What is Suzano Papel e Celulose?
Suzano is a Brazilian multinational company that produces cellulose and paper products from eucalyptus plantations. It is one of the leading companies in this sector worldwide.
Suzano became Brazil’s largest eucalyptus plantation company when it acquired its main competitor, Fibria, in 2018. Fibria, in turn, was created from the 2009 merger of two other companies, Votorantim Celulose e Papel and Aracruz Celulose. Since 2018, Suzano has also owned 50% of Veracel Celulose.
As a result, Suzano’s eucalyptus plantations today take up a huge area, which includes several territories belonging to indigenous, quilombola and peasant peoples and communities that have been invaded by these companies.
Suzano is responsible for serious social, environmental and climate damages, including deforestation, water pollution and shortages, land grabs and the destruction of fertile lands that should produce food.
Read this booklet and find out important facts about Suzano – facts that are often hidden by this mega-company’s propaganda machine.
‘Alert Against the Green Desert’ Network
Brazil, April 2023 (updated in July 2023).