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  • Overall approach
    11/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      6/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Conversion-free
      6/6
      "[In 2019] AMAGGI re-launches its commitment “Towards a deforestation and conversion free grain chain [...] Our commitment to deforestation and conversion includes our agricultural production activities and our grain origination from rural producers [...] It applies to all locations where we operate, in and outside Brazil, including the Cerrado and Amazon biomes”
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Grupo Andre Maggi are signatory to the Soy Moratorium and the Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "And furthermore, due to the social, environmental and economic impacts deforestation causes, we also include and/or reinforce our commitments, (i) to require compliance with local forest-related laws and support the strengthening of governmental actions to ensure its implementation and governance; (ii) to respect and protect human rights, especially when it comes to local and indigenous communities; (iii) to promote solutions for the protection, conservation and recovery of high conservation areas which are important to maintain biodiversity and manage carbon emissions."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      3/3
      LUC emissions target
      Yes
      3/3
      "AMAGGI emphasizes the importance of maintaining actions and programs dedicated to reducing its emissions [including]  Adoption of no-tillage practices in 100% of the AMAGGI farms, allowing the incorporation and retention of carbon in the soil [...]  Expansion of agricultural activities in degraded or already open areas, and increase productivity per hectare, avoiding pressure on native forest areas."
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    38/86
    • Soy
      38/86
      • Commitment Strength
        17/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          16/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Certification schemes mentioned: RTRS; Proterra
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation
            "In order to guarantee responsible purchases, AMAGGI has Socio-Environmental Criteria to evaluate its grain suppliers. These are minimum sustainability principles to be met and establish the following veto criteria: IBAMA embargoed areas due to deforestation, areas located in indigenous and conservation lands, areas deforested after 2008 in the Amazonian biome (soybean moratorium), producers or companies that are on the slave labor black list. It is important to reinforce that 100% of the supply chain must meet these criteria." In 2018, AMAGGI's soy usage was certified by AMAGGI Responsible Standard (415,000 tonnes), RTRS (236,000 tonnes), and ProTerra standard (1.1m tonnes).
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            "In order to guarantee responsible purchases, AMAGGI has Socio-Environmental Criteria to evaluate its grain suppliers. These are minimum sustainability principles to be met and establish the following veto criteria: IBAMA embargoed areas due to deforestation, areas located in indigenous and conservation lands, areas deforested after 2008 in the Amazonian biome (soybean moratorium), producers or companies that are on the slave labor black list. It is important to reinforce that 100% of the supply chain must meet these criteria." In 2018, AMAGGI's soy usage was certified by AMAGGI Responsible Standard (415,000 tonnes), RTRS (236,000 tonnes), and ProTerra standard (1.1m tonnes).
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "In order to guarantee responsible purchases, AMAGGI has Socio-Environmental Criteria to evaluate its grain suppliers. These are minimum sustainability principles to be met and establish the following veto criteria: IBAMA embargoed areas due to deforestation, areas located in indigenous and conservation lands, areas deforested after 2008 in the Amazonian biome (soybean moratorium), producers or companies that are on the slave labor black list. It is important to reinforce that 100% of the supply chain must meet these criteria." In 2018, AMAGGI's soy usage was certified by AMAGGI Responsible Standard (415,000 tonnes), RTRS (236,000 tonnes), and ProTerra standard (1.1m tonnes).
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "In order to guarantee responsible purchases, AMAGGI has Socio-Environmental Criteria to evaluate its grain suppliers. These are minimum sustainability principles to be met and establish the following veto criteria: IBAMA embargoed areas due to deforestation, areas located in indigenous and conservation lands, areas deforested after 2008 in the Amazonian biome (soybean moratorium), producers or companies that are on the slave labor black list. It is important to reinforce that 100% of the supply chain must meet these criteria." In 2018, AMAGGI's soy usage was certified by AMAGGI Responsible Standard (415,000 tonnes), RTRS (236,000 tonnes), and ProTerra standard (1.1m tonnes).
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "In order to guarantee responsible purchases, AMAGGI has Socio-Environmental Criteria to evaluate its grain suppliers. These are minimum sustainability principles to be met and establish the following veto criteria: IBAMA embargoed areas due to deforestation, areas located in indigenous and conservation lands, areas deforested after 2008 in the Amazonian biome (soybean moratorium), producers or companies that are on the slave labor black list. It is important to reinforce that 100% of the supply chain must meet these criteria." In 2018, AMAGGI's soy usage was certified by AMAGGI Responsible Standard (415,000 tonnes), RTRS (236,000 tonnes), and ProTerra standard (1.1m tonnes).
