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  • Overall approach
    0/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      0/1
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    29/86
    • Soy
      29/86
      • Commitment Strength
        16/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          16/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Certification schemes mentioned: RTRS
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation; Certification
            "RTRS Certified Soybeans. Since 2011, we have been certifying our soya under this standard". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "RTRS Certified Soybeans. Since 2011, we have been certifying our soya under this standard". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "RTRS Certified Soybeans. Since 2011, we have been certifying our soya under this standard". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "RTRS Certified Soybeans. Since 2011, we have been certifying our soya under this standard". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "RTRS Certified Soybeans. Since 2011, we have been certifying our soya under this standard". 
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            "RTRS Certified Soybeans. Since 2011, we have been certifying our soya under this standard". 
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        9/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            "RTRS Certified Soybeans. Since 2011, we have been certifying our soya under this standard". 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            certification
            "RTRS Certified Soybeans. Since 2011, we have been certifying our soya under this standard". 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "We conduct periodic integrated internal Audits in our facilities, in order to see to the compliance with all legal requirements, our established procedures, and other commitments undertaken by Adecoagro. The audits revolve around issues related to food quality and safety, occupational health and safety, and environment". 
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          150,362 tons
          Adecoagro report "As of the end of July, we harvested 47,679 hectares of soybean crop, totaling 150,362 tons of total production". 
      • Social Considerations
        4/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Adecoagro ensure that their suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    16/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    9/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Adecoagro is a leading agro-industrial company in South America, active in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay. Its business involves the production of numerous grains and oilseeds, including soy. It also has operations in rice, dairy, sugar and ethanol production. According to the company, Adecoagro is one of the largest owners of productive farmland in South America. In the harvest year 2014/2015, it had over 190,000 hectares of planted crops with around 95,000 hectares of planted soy. These yielded over 285,000 metric tons of soy.

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Agriculture
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Luxembourg
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Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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