Suzano announced the creation of a new company focused entirely on the restoration, conservation and preservation of forests in Brazil. The company’s mission over the next 20 years is to restore and protect four million hectares of native forest in some of Brazil’s most valuable ecosystems, including the Amazon, Atlantic Forest and Cerrado biomes — an area approximately equivalent to the size of Switzerland or Rio de Janeiro state, in Brazil.
Initially called ‘Biomas’, the company will restore two million hectares of degraded land by planting approximately two billion native trees, as part of a complex operational project on a vast scale. The company will also conserve and preserve two million hectares. In addition to the environmental benefits, the alliance’s aim is to stimulate regional development and strengthen local communities through their involvement in the value chain.
The project’s first stage will consist of identifying target areas, establishing nurseries for large-scale production of native trees, engaging with communities, advocating for public land concessions, working on carbon credits certification and implementing pilot projects. From 2025, Biomas will then expand, rolling out restoration and conservation projects on a vast scale until it reaches its 4 million hectares goal.