Carbon

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is one of the main causes of global warming. Together with other gases emitted in excess into the atmosphere, it increases the Earth’s temperature and can cause serious climate-related issues, such as droughts, floods and a decrease in food production.

Low-carbon Economy

Faced with a scenario that points to an increase in the planet’s temperature over the next 20 years, we must act now to create a low-carbon economy and help tackle the climate crisis. Our eucalyptus farms and native forest conservation areas are important allies in the fight against these challenges.

Between 2020 and 2022, we removed 22 million tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere, which is more than our operations emit, qualifying us as a climate-positive company. For more information, visit the Climate page.

Sustainable Alternatives  

In addition to removing CO2 from the atmosphere, we recognize the importance of reducing our emissions. Therefore, we look for sustainable alternatives to make our operations even more climate-friendly. Check out some of our initiatives.

In eucalyptus production

We use cutting-edge technology to increase the energy efficiency of our equipment, resulting in less fuel consumption. In wood transport, we have projects to reduce the average supply radius (the distance between our farms and our plants), optimize routes, increase cargo space and expand the use of six-trailer trucks (also known as “hexatrains”).

In the industry

We have been reducing our emissions thanks to modernization projects and the increased efficiency of our kilns, boilers and turbogenerators. We have been gradually reducing the use of fuels that produce high CO2 emissions, such as fuel oil and natural gas, replacing them with fuels that produce lower emissions, such as biomass and black liquor. We also implement new technologies, such as biomass gasification, which will be used at our future plant in Ribas do Rio Pardo, currently under construction.

In logistics

In addition to efficiency measures, such as synergies in the transportation of products from different business sites, use of electric vehicles in the São Paulo area, increased use of rail transportation and optimization of routes worldwide, we also engage suppliers and carry out several studies to reduce emissions. In partnerships with the maritime industry, for example, we have been studying opportunities for using green ammonia to fuel transatlantic vessels.

We also engage suppliers and carry out several studies to reduce emissions.

In our products

Our products, made from renewable raw materials, also help make the global economy less dependent on carbon, while also creating alternatives to replace petroleum-based items, such as plastic, fossil fabrics and fuel.

Carbon Credits

As a forest-based company, we have the opportunity to trade our surplus carbon removals through carbon markets. Learn more on the Carbon Market page.

Understand how decarbonization contributes to tackling the climate crisis on the Climate page.

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