SÃO PAULO, 2 December, 2020 - Suzano, [the world's leading] eucalyptus pulp producer and one of Latin America's largest companies, has been included in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the Brazilian B3 Exchange for the period 4 January to 30 December 2021. The ISE is an index that tracks the performance of B3 listed companies in relation to their corporate sustainability, social justice, environmental balance and corporate governance practices. Suzano’s inclusion in the ISE alongside 39 other companies is testament to its role as a global leader in combatting climate change,protecting natural habitats and having a positive impact on communities and individuals.
Marcelo Bacci, CFO and IRO of Suzano, commented : “Being recognised by important independent evaluators such as the ISE on an ongoing basis demonstrates the environmental and social impact our work has already had to date and that we are on the right path.
“However, there is much work still to do. We are committed to our ongoing goal of building a more sustainable future and solving some of society’s most pressing challenges. This is at the core of our business and we will continue to ensure all our activities are aligned with this aim.”
This accolade follows Suazano’s issuance of the first 10-year US$750 million Sustainability-Linked Bond (SLB) in the Americas and Emerging Markets in September 2020 through which Suzano became the second company in the world to link its public commitments on Environmental,Social & Governance (ESG) to its capital structure.
In addition, earlier this year Suzano announced a number of long term goals that include (but are not limited to) the following commitments by 2030: removing 40 million tons of additional carbon from the air; replacing 10 million tons of plastics and petroleum products globally with products from renewable bio-based sources; and lifting 200,000people out of poverty through job and income generation programmes in targeted regions across Brazil. More information about our long term goals can be viewed here.