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  • Overall approach
    2/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
      Commodity-specific commitment - commitment that does not apply to all of the commodities the company is exposed to
      0/4
      Commodities (if applicable): Soy
      "Due to deforestation, we consider commodity (grains, bran and oils) purchase as critical for all suppliers near the Amazon Biome. That is why, in risk areas, we only deal with tradings affiliated with the Brazilian Association of Vegetable Oil Industries (Abiove) and the National Association of Exporters of Cereals (Anec) – together, they control 94% of soybeans produced in the country – which are obliged to adhere to the Soy Moratorium. It is an environmental pact created in 2006 that involves representative entities of soybean farmers, companies, NGOs and government, in order not to market soybeans originating".
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      If Other Initiative, specify:: "Also in 2020, the Company signed a sectoral statement led by the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS) that calls for an agenda to combat illegal deforestation in the Amazon"https://www.brf-global.com/en/sustainability/eco-efficiency/traceability/

      Which initiatives?: UN Global Compact; Other initiative
      “GLOBAL COMPACT: Since 2011, BRF has been a signatory to the set of commitments of the Global Compact. The action mobilizes leaders from the international business community to support the promotion of fundamental values in the areas of the environment, human rights and labor and the fight against corruption. This is an initiative of the Organization of United Nations (UN), United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), International Labor Organization (ILO), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and United Nations Program for Development (UNDP).”
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "BRF also has planted renewable forest as a carbon stock. It has a positive impact on the environment, contributing to climate regulation and mitigating the impacts generated by its own activities."
    • 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
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of reforestation or restoration are being or have been conducted or facilitated by the company?: 30,000 ha
      [translation] "We maintain reforestation areas. 30,000 hectares of planted forests (2020)"
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Yes
      0/0
      Type of climate target: Other or unclear

