social DEVELOPMENT

We operate in more than 200 operations across Brazil, where 3.3 million people live in poverty. We believe it is our responsibility to help create a fairer, more equal world with opportunities for all people.

We know that we will not be able to transform this reality alone, which is why we work in partnership with companies, civil society organizations, associations and cooperatives, public authorities and other partners. We are also guided by our Commitments to Renewing Life, a set of long-term goals focusing on reducing poverty and improving education. Learn more on the Commitments page.

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Our Results

More than

29,000
PEOPLE

lifted out of poverty through our initiatives between 2020 and 2022

R$ 79
Milions

 in revenue generated by Suzano’s income generation programs in 2022

210,000
people

impacted by the Suzano Education Program in 2022

Our Strategy

To drive social development, we focus on three areas of impact:

Maintaining transparent and respectful relationships with all stakeholders in the locations where we operate is paramount. Therefore, we follow an organized process of continuous and effective dialogue, focusing on creating value for all parties involved while respecting local culture and knowledge, such as that of indigenous peoples and traditional communities.

Poverty and education are interconnected: people who have fewer educational opportunities also tend to have lower incomes. Therefore, creating the necessary conditions to increase access to education is part of our social development strategy.

We do this through the Suzano Education Program, which impacts the lives of public-school students by training educators, supporting educational policies and acting in different spheres linked to education, such as health and social assistance.

We do this through the Suzano Education Program, which impacts the lives of public-school students by training educators, supporting educational policies and acting in different spheres linked to education, such as health and social assistance.

Poverty reduction
We invest in social programs and projects that have a direct impact on poverty—specifically multidimensional poverty, which affects the income, health and education dimensions.

Through partnerships, we invest in high-impact income generation projects that benefit more than 47,000 people in 2022. Depending on the characteristics of the region, our initiatives focus on different areas:

- Sustainable harvesting
- Inclusive recycling
- Entrepreneurship
- Supply networks
- Access to employment
- Suzano’s value chain

Social Programs

We have different initiatives to drive and support social development in Brazil. Learn more about them and our partnerships on the Social Programs page.

Regional Efforts

Learn about our initiatives to support the development of the communities where we operate on the Neighboring Communities page.

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