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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  • Projects with indigenous communities – Ofayé Sustainability Program (PSO)

    Context:

    The purpose of the Ofayé Sustainability Program (PSO) is to develop a set of integrated medium- and long-term actions that help strengthen the Ofayé indigenous culture and revitalize indigenous knowledge related to agriculture and handicraft, contributing to reinforcing their ethnic identity and to sustainable economic activities.

     

    Specific objectives of each activity

     

    • Handicraft: revitalize the Ofayé indigenous culture and promote income generation through handicraft, valuing ethnic knowledge;
    • Agriculture: develop subsistence agriculture and revive traditional crops in the Ofayé indigenous village, ensuring food security and promoting income generation by selling surplus production.

     

    Highlights and achievements throughout 2020

    Autonomy of the community to run the business in 2020.

     

    Challenges

    Adapt their marketing strategy during the pandemic in order to maintain family income.

     

    Expectations

    Promote the implementation of the agroforestry system (SAF) in order to diversify agricultural crops in the locality.

    Change view:

    • wdt_ID Ofayé Sustainability Program¹ 2019 2020²
      1 Number of villages covered 1 1
      2 Number of participants³ 12 12
      3 Number of beneficiaries⁴ 110 36
      4 Total revenue generated (R$) 10,200.00 n/d
      5 Average monthly income per family (R$) 70.83 n/d
    1. In 2019, only craft-related activities were performed. 2. Data on revenue generated and average revenue obtained per family are not available for 2020, since income generation activities were suspended in that period. 3. People directly participating in the Program 4. People who reside with and are in the same family group as the participants, who share and enjoy the benefits of the program

    Additional information:

    Due to the change in the community’s leadership and the pandemic, handicraft and agricultural activities were suspended in 2020. Suzano is waiting for the community’s decision to resume activities.

    To learn more about how Suzano manages its relationship with indigenous communities click here