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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
    5/84
    • Leather
      8/84
      • Commitment Strength
        8/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/17
          • Commitment details
            Protects priority forests
            5.3/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Protects priority forests
            5.3/10.7
            "Fuga Couros has formulated ways and means to trace leather that has been processed in its facilities. Our system makes it possible that more than 90% of its leather can be traced back to its slaughterhouse origin and date of slaughter." All of its suppliers (slaughterhouses) sign a declaration stating that the cattle purchased for slaughter did not originate from farms that fall under the categories below: Farms located within the boundaries of the Amazon Biome region of which location can be accessed through the following link: ftp://geoftp.ibge.gov.br/mapas/tematicos/mapas_murais/biomas.pdfFarms involved in slave labour, invasion of indigenous lands or protected areas.Farms included on the embargo list of IBAMA (www.ibama.gov.br)."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Applies to Amazon Biome only - "Fuga Couros has formulated ways and means to trace leather that has been processed in its facilities. Our system makes it possible that more than 90% of its leather can be traced back to its slaughterhouse origin and date of slaughter." All of its suppliers (slaughterhouses) sign a declaration stating that the cattle purchased for slaughter did not originate from farms that fall under the categories below: Farms located within the boundaries of the Amazon Biome region of which location can be accessed through the following link: ftp://geoftp.ibge.gov.br/mapas/tematicos/mapas_murais/biomas.pdfFarms involved in slave labour, invasion of indigenous lands or protected areas.Farms included on the embargo list of IBAMA (www.ibama.gov.br)."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "Fuga Couros has formulated ways and means to trace leather that has been processed in its facilities. Our system makes it possible that more than 90% of its leather can be traced back to its slaughterhouse origin and date of slaughter." All of its suppliers (slaughterhouses) sign a declaration stating that the cattle purchased for slaughter did not originate from farms that fall under the categories below: Farms located within the boundaries of the Amazon Biome region of which location can be accessed through the following link: ftp://geoftp.ibge.gov.br/mapas/tematicos/mapas_murais/biomas.pdfFarms involved in slave labour, invasion of indigenous lands or protected areas.Farms included on the embargo list of IBAMA (www.ibama.gov.br)."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            Upstream company - traces to Processing Facility
            0/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Upstream company - traces to Processing Facility
            0/5.3
            "Fuga Couros has formulated ways and means to trace leather that has been processed in its facilities. Our system makes it possible that more than 90% of its leather can be traced back to its slaughterhouse origin and date of slaughter."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            "Fuga Couros has formulated ways and means to trace leather that has been processed in its facilities. Our system makes it possible that more than 90% of its leather can be traced back to its slaughterhouse origin and date of slaughter."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
            Interim target date
            No
            0/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
      • Social Considerations
        0/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
            What percentage of the commodity volume in the company's supply chain is traceable to applicable supply chain levels (e.g. direct suppliers/processing facility/production unit)?: 90%
        • 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
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          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 disclosure
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          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
    • Beef *
      8/84
      • Commitment Strength
        8/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/17
          • Commitment details
            Protects priority forests
            5.3/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Protects priority forests
            5.3/10.7
            "All of its suppliers (slaughterhouses) sign a declaration stating that the cattle purchased for slaughter did not originate from farms that fall under the categories below: Farms located within the boundaries of the Amazon Biome region of which location can be accessed through the following link: ftp://geoftp.ibge.gov.br/mapas/tematicos/mapas_murais/biomas.pdf"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            "All of its suppliers (slaughterhouses) sign a declaration stating that the cattle purchased for slaughter did not originate from farms that fall under the categories below: Farms located within the boundaries of the Amazon Biome region of which location can be accessed through the following link: ftp://geoftp.ibge.gov.br/mapas/tematicos/mapas_murais/biomas.pdf"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "All of its suppliers (slaughterhouses) sign a declaration stating that the cattle purchased for slaughter did not originate from farms that fall under the categories below: Farms located within the boundaries of the Amazon Biome region of which location can be accessed through the following link: ftp://geoftp.ibge.gov.br/mapas/tematicos/mapas_murais/biomas.pdf"
          • 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
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        0/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/38
        • 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
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper *
      0/84
      • 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
        0/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/38
        • 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
          No
          0/4
        • 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 *
      0/84
      • Commitment Strength
        0/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/17
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No commitment
            0/10.7
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        0/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/38
        • 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
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    5/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    0/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    0/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Fuga Couros S/A is a Brazilian leather manufacturer engaging in the production and marketing of hides and skins. The company also operates in cattle-breeding and slaughterhouses. Fuga Couros S/A is selected as a powerbroker for leather and is also assessed for its exposure to soy, beef and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Agri commodities, Apparel & footwear, Accessories & luggage, Agriculture
Segments
Producer, Trader, Processor
HQ
HQ 
Brazil
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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