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  • Overall approach
    3/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      3/4
      Zero deforestation/Deforestation-free commitment or, for timber, pulp & paper companies only, commitment to well implemented harvest and no deforestation of HCV & HCS areas
      3/4
      [translation]"The intensive use of this technological package for the traceability of all the raw material acquired allowed Caramuru, as of August 2020, to assume the commitment of Zero Deforestation in its purchases of raw material in the biomes in which it operates (Amazon, Cerrado and Atlantic forest)."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      0/1
    • 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
      No
      0/2
      Which method is used to calculate the GHG emissions arising from land use change?:
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
  • Commodity score
    18/88
    • Pulp & Paper
      3/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/6
          • 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 reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          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
        1/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • 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
          "It will be the responsibility of all Members of Caramuru to ensure that suppliers and service providers respect and comply with this Code [...] No discriminatory attitude will be tolerated within the scope of work relationships on grounds of religion, philosophical or political belief, nationality, origin, sex, age, color, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other reason."
        • 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
        2/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.7
          • 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
          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, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social
           "Ethics Line: Integrity and ethics are institutional values of Caramuru that guide the behavior of employees, shareholders, counselors, partners and suppliers. And to give more transparency to our processes and ensure the practice of our principles and the quality of our services, the Group has the channel Ethics Line. Through it, anyone can report, in a secretive manner, irregularities, report fraud, theft or misconduct related to our business and the activities of our partners and suppliers. For more independence and transparency, the entire process will be managed by an external consultancy. To make a report, you can use the following channels: Phone: 0800-713-0071E-mail: caramuru@linhaetica.com.brWebsite: www.linhaetica.com.br/etica/caramuruAddress: Caixa Postal 79518 – Zip Code: 04711-904 – SÃO PAULO-SP"
        • 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
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      32/88
      • Commitment Strength
        12/20
        • 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
            "The intensive use of this technological package for the traceability of all the raw material acquired allowed Caramuru, as of August 2020, to assume the commitment of Zero Deforestation in its purchases of raw material in the biomes in which it operates (Amazon, Cerrado and Atlantic forest)."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "The intensive use of this technological package for the traceability of all the raw material acquired allowed Caramuru, as of August 2020, to assume the commitment of Zero Deforestation in its purchases of raw material in the biomes in which it operates (Amazon, Cerrado and Atlantic forest)."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
            Target date
            No target date
            0/1
            "The intensive use of this technological package for the traceability of all the raw material acquired allowed Caramuru, as of August 2020, to assume the commitment of Zero Deforestation in its purchases of raw material in the biomes in which it operates (Amazon, Cerrado and Atlantic forest)."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
            Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
            "The intensive use of this technological package for the traceability of all the raw material acquired allowed Caramuru, as of August 2020, to assume the commitment of Zero Deforestation in its purchases of raw material in the biomes in which it operates (Amazon, Cerrado and Atlantic forest)."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          7/9
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            [translation] "Developed and executed by Caramuru, Sustentar guarantees products originating from sustainable and traceable way. Periodically, the program carries out, with raw material suppliers (soybeans, corn and sunflower), a socio-environmental and economic diagnosis, pointing out non-conformities, evaluating and requesting correction of indicators (...). Its traceability process proves that all Caramuru products were originated in accordance with the best global practices, ensuring sustainability at allstages of the production chain."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            [translation] "Developed and executed by Caramuru, Sustentar guarantees products originating from sustainable and traceable way. Periodically, the program carries out, with raw material suppliers (soybeans, corn and sunflower), a socio-environmental and economic diagnosis, pointing out non-conformities, evaluating and requesting correction of indicators (...). Its traceability process proves that all Caramuru products were originated in accordance with the best global practices, ensuring sustainability at allstages of the production chain."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
            Target date
            No target date
            0/1
            [translation] "Developed and executed by Caramuru, Sustentar guarantees products originating from sustainable and traceable way. Periodically, the program carries out, with raw material suppliers (soybeans, corn and sunflower), a socio-environmental and economic diagnosis, pointing out non-conformities, evaluating and requesting correction of indicators (...). Its traceability process proves that all Caramuru products were originated in accordance with the best global practices, ensuring sustainability at allstages of the production chain."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
            Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
            [translation] "Developed and executed by Caramuru, Sustentar guarantees products originating from sustainable and traceable way. Periodically, the program carries out, with raw material suppliers (soybeans, corn and sunflower), a socio-environmental and economic diagnosis, pointing out non-conformities, evaluating and requesting correction of indicators (...). Its traceability process proves that all Caramuru products were originated in accordance with the best global practices, ensuring sustainability at allstages of the production chain."
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support; Education and training
          "In a lasting partnership, we invest in our rural producers focused on promoting non-genetically modified soybean, granting credit, supplying inputs and the proper marketing of their production.An international, multilateral technical cooperation project, ProTerra was created by Caramuru to support rural producers and raw materials suppliers who are working for our plants. Through this project, the Caramuru Group encourages the rational use of natural resources as well as the recovery of degraded areas, the promotion of technology transferences and qualification for professionals on different levels."
        • 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
          "Discriminatory attitudes are not tolerated, in the context of labor relations, based on religion, philosophical or political conviction, nationality, origin, sex, age, color, sexual preference, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other reason."
        • 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
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            [translation] "Developed and executed by Caramuru, Sustentar guarantees products originating from sustainable and traceable way. Periodically, the program carries out, with raw material suppliers (soybeans, corn and sunflower), a socio-environmental and economic diagnosis, pointing out non-conformities, evaluating and requesting correction of indicators (...). Its traceability process proves that all Caramuru products were originated in accordance with the best global practices, ensuring sustainability at allstages of the production chain."
        • 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
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Providing support/advice/experience/expertise; Providing technical capacity

