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We encourage the local economy and entrepreneurship (micro and small businesses), which is why we prioritize local purchases. We transacted 14.6 billion reais with local suppliers in the states of Bahia, Espírito Santo, Maranhão, Mato Grosso do Sul, and São Paulo, i.e. those where Suzano's operations are located (whether head office or subsidiary) and which represent 34% of global purchases in the period.

We support the development of these important partners with the Semear program and have already trained approximately 350 companies since the initiative began in 2020. We are also one of the companies that support Prodfor in Espírito Santo. 

Another important front for generating value in the chain is financial support for suppliers. In 2023, for the third consecutive year, we maintained our partnership with fintech Monkey Exchange to facilitate suppliers' access to credit. Find out more about our processes and policies for managing responsible suppliers at Suzano Supplier Portal.

Committed to sustainability practices in the supply chain, the company encourages its wood suppliers to seek FSC® and/or PEFC Forest Stewardship certification. To guarantee the responsible origin of wood from partners who do not participate in the Forest Stewardship certification program, we apply a due diligence system based on the Suzano Wood Sourcing Policy, international regulations and FSC® and PEFC Controlled Wood/Sources standards. Due diligence verifies compliance with environmental, social, legal and labor requirements in first and second-part audits, as well as third-part audits carried out by independent bodies. This practice includes both direct wood suppliers and indirect suppliers who carry out harvesting and transportation.

The table below shows the proportion of spending on local suppliers by state.

Percentage of spending on local suppliers by state¹

2020²202120222023
Wood suppliersCentralized suppliersWood suppliers³Centralized suppliersWood suppliers³Centralized suppliersWood suppliers³Centralized suppliers
% % % % % % %

Maranhão

n/d

56,00%

13,00%

65,00%

6,50%

71,00%

100,00%

69,00%

São Paulo

n/d

86,00%

10,00%

87,00%

5,50%

86,00%

100,00%

87,00%

Bahia

n/d

46,00%

28,00%

50,00%

6,50%

46,00%

97,00%

42,00%

Espírito Santo

n/d

58,00%

26,00%

66,00%

16,40%

65,00%

36,00%

65,00%

Mato Grosso do Sul

n/d

55,00%

58,00%

51,00%

25,00%

47,00%

88,00%

51,00%

Suzano Average

n/d

n/d

35,00%

67,00%

15,90%

36,00%

62,00%

36,00%

  1. Centralized supplier information: Local suppliers are those who have a head office or branch and supply to the same state where Suzano operates. To calculate the percentage (%) of local purchases, we compare the spend of the state and the spend with local suppliers. To calculate the percentage for the state of Maranhão, we considered suppliers from the states of Tocantins and Pará. The report considers 100% of purchases made by Suzano S.A. companies (Suzano, Portocel and Facepa). Information on wood suppliers: In the calculation methodology, local suppliers are those who have a farm that supplies the same state where Suzano operates. To calculate the percentage (%) of local wood purchases, we compared the spend on wood purchases and the spend with local (wood purchasing) suppliers. To calculate the percentage for the state of Maranhão, we considered suppliers from the states of Tocantins and Pará.
  2. In 2020 there was no separation of data between wood suppliers and other types of suppliers.
  3. In 2021 and 2022, the following calculation methodology was used for local wood suppliers: 100% Capex on wood purchases for each unit (Capex Wood Purchases/Total Capex for the forestry unit). For the Suzano average, the total value of the units is taken into account, regardless of origin (forestry unit/State). However, for the year 2023, the methodology was changed as explained in the first footnote.