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  • Overall approach
    1/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "We promote sustainable land use through our land transformation activities, which seek to promote environmentally responsible agricultural production and a balance between production and ecosystem preservation. We do not operate in heavily wooded areas or wetland areas". [...]"We want to develop within a framework of protection of the Environment and the Community. Due to the fact that our activity is closely related to the production from natural resources, the implementation of Good Practices and efficient technologies will allow the conservation of the quality of soils, water, the maintenance of representative samples of the main ecosystems and the contamination prevention. We are committed to protecting our environment and that of future generations"
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    33/84
    • Soy
      33/84
      • Commitment Strength
        17/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          17/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            10.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross conversion
            10.7/10.7
            Which certification schemes are used?: RTRS

            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No
            "RTRS Certified Soybeans. Since 2011, we have been certifying our soya under this standard".
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            "RTRS Certified Soybeans. Since 2011, we have been certifying our soya under this standard".
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "RTRS Certified Soybeans. Since 2011, we have been certifying our soya under this standard".
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            "RTRS Certified Soybeans. Since 2011, we have been certifying our soya under this standard".
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        4/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "We have a procedure in place in place entitled "Rules for contractors" applicable to all works or service contractors which are party to each of them. Such rules set forth several minimum requirements and standards on several subjects [...] Legal compliance, Non-discrimination and equal oppertunities, child and forced labour, Freedom of association [...] We make sure our employees enjoy the rights afforded to them under applicable local laws and regulations, and international ILO Standards"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        12/38
        • 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: third-party
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            "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
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: hotline, email, address, webform

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No
          Company has multiple ways of getting in touch regarding ethic grievances, available in local languages and have partnered with Contato Seguro - "We have a reporting channel in place through which our senior management members can receive anonymous reports"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume
          2/4
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 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".
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes using an internal monitoring system
          4/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes using an internal monitoring system
          4/4
          For what percentage of production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages, or otherwise controls does the company use external processes or actors, such as certification, to monitor compliance?: 100%

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified

          Does the company use a certification system?: No

          Does the company use a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism?: No
          "we conduct periodic integrated internal audits in our facilities in order to see our compliance with all legal requirements, our established procedures and other commitments undertaken [...] the audits revolve around issues related to food quality and safety, occupational health and the environment [...] upon completion of an audit, auditors draft the respective reports detailing proposed improvements which are then monitored through each facilities management plan."
  • Commitment strength
    17/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    12/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/18
    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. According to the company, Adecoagro is one of the largest owners of productive farmland in South America. Adecoagro S.A. is selected as a powerbroker for soy.

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

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