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  • Intensity of greenhouse gas emissions (Scopes 1, 2, and 3), by tonne of product

    Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics Dimension (WEF)

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    • wdt_ID Intensity of greenhouse gas emissions (Scopes 1, 2, and 3), in tCO₂ equivalent/tonne of product¹ 2019 2020
      1 Total 0.3369 0.3295
    1. Emissions intensity includes the following gases: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluocarbons (HFCs) and perfluorocarbons (PFCs). The indicator also includes Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions and considers the total production of pulp (market pulp and pulp for paper) and paper (finished paper, fluff and tissue).

    Additional information:

    The year 2020 was marked by a 3.85% increase in total production (sum of the total production of pulp, paper and consumer goods) and Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions 1.57% higher than in 2019. Because of the industrial model of pulp production, in which waste is used to generate energy, the increase in production does not generate a directly proportional increase in emissions because energy generation based on biomass and black liquor (renewable fuel/process by-product) is greater the higher the production, reducing the need for fossil fuels such as oil and natural gas. In forestry and logistics operations, Suzano employed a number of initiatives to optimize and maximize efficiency. In the administrative processes, because of Covid-19, with many of our employees working from home and with significantly reduced travel, there were reductions in emissions.

    To learn more about emission intensity management, visit “Practices and initiatives to reduce emission intensity.”