      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2030
      "As one of the largest food companies in the world, committing to being Net Zero in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2040, both in our operations and in our production chain. Actions will be implemented to reduce, by 2030, 35% of the direct bases generated by the company's operations (Scope 1) and indirect ones originated by the consumption of electric or thermal energy (Scope 2) and 12.3% of the necessary indirect and that do not belong to the Company (Scope 3),in addition to neutralizing residual invalids until 2040. These targets were set as a reference for 2019 and 2020, respectively."
  • Commodity score
    21/88
    • Beef
      19/88
      • Commitment Strength
        2/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          3/11
          • Commitment details
            Protects priority forests (including High Conservation Value)
            2.7/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Protects priority forests (including High Conservation Value)
            2.7/8
            "Cattle Ranch Pact / Sustainable connections – Joint initiative of Ethos Institute, Movimento Nossa São Paulo [Our Movement São Paulo] and Sustainable Amazon Forum, it is dedicated to conservation of the Amazon through the commitment of companies not to associate itselves with suppliers responsible for the deforestation in that region. This commitment was assumed by Sadia in 2008 and reconfirmed by BRF in 2011. The Company has prioritized work seeking to improve the monitoring cattle suppliers [...] Beef cattle procurement involves checks with the Mato Grosso State Environment Protection Agency (Sema) website and presentation of the Cattle Freight Document and the Rural Property Listing Certificate issued by the National Institute for Settlement and Land Reform (Incra) [...] The 300 largest suppliers in the beef chain were visited and replies obtained on human rights, the environment, rural installations, storage and disposal of raw materials, animal handling and well-being, food traceability and reproductive, sanitary and food handling. The goal is to have all suppliers audited by year-end 2014." "we require that every contract for the purchase of raw material contain a clause in which the supplier states that the product sold did not originate from areas deforested after July 2006, belonging to the municipalities that constitute the Amazonian biome."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Location; Indirect suppliers
            Commitment only applies to the Amazon region and to the company's largest suppliers - "Cattle Ranch Pact / Sustainable connections – Joint initiativeof Ethos Institute, Movimento Nossa São Paulo [Our MovementSão Paulo] and Sustainable Amazon Forum, it is dedicatedto conservation of the Amazon through the commitment ofcompanies not to associate itselves with suppliers responsible forthe deforestation in that region. This commitment was assumed bySadia in 2008 and reconfirmed by BRF in 2011. The Company hasprioritized work seeking to improve the monitoring cattle suppliers [...] Beef cattle procurement involves checks with the Mato Grosso State Environment Protection Agency (Sema) website and presentation of the Cattle Freight Document and the Rural Property Listing Certificate issued by the National Institute for Settlement and Land Reform (Incra) [...] The 300 largest suppliers in the beef chain were visited and replies obtained on human rights, the environment, rural installations, storage and disposal of raw materials, animal handling and well-being, food traceability and reproductive, sanitary and food handling. The goal is to have all suppliers audited by year-end 2014."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
            Target date
            No target date
            0/1
             Commitment only applies to the Amazon region and to the company's largest suppliers - "Cattle Ranch Pact / Sustainable connections – Joint initiativeof Ethos Institute, Movimento Nossa São Paulo [Our MovementSão Paulo] and Sustainable Amazon Forum, it is dedicatedto conservation of the Amazon through the commitment ofcompanies not to associate itselves with suppliers responsible forthe deforestation in that region. This commitment was assumed bySadia in 2008 and reconfirmed by BRF in 2011. The Company hasprioritized work seeking to improve the monitoring cattle suppliers [...] Beef cattle procurement involves checks with the Mato Grosso State Environment Protection Agency (Sema) website and presentation of the Cattle Freight Document and the Rural Property Listing Certificate issued by the National Institute for Settlement and Land Reform (Incra) [...] The 300 largest suppliers in the beef chain were visited and replies obtained on human rights, the environment, rural installations, storage and disposal of raw materials, animal handling and well-being, food traceability and reproductive, sanitary and food handling. The goal is to have all suppliers audited by year-end 2014."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
            Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
             Commitment only applies to the Amazon region and to the company's largest suppliers - "Cattle Ranch Pact / Sustainable connections – Joint initiativeof Ethos Institute, Movimento Nossa São Paulo [Our MovementSão Paulo] and Sustainable Amazon Forum, it is dedicatedto conservation of the Amazon through the commitment ofcompanies not to associate itselves with suppliers responsible forthe deforestation in that region. This commitment was assumed bySadia in 2008 and reconfirmed by BRF in 2011. The Company hasprioritized work seeking to improve the monitoring cattle suppliers [...] Beef cattle procurement involves checks with the Mato Grosso State Environment Protection Agency (Sema) website and presentation of the Cattle Freight Document and the Rural Property Listing Certificate issued by the National Institute for Settlement and Land Reform (Incra) [...] The 300 largest suppliers in the beef chain were visited and replies obtained on human rights, the environment, rural installations, storage and disposal of raw materials, animal handling and well-being, food traceability and reproductive, sanitary and food handling. The goal is to have all suppliers audited by year-end 2014."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "This Code of Conduct aim to establish the rules that will govern the ethical and environmental behavior of suppliers in the relationship with the BRF. [...] To assure the right of the employees to be members of class associations and workers unions and to organize themselves into entities of their own choice, without retaliation, under the terms established in the applicable standards; [...] Not to restrain the freedom of the worker by retaining documents, extending the work hours anddegrading working and housing conditions – a fact that may be characterized as forced work and/orsimilar to slave work [...] To contract workers following the minimum legal age, as determined in the applicable standard. As an example, the minimum legal age in Brazil is 16 (sixteen) years. Child labor is characterized when performed by children and teenagers that are below the minimum legal age, jeopardizing their physical, moral and psychosocial integrity. [...] Provide a work environment that respects diversity, thus excluding discrimination because of race, color, creed or philosophy of life, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, membership in union and political positioning, among other reasons"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "This Code of Conduct aim to establish the rules that will govern the ethical and environmental behavior of suppliers in the relationship with the BRF. [...] Provide equal conditions of hiring, compensation, access to training and promotion to its employees; Provide a work environment that respects diversity, thus excluding discrimination because ofrace, color, creed or philosophy of life, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, physicalor mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, membership in union and political positioning,among other reasons"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        11/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2006
          "Responsibility in the commodities segment: In the commodity segment, by means of a dedicated internal standard, we require that every contract for the purchase of raw material contain a clause in which the supplier states that the product sold did not originate from areas deforested after July 2006, belonging to the municipalities that constitute the Amazonian biome."
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Partnership with CFA and WWF

