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  • Overall approach
    11/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      6/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Conversion-free
      6/6
      "[In 2019] AMAGGI re-launches its commitment “Towards a deforestation and conversion free grain chain [...] Our commitment to deforestation and conversion includes our agricultural production activities and our grain origination from rural producers [...] It applies to all locations where we operate, in and outside Brazil, including the Cerrado and Amazon biomes”
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Soy Moratorium; Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support
      Grupo Andre Maggi are signatory to the Soy Moratorium and the Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "And furthermore, due to the social, environmental and economic impacts deforestation causes, we also include and/or reinforce our commitments, (i) to require compliance with local forest-related laws and support the strengthening of governmental actions to ensure its implementation and governance; (ii) to respect and protect human rights, especially when it comes to local and indigenous communities; (iii) to promote solutions for the protection, conservation and recovery of high conservation areas which are important to maintain biodiversity and manage carbon emissions."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      3/3
      LUC emissions target
      Yes
      3/3
      "AMAGGI emphasizes the importance of maintaining actions and programs dedicated to reducing its emissions [including]  Adoption of no-tillage practices in 100% of the AMAGGI farms, allowing the incorporation and retention of carbon in the soil [...]  Expansion of agricultural activities in degraded or already open areas, and increase productivity per hectare, avoiding pressure on native forest areas."
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    42/86
    • Soy
      42/86
      • Commitment Strength
        17/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          17/21
          • Commitment details
            Conversion-free commitment
            10.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Conversion-free commitment
            10.7/10.7
            Type of commitment: Zero conversion; Zero deforestation
            Certification schemes mentioned: RTRS; Proterra
            "[In 2019] AMAGGI re-launches its commitment “Towards a deforestation and conversion free grain chain [...] Our commitment to deforestation and conversion includes our agricultural production activities and our grain origination from rural producers [...] It applies to all locations where we operate, in and outside Brazil, including the Cerrado and Amazon biomes”
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "[In 2019] AMAGGI re-launches its commitment “Towards a deforestation and conversion free grain chain [...] Our commitment to deforestation and conversion includes our agricultural production activities and our grain origination from rural producers [...] It applies to all locations where we operate, in and outside Brazil, including the Cerrado and Amazon biomes”
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "[In 2019] AMAGGI re-launches its commitment “Towards a deforestation and conversion free grain chain [...] Our commitment to deforestation and conversion includes our agricultural production activities and our grain origination from rural producers [...] It applies to all locations where we operate, in and outside Brazil, including the Cerrado and Amazon biomes”
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "[In 2019] AMAGGI re-launches its commitment “Towards a deforestation and conversion free grain chain [...] Our commitment to deforestation and conversion includes our agricultural production activities and our grain origination from rural producers [...] It applies to all locations where we operate, in and outside Brazil, including the Cerrado and Amazon biomes”
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "[In 2019] AMAGGI re-launches its commitment “Towards a deforestation and conversion free grain chain [...] Our commitment to deforestation and conversion includes our agricultural production activities and our grain origination from rural producers [...] It applies to all locations where we operate, in and outside Brazil, including the Cerrado and Amazon biomes”
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
            "[In 2019] AMAGGI re-launches its commitment “Towards a deforestation and conversion free grain chain [...] Our commitment to deforestation and conversion includes our agricultural production activities and our grain origination from rural producers [...] It applies to all locations where we operate, in and outside Brazil, including the Cerrado and Amazon biomes”
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
            "[In 2019] AMAGGI re-launches its commitment “Towards a deforestation and conversion free grain chain [...] Our commitment to deforestation and conversion includes our agricultural production activities and our grain origination from rural producers [...] It applies to all locations where we operate, in and outside Brazil, including the Cerrado and Amazon biomes”
        • 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 sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            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 direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect 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
        21/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            "In order to guarantee responsible purchases, AMAGGI has Socio-Environmental Criteria to evaluate its grain suppliers. These are minimum sustainability principles to be met and establish the following veto criteria: IBAMA embargoed areas due to deforestation, areas located in indigenous and conservation lands, areas deforested after 2008 in the Amazonian biome (soybean moratorium), producers or companies that are on the slave labor black list. It is important to reinforce that 100% of the supply chain must meet these criteria." In 2018, AMAGGI's soy usage was certified by AMAGGI Responsible Standard (415,000 tonnes), RTRS (236,000 tonnes), and ProTerra standard (1.1m tonnes).
          • 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
            "In order to guarantee responsible purchases, AMAGGI has Socio-Environmental Criteria to evaluate its grain suppliers. These are minimum sustainability principles to be met and establish the following veto criteria: IBAMA embargoed areas due to deforestation, areas located in indigenous and conservation lands, areas deforested after 2008 in the Amazonian biome (soybean moratorium), producers or companies that are on the slave labor black list. It is important to reinforce that 100% of the supply chain must meet these criteria." In 2018, AMAGGI's soy usage was certified by AMAGGI Responsible Standard (415,000 tonnes), RTRS (236,000 tonnes), and ProTerra standard (1.1m tonnes).
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          2008
          "Through the Soy Moratorium, AMAGGI undertakes not to acquire soybeans from areas deforested after 2008 in the Amazon biome. Annually, the company receives an external audit to certify compliance with the Pact."
        • 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 are committed to [...] Ensure compliance with the socio-environmental criteria determined by AMAGGI for the commercialization of grains, as well as the precepts determined by the Brazilian Forest Code, and strengthening of the reforestation agenda [...] Ensure continued compliance with institutional commitments such as the Soy Moratorium, Green Grain Protocol, Global Compact, among others." "To ensure compliance with our commitments, it is necessary to ensure consistent monitoring and a reliable verification process to define improvements and next steps, giving greater credibility and coherence to our performance."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "Act in managing our suppliers, evaluating risks and opportunities, promoting access to information and knowledge, so that they can continuously improve;"
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          "Since 2016, AMAGGI has maintained an outsourced Reporting Channel to receive accounts of non-conformities regarding its Code of Ethics and Conduct or other company policies and regulations. In 2017, this was updated, with international service in English and Spanish, in addition to Portuguese, and specific dial numbers for each country where AMAGGI has an office."
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          Grupo Andre Maggi has been a member of the RTRS board since 2007. They also participate in collaborative actions such as the Soybean Working Group (GTS), the Brazil Climate, Forests and Agriculture Coalition and the Cerrado Working Group. 
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          1,448,000 tonnes
          Grupo Andre Maggi report soy usage in their 2018 Sustainability Report.
      • Social Considerations
        4/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          "Our commitment to non-deforestation [reinforces] our commitments [...] to respect the right to use land, including principles of free, prior and informed consent."
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Forced Labour; Child Labour
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    17/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    21/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Grupo André Maggi (AMAGGI) is a Brazilian agribusiness company active in the production, processing and trading of agricultural commodities. Its operations are primarily focussed in Brazil, but it also has an important presence in Argentina and Paraguay, as well as being present in Holland, Norway and Poland. It is a major player in the soy market. In 2014, the group had a planted area of over 130,000 hectares for soy and produced more than 450,000 metric tons of soy. It has three soy crushing facilities with an annual production capacity of over 2 million metric tons. In 2016, AMAGGI was among the top five Brazilian exporters of soy.

Sector
Industry sector 
Agri commodities, Agriculture
Segments
Producer, Trader
HQ
HQ 
Brazil
Company Type
Company type 
Private
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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