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

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    • wdt_ID Intensity of greenhouse gas emissions (Scopes 1, and 2), by tonne of product, in tCO₂ equivalent/tonne of product¹ 2019 2020
      1 Total 0.2002 0.1929
    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 and 2 emissions and considers the total production of pulp (market pulp and pulp for paper) and paper (finished paper, fluff and tissue).

    Additional information:

    In 2020, Suzano had a 0.6% increase in Scope 1 emissions and a 16.42% reduction in Scope 2 emissions, which represents an overall increase (Scope 1 + 2) of 0.59%.

    Regarding Scope 1 (in which we have operational control), the reduction occurred because, in industries, the greater the production, the greater the generation of energy based on biomass, black liquor, and renewable methanol (renewable fuel/process by-product), reducing the need for fossil fuels such as natural gas. In other words, the increase in production and the increase in emissions are not proportionally related. In addition, in 2020, the Energy and Recovery and Utilities working groups put processes in place to increase efficiency in power generation thereby reducing the need for fossil fuels and increasing the use of renewable fuels. In addition, projects were developed to increase the specific power generation from the consumption of black liquor, that is, increase power generation based on the same volume consumed. Regarding forestry operations, after the integrations and post-merger adjustments in 2019, the company followed through with optimization and efficiency projects that resulted in emissions from fuel consumption at levels close to those of 2019. For energy imports (Scope 2) , there was a reduction in emissions in the same proportion as the 17.73% reduction in the electric energy emission factor of the Brazilian grid.

    The amount of products considered in the denominator of the indicator is in tonnes. It should be noted that this value represents the sum of the total production of pulp, paper, and consumer goods. This number differs from the production numbers disclosed in financial statements, which show finished volumes made available to the market. The production volume used for the calculation increased by 3.85%.

    Because of the same level of emissions and increase in production, our emission intensity (scope 1 and 2) by tonne of specific production was 0.1929 tCO₂e/t.

    Regarding our long-term goal of 15% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions by tonne of production by 2030, compared to the 2015 base year, there was a 9.59% reduction in 2020, which represents a 63.9% advance toward meeting the goal.

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