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings
          "In 2019, BRF formalized a partnership with the Collaboration for Forests and Agriculture(CFA), an initiative that helps companies to structure zero-deforestation beef supplychains in the Amazon and Cerrado regions in Brazil, and in the Gran Chaco regionspanning Argentina and Paraguay. The initiative is part of a collaboration between theNational Wildlife Federation (NWF), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the World WildlifeFund (WWF) and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "The Parties are aware of, know and will respect and comply with the applicable legislation in force [...] The compliance of the requirements contained in the document in question shall be monitored and evaluated periodically by BRF and the non compliance thereof will result in the application of disciplinary measures and/or fines established in the labor, civil or penal legislation, as the situation may require, up to including the termination of the business relationship between the parties." "Through biweekly access to public lists, available in Brazilian territory, we identify suppliers in disagreement with legal standards of BRF. Labor and compliance aspects are evaluated in general and, if errors are identified, improvement plans are executed or, in serious cases, the cancellation of the contract with the supplier."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: no

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: own

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social
          "The BRF Transparency Channel captures reports on suspected violations of our Transparency Manual, policies or laws and regulations.The channel can be contacted by phone in Brazil and in other locations (South Africa, Austria,Chile, China, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabiaand Turkey) and globally via our website, byall employees, suppliers, customers and otherstakeholders [...] In January 2020, BRF rolled out a new reporting channel with improved features such as bilingual support from specialist agents, a more user-friendly interface and enhanced information security. Brazil: http://integridade.brf.com Global: http://compliance.brf.com" [Translation] "BRF encourages people to denounce any real or potential violation. If a person notices any real or potential violation of (i) the Manual of Transparency BRF, (ii) any internal policy, including this one, or (iii) any national or foreign applicable legislation, this person should immediately inform their manager, the leadership or through the means of the Channel of Transparency, our channel of denunciation, in the countries in which this channel is available. The Channel of Transparency is available for employees, business partners, service providers, clients and suppliers (direct or indirect), 24/7, every day of the year, in various languages. It is possible to register a worry or make a denunciation by telephone or through the website. To access the Channel of Transparency BRF and receive guidance on how to use it, access: brf-global.ethicspoint.com"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Fortnightly

