Suzano in Bahia

Founded in 1992, our site in Bahia is located in Mucuri, in the extreme south of the state. The plant marked the beginning of our operations in the Brazilian Northeast and is one of the world’s most complete industrial plants in the sector.

More than 7,500 people, including Suzano employees and contractors, work together in our Mucuri site, supporting the development of neighboring communities.

Our operation in Bahia includes:

1 plant in Mucuri

with an annual production capacity of more than 1.7 million tonnes of pulp, 60,000 tonnes of tissue and 250,000 tonnes of paper

1 distribution center

in Salvador

More than 254,700 hectares

of eucalyptus farms

Approximately 110,700 hectares

of conservation areas

More than 49,300 hectares

of farms dedicated to Forestry Support, a program that encourages partnerships between companies in the forestry sector and small and medium-sized rural producers

Environmental Care in Bahia

Conservation and Preservation

In Bahia, we conserve approximately 151,000 hectares of preserved areas and are responsible for maintaining High Conservation Value Areas (HCVA), such as Alcoprado (Teixeira de Freitas); Itanhentinga River Complex (Alcobaça); and Aparaju Complex, Muçunungas de Juerana and Peruípe (Caravelas); in addition to the plant’s HCVA, located in Mucuri.

Ecological Corridors

To enhance the preservation of biodiversity, by 2030 we will connect 500,000 hectares of vegetation through ecological corridors, joining together isolated fragments of native forests in the three biomes where we operate (Amazon, Atlantic Forest and Cerrado).

And Bahia will not be left out. In the state, the corridor will be approximately 370 km long, running through the well-known Central Corridor of the Atlantic Forest, which has high biodiversity and is under severe threat.

Monitoring Biodiversity

Since the 1990s, we have monitored biodiversity in the regions where we operate. In Bahia and Minas Gerais, this work has already resulted in the identification of more than 1,700 species of fauna and flora, of which 151 are threatened with extinction and 110 are endemic.

Our Social Performance

We invest in and drive social development in Bahia. Check out some of our numbers

More than
48,000

people benefited from our social programs and initiatives

More than
2,800

people lifted out of poverty through our social programs

R$8.3
million

invested in social projects

156
schools

benefitted from the Suzano Education Program

More than
34,000

people benefitted from the Suzano Education Program

More than
700

educators participated in the Suzano Education Program

Social Projects Supported in Bahia

We have social development projects across Brazil. Check out some of our local initiatives:

Mulheres Mão na Massa (“Hands-on Women”)

Teixeira de Freitas (BA)

This project encourages entrepreneurship among a group of workers from the Mulheres Mão na Massa (“Hands-on Women”) Association, made up of residents of the Cidade de Deus, Liberdade I and São Lourenço neighborhoods.

Through a partnership with the town’s Office of Social Assistance, we provide guidance on the organization, production, management and marketing of products such as cookies, cakes, cheese bread and other food items sold in local stores. In addition, we supported the purchase of kitchen equipment, uniforms and personal protective equipment (PPE), and the creation of promotional materials for the association.

Cooperative of Shellfish Collectors and Fisherwomen From Caravelas

Caravelas (BA)

In Caravelas, in the south of Bahia, we formed a partnership with the Cooperative of Shellfish Collectors and Fisherwomen From Caravelas (COOMPESCAR, in Portuguese) to invest in the construction of an ice factory. Inaugurated in 2015, the factory helps to reduce the cooperative’s production costs and benefits more than 1,800 families in the region.

Farinheira Sustentável (“Sustainable Flour Maker”)

The production of cassava flour supports many communities, and the Farinheira Sustentável (“Sustainable Flour Maker”) project was created to assist this local business. The initiative brings sustainability concepts to the processing of cassava flour by preparing the production site to collect and reuse rainwater, and to transform waste from cassava processing into organic fertilizer and animal feed, for example.

Family Farming Initiatives

We have partnerships that encourage income generation and local entrepreneurship, including in our site. Part of the food, such as vegetables and fruits, used to prepare meals to feed our plant workers and some of our forestry operations employees comes from family farming businesses in the region.

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