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Suzano is building
in Mato Grosso do Sul state.

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Cerrado Project

A grandiose project in sustainability,
local development and job creation.

Job creation

The Cerrado Project will create 10,000 direct jobs during the peak of construction, as well as thousands of indirect jobs. Once completed, the new unit will employ 3,000 people, including both employees and service providers, and drive the region’s entire economic chain.

Name’s origin

The Cerrado Project was named by Suzano after
the largest biome in Mato Grosso do Sul state to represent
the construction of the world’s largest single-line pulp plant.

Site selection

Ribas do Rio Pardo, a municipality located 100 kilometers from the state capital of Campo Grande, was selected as the future home of Suzano’s most competitive and efficient production unit, given the low carbon emissions estimated after its startup.

Social investment

Under the project, Suzano will invest R$48 million in the areas of health, education, housing, infrastructure, public safety and traffic safety in Ribas do Rio Pardo, in actions selected by the local community.

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The Cerrado Project is one of the largest and boldest projects in Suzano’s history. See highlights of this project that will leverage the development of the region’s entire economic chain.


in total investments.


criados durante o pico da construção.

3,000 new

including employees and service providers, created at the new unit (forestry and industrial operations).

2.55 million

of eucalyptus pulp produced per year.


in Suzano’s current production capacity.

180 MW

of surplus energy generation.

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progress on
the project’s

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inspired by
the future

Aligned with one of Suzano’s core purposes of renewing life inspired by trees, the Cerrado Project represents the company’s continuous evolution in innovation and sustainability, i.e., in innovability.

The new unit stands out for its biomass gasification to replace fossil fuel in lime kilns, marking a new milestone for Suzano in eco-efficiency, highlighting the company's commitment to people and the planet.

Social development
while fostering

Suzano’s social investment model is based on working in local communities through actions to drive economic and social development, foster citizenship and support social and environmental education.

One of Brazil’s current largest private investments, the Cerrado Project, will transform the region’s socio-economic scenario through job creation, income generation and sustainable development. We also are making social investments in Ribas do Rio Pardo based on seven fronts.


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Cerrado Project

At Suzano, we are a diverse and plural team of over 35,000 employees who work to improve the daily lives of people by supplying bioproducts to cause positive impact on the lives of 2 billion people in 86 countries around the world.

The Cerrado Project is the boldest project in Suzano’s history of expansion and consolidation as a global leader in the production of eucalyptus pulp.

Ever thought about joining this team? We invite all peoples of any gender, origin, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation to apply.

Or you can submit your résumé to our office in Ribas do Rio Pardo, located at Avenida Aureliano Moura Brandão, 1.385, sala 2.

Want to be

a supplier

to our project?

If you own or manage a company that provides goods or services in the Municipality of Ribas do Rio Pardo and region, you are invited to become a supplier to the Cerrado Project.

The first step is to access our supplier portal and complete the pre-registration form. Then, when supply opportunities related to your market segment arise, your company will be able to participate in bid processes,

provided that all required documentation is up-to-date and all technical-financial requirements are met.


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Suzano – Ribas do Rio Pardo Unit
Highway BR-262, KM 220
8 kilometers from center of Ribas do Rio Pardo (heading to Três Lagoas) and approximately 100 kilometers from Campo Grande.

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