          Details of monitoring: Using a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism; Using internal monitoring and verification systems
           "We have a complex monitoring of the whole process to ensure that our quality assumptions and sustainability are replicated for about of 37 thousand suppliers around the planet. From grain purchases to freight and logistics services, we monitor partners to ensure ethical, sustainable, transparent and 100% aligned with our objectives [...] Every fortnight, BRF crosses information on the public lists of Brazil, The Brazilian Institute of Environment and Natural Renewable Resources (Ibama), the Ministry of Labor and Employment (MTE) and National Register of Inertial and Suspended Companies (CEIS) with its supplier base. If the suppler is present in any of these lists, he has his registration blocked by the system for future negotiations, until his situation is regularized with the institution and proven by a negative certificate." [Translation] "The Programme of Monitoring of the supply chain reaches partners and has the mission of controlling socio-environmental risks and disseminating an ethical and responsible business model. Through it, quality audits are carried out, disclosure of the Code of Conduct for Suppliers, consultations with public data and insertion of specific requirements in contractual clauses. The documents that form the basis of the program are the Code of Conduct for Suppliers and the Related Parties Term. If there is any disagreement, the case will be analyzed according to the particularity of each situation. In case of a problem that we consider serious, the contract can be canceled. The assessment of the main suppliers takes into account aspects of quality, service, sustainability, compliance and economic-financial criteria. Various public documents are used for the evaluation of partners, for example lists of embargoed areas of the Brazilian Institute for renewable natural resources and the environment, transparency list about contemporary slave labour by inPacto, data from the Ministry of Work and the national register of unlawful and suspended companies (CEIS) by the transparency portal."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "We have a complex monitoring of the whole process to ensure that our quality assumptions and sustainability are replicated for about of 37 thousand suppliers around the planet. From grain purchases to freight and logistics services, we monitor partners to ensure ethical, sustainable, transparent and 100% aligned with our objectives [...] Every fortnight, BRF crosses information on the public lists of Brazil, The Brazilian Institute of Environment and Natural Renewable Resources (Ibama), the Ministry of Labor and Employment (MTE) and National Register of Inertial and Suspended Companies (CEIS) with its supplier base. If the suppler is present in any of these lists, he has his registration blocked by the system for future negotiations, until his situation is regularized with the institution and proven by a negative certificate."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Palm oil
      18/88
      • Commitment Strength
        3/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          3/8
          • Commitment details
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            In their 2016 annual report, BRF reported that 100% of palm oil sourced from Singapore is RSPO certified.
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Location
            In their 2016 annual report, BRF reported that 100% of palm oil sourced from Singapore is RSPO certified.
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            In their 2016 annual report, BRF reported that 100% of palm oil sourced from Singapore is RSPO certified.
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            In their 2016 annual report, BRF reported that 100% of palm oil sourced from Singapore is RSPO certified.
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          0/5
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "This Code of Conduct aim to establish the rules that will govern the ethical and environmental behavior of suppliers in the relationship with the BRF. [...] To assure the right of the employees to be members of class associations and workers unions and to organize themselves into entities of their own choice, without retaliation, under the terms established in the applicable standards; [...] Not to restrain the freedom of the worker by retaining documents, extending the work hours anddegrading working and housing conditions – a fact that may be characterized as forced work and/orsimilar to slave work [...] To contract workers following the minimum legal age, as determined in the applicable standard. As an example, the minimum legal age in Brazil is 16 (sixteen) years. Child labor is characterized when performed by children and teenagers that are below the minimum legal age, jeopardizing their physical, moral and psychosocial integrity. [...] Provide a work environment that respects diversity, thus excluding discrimination because of race, color, creed or philosophy of life, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, membership in union and political positioning, among other reasons"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "This Code of Conduct aim to establish the rules that will govern the ethical and environmental behavior of suppliers in the relationship with the BRF. [...] Provide equal conditions of hiring, compensation, access to training and promotion to its employees; Provide a work environment that respects diversity, thus excluding discrimination because ofrace, color, creed or philosophy of life, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, physicalor mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, membership in union and political positioning,among other reasons"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        10/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO 
            In their 2016 annual report, BRF reported that 100% of palm oil sourced from Singapore is RSPO certified.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across 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
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "The Parties are aware of, know and will respect and comply with the applicable legislation in force [...] The compliance of the requirements contained in the document in question shall be monitored and evaluated periodically by BRF and the non compliance thereof will result in the application of disciplinary measures and/or fines established in the labor, civil or penal legislation, as the situation may require, up to including the termination of the business relationship between the parties." "Through biweekly access to public lists, available in Brazilian territory, we identify suppliers in disagreement with legal standards of BRF. Labor and compliance aspects are evaluated in general and, if errors are identified, improvement plans are executed or, in serious cases, the cancellation of the contract with the supplier."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Own

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social
          "The BRF Transparency Channel captures reports on suspected violations of our Transparency Manual, policies or laws and regulations.The channel can be contacted by phone in Brazil and in other locations (South Africa, Austria,Chile, China, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabiaand Turkey) and globally via our website, byall employees, suppliers, customers and otherstakeholders [...] In January 2020, BRF rolled out a new reporting channel with improved features such as bilingual support from specialist agents, a more user-friendly interface and enhanced information security. Brazil: http://integridade.brf.com Global: http://compliance.brf.com" [Translation] "BRF encourages people to denounce any real or potential violation. If a person notices any real or potential violation of (i) the Manual of Transparency BRF, (ii) any internal policy, including this one, or (iii) any national or foreign applicable legislation, this person should immediately inform their manager, the leadership or through the means of the Channel of Transparency, our channel of denunciation, in the countries in which this channel is available. The Channel of Transparency is available for employees, business partners, service providers, clients and suppliers (direct or indirect), 24/7, every day of the year, in various languages. It is possible to register a worry or make a denunciation by telephone or through the website. To access the Channel of Transparency BRF and receive guidance on how to use it, access: brf-global.ethicspoint.com"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          In their 2016 annual report, BRF reported that 100% of palm oil sourced from Singapore is RSPO certified. 
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Fortnightly 

