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    • wdt_ID Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions by category, in tCO₂ equivalent¹ 2019 2020 Percentage of representativeness in scope 3 (2020)
      1 Transport and distribution 1,390,364.49 1,354,554.67 86.34%
      2 Purchased Goods and Services 93,561.56 163,026.01 10.39%
      3 Employee commuting 8,790.63 8,368.34 0.53%
      4 Fugitive 4,730.74 22,349.58 1.42%
      5 Waste 8,631.18 19,102.09 1.22%
      6 Business air travel 5,283.16 1,492.75 0.10%
      7 Total 1,511,361.77 1,568,893.44 100%
    1.The indicator includes the following gases: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluocarbons (HFCs) and perfluorocarbons (PFCs).

    Additional information:

    For indirect emissions, where operational control is performed by Suzano’s service providers, the most representative category is transportation and distribution (representing 86% of scope 3), which includes both the transportation of raw materials and finished products. In 2020, there was a reduction in this category when compared to 2019, because part of the products sold in 2020 were already close to the customers (especially when referring to customers outside of Brazil). In addition, the shipment of products was optimized. Calculations for rail transport were revised to use the factor tCO₂e/ton.km transported. In addition, international transportation and distribution calculations have been adjusted and refined.

    The second most representative category, goods and services purchased (representing 10% of Scope 3), had an increase in emissions due to an improvement in the systematization of data collection, which resulted in a greater number of notes. This also occurred in the indirect fugitive and waste category (which together represent 2.6% of Scope 3) The employee commuting and air travel categories (which together account for 0.6% of Scope 3), on the other hand, showed reductions that are largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a large portion of employees working from home.

    To learn more about the management of GHG emissions, visit “Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions and methodology.”