In partnership with local government, Suzano offered professional training to 152 people in Ribas do Rio Pardo in 2023

In 2024, courses in Basic Mechanics of Light Vehicles, Basic Mechanics of Diesel Vehicles and Real Estate Painting are planned to be held by SENAI; the schedule of SENAC courses is still being developed

January 10, 2024
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Suzano offers professional training In Ribas do Rio Pardo

Suzano, a global benchmark in the manufacture of bioproducts developed from cultivated eucalyptus, in partnership with the Town of Ribas do Rio Pardo, prepared 152 local residents for the job market in 2023 alone. Since the beginning of construction of the company’s new plant, Suzano has already trained, in partnership SENAC (Brazilian National Service for Commercial Training) and SENAI (Brazilian National Service for Industrial Training), 251 local individuals to work in the service sector, driving social development and helping generate income for people in situations of socioeconomic vulnerability.

“We are proud to contribute to the social development of Ribas do Rio Pardo, both through the construction of our plant and through the professional training of people in the community. With support from two renowned organizations, SENAC and SENAI, we have been able to provide residents with essential skills to ensure that they have better opportunities in the job market. As a result, the whole society benefits from an improvement in the quality of services provided, the generation of income, the increase in purchasing power and the growth of the economy, reflecting our Culture Drive that says that ‘It is only good for us, if it’s good for the world’,” said Maurício Miranda, director of Engineering at Suzano.

In the first quarter of this year, courses on Basic Mechanics of Light Vehicles, Basic Mechanics of Diesel Vehicles and Real Estate Painting are scheduled to be held by SENAI. The partnership with SENAC will also continue, and the schedule of courses is still being developed. Investment in professional training is one of the social tools through which Suzano seeks to boost local economic development and income generation, helping the company fulfill its public commitment to lifting more than 200,000 people out of poverty in the areas where it operates by 2030.

Housewife Pollyana Dias Rodrigues, 30 years old, said that she found out about a cake and pie baking course through social media and, after jumping at the opportunity and completing the training, she felt confident to take her small business to the next level. “The course was very important, and I’ve been able to apply everything I learned into my business. I had already been baking cakes to sell, but the course really motivated me to continue. Now, I want to keep learning to be able to open my micro-business and soon get a place where I can make and sell my cakes,” she added.

Divina Dias Costa, 54 years old, said that she recently arrived in Ribas do Rio Pardo in search of a job opportunity and found in a course offered by Suzano the possibility of following new professional paths. “I am very happy to participate in these courses that Suzano offers, and which have helped me open my horizons and grow together with the town. When I found out about this project [the construction of the new Suzano plant] a year and a half ago, I knew I had to come here. I took a first course, then completed this training on baking cakes and pies and making packaged lunches, and this made me want to look for opportunities in this sector—perhaps get a job or even open a restaurant,” she said.

About Suzano

Suzano is the world’s largest pulp producer, one of the largest paper producers in Latin America and a benchmark for the development of sustainable and innovative solutions from renewable sources. The company’s products, which are part of the lives of more than 2 billion people in more than 100 countries, include pulp, printing and writing paper, paper straws and cups, paper packaging, sanitary pads and toilet paper, among others. Suzano is guided by its purpose of “Renewing life inspired by trees.” The company pursues sustainability through innovation to address the challenges faced by society. With 99 years of history, the company has shares listed on stock exchanges in Brazil (SUZB3) and the United States (SUZ). Learn more at


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