          Details of monitoring: Using a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism; Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "We have a complex monitoring of the whole process to ensure that our quality assumptions and sustainability are replicated for about of 37 thousand suppliers around the planet. From grain purchases to freight and logistics services, we monitor partners to ensure ethical, sustainable, transparent and 100% aligned with our objectives [...] Every fortnight, BRF crosses information on the public lists of Brazil, The Brazilian Institute of Environment and Natural Renewable Resources (Ibama), the Ministry of Labor and Employment (MTE) and National Register of Inertial and Suspended Companies (CEIS) with its supplier base. If the suppler is present in any of these lists, he has his registration blocked by the system for future negotiations, until his situation is regularized with the institution and proven by a negative certificate." [Translation] "The Programme of Monitoring of the supply chain reaches partners and has the mission of controlling socio-environmental risks and disseminating an ethical and responsible business model. Through it, quality audits are carried out, disclosure of the Code of Conduct for Suppliers, consultations with public data and insertion of specific requirements in contractual clauses. The documents that form the basis of the program are the Code of Conduct for Suppliers and the Related Parties Term. If there is any disagreement, the case will be analyzed according to the particularity of each situation. In case of a problem that we consider serious, the contract can be canceled. The assessment of the main suppliers takes into account aspects of quality, service, sustainability, compliance and economic-financial criteria. Various public documents are used for the evaluation of partners, for example lists of embargoed areas of the Brazilian Institute for renewable natural resources and the environment, transparency list about contemporary slave labour by inPacto, data from the Ministry of Work and the national register of unlawful and suspended companies (CEIS) by the transparency portal."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "We have a complex monitoring of the whole process to ensure that our quality assumptions and sustainability are replicated for about of 37 thousand suppliers around the planet. From grain purchases to freight and logistics services, we monitor partners to ensure ethical, sustainable, transparent and 100% aligned with our objectives [...] Every fortnight, BRF crosses information on the public lists of Brazil, The Brazilian Institute of Environment and Natural Renewable Resources (Ibama), the Ministry of Labor and Employment (MTE) and National Register of Inertial and Suspended Companies (CEIS) with its supplier base. If the suppler is present in any of these lists, he has his registration blocked by the system for future negotiations, until his situation is regularized with the institution and proven by a negative certificate."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      23/88
      • Commitment Strength
        7/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          2/8
          • Commitment details
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            In 2010, they reported that "The carton-paper packagingis certified by the Forest Stewardship Council(FSC) testifying that the paper is produced fromforests planted in a sustainable manner." In 2011, they reported that "Packaging materials derived from cellulose: 59% complied in accordance with international certifications [...] Considered certification: FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) seal" for pulp originating from "Southeast, South, Midwest and Northeast". In 2012, they reported that 75% of "Pulp-basedpackaging" from "Brazil (South andSoutheast)" was certified by "Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Seal." In 2016, they reported that 80-100% of their procurement containing paper was FSC-certified.
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Product line; Location
            Only applies to certain product lines and geographical sourcing regions. In 2010, they reported that "The carton-paper packagingis certified by the Forest Stewardship Council(FSC) testifying that the paper is produced fromforests planted in a sustainable manner." In 2011, they reported that "Packaging materials derived from cellulose: 59% complied in accordance with international certifications [...] Considered certification: FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) seal" for pulp originating from "Southeast, South, Midwest and Northeast". In 2012, they reported that 75% of "Pulp-basedpackaging" from "Brazil (South andSoutheast)" was certified by "Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Seal." In 2016, they reported that 80-100% of their procurement containing paper was FSC-certified.
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: Recycled content; Reduction of material inputs; Use of alternative fibres
