Commitment to Renewing Life

For planet

Reduce waste

Our progress

75.8 %


We dispose the waste generated in our operations responsibly and in compliance with all legal requirements. We want to provide a destination for our waste that allows greater circularity so that it can be used in other production chains. Thus, we seek sustainable technologies and solutions applicable to the industrial residues that we send to our landfills and third parties to promote new uses, such as soil acidity correctives for agriculture. Our forestry operations currently already make use of this solution and we have managed to reincorporate in the process what was previously discarded.


Specific waste sent to landfill (kg/t), which considers the total industrial waste sent to landfill (kg) per ton of saleable pulp and paper from all Suzano's Industrial Units. It considers all the waste sent to landfills owned by Suzano and third parties, corresponding to non-hazardous inorganic industrial waste, such as grain and lime mud, and organic waste, such as primary and biological sludge.

44,3 kg/t¹ (year: 2018²)

Reduce by 70% the industrial solid waste sent to landfills per ton of product - from 44.3 kg/t to 13.3 kg/t by 2030.

Results in 2021

In 2021, we achieved a specific waste to landfill ratio of 20.8 kg/t, leveraged by the implementation of waste treatment projects and by the increase in saleable production volume, which represented an advance of 75.8% to the commitment baseline.
The Limeira (SP), Jacareí (SP), and Rio Verde (SP) Units stand out for not having sent waste to landfills. We invested 72 million BRL in the construction of waste treatment centers at the Três Lagoas (MS) units, which have been operating at full capacity since the end of 2020, and Imperatriz (MA), which went into operation in the first quarter of 2021.
In September 2021 at the Mucuri Unit (BA) we started a pilot project with a third-party company to compost 54% of the waste that was previously sent to landfills.
The SNOI (Sale of Non-Operating Items) area managed to increase by 84% the sale of byproducts from the manufacture of paper and pulp, which were initially treated as waste, but which have the potential for use as raw material for other industries.

KPI Tracking
KPI Follow-up:2018201920202021
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Industrial waste sent to landfill





Our plans for 2022

In 2022, we will conduct Technical and Economic Feasibility Studies for the installation of Correction Centers at the Mucuri (BA) and Aracruz (ES) Units, and we will continue to develop studies in partnership with the Technology and Innovation, Engineering, and Supplies Departments to seek alternatives to the disposal of waste from the Suzano Units, including the use of byproducts in the manufacture of concrete, cement, and agricultural applications.

  1. The target KPI is measured by dividing the volume in kilograms (kg) of industrial solid waste sent to landfills by the pulp and paper production in tons (t).
  2. At the time of the goal's creation in 2019, we did not yet have data for the entire current year. As such, data from 2018 was used for the composition of the goal.
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