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  • Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions by category – segregation of the transportation and distribution category

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    • wdt_ID Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions by category – segregation of the transportation and distribution category, in tCO₂ equivalent¹ 2019 2020
      1 Upstream 152,854.23 108,637.17
      2 Downstream 1,237,510.26 1,245,917.50
      3 Total 1,390,364.49 1,354,554.67
    1.The indicator includes the following gases: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluocarbons (HFCs) and perfluorocarbons (PFCs).

    Additional information:

    Emissions in the transportation and distribution category are the most representative among Suzano’s other indirect (scope 3) emissions, covering the transportation of inputs and products. There has been improvement in the control of both upstream and downstream emissions due to the systematization of data collection.

    Upstream emissions include transportation and distribution of products purchased by Suzano between its suppliers and its operations (both in vehicles and facilities not owned or controlled by Suzano) and/or transportation and distribution services paid for by Suzano. Upstream emissions account for 8% of emissions in this category and are predominantly related to consumption of diesel in road and rail modes.

    Downstream emissions include the transportation and distribution of products sold by Suzano between its operations and its customers (not paid for by Suzano and in vehicles and facilities not owned or controlled by the company). Downstream emissions account for 92% of emissions in the transportation and distribution category, including rail, road, and maritime modes. The latter has the largest representation in the category, for traveling longer distances (international transport) and using heavy fuel oil, which has a higher emission factor when compared to diesel.

    The categories did not show significant changes from 2020.

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