The goal is bold and intends to connect half a million hectares through natural corridors to preserve Cerrado, Atlantic Forest and Amazon biomes by 2030.
Suzano, the world's largest eucalyptus pulp manufacturer and Latin America's largest paper producer, announced its long-term goal of conserving biodiversity.
The preservation area is equivalent to four times the size of the city of Rio de Janeiro.
Last year, Suzano carried out a collaborative process with the analysis of NGOs, public and private sectors and academia.
The action was carried out in partnership with the Ecofuturo Institute – a non-profit organization maintained by the company and which has been working for two decades with environmental conservation.
The company identified that the greatest contribution would be the reversal of habitat fragmentation, as this is one of the main threats to biodiversity loss in Brazil and in the world.
Based on this, connection routes were defined through the implementation of biodiversity corridors.
"We have the ambition to create a collaborative, diversified and continuous movement, which effectively contributes to the conservation of today's endangered species, but which also raises the level of environmental management, working together for the development of communities and opportunities for income generation ”, said in a note sent to Só Notícia Boa, Pablo Machado, Executive Director for China and, currently, also responsible for the Sustainability area at Suzano.
In addition to the biodiversity goal, Suzano has other major ambitions until 2030, such as offering 10 million tons of products of renewable origin developed biomass, to replace plastics and other petroleum derivatives.
The company's plans are also to remove 40 million tons of carbon equivalent the atmosphere and directly contribute so that 200,000 people living in the regions it operates get out of the poverty line.