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  • Overall approach
    0/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      0/1
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    21/86
    • Soy
      35/86
      • Commitment Strength
        23/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          11/21
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Type of commitment: Certification
            Certification schemes mentioned: Proterra
            "In 2006, Caramuru joined ProTerra [...] ProTerra certification determines compliance with environmental sustainability standards, indicating that rainforests, riparian forests, wetlands, wetlands, steep slopes, areas of high value for environmental conservation and indigenous areas should be preserved [...] Both Caramuru production and NON GMO soy products are certified."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "In 2006, Caramuru joined ProTerra [...] ProTerra certification determines compliance with environmental sustainability standards, indicating that rainforests, riparian forests, wetlands, wetlands, steep slopes, areas of high value for environmental conservation and indigenous areas should be preserved [...] Both Caramuru production and NON GMO soy products are certified."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
            "In 2006, Caramuru joined ProTerra [...] ProTerra certification determines compliance with environmental sustainability standards, indicating that rainforests, riparian forests, wetlands, wetlands, steep slopes, areas of high value for environmental conservation and indigenous areas should be preserved [...] Both Caramuru production and NON GMO soy products are certified." Does not apply to GMO soy that they procure.
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "In 2006, Caramuru joined ProTerra [...] ProTerra certification determines compliance with environmental sustainability standards, indicating that rainforests, riparian forests, wetlands, wetlands, steep slopes, areas of high value for environmental conservation and indigenous areas should be preserved [...] Both Caramuru production and NON GMO soy products are certified."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "In 2006, Caramuru joined ProTerra [...] ProTerra certification determines compliance with environmental sustainability standards, indicating that rainforests, riparian forests, wetlands, wetlands, steep slopes, areas of high value for environmental conservation and indigenous areas should be preserved [...] Both Caramuru production and NON GMO soy products are certified."
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            "In 2006, Caramuru joined ProTerra [...] ProTerra certification determines compliance with environmental sustainability standards, indicating that rainforests, riparian forests, wetlands, wetlands, steep slopes, areas of high value for environmental conservation and indigenous areas should be preserved [...] Both Caramuru production and NON GMO soy products are certified."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "In 2006, Caramuru joined ProTerra [...] ProTerra certification determines compliance with environmental sustainability standards, indicating that rainforests, riparian forests, wetlands, wetlands, steep slopes, areas of high value for environmental conservation and indigenous areas should be preserved [...] Both Caramuru production and NON GMO soy products are certified."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          12/15
          • 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 (non-genetically modified) Program was designed to guarantee the quality of our production as well as certifying our manufacturing of Non-Genetically Modified products. It includes a rigorous tracking system that conducts a series of audits and inspections in each of the productive process phases beginning with seed origin, monitoring, planting, vegetative growth, harvest, warehousing, logistics, industrial processing, transport and final delivery in Brazil and/or overseas."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "The NGMO (non-genetically modified) Program was designed to guarantee the quality of our production as well as certifying our manufacturing of Non-Genetically Modified products. It includes a rigorous tracking system that conducts a series of audits and inspections in each of the productive process phases beginning with seed origin, monitoring, planting, vegetative growth, harvest, warehousing, logistics, industrial processing, transport and final delivery in Brazil and/or overseas."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
            "The NGMO (non-genetically modified) Program was designed to guarantee the quality of our production as well as certifying our manufacturing of Non-Genetically Modified products. It includes a rigorous tracking system that conducts a series of audits and inspections in each of the productive process phases beginning with seed origin, monitoring, planting, vegetative growth, harvest, warehousing, logistics, industrial processing, transport and final delivery in Brazil and/or overseas."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "The NGMO (non-genetically modified) Program was designed to guarantee the quality of our production as well as certifying our manufacturing of Non-Genetically Modified products. It includes a rigorous tracking system that conducts a series of audits and inspections in each of the productive process phases beginning with seed origin, monitoring, planting, vegetative growth, harvest, warehousing, logistics, industrial processing, transport and final delivery in Brazil and/or overseas."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "The NGMO (non-genetically modified) Program was designed to guarantee the quality of our production as well as certifying our manufacturing of Non-Genetically Modified products. It includes a rigorous tracking system that conducts a series of audits and inspections in each of the productive process phases beginning with seed origin, monitoring, planting, vegetative growth, harvest, warehousing, logistics, industrial processing, transport and final delivery in Brazil and/or overseas."
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            "The NGMO (non-genetically modified) Program was designed to guarantee the quality of our production as well as certifying our manufacturing of Non-Genetically Modified products. It includes a rigorous tracking system that conducts a series of audits and inspections in each of the productive process phases beginning with seed origin, monitoring, planting, vegetative growth, harvest, warehousing, logistics, industrial processing, transport and final delivery in Brazil and/or overseas."
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        8/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
            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 protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
            certification
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          2/4
          "Contracts entered into with suppliers and service providers must contain rules that prohibit the practice of illegal acts, as well as any penalties to be applied in case of non-compliance and infringement [...] Caramuru reserves the right to terminate thecommercial relationship with suppliers and service providers whenever the provisions of this Code are violated or when there is evidence of non-compliance with current legislation."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          Caramuru Alimentos offer an 'Ethics Line' through which anyone can report misconduct or impacts related to their business operations.
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Caramuru reported their total volumes of soy procured in 2017 as 2,081,389 tonnes.
      • Social Considerations
        4/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Forced Labour; Child Labour
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          [translation] Caramuru have a long-term 'Family Farming' initiative which aims to "add value to the work of small rural producers and contribute to income generation [...] throughout the year, Caramuru agronomists provided technical assistance and offered capacity building for increased [...] soybean productivity. The project also encourages farmers to associate with cooperatives participating in the National Program Use of Biodiesel Production (PNPB).
    • Pulp & Paper
      6/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        6/34
        • 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
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          2/4
          "Contracts entered into with suppliers and service providers must contain rules that prohibit the practice of illegal acts, as well as any penalties to be applied in case of non-compliance and infringement [...] Caramuru reserves the right to terminate thecommercial relationship with suppliers and service providers whenever the provisions of this Code are violated or when there is evidence of non-compliance with current legislation."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          Caramuru Alimentos offer an 'Ethics Line' through which anyone can report misconduct or impacts related to their business operations.
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        0/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Forced Labour; Child Labour
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    12/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    7/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    2/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Caramurú Group is a Brazilian raw material processor of soy, canola, sunflower and corn. The company was founded in 1964 and was initially primarily involved in cornmeal production. Caramurú Group produces products under numerous brands, including: domestic animal products, such as Bontrato; industrial products, such as Cermil, Fecomil and Lecet; and consumer products, such as Flocao and Sinha. The company is among the top Brazilian exporters of soy and processes around 4% of the total Brazilian soybean market. Caramurú Group has 84 warehouses in Brazil with a storage capacity of over 2.5 million tons and a soy processing capacity of 1.3 million tons per annum which has shown an annual growth of 20%.

Caramurú Group products include oils, soybean proteins, bird seeds, soybean and sunflower animal meal and industrial food and beverage ingredients. They also have processing facilities for biodiesel production from vegetable oil (primarily soy).

Sector
Industry sector 
Agri commodities, Oils & fats, Packaged food
Segments
Processor
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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