Ethics, Governance and Transparency

Dialogue, transparency and active player in the participation and conduction of sector topics and topics of global interest that encourage commitments and cooperation agreements for sustainable development. Ensure the highest standards of corporate governance, aiming at full integrity and robustness of the company’s internal controls and processes and the ethical, integral and transparent conduct of all our stakeholders.

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  • Membership in associations

    Context:

    Suzano is a member of the following associations/organizations, which we consider strategic for our operations:

    ABAF/BA – Associação Baiana das Empresas de Base Florestal- ABAF (State)
    ABAF represents the state’s forest-based companies, as well as their suppliers. It also works to anticipate scenarios, exchange information about the sector, and in a collaborative effort to defend interests. Suzano is a member of the Board of Directors with one Director on the Fiscal Council.

    ABIHPEC – Associação Brasileira da Indústria de Higiene Pessoal, Perfumaria e Cosméticos (National)
    A non-profit entity whose main objective is to congregate the national industries of the sector, established in all regions of the country and of all sizes, promoting and defending their legitimate interests, with a view to the economic development they promote.

    ACB – Associação Comercial da Bahia (State)
    It is a multi-sector entity, the oldest in Brazil, which brings together businessmen to defend their interests and the improvement of society.

    ACE Mucuri – Associação Comercial e Empresarial de Mucuri (Municipal)
    Business association for promoting and advocating for the interests of business owners, retailers, and hotel owners in Mucuri (BA). Important relationship because of the impact of General Shutdown actions – mainly involving the hospitality industry. They also feature as support for organized civil society in defending the interests of the business sector in the region. Suzano is a member of the Communication Department.

    ACE – Associação Comercial e Empresarial de Teixeira de Freitas (Municipal)
    Business association for promoting and advocating for the interests of business owners in Teixeira de Freitas (BA). Interaction with the sector, one of the most benefited by the company’s activity in the region. They also feature as support for organized civil society in defending the interests of the business sector in the region.

    ACII – Associação Comercial e Industrial de Imperatriz (Municipal)
    A representative entity of the Industry and Trade in Imperatriz (MA) with the purpose of advocating for the common interests of the industry and trade in the city of Imperatriz. Suzano is a member of the ACII Board of Directors.

    ACITLS – Associação Comercial e Industrial de Três Lagoas (Municipal)
    This entity represents the interests of the local business class, through actions that strengthen business associations, fostering economic development in the municipality of Três Lagoas (MS).

    ACM – Associação Comercial do Maranhão (Municipal)
    Institution that supports the trade class of Maranhão, with the purpose of advocating for the common interests of the business owners of the city of São Luís (MA).

    ADEL – Associação para o Desenvolvimento de Linhares e Região (Regional)
    Business association for the promotion and defense of business interests in the municipalities of Linhares, Sooretama, and Rio Bananal (ES). Important support in the actions for the defense of the sector and forestry operations in the municipalities where it operates. Suzano is a member of the Operational Council and the purpose of the association is one of representation.

    AEB – Associação de Comércio Exterior do Brasil (National)
    A private, non-profit entity, which congregates and represents the export and import business segment of goods and services, and related and similar activities.

    AMCHAM – American Chamber of Commerce for Brazil (National/International):
    An association of national scope that works for a better business environment, promoting competitiveness and innovation for a connecting community composed of 80% Brazilian companies and 20% North American and from other countries. It is the largest chamber of commerce in Brazil and the largest North American chamber outside the United States.

    AMEAR – Associação Movimento Empresarial Aracruz e Região
    Business association for the promotion and defense of business interests in the municipalities of Aracruz, João Neiva, and Ibiraçu (ES). Important support in the actions for the defense of the sector and industrial and forestry operations in the municipalities where it operates. Suzano is a member in the Communication Department and in the Operational Council.

    AMIF – Associação Mineira da Indústria Florestal (State)
    The largest trade association in the forestry sector in the state of Minas Gerais, with broad institutional representation and an important player in the defense of the sector’s interests in the state of Minas Gerais.