            [translation]"Vision 2030 Our goal is to have 100% of the packages recyclable, reusable or Biodegradable by 2025 [...] in addition to the commitment to increasing recyclability of packaging, we are working on weight reduction and the use of alternative raw materials ​​that keep thestability and safety of products."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            [translation]"Vision 2030 Our goal is to have 100% of the packages recyclable, reusable or Biodegradable by 2025 [...] in addition to the commitment to increasing recyclability of packaging, we are working on weight reduction and the use of alternative raw materials ​​that keep thestability and safety of products."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            [translation]"Vision 2030 Our goal is to have 100% of the packages recyclable, reusable or Biodegradable by 2025 [...] in addition to the commitment to increasing recyclability of packaging, we are working on weight reduction and the use of alternative raw materials ​​that keep thestability and safety of products."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2021
            [translation]"Vision 2030 Our goal is to have 100% of the packages recyclable, reusable or Biodegradable by 2025 [...] in addition to the commitment to increasing recyclability of packaging, we are working on weight reduction and the use of alternative raw materials ​​that keep thestability and safety of products."; "Volume of packaging we use and fully meet the criteria for recycling: 80.14%"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "This Code of Conduct aim to establish the rules that will govern the ethical and environmental behavior of suppliers in the relationship with the BRF. [...] To assure the right of the employees to be members of class associations and workers unions and to organize themselves into entities of their own choice, without retaliation, under the terms established in the applicable standards; [...] Not to restrain the freedom of the worker by retaining documents, extending the work hours anddegrading working and housing conditions – a fact that may be characterized as forced work and/orsimilar to slave work [...] To contract workers following the minimum legal age, as determined in the applicable standard. As an example, the minimum legal age in Brazil is 16 (sixteen) years. Child labor is characterized when performed by children and teenagers that are below the minimum legal age, jeopardizing their physical, moral and psychosocial integrity. [...] Provide a work environment that respects diversity, thus excluding discrimination because of race, color, creed or philosophy of life, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, membership in union and political positioning, among other reasons"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "This Code of Conduct aim to establish the rules that will govern the ethical and environmental behavior of suppliers in the relationship with the BRF. [...] Provide equal conditions of hiring, compensation, access to training and promotion to its employees; Provide a work environment that respects diversity, thus excluding discrimination because ofrace, color, creed or philosophy of life, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, physicalor mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, membership in union and political positioning,among other reasons"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        11/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "Volume of packaging we use and fully meet the criteria for recycling: 80.14%"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2006
          "Responsibility in thecommodities segment:In the commodity segment,by means of a dedicatedinternal standard, werequire that every contractfor the purchase of rawmaterial contain a clausein which the supplierstates that the productsold did not originate fromareas deforested afterJuly 2006, belonging tothe municipalities thatconstitute the Amazonianbiome."
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "The Parties are aware of, know and will respect and comply with the applicable legislation in force [...] The compliance of the requirements contained in the document in question shall be monitored and evaluated periodically by BRF and the non compliance thereof will result in the application of disciplinary measures and/or fines established in the labor, civil or penal legislation, as the situation may require, up to including the termination of the business relationship between the parties." "Through biweekly access to public lists, available in Brazilian territory, we identify suppliers in disagreement with legal standards of BRF. Labor and compliance aspects are evaluated in general and, if errors are identified, improvement plans are executed or, in serious cases, the cancellation of the contract with the supplier."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: no

