer as a working material, we started recording our main content and some excerpts from our mandatory training on our Forestry Radio, in order to also disseminate this topic at the front of our operations;
    • Bulletin board: in lounge/relaxation areas, we usually leave a bulletin board with printed notices. The People and Management and Communication teams update it weekly with the main news released that week, including our internal anti-corruption measures;
    • Advanced onboarding: all new employees, on their first day at the Company, go through an “advanced onboarding” process, in which they participate in lectures and attend presentations on various topics of importance to the company, including our training in the Code of Conduct and Anti-Corruption Law ;
    • Advanced onboarding for interns: all of our interns, during their internship period, receive corporate training on the main topics of interest to the company. One such training is Compliance, which addresses the principles of our Code of Conduct and guidelines on the Anti-Corruption Law (both nationally and internationally);
    • Refund: for each request for refund in the tool we use for this purpose, employees must state that they are familiar and agree with the ethical principles in our Code of Conduct and with the guidelines in our Anti-Corruption Law.

     

  • Employee training about anti-corruption policies and procedures, by region

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    • wdt_ID Employee training about anti-corruption policies and procedures, by region - 2019¹ Total number Percentage
      1 North 791 85%
      2 Northeast 3,164 76%
      3 Midwest 1,213 69%
      4 Southeast 5,955 91%
      5 South 74 90%
      6 Abroad 183 65%
      7 Total 11,380 83%

    1. The numbers do not include employees on leave or apprentices during the reporting period.

  • Training about anti-corruption policies and procedures, by employment category

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    • wdt_ID Training about anti-corruption policies and procedures, by employment category - 2019¹ Total number Percentage
      1 Administrative 2,431 89%
      2 Board Members 18 n/d
      3 Consultants 512 93%
      4 Coordinators 316 88%
      5 Directors 10 53%
      6 Managing Directors 9 75%
      7 Specialists 817 89%
      8 Executive Managers 79 85%
      9 Functional Managers 239 83%
      10 Operational 6.700 79%

    1. The numbers do not include employees on leave or apprentices during the reporting period.

    Additional information:

    The body responsible for approving the anti-corruption guidelines is the Board of Directors. In this regard, at a meeting held on July 22, 2019, which was attended by all Directors, the company’s Anti-Corruption Policy was approved unanimously and without reservations, demonstrating their involvement and knowledge and highlighting their review of the Policy terms.

    In addition, anti-corruption training, as well as the Code of Conduct, is refreshed every two years and made available to the company in a mandatory format. Thus, approximately six months after the course restarted, we have already registered 83% completion, i.e., only 17% remains for full completion, with a period of more than one year for the end of the cycle. It is worth mentioning that, in the last training cycle, until it was restarted, we had registered 90% completion.