Detailed information on metrics and targets related to the topic of climate change.
Total waste generated at Suzano
Related Material Issues
wdt_ID Waste generated, by type and operation, in metric tonnes (t) 2019 - Non-Hazardous waste 2019 - Hazardous waste 2019 - Total 2020 - Non-Hazardous waste 2020 - Hazardous waste 2020 - Total 1 Forestry operations 1,513.36 1,373.18 2,886.54 1,028.00 907.00 1,936.00 2 Industrial operations 1,338,121.31 1,496.17 1,339,617.48 1,418,016.33 1,076.89 1,419,093.22 3 Total 1,339,634.67 2,869.35 1,342,504.02 1,419,044.33 1,983.89 1,421,029.22
In 2020, Suzano had a reduction of 28% in the generation of hazardous waste compared with 2019. In the period, specific generation of hazardous waste dropped from 0.13 kg/t in 2019 to 0.09 kg/t, achieving its internal goal of recording specific generation equal to or below 0.12 kg/t.
Generation of non-hazardous industrial solid waste increased 6% in the same period. This result was obtained despite the 9.9% increase in production in the same period, mainly concentrated in the Imperatriz, Mucuri and Aracruz Units.
In specific terms (kg of non-hazardous industrial solid waste per ton of product), Suzano registered, in the same period, a reduction of 1.7% in specific generation, from 133.5 kg/t, in 2019, to 131.3 kg/t in 2020. These numbers are in the baseline range of the international standards set out by the IPPC (Integrated Pollution, Prevention and Control 2015 – European Commission), which establishes as best performance results those below 140.0 kg/t.
Suzano’s management of this topic, which was revised from the launch of the Long-Term Goal in 2019, led to investments of R$72 million and installation of the Waste Treatment Centers at the Três Lagoas Units (in operation) and Imperatriz (initial operation scheduled for the 1Q21.