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: own
          "The BRF Transparency Channel captures reports on suspected violations of our Transparency Manual, policies or laws and regulations.The channel can be contacted by phone in Brazil and in other locations (South Africa, Austria,Chile, China, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabiaand Turkey) and globally via our website, byall employees, suppliers, customers and otherstakeholders [...] In January 2020, BRF rolled out a new reporting channel with improved features such as bilingual support from specialist agents, a more user-friendly interface and enhanced information security. Brazil: http://integridade.brf.com Global: http://compliance.brf.com" [Translation] "BRF encourages people to denounce any real or potential violation. If a person notices any real or potential violation of (i) the Manual of Transparency BRF, (ii) any internal policy, including this one, or (iii) any national or foreign applicable legislation, this person should immediately inform their manager, the leadership or through the means of the Channel of Transparency, our channel of denunciation, in the countries in which this channel is available. The Channel of Transparency is available for employees, business partners, service providers, clients and suppliers (direct or indirect), 24/7, every day of the year, in various languages. It is possible to register a worry or make a denunciation by telephone or through the website. To access the Channel of Transparency BRF and receive guidance on how to use it, access: brf-global.ethicspoint.com"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Fortnightly 

          Details of monitoring: Using a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism; Using internal monitoring and verification systems
           "We have a complex monitoring of the whole process to ensure that our quality assumptions and sustainability are replicated for about of 37 thousand suppliers around the planet. From grain purchases to freight and logistics services, we monitor partners to ensure ethical, sustainable, transparent and 100% aligned with our objectives [...] Every fortnight, BRF crosses information on the public lists of Brazil, The Brazilian Institute of Environment and Natural Renewable Resources (Ibama), the Ministry of Labor and Employment (MTE) and National Register of Inertial and Suspended Companies (CEIS) with its supplier base. If the suppler is present in any of these lists, he has his registration blocked by the system for future negotiations, until his situation is regularized with the institution and proven by a negative certificate." [Translation] "The Programme of Monitoring of the supply chain reaches partners and has the mission of controlling socio-environmental risks and disseminating an ethical and responsible business model. Through it, quality audits are carried out, disclosure of the Code of Conduct for Suppliers, consultations with public data and insertion of specific requirements in contractual clauses. The documents that form the basis of the program are the Code of Conduct for Suppliers and the Related Parties Term. If there is any disagreement, the case will be analyzed according to the particularity of each situation. In case of a problem that we consider serious, the contract can be canceled. The assessment of the main suppliers takes into account aspects of quality, service, sustainability, compliance and economic-financial criteria. Various public documents are used for the evaluation of partners, for example lists of embargoed areas of the Brazilian Institute for renewable natural resources and the environment, transparency list about contemporary slave labour by inPacto, data from the Ministry of Work and the national register of unlawful and suspended companies (CEIS) by the transparency portal."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "We have a complex monitoring of the whole process to ensure that our quality assumptions and sustainability are replicated for about of 37 thousand suppliers around the planet. From grain purchases to freight and logistics services, we monitor partners to ensure ethical, sustainable, transparent and 100% aligned with our objectives [...] Every fortnight, BRF crosses information on the public lists of Brazil, The Brazilian Institute of Environment and Natural Renewable Resources (Ibama), the Ministry of Labor and Employment (MTE) and National Register of Inertial and Suspended Companies (CEIS) with its supplier base. If the suppler is present in any of these lists, he has his registration blocked by the system for future negotiations, until his situation is regularized with the institution and proven by a negative certificate."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      24/88
      • Commitment Strength
        6/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          7/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also explicitly apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No
            "We only buy inputs which are free from deforestation. [...] We only purchase grains from companies that are committed to preserving forests and which comply with our production requirements, internal standards, and environmental legislation."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Location
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            "We only buy inputs which are free from deforestation. [...] We only purchase grains from companies that are committed to preserving forests and which comply with our production requirements, internal standards, and environmental legislation."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            "We only buy inputs which are free from deforestation. [...] We only purchase grains from companies that are committed to preserving forests and which comply with our production requirements, internal standards, and environmental legislation."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "This Code of Conduct aim to establish the rules that will govern the ethical and environmental behavior of suppliers in the relationship with the BRF. [...] To assure the right of the employees to be members of class associations and workers unions and to organize themselves into entities of their own choice, without retaliation, under the terms established in the applicable standards; [...] Not to restrain the freedom of the worker by retaining documents, extending the work hours anddegrading working and housing conditions – a fact that may be characterized as forced work and/orsimilar to slave work [...] To contract workers following the minimum legal age, as determined in the applicable standard. As an example, the minimum legal age in Brazil is 16 (sixteen) years. Child labor is characterized when performed by children and teenagers that are below the minimum legal age, jeopardizing their physical, moral and psychosocial integrity. [...] Provide a work environment that respects diversity, thus excluding discrimination because of race, color, creed or philosophy of life, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, membership in union and political positioning, among other reasons"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "This Code of Conduct aim to establish the rules that will govern the ethical and environmental behavior of suppliers in the relationship with the BRF. [...] Provide equal conditions of hiring, compensation, access to training and promotion to its employees; Provide a work environment that respects diversity, thus excluding discrimination because ofrace, color, creed or philosophy of life, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, physicalor mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, membership in union and political positioning,among other reasons"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        12/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          1/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            "Soybased products are sourced only from members of the Brazilian Association of Vegetable Oil Processors (ABIOVE) and the Brazilian Association of Grain Exporters (ANEC), which currently represent 94% of the soybean volumes traded in Brazil [...] Since October 2019, all new commodities suppliers have been required to read and digitally sign sustainability program documents as a requirement for onboarding and receiving purchase orders."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2016
          "Responsibility in thecommodities segment:In the commodity segment,by means of a dedicatedinternal standard, werequire that every contractfor the purchase of rawmaterial contain a clausein which the supplierstates that the productsold did not originate fromareas deforested afterJuly 2006, belonging tothe municipalities thatconstitute the Amazonianbiome."
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings

          What initiatives does the company participate in?:  Partnership with CFA and WWF
          "Also during the year, we partnered with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and joined the Collaboration for Forests and Agriculture (CFA) with the aim of improving our approach to managing soybean suppliers to help reduce deforestation."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "The Parties are aware of, know and will respect and comply with the applicable legislation in force [...] The compliance of the requirements contained in the document in question shall be monitored and evaluated periodically by BRF and the non compliance thereof will result in the application of disciplinary measures and/or fines established in the labor, civil or penal legislation, as the situation may require, up to including the termination of the business relationship between the parties." "Through biweekly access to public lists, available in Brazilian territory, we identify suppliers in disagreement with legal standards of BRF. Labor and compliance aspects are evaluated in general and, if errors are identified, improvement plans are executed or, in serious cases, the cancellation of the contract with the supplier."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: no

