Long-Term Goals

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.

Energy

Increase renewable energy exports by 50%

Context

A large portion of the electric energy generated at Suzano’s mills is produced from renewable sources, enabling surpluses that can supply the national energy system. Thus, through investments in efficiency, research, and innovation, we want to increase our contribution to providing clean and renewable energy to the entire country.

 


Scope:

Renewable energy generated in our industrial units and exported to the national energy system.

Baseline:

214 MWm (ano: 2018¹).

Horizon:

Increase the export of renewable energy to the grid to 322 MWm (50%) (by 2030).


Results in 2020:

In 2020 our export strategy was impacted by projects that substitute the energy generated by the burning of fossil fuels with renewable energy using the black liquor generated in our production process, and by projects that optimize wood consumption in pulp production. With this, we supplied 193 MWm of renewable energy to the national system.

Throughout 2020, we implemented improvement projects in two main lines:

  1. Efficiency of steam generation: project focused on the efficiency of the boiler park, allowing for more specific generation and consequently greater availability for the turbines.
  2. Energy efficiency optimization: using data science to determine the optimal steam generation and distribution point, with a focus on turbine energy efficiency.

 

KPI Tracking:

2018 2019 2020
Renewable electric energy exported (MWm) 214 171 193

Our plans for 2021:

We will continue to work on the development of projects to increase the availability of steam for power generation, which includes improving the performance of our turbines and optimizing thermal consumption.

¹ The year 2018 was chosen as the baseline because there were no significant variations in production at our industrial units during this period. In this way, the value adopted better represents the company’s current energy export potential. Seeking greater transparency and alignment of procedures, we also adjusted the baseline for the goal and the results for 2019 considering export data from Veracel, a joint venture between Suzano and Stora Enso, with a 50% ownership stake for each of the companies.