    ASSENOR – Associação Empresarial do Litoral Norte do Espírito Santo (Regional)
    Business association for the promotion and defense of business interests in the municipalities of São Mateus, Jaguaré, Conceição da Barra, and Pedro Canário. Important support in the actions for the defense of the sector and industrial and forestry operations in the municipalities where it operates. Suzano is a member of the Operational and Fiscal Council.

    Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas (ABNT)
    ABNT plays an important role in the development of technical standards as the only national standardization forum in Brazil. We participate in committees related to topics that are relevant to our business, seeking to proactively contribute to the discussions and development of initiatives.

    CEBC- Conselho Empresarial Brasil China (National/International)
    Promotes exchange and cooperation in the economic, academic, and cultural fields between Brazil and China, and fosters the relationship between the business community, diplomatic circles, and the government of both countries.
    Participation.

    CEDAGRO- Centro de Desenvolvimento do Agronegócio (State)
    Organization that works to defend, promote, and strengthen agribusiness in Espírito Santo. Suzano is a member of the Board of Directors and Fiscal Council, with the position of vice chairman.

    CIESP – Centro das Indústrias do Estado de São Paulo (State)
    Approach for regional operations with the municipal government and public forums such as municipal councils, Conservation unit councils, etc. Suzano is a member of the Board of Directors.

    CNI – Confederação Nacional das Indústrias (National)
    Represents the industrial sector nationwide, promoting actions to improve the industry’s competitiveness and to advocate for its interests.

    Coalizão Brasil Clima, Florestas e Agricultura (Brazil Climate, Forestry, and Agriculture Coalition)
    The participants of Coalizão Brasil Clima, Florestas e Agricultura undertake to organize and operate in a multi-sector and multidisciplinary manner, remaining open to new memberships and contributions. Seek convergence and use divergence as a way to move forward and build solutions. Suzano’s CEO, Walter Schalka is a member of the Strategic Group (GE) and Executive Group (GX)

    CONJOVE – Conselho de Jovens Empresários (Municipal)
    Advocates for the common interests of industry and trade in the municipality of Imperatriz (MA) and encouraging an entrepreneurial culture among young people. Suzano is a member of Council.

    Conselho Empresarial Brasileiro para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável (CEBDS)
    It reinforces the sustainable development agenda in the companies that operate in Brazil by working together with governments and civil society, in addition to disseminating the most current concepts and practices on this topic. Suzano is a member of the Thematic Chamber (TC) for Biodiversity and Technology, TC for Energy and Climate Change, and TC Social, jointly developing projects and content, and made an additional financial contribution in 2020.

    Forest Dialogue
    This is a pioneering, independent initiative that facilitates interaction between representatives of companies in the forestry sector and environmental organizations and social movements in order to build common visions and agendas among these sectors. Suzano is a member of the platform and has a seat on the Coordination Council.

    Espírito Santo em Ação (State)
    An important entity for business liaison, with great penetration, prestige, and representativeness with the executive and legislative powers of Espírito Santo. Suzano participates in the Coordination of the Diretrizes (Guidelines) Project and in the Operational Council.

    Findes (State): Findes (National)
    Represents the industrial sector before government agents at the state level. Suzano is a member of the following Councils: Representatives Council, Legislative Affairs Council, Labor Relations Council, Environment Council, and Infrastructure Council.

    FLORESTAR (State):
    Representative entity of the sector. Promotion and development of the sector in the state. Suzano holds the Presidency of the entity.

    Forest Stewardship Council – FSC®
    Suzano is a member of the FSC® and actively participates in discussions and commissions conducted by the organization, both nationally and internationally, for the purpose of supporting initiatives geared toward responsible forest management that encompass environmental and biodiversity protection, respect for community rights, and other relevant social and environmental issues.

    Fórum Florestal – BA, SP, ES
    An institution responsible for identifying and discussing relevant issues within the forest-based sector, whether sector or national, permanently promoting coordinated and joint actions, in order to strengthen the submission of proposals to the relevant authorities, both locally and nationally.

