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  • Practices and programs for the use of renewable energy, based on eco-efficiency and cleaner production

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    In 2020, 87.18% of Suzano’s energy mix came from renewable sources.

    In industrial units, the company uses mainly eucalyptus biomass—such as bark, wood residues, and black liquor, among others—as own source for energy generation. Successive projects have been conducted in recent years to replace the use of fossil fuels, such as oils, with less emission-intensive alternatives, such as natural gas, or even renewable fuels, such as biomass and black liquor.

    The company has surplus renewable energy in some production units, which is made available to the National Interconnected System (SIN), contributing to increase the degree of renewability of the Brazilian energy mix.

    With regard to emissions in the logistics, operational, and product distribution chain, Suzano looks to optimize fuel consumption, always searching for the most efficient transportation mode. A project started in 2020 focused exclusively on reducing diesel consumption in timber transportation, from the fields to the plant, based on studies and adjustments of average radius, use of alternative fuels, and efficient routes. Suppliers were also involved in this project.

    In 2020, marine logistics optimized shipments by unifying shipment of pulp and paper, for example, and through efficiency solutions in transports.