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  • Overall approach
    0/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
    • 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
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
  • Commodity score
    21/88
    • Soy
      21/88
      • Commitment Strength
        12/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          5/11
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1.3/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1.3/8
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also explicitly apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No
            "The actions developed by Coamo in the industrial, operational and logistical fields, have been internationally recognised within the principles of sustainability as it is concluded in a research carried out by the renowned Expression Publishing and Aequo Sustainability Solutions, which have pointed Coamo as the most sustainable cooperative in the Southern Region of Brazil in the last years, granting to it the Certificate of Excellence Management [...] Certifications and Actions: [...] Coamo Sustainable Soybean Production Program"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "The actions developed by Coamo in the industrial, operational and logistical fields, have been internationally recognised within the principles of sustainability as it is concluded in a research carried out by the renowned Expression Publishing and Aequo Sustainability Solutions, which have pointed Coamo as the most sustainable cooperative in the Southern Region of Brazil in the last years, granting to it the Certificate of Excellence Management [...] Certifications and Actions: [...] Coamo Sustainable Soybean Production Program"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            "The actions developed by Coamo in the industrial, operational and logistical fields, have been internationally recognised within the principles of sustainability as it is concluded in a research carried out by the renowned Expression Publishing and Aequo Sustainability Solutions, which have pointed Coamo as the most sustainable cooperative in the Southern Region of Brazil in the last years, granting to it the Certificate of Excellence Management [...] Certifications and Actions: [...] Coamo Sustainable Soybean Production Program"
          • 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
            Current
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          9/9
          • 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
             "Complying with International market requirements, Coamo traces the production of the associates from the field, industrialisation, to the shipping, so that the consumers know that the grains produced by its associates are free from chemical, physical and biological contamination. The cooperative develops studies, actions, trainings and investments to provide its structure with control and check points that allow to get to the origin of the product sold "in natura" or industrialised, as it happens to the soybean oil, soybean meal or vegetable fats." [Translation] "Agricultural commodities are traded on the foreign market in the FOB and CIF systems, with a traceability certificate, which guarantees control of the Coamo product from the field to its destination."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
             "Complying with International market requirements, Coamo traces the production of the associates from the field, industrialisation, to the shipping, so that the consumers know that the grains produced by its associates are free from chemical, physical and biological contaminations. The cooperative develops studies, actions, trainings and investments to provide its structure with control and check points that allow to get to the origin of the product sold "in natura" or industrialised, as it happens to the soybean oil, soybean meal or vegetable fats." [Translation] "Agricultural commodities are traded on the foreign market in the FOB and CIF systems, with a traceability certificate, which guarantees control of the Coamo product from the field to its destination."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            "Complying with International market requirements, Coamo traces the production of the associates from the field, industrialisation, to the shipping, so that the consumers know that the grains produced by its associates are free from chemical, physical and biological contaminations. The cooperative develops studies, actions, trainings and investments to provide its structure with control and check points that allow to get to the origin of the product sold "in natura" or industrialised, as it happens to the soybean oil, soybean meal or vegetable fats." [Translation] "Agricultural commodities are traded on the foreign market in the FOB and CIF systems, with a traceability certificate, which guarantees control of the Coamo product from the field to its destination."
          • 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
            Target date is current - see 3.2
      • Social Considerations
        1/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Details of commitment: Forced labour; Child labour
        • 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
          "Coamo, through its Integrated Quality and Social and Environmental Management Policy, is committed to: Promoting equity and valuing the human being, with respectful treatment and without distinction of race, gender and culture;"
        • 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
        6/50
        • 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
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Environmental Institute of Paraná (IAP)

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings
          "Moreover, the cooperative has a partnership with environmental agencies, especially the Environmental Institute of Paraná (IAP) for the restoration and maintenance of Permanent Preservation Areas (APP) and Legally Protected Areas (RL)."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • 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
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of un-certified land holdings
          1/4
          Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of un-certified land holdings
          1/4
          What is the total land area owned, managed, or controlled by the company for the forest risk commodity?: 4 million ha

          In what jurisdiction(s)/subnational region does the company operate and/or source material?: Paraná, Santa Catarina, Mato Grosso do Sul

          In what country(ies) does the company operate and/or source material?: Brazil

          What is the total area in production (in ha)?: 4 million ha
           Coamo publishes a map on its website displaying the three states in Brazil where it has operations: Paraná, Santa Catarina, and Mato Grosso do Sul. For each state, it publishes a list of production sites, including their coordinates and addresses. They also disclose the location of their industrial park for processing soy: "Park is between Dourados and Caarapó (State: Mato Grosso do Sul)."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using an internal verification system
          4/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using an internal verification system
          4/4
          What tools, processes, bodies carry out monitoring of the company's production or processing operations?:  Coamo technical-agronomic staff

          Does the company use a certification system?: No

          Does the company use a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism?: No

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified
          "The detailed checking of the compliance with the criteria for sustainable agricultural production is done through the constant monitoring by the Coama technical-agronomic staff, aiming to adopt continuous improvement in conducting crops by the associates."
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          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 internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified
          "The detailed checking of the compliance with the criteria for sustainable agricultural production is done through the constant monitoring by the Coamo technical-agronomic staff, aiming to adopt continuous improvement in conducting crops by the associates."
        • 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
  • Commitment strength
    12/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    6/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    1/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Coamo Agroindustrial Cooperativa is a Brazilian farming cooperative processing and trading in agricultural commodities. The cooperative is one of the top exporters of soy from Brazil. Coamo Agroindustrial Coop. is selected as a powerbroker for soy.

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

Top Brands

Coamo Foods, Prime, Anniela, Soulls

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