Carbon balance (removal and emissions)
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Balance: is the ratio of anthropogenic emissions to removal of carbon dioxide over a period of time. The calculation of Suzano’s carbon balance considered Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions, and the balance between emissions and direct removal from land use.
wdt_ID Carbon balance (removal and emissions), in tCO₂ equivalent¹ 2019 2020 1 Scope 1 Emissions 2,142,410.89 2,155,102.69 2 Scope 2 Emissions 71,225.59 59,531.90 3 Scope 3 Emissions 1,511,361.76 1,568,893.44 4 Total emissions 3,724,998.24 3,783,528.03 5 Balance between emissions and removal from land use -15,476,553.88 -18,983,839.64 6 Total balance (emissions - removal) -11,751,555.64 -15,200,311.61
Considering the balance between our Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions and the removal by our planted forests and conservation areas, our balance in 2020 is -15,200,311.61 tCO₂e. These numbers were achieved due to an increase in the number of planted and native forest areas in our forest base, the inclusion of inventoried areas in the calculation of removal, revision of native forest removal factors consistent with leading academic studies, and the improved productivity in our eucalyptus forests. Emissions levels were similar to those in 2019 because of overall efficiency gains in our operations.
The balance considers Suzano’s emissions and removal. The explanations for the variations in each of the items in the balance are described in indicators “Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions,” “Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions,” “Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions,” and “Carbon removal.”
It should be noted that both Suzano’s emissions and removal were verified by a third party in 2020.