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: own

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social
          "The BRF Transparency Channel captures reports on suspected violations of our Transparency Manual, policies or laws and regulations.The channel can be contacted by phone in Brazil and in other locations (South Africa, Austria,Chile, China, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabiaand Turkey) and globally via our website, byall employees, suppliers, customers and otherstakeholders [...] In January 2020, BRF rolled out a new reporting channel with improved features such as bilingual support from specialist agents, a more user-friendly interface and enhanced information security. Brazil: http://integridade.brf.com Global: http://compliance.brf.com" [Translation] "BRF encourages people to denounce any real or potential violation. If a person notices any real or potential violation of (i) the Manual of Transparency BRF, (ii) any internal policy, including this one, or (iii) any national or foreign applicable legislation, this person should immediately inform their manager, the leadership or through the means of the Channel of Transparency, our channel of denunciation, in the countries in which this channel is available. The Channel of Transparency is available for employees, business partners, service providers, clients and suppliers (direct or indirect), 24/7, every day of the year, in various languages. It is possible to register a worry or make a denunciation by telephone or through the website. To access the Channel of Transparency BRF and receive guidance on how to use it, access: brf-global.ethicspoint.com"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism; Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Fortnightly 
          "We have a complex monitoring of the whole process to ensure that our quality assumptions and sustainability are replicated for about of 37 thousand suppliers around the planet. From grain purchases to freight and logistics services, we monitor partners to ensure ethical, sustainable, transparent and 100% aligned with our objectives [...] Every fortnight, BRF crosses information on the public lists of Brazil, The Brazilian Institute of Environment and Natural Renewable Resources (Ibama), the Ministry of Labor and Employment (MTE) and National Register of Inertial and Suspended Companies (CEIS) with its supplier base. If the suppler is present in any of these lists, he has his registration blocked by the system for future negotiations, until his situation is regularized with the institution and proven by a negative certificate." [Translation] "The Programme of Monitoring of the supply chain reaches partners and has the mission of controlling socio-environmental risks and disseminating an ethical and responsible business model. Through it, quality audits are carried out, disclosure of the Code of Conduct for Suppliers, consultations with public data and insertion of specific requirements in contractual clauses. The documents that form the basis of the program are the Code of Conduct for Suppliers and the Related Parties Term. If there is any disagreement, the case will be analyzed according to the particularity of each situation. In case of a problem that we consider serious, the contract can be canceled. The assessment of the main suppliers takes into account aspects of quality, service, sustainability, compliance and economic-financial criteria. Various public documents are used for the evaluation of partners, for example lists of embargoed areas of the Brazilian Institute for renewable natural resources and the environment, transparency list about contemporary slave labour by inPacto, data from the Ministry of Work and the national register of unlawful and suspended companies (CEIS) by the transparency portal."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "We have a complex monitoring of the whole process to ensure that our quality assumptions and sustainability are replicated for about of 37 thousand suppliers around the planet. From grain purchases to freight and logistics services, we monitor partners to ensure ethical, sustainable, transparent and 100% aligned with our objectives [...] Every fortnight, BRF crosses information on the public lists of Brazil, The Brazilian Institute of Environment and Natural Renewable Resources (Ibama), the Ministry of Labor and Employment (MTE) and National Register of Inertial and Suspended Companies (CEIS) with its supplier base. If the suppler is present in any of these lists, he has his registration blocked by the system for future negotiations, until his situation is regularized with the institution and proven by a negative certificate."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    4/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    11/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/18
    Avg. score

Profile

BRF Brasil Foods is a Brazilian food manufacturer with products including poultry, specialty meats, frozen food, and condiments. Its brands, including Sadia, serve customers in 120 countries. The company is one of the largest poultry manufacturers in the world and claims to be responsible for more than 14% of the global poultry trade. It is one of the largest producers of animal feed in the world. BRF Brasil Foods S.A. is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy, beef and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Animal feed, Packaged food
Segments
Trader, Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Brazil
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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