    IBÁ – Indústria Brasileira de Árvores (National)
    Its objective is to promote products originating from pine, eucalyptus, and other species planted for industrial purposes. Suzano is a member of the Deliberative Council, of the Coordination of the Biotechnology Committee and of various other committees, such as Certification, Government Relations, Climate, GHG Inventory Working Group, Biodiversity, Logistics, among others. Suzano also made additional financial contributions in 2020 to various projects of the association.

    ICC Brasil – International Chamber of Commerce Brasil (National/International)
    ICC Brazil is formed by the Brazilian members of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the world’s largest business organization, focused on international trade, whose network comprises nearly 45 million companies and business associations in more than 100 countries.
    Suzano does not have a representative of its executive body on the ICC Council. However, the vice chairman of the Board of Directors of Suzano, Daniel Feffer, is chairman of the Superior Council of the ICC.

    Instituto de Pesquisas e Estudos Florestais (IPEF)
    IPEF – Instituto de Pesquisas e Estudos Florestais, created in 1968, is a non-profit association whose objective is to plan, implement, and coordinate actions and manage resources, intended for studies, analysis, and research in the area of natural resources, with emphasis on forest science.

    LIDE (National/International)
    Promotes the participation in forums and business rounds, contributing to the networking of the associated companies.

    New Generations Plantations (National/International)
    The New Generation Plantations (NGP) platform is a place for sharing knowledge about good practices in planting and learning from the experience. The platform seeks to influence other companies and governments to make environmentally and socially responsible decisions in their plantation management. Suzano is a member of the Steering Committee of the WWF’s New Generations Plantations platform.

    Global Compact Brazil
    International mobilization of companies in support of the United Nations (UN) in the promotion of ten principles that bring together fundamental values in the areas of environment, human and labor rights, and the fight against corruption, as well as the engagement and achievement of the SDGs. The Global Compact is a voluntary contribution by companies to the search for a more sustainable and inclusive global economy. Suzano is a member of the anti-corruption front, the Technical Group for Energy and Climate, and the Board of Directors of the Brazilian Network of the Global Compact.

    Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)
    Suzano is a member of the PEFC and actively participates in discussions and commissions conducted by the organization, both nationally and internationally, for the purpose of supporting initiatives geared toward sustainable forest management that encompass environmental and biodiversity protection, community resilience, and other relevant social and environmental issues.

    Reflore – Associação dos Produtores de Floresta Plantada de Mato Grosso do Sul (State)
    Includes important companies in the forest production chain with headquarters or branches in Mato Grosso do Sul. Its mission is to bring together, represent, promote, and advocate for the collective interests of Associated Companies that are dedicated to Sustainable Development based on Planted Forests. Suzano holds the Vice Presidency.

    Região (Regional)
    Business association for the promotion and defense of business interests in the municipalities of Aracruz, João Neiva, and Ibiraçu (ES). Important support in the actions for the defense of the sector and industrial and forestry operations in the municipalities where it operates. Suzano is a member of the Communication Department and participates in the Operational Council.

    SIMRURAL – Sindicato Rural de Imperatriz (Municipal)
    Its purpose is to collaborate with various social spheres and to serve as a state reference in the agribusiness production segment.

    Sindipacel – Sindicato das Indústrias do Papel, Celulose, Papelão, Pasta de Madeira de Papel e Artefatos de Papel e Papelão no Estado da Bahia (State)
    Representation of the industrial sector with Government Agents at the state level. Suzano is a member of the Executive Board.

    Sinpacems – Sindicato Patronal das Indústrias de Papel e Celulose de MS (State)
    Its purpose is to promote the development and representativeness of the paper and pulp industry in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, strengthening the sector, stimulating innovation, competitiveness, quality, and promoting sustainable development. Suzano holds the Vice Presidency.

    Sindipapel – Sindicato da Indústria de Papel e Celulose do Espírito Santo (State)
    Representation of the pulp and paper industry sector in the state of Espírito Santo.

    SustainAbility Transparency Network
    Group of global companies that believe that transparency drives performance and development. The network helps companies make an impact by offering practical tools and learning opportunities among peers and with specialists.