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 – Pataxós

    Context:

    In the municipalities of Prado and Itamaraju, in Bahia, Suzano maintains a relationship with 15 Pataxó and Pataxó Hã Hã Hae Indian villages, with the participation of FUNAI, supporting actions to value and preserve their culture and tradition and the education of indigenous children and youths. All these actions have been agreed upon with the leaders and chiefs of the villages.

     

    Highlights and achievements throughout 2020

    Distribution of school kits to more than a 1,000 indigenous children, ensuring that they do not quit formal school due to lack of basic school supplies, which used to be very common in the past.

     

    Challenges:

     

    • Act in accordance with the specificities of indigenous peoples, appreciation their culture and traditional way of life.
    • Support income generation according to the interest and aptitude of each community through sustainable practices.
    • Build partnerships in the territories in order to strengthen structuring actions, in line with federal and state public policies for indigenous peoples.

    Change view:

    • wdt_ID Program with Pataxós and Pataxós Hã Hã Hae - BA 2019 2020
      1 Number of villages covered n/d 15
      2 Number of direct beneficiaries n/d 784