Social Development

Ensure local and territorial development in a joint and participatory manner, in partnership with communities, support institutions and social movements, based on education, income generation and cultural appreciation projects; the strengthening of the relationship with local and traditional communities; and the integration of the interests of these different links in running and managing the company.

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  • Operations with significant potential impacts or actual negative impacts on local communities

    Context:

    As an essential part of its relationship management process and enforcing the principle that “it is only good for us if it is good for the world,” Suzano monitors the adverse social impacts – potential and actual – resulting from its activities in the communities around its operations, and analyzes and implements the most suitable mitigation measures for each case. The relevance of impacts is defined by applying the Social Impacts Matrix, which weighs factors such as severity, frequency, likelihood, and scope of the impacts identified. This weighting is followed by a qualitative analysis and validation of the level of significance of the social impact in each unit.

    The impacts classified as “moderate” or “substantial” are considered significant and are subject to controls such as: documentation of operational criteria; distinct operating procedures; parameters for treatment of suppliers; specific planning, training and awareness requirements; and maintenance of machinery, equipment and/or infrastructure.

    The following are the significant adverse impacts mapped, by State/unit.

     

    São Paulo

    Actual impacts:

     

    • Increased risk of accidents (people and animals)
    • Compromised quality of the road network
    • Damage to public and private property
    • Nuisance caused by dust
    • Interference in neighboring crops/animal farming (shade, dust, noise, ants, other)
    • Interruption in water supply (piping/plumbing/damage)
    • Plantations close to residences
    • Interruption in power supply
    • Economic damage caused by product spill-over in neighboring areas
    • Change to water availability
    • Illegal hunting and fishing
    • Compromised food security
    • Nuisance caused by noise
    • Nuisance caused by product spill-over in neighboring areas
    • Interruption of traffic

     

    Potential impacts:

     

    • Compromised food security
      conflict with customary-traditional uses of forest resources (timber and non-timber) in preservation and conservation areas
    • Economic damage caused by product spill-over in neighboring areas
    • Damage to public and private property
    • Disruption in the way of life of local communities
    • Disrespect for non-predatory habits and customs
    • Nuisance caused by product spill-over in neighboring areas
    • Nuisance due to contamination of bodies of water
    • Nuisance caused by reduced traffic quality
    • Interference in communication systems

     

    Mato Grosso do Sul

    Actual impacts:

     

    • Increased risk of accidents (people and animals)
    • Compromised quality of the road network
    • Damage to public and private property
    • Nuisance caused by dust
    • Interference in neighboring crops/animal farming (shade, dust, noise, ants, other)
    • Interruption in water supply (piping/plumbing/damage)
    • Fire
    • Disruption to the flow of vehicles due to the interference of vegetation on the roadbed
    • Occupation of areas (Permanent Protection Area, Legal Reserves, plantations, firebreaks, nurseries, and clandestine apiaries)
    • Interruption of traffic

     

    Potential impacts:

     

    • Compromised food security
    • Damage to public and private property
    • Disruption in the way of life of local communities
    • Disrespect for non-predatory habits and customs
    • Nuisance caused by product spill-over in neighboring areas
    • Interference in communication systems

     

    Espírito Santo

    Actual impacts:

     

    • Increased risk of accidents (people and animals)
    • Compromised capacity of the road network
    • Compromised quality of the road network
    • Damage to public and private property
    • Nuisance caused by dust
    • Nuisance caused by reduced traffic quality
    • Interference in neighboring crops/animal farming (shade, dust, noise, ants, other)
    • Interference in communication systems
    • Interruption in water supply (piping/plumbing/damage)
    • Isolation of properties and communities
    • Plantations close to residences

     

    Potential impacts:

     

    • Compromised food security
    • Damage to public and private property
    • Disruption in the way of life of local communities
    • Disrespect for non-predatory habits and customs
    • Nuisance caused by product spill-over in neighboring areas
    • Interference in communication systems

     

    Bahia

    Actual impacts:

     

    • Interruption in power supply
    • Reduction in income generation

     

    Potential impacts:

     

    • Compromised food security
    • Damage to public and private property
    • Disruption in the way of life of local communities
    • Disrespect for non-predatory habits and customs
    • Nuisance caused by product spill-over in neighboring areas
    • Interference in communication systems

     

    Maranhão

    Actual impacts:

     

    • Increased risk of accidents (people and animals)
    • Damage to public and private property
    • Change in water quality
    • Economic damage caused by product spill-over in neighboring areas
    • Fire

     

    Potential impacts:

     

    • Compromised food security
      conflict with customary-traditional uses of forest resources (timber and non-timber) in preservation and conservation areas
    • Economic damage caused by product spill-over in neighboring areas
    • Damage to public and private property
    • Disruption in the way of life of local communities
    • Disrespect for non-predatory habits and customs
    • Nuisance caused by product spill-over in neighboring areas
    • Nuisance due to contamination of bodies of water
    • Nuisance caused by reduced traffic quality
    • Interference in communication systems