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Sustentar
          "Launched in 2015, the Sustainability Program for suppliers of raw materials of Caramuru, Sustentar (sustain), has shown excellent results for the parties involved - suppliers, customers and the company itself. The Program involves 5,134 producers, of which 813 receive technical assistance and another 245 receive full development support of the Sustentar Program, including training, lectures and diagnostics, in addition to direct monitoring by the agronomist team of Caramuru." [...] Caramuru has narrowed its relationship with raw material suppliers through its sustainable development programs, such as Family Farming, an important initiative of support for small producers."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • 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

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social
           "Ethics Line: Integrity and ethics are institutional values of Caramuru that guide the behavior of employees, shareholders, counselors, partners and suppliers. And to give more transparency to our processes and ensure the practice of our principles and the quality of our services, the Group has the channel Ethics Line. Through it, anyone can report, in a secretive manner, irregularities, report fraud, theft or misconduct related to our business and the activities of our partners and suppliers. For more independence and transparency, the entire process will be managed by an external consultancy. To make a report, you can use the following channels: Phone: 0800-713-0071E-mail: caramuru@linhaetica.com.brWebsite: www.linhaetica.com.br/etica/caramuruAddress: Caixa Postal 79518 – Zip Code: 04711-904 – SÃO PAULO-SP"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 1,376,197 ton/year
          "With an average annual growth of 20%, our soybean processing capacity has reached 1,376,197 ton/year"
        • 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
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 1,376,197 tons per year

          What is the certified volume?: 0 tons per year
          "With an average annual growth of 20%, our soybean processing capacity has reached 1,376,197 ton/year"
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using a third-party verification system
          4/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using a third-party verification system
          4/4
          Does the company use a certification system?: Yes

          What tools, processes, bodies carry out monitoring of the company's production or processing operations?: FoodChain ID

          Does the company use a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism?: No

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Unspecified
          "Caramuru’s NON-GMO production and the ProTerra program are certified by FoodChain ID (Cert ID), in addition to the certificates there are the NON-GMO and ProTerra seals created by FoodChain ID to facilitate the identification of Non-GMO products according to Brazilian and European Union legislation. After receiving certification, companies undergo periodic inspections to ensure compliance with FoodChain ID standards and applicable legislation. As a result, their products gain value in the national and international market, gaining the consumer´s trust."
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • 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

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: none
          "Caramuru reserves the right to terminate any business relationship whenever its business interests are not being fulfilled or the transaction becomes a violation of the Code, implying legal, social or environmental risks."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    6/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    7/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    3/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Caramurú Group is a Brazilian raw material processor of soy, canola, sunflower and corn. The company is among the top Brazilian exporters of soy. Caramurú Group products include oils, soybean proteins, bird seeds, soybean and sunflower animal meal and industrial food and beverage ingredients. It also has processing facilities for biodiesel production from vegetable oil (primarily soy). Caramuru Alimentos is selected as a powerbroker for soy and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Agri commodities, Oils & fats, Packaged food
Segments
Trader, Processor, Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Brazil
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Caramuru, Cermil, Color Mil, FecoMil, Flocomil, FlotaMil, Hi-Fiber, Nekmil, Sinha

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