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            "In order to guarantee responsible purchases, AMAGGI has Socio-Environmental Criteria to evaluate its grain suppliers. These are minimum sustainability principles to be met and establish the following veto criteria: IBAMA embargoed areas due to deforestation, areas located in indigenous and conservation lands, areas deforested after 2008 in the Amazonian biome (soybean moratorium), producers or companies that are on the slave labor black list. It is important to reinforce that 100% of the supply chain must meet these criteria." In 2018, AMAGGI's soy usage was certified by AMAGGI Responsible Standard (415,000 tonnes), RTRS (236,000 tonnes), and ProTerra standard (1.1m tonnes).
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "In order to guarantee responsible purchases, AMAGGI has Socio-Environmental Criteria to evaluate its grain suppliers. These are minimum sustainability principles to be met and establish the following veto criteria: IBAMA embargoed areas due to deforestation, areas located in indigenous and conservation lands, areas deforested after 2008 in the Amazonian biome (soybean moratorium), producers or companies that are on the slave labor black list. It is important to reinforce that 100% of the supply chain must meet these criteria." In 2018, AMAGGI's soy usage was certified by AMAGGI Responsible Standard (415,000 tonnes), RTRS (236,000 tonnes), and ProTerra standard (1.1m tonnes).
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        17/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            4/4
            "In order to guarantee responsible purchases, AMAGGI has Socio-Environmental Criteria to evaluate its grain suppliers. These are minimum sustainability principles to be met and establish the following veto criteria: IBAMA embargoed areas due to deforestation, areas located in indigenous and conservation lands, areas deforested after 2008 in the Amazonian biome (soybean moratorium), producers or companies that are on the slave labor black list. It is important to reinforce that 100% of the supply chain must meet these criteria." In 2018, AMAGGI's soy usage was certified by AMAGGI Responsible Standard (415,000 tonnes), RTRS (236,000 tonnes), and ProTerra standard (1.1m tonnes).
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/4
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2.7/2.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2.7/2.7
            certification
            "In order to guarantee responsible purchases, AMAGGI has Socio-Environmental Criteria to evaluate its grain suppliers. These are minimum sustainability principles to be met and establish the following veto criteria: IBAMA embargoed areas due to deforestation, areas located in indigenous and conservation lands, areas deforested after 2008 in the Amazonian biome (soybean moratorium), producers or companies that are on the slave labor black list. It is important to reinforce that 100% of the supply chain must meet these criteria." In 2018, AMAGGI's soy usage was certified by AMAGGI Responsible Standard (415,000 tonnes), RTRS (236,000 tonnes), and ProTerra standard (1.1m tonnes).
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.7
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          Yes
          2/2
          2008
          "Through the Soy Moratorium, AMAGGI undertakes not to acquire soybeans from areas deforested after 2008 in the Amazon biome. Annually, the company receives an external audit to certify compliance with the Pact."
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2.00/4
          "We are committed to [...] Ensure compliance with the socio-environmental criteria determined by AMAGGI for the commercialization of grains, as well as the precepts determined by the Brazilian Forest Code, and strengthening of the reforestation agenda [...] Ensure continued compliance with institutional commitments such as the Soy Moratorium, Green Grain Protocol, Global Compact, among others." "To ensure compliance with our commitments, it is necessary to ensure consistent monitoring and a reliable verification process to define improvements and next steps, giving greater credibility and coherence to our performance."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2.00/4
          "Act in managing our suppliers, evaluating risks and opportunities, promoting access to information and knowledge, so that they can continuously improve;"
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          Yes
          2.00/2
          Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          Grupo Andre Maggi has been a member of the RTRS board since 2007. They also participate in collaborative actions such as the Soybean Working Group (GTS), the Brazil Climate, Forests and Agriculture Coalition and the Cerrado Working Group. 
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          Full
          4.00/4
          654,507 tonnes
          Grupo Andre Maggi report soy usage in their 2018 Sustainability Report.
      • Social Considerations
        4/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          "Our commitment to non-deforestation [reinforces] our commitments [...] to respect the right to use land, including principles of free, prior and informed consent."
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Commitment to a traceable 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
    17/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    17/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Grupo André Maggi (AMAGGI) is a Brazilian agribusiness company active in the production, processing and trading of agricultural commodities. Its operations are primarily focussed in Brazil, but it also has an important presence in Argentina and Paraguay, as well as being present in Holland, Norway and Poland. It is a major player in the soy market. In 2014, the group had a planted area of over 130,000 hectares for soy and produced more than 450,000 metric tons of soy. It has three soy crushing facilities with an annual production capacity of over 2 million metric tons. In 2016, AMAGGI was among the top five Brazilian exporters of soy.

Sector
Industry sector 
Agri commodities, Agriculture
Segments
Producer
HQ
HQ 
Brazil
Company Type
Company type 
Private

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