Given the complexity of the existing challenges and opportunities, Suzano built its Sustainability Strategy in a collaborative manner, considering the numerous visions of its stakeholders. We are committed to expanding our role in the value chain and in society through our long-term goals, that guide our path over the next ten years, a period that the United Nations (UN) calls the Decade of Action.
Increase the Education Index (IDEB) by 40% in all priority municipalities
Quality education is one of the most important structural challenges in Brazil. In recent decades, analyses of the educational context have shown the difficulties related to access to public schools, to student retention throughout their school life, and to learning during basic education. Suzano invests in improving the quality of public education by developing the professional skills of educators and encouraging the participation¹ of families and communities with a focus on student learning. The Basic Education Development Index (IDEB) is a benchmark for measuring the quality of education in Brazil.
Increase in IDEB in the 32 municipalities identified as priority² through the Suzano Education Program (PSE – Programa Suzano de Educação).
To be determined³
Increase IDEB by 40% in all municipalities considered a priority by 2030.
Results in 2020:
We developed the Suzano Education Program methodology and 15 additional indicators to enable an effective monitoring⁴ of the goal, considering that IDEB’s results are published, on average, every two and a half years. In addition, we mapped 32 municipalities that will be considered as priorities for the implementation of the goal.
To date, the Suzano Education Program includes the following:
- 29 municipalities being served⁵;
- 200 professionals from Boards of Education directly benefited⁶;
- 225,045 students and education professionals indirectly benefited⁷.
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Our plans for 2021:
In order to achieve this result, we will continue to implement the Suzano Education Program methodology, working together with the Municipal Boards of Education, Health, and Social Assistance and with the support of school managers and teachers.
In addition, in 2021 we plan to:
- Extend the scope of the program to 26 priority² municipalities
- Reach approximately 6,700 direct beneficiaries, considering the expansion of the audience assisted by the program, which represents a 298% increase.
¹ The Suzano Education Program considers the participation of civil society to be essential in the education development process.
² In prioritizing the municipalities, we took into consideration the social fragility criteria used by Suzano, as well as the goal established by the Ministry of Education of obtaining scores higher than 6.0 on the IDEB.
³ The Brazilian Government publishes IDEB’s results every two years. As such, since the most recent numbers available are those for 2019, we will use them as the baseline for the goal. The next measurement will be made in 2021 and the results will be released in 2022.
⁴ The results will be reported considering the main indicator of the goal (percentage of IDEB scores), on average, every two years, following the period of development and disclosure of the Index by the Brazilian government. To mitigate the effects of these dynamics in monitoring the performance of the goal, we have established 15 additional indicators that will be systematically monitored.
⁵ Throughout 2020, we analyzed the municipalities to define their priority and, of a total of 29, 15 were classified as high priority.
⁶ Direct beneficiaries: individuals who participate in the activities developed in the Program and receive direct support from consultants.
⁷ Indirect beneficiaries: individuals influenced by the actions of direct beneficiaries in the homology of the processes.
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