Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions by category
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wdt_ID Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions by category, in tCO₂ equivalent¹ 2019 2020 Percentage of representativeness in scope 1 (2020) 1 Stationary combustion 1,769,536.04 1,707,975.87 79.25% 3 Mobile combustion 302,981.26 345,191.41 16.02% 4 Agricultural 79,477.67 86,970.04 4.04% 5 Waste 6,141.04 68,197.79 3.16% 6 Effluents 29.83 0.00 0.00% 7 Fugitive 3,334.80 8,290.04 0.38% 8 Fugitive (non-Kyoto) 7,700.60 6,102.90 0.28% 9 Industrial processes -26,790.35 -67,625.37 -3.14% 10 Total 2,142,410.89 2,155,102.69 100%
Suzano’s main direct emissions (scope 1) are from the consumption of fossil fuels by the stationary equipment at the industrial units as well as fuels used in vehicles at the forestry units. In 2020, for the stationary category (which represents 79.25% of scope 1), we had a reduction in the consumption of fossil fuels because the higher production in the industrial plants leads to the consumption of renewable sources, (more black liquor and renewable methanol available for combustion). We do not have a linear function when we analyze the production of pulp, paper and consumer goods and greenhouse gas emissions. Thus, despite an increase in production at the Jacareí, Imperatriz and Três Lagoas units, there was a reduction in emissions. The Imperatriz unit reduced the consumption of biomass in energy generation by 40% through adjustments made to the industrial plant. Added to this, we had a reduction in emissions due a the drop in paper production. In the mobile category (which represents 16.02% of Scope 1), there was an increase in emissions, since there was an improvement in the systematization of data collection. In addition, there was an increase in all forestry business units as a result of the transfer of operational control of some representative activities, such as wood transportation. In the agricultural category (which represents 4.04% of Scope 1), waste (which represents 3.16%) and fugitive (which represents 0.67%) had an increase in emissions. Negative emissions from industrial processes are related to emissions recovered in the Precipitation of Calcium Carbonate plants, which contributed to reducing the emissions of the scope discussed in question, since, in industrial processes, CO₂ is consumed in the precipitation of Calcium Carbonate (CaCO₃).
Effluent emissions were not reported in 2020 due to the low representativeness of the source in total emissions.
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