SÃO PAULO, Feb. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has provided transport for a humanitarian donation of more than 200,000 disposable masks to China to help fight the coronavirus in that country. Suzano donated the masks to the Brazilian Agency for Cooperation (ABC), a division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The cargo was shipped on February 15, and received by the Brazilian Embassy in Beijing on February 21. The Embassy will be distributing the masks to local authorities.
Suzano, the company that resulted from the merger of Suzano Papel e Celulose and Fibria, is committed to being a global benchmark in the sustainable use of natural resources. A world leader in manufacturing pulp from eucalyptus and one of the largest paper manufacturers in Latin America, the company exports to more than 80 countries, and through its products, touches the lives of more than two billion people. With ten factories in operation plus its joint venture with Veracel, it has an installed capacity of 10.9 million tons of market pulp, and 1.4 million tons of paper per year. Suzano has more than 35,000 direct and indirect employees, and for over 90 years has invested in innovative solutions, starting with planting eucalyptus trees, which have allowed fossil-based raw materials to be replaced by renewable sources. The company has the highest levels of Corporate Governance from the B3 stock exchange in Brazil and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in the United States, the markets where its shares are most heavily traded.