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  • Overall approach
    0/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • 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
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    17/84
    • Pulp & Paper
      5/84
      • Commitment Strength
        0/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/12
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • 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
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "It will be the responsibility of all Members ofCaramuru to ensure that suppliers and serviceproviders 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 commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Ethics Line

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

          Details of the mechanism: 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
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          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
      29/84
      • Commitment Strength
        17/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          9/17
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            If Other, specify here: ProTerra

            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No

            Which certification schemes are used?: Other certification
            "Awarded to Caramuru in 2006, ProTerra certification has brought many benefits to the company. In addition to raising farmers’ awareness of seal requirements, the correct use of land, and the development of more sustainable agriculture, the certification program brings greater engagement of producers with the company and greater credibility with customers. In order to maintain certification, Caramuru undergoes annual audits, in which several products and units are inspected, In addition to the producers who provide transgenic soy for the group. Among other requirements, ProTerra certification determines compliance with standards related to environmental sustainability, indicating that humid forests, riparian forests, wetlands, swamps, steep slopes, areas of high value for the conservation of the environment and indigenous areas must be preserved. Developed by Cert ID Certificadora Ltda. and currently managed by the ProTerra Foundation, ProTerra certification is applicable to commodities and at all levels of the supply chain and represents a competitive advantage for Caramuru."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            "Awarded to Caramuru in 2006, ProTerra certification has brought many benefits to the company. In addition to raising farmers’ awareness of seal requirements, the correct use of land, and the development of more sustainable agriculture, the certification program brings greater engagement of producers with the company and greater credibility with customers. In order to maintain certification, Caramuru undergoes annual audits, in which several products and units are inspected, In addition to the producers who provide transgenic soy for the group. "
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "Awarded to Caramuru in 2006, ProTerra certification has brought many benefits to the company. In addition to raising farmers’ awareness of seal requirements, the correct use of land, and the development of more sustainable agriculture, the certification program brings greater engagement of producers with the company and greater credibility with customers. In order to maintain certification, Caramuru undergoes annual audits, in which several products and units are inspected, In addition to the producers who provide transgenic soy for the group. Among other requirements, ProTerra certification determines compliance with standards related to environmental sustainability, indicating that humid forests, riparian forests, wetlands, swamps, steep slopes, areas of high value for the conservation of the environment and indigenous areas must be preserved. Developed by Cert ID Certificadora Ltda. and currently managed by the ProTerra Foundation, ProTerra certification is applicable to commodities and at all levels of the supply chain and represents a competitive advantage for Caramuru."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/11
          • 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
            "The NGMO Program (not genetically modified) aims to guarantee quality and certify our manufacture of non-GM products. Through a rigorous traceability system, our entire production process is verified, from the origin of the seeds, monitoring, planting, vegetative development of the plants and harvest, storage, logistics, processing in the industries, transport, until the delivery of the final product , in Brazil and worldwide."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Only applies to Non-GMO soy - "The NGMO Program (not genetically modified) aims to guarantee quality and certify our manufacture of non-GM products. Through a rigorous traceability system, our entire production process is verified, from the origin of the seeds, monitoring, planting, vegetative development of the plants and harvest, storage, logistics, processing in the industries, transport, until the delivery of the final product , in Brazil and worldwide."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "The NGMO Program (not genetically modified) aims to guarantee quality and certify our manufacture of non-GM products. Through a rigorous traceability system, our entire production process is verified, from the origin of the seeds, monitoring, planting, vegetative development of the plants and harvest, storage, logistics, processing in the industries, transport, until the delivery of the final product , in Brazil and worldwide."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
      • 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
          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: 0 Not specified

          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
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "It will be the responsibility of all Members ofCaramuru to ensure that suppliers and serviceproviders 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 commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        7/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of the mechanism: Social

          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, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Ethics Line
          "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 non-certified/non-compliant volume
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume
          2/4
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 1,376,197 tons per year

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 0 Not specified
          "With an average annual growth of 20%, our soybean processing capacity has reached 1,376,197 ton/year"
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes using a third-party monitoring system
          4/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes using a third-party monitoring system
          4/4
          Does the company use a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism?: No

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0 Not specified

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

          If so, what jurisdictions and mechanisms does the company use?: Not specified

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified

          For what percentage of production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages, or otherwise controls does the company use external processes or actors, such as certification, to monitor compliance?: 0 Not specified

          Does the company use a certification system?: Yes
          "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."
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          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
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Violating Code of Conduct

          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
    9/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    5/38
    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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