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  • Management of solid waste in forestry operations

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    Forestry waste management at Suzano is in compliance with the provisions of federal, state, and municipal laws on the topic, in addition to the standards established by the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®)¹ and PEFC/Cerflor (Brazilian Forestry Certification Program) certifications and the internal manuals and operating procedures.

    According to the National Solid Waste Policy (Federal Law 12.305/2010), the development and implementation of the Solid Waste Management Plan (PGRS) is required from large generators of solid waste, as is the case of our forestry operations. . This document defines how the solid waste must be managed by the generators, considering the following stages: segregation, storage, collection, transportation, treatment, and final destination or disposal.

    All Suzano’s operating units have a structured management plan in place, ensuring proper guidelines for management and control of segregation, storage, and disposal of each type of waste generated in the operation.. Reverse logistics is performed for machine batteries, pesticide packaging, and light bulbs, as required by the National Solid Waste Policy.

    Suzano has a system for controlling licenses related to this topic, in order to comply with the requirements within the deadlines agreed upon with the relevant environmental agencies.

    In addition, the company establishes partnerships with local cooperatives to generate income and dispose of recyclable waste, as is the case in the Maranhão, Mato Grosso do Sul, and São Paulo units. By establishing and expanding these initiatives, the company seeks to keep the waste generated in these operations at its highest utility level, thus providing greater circularity to the economy.

    In 2020, Suzano created a Technical Working Group on Forest Environmental Waste, in order to standardize corporate management of this topic in the forestry area, based on the evaluation of compliance with legal requirements, structuring and standardizing processes, and seeking continuous improvement based on benchmarking.

    1. License codes: Forest Management BA – FSC-C155943; Forest Management ES – FSC-C110130; Forest Management MS – FSC-C100704; Forest Management MA – FSC-C118283; Forest Management SP – FSC-C009927.