Suzano in São Paulo

We have been in the interior of São Paulo since 1955, when we arrived in Suzano, the town we named ourselves after. In the state, we also have sites in Jacareí (1958), Limeira (1959), Rio Verde (1960) and Mogi das Cruzes (acquisition completed in 2023).

In addition to the plants that produce paper and pulp that are used in everyday products such as books, packaging, toilet paper and consumer goods, we have eucalyptus farms and native forest conservation areas in more than 110 locations in São Paulo, Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro. Our São Paulo operations employ a team of approximately 10,000 people, including company employees and contractors.

Our operation in São Paulo includes

5 plants

Jacareí: pulp
Limeira: paper, pulp and lignin  
Mogi das Cruzes: hygiene  
Rio Verde: paper
Suzano: paper and pulp

3 technology centers

Itapetininga (FuturaGene), Jacareí and Limeira  

2 terminals at the Port of Santos

4 distribution centers

220,000 hectares

of eucalyptus farms, including our farms in Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro

134,000 hectares

of conservation areas, including areas in Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro

4,700 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 the Region

We conserve and monitor biodiversity in São Paulo, tracking endemic species that live in certain geographic regions and are threatened with extinction.

Check out some of our projects

01.

Conservation of Endangered Primates

In partnership with the Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), we monitor southern muriquis (Brachyteles arachnoides), a native species from the Atlantic Forest. Southern muriquis, the largest primates in the Americas, are known as “forest gardeners” for helping spread plant seeds. There are currently only 20 populations of this species in Brazil, and we monitor and help conserve the ones found in some of our conservation areas.

02.

Bird Survey

An endangered species, the marsh antwren (Formicivora paludicola) is found in very few towns in São Paulo. The bird was one of the most extraordinary discoveries in Brazilian ornithology this century. In partnership with the Society for the Conservation of Birds of Brazil (Save Brasil), we monitor birds of this species that live in our conservation areas.

03.

High Conservation Value Areas

In our São Paulo Forestry Business Unit (UNF-SP), we have 23 High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs) that are extremely important for biodiversity—so much so that ten of them are considered exceptional locations. In total, they have more than 10,600 hectares of preserved native vegetation.

04.

Planos da Mata (“Plans for the Forest”)

Carried out by the SOS Mata Atlântica Foundation with our support, this project aims to structure local governance, in a participatory manner, to enable the creation of Municipal Plans for the Conservation and Recovery of the Atlantic Forest (PMMA, in Portuguese) in 33 Brazilian locations (14 of them in São Paulo) where we operate.

Our Social Performance

We invest in and drive social development in São Paulo. Check out some of our results from 2022

58,003

people benefited from our social programs and initiatives

2,735

people lifted out of poverty through our social programs

R$3.7

million invested in social projects

166

schools benefitted from the Suzano Education Program

42,244

people benefitted from the Suzano Education Program

196

educators participated in the Suzano Education Program

Social Projects Supported in São Paulo

Check out some of the social initiatives we develop in the state:

Suzano Crafts

Since 2017, we have supported programs for people who make a living from crafts in Vale do Paraíba, including: Mãos que Valem (“Valuable Hands”), which benefits residents of the São Silvestre district, in Jacareí, who work with activities such as embroidery, crochet, fabric painting, creative sewing and handmade stationery; and Vargem do Tanque Pottery, which supports the production of primitive ceramic pieces, showcasing the rustic art developed in the town that gives its name to the program and generating income for local artisans.

Vale Contratar no Vale (“It’s Worth Hiring in the Valley”)

The program focuses on training and establishing connections for people living in poverty to be hired by Suzano or contractors in the Vale do Paraíba region. In 2022, the initiative helped lift 300 people out of poverty.

Semente (“Seed”) Project

In partnership with SEBRAE, we implement the Semente (“Seed”) Project, which supports the social development of the Alto Tietê and Vale do Paraíba regions by providing free mentoring and training to include people in vulnerable situations in the job market. The project has reached 2,000 participants so far.

Inclusive Recycling

Alongside the Capão Bonito Recyclable Material Collectors Cooperative (ACAMAR, in Portuguese), we implemented an Environmental Education Center at the association’s headquarters, located in the Vila Santa Isabel community, to educate the population about recycling and increase the collection of recyclable waste in the region. More than 120 people have been lifted out of poverty by the program, which has already benefited 56 families.

Colmeias (“Beehives”) São Paulo

It was in the interior of São Paulo, in 2004, that we installed the first apiaries within our company farms, starting the Colmeias (“Beehives”) Program, which supports the sustainable production of honey in our eucalyptus farms.

The initiative encourages the development of Local Production Arrangements (LPA), bringing together partners for the production and sale of beekeeping products and to strengthen the production chain in the Alto Tietê, Polo Cuesta and Vale do Paraíba regions. We currently benefit 17 associations in São Paulo.

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