Water

Ensure water availability and access to quality water for the various users of the river basins where we operate, based on environmental education, protection of springs, water monitoring, reduction in abstraction, risk analysis and mitigation of impacts from our operations on this resource.

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  • Biological oxygen demand (BOD) in effluents from industrial operations in kg/t

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    • wdt_ID Direct biochemical/biological oxygen demand (BOD) in effluents by unit (kg/t) 2019 2020
      1 Suzano 0,94 0,92
      2 Rio Verde 0,47 0,17
      3 Limeira 0,20 0,73
      4 Jacareí 0,66 0,86
      5 Imperatriz 0,03 0,06
      6 Mucuri 0,32 0,69
      7 Aracruz 1,00 0,78
      8 Belém 1,42 0,47
      9 Maracanaú (Fortaleza) 0,01 0,01
      10 Três Lagoas 0,51 0,39

    Additional information:

    In 2020, the gross balance of effluents discharged increase by 5.4% compared with 2019. This reflects the 9.9% increase in production in the same period, mainly concentrated in the Imperatriz, Mucuri and Aracruz Units.

    In specific terms (kg of BOD per ton of product), Suzano achieved a reduction of 4.1%—from 0.47 kg/t in 2019 to 0.44 kg/t in 2020. These numbers are within the baseline range of international standards (between 0.3 and 1.5 kg/t) set out by the IPPC (Integrated Pollution, Prevention and Control 2015 – European Commission).