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  • Overall approach
    1/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      UN Global Compact
      "SLC Agrícola joined the Working Group for Food and Agriculture which is part of the Brazilian Network of the United Nations Global Compact".
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      0.00/1
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    32/86
    • Soy
      32/86
      • Commitment Strength
        28/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          15/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Type of commitment: Certification
            Certification schemes mentioned: RTRS
            (Translation) "The Company's sustainable production can also be evidenced by the existing voluntary certifications for agricultural production, among which we can highlight the soybean (RTRS and CRS)[...]at SLC Agrícola the total area of ​​land certified by this organization is currently 193,521.91 hectares".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            (Translation) "The Company's sustainable production can also be evidenced by the existing voluntary certifications for agricultural production, among which we can highlight the soybean (RTRS and CRS)[...]at SLC Agrícola the total area of ​​land certified by this organization is currently 193,521.91 hectares".
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            (Translation) "The Company's sustainable production can also be evidenced by the existing voluntary certifications for agricultural production, among which we can highlight the soybean (RTRS and CRS)[...]at SLC Agrícola the total area of ​​land certified by this organization is currently 193,521.91 hectares".
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            (Translation) "The Company's sustainable production can also be evidenced by the existing voluntary certifications for agricultural production, among which we can highlight the soybean (RTRS and CRS)[...]at SLC Agrícola the total area of ​​land certified by this organization is currently 193,521.91 hectares".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            (Translation) "The Company's sustainable production can also be evidenced by the existing voluntary certifications for agricultural production, among which we can highlight the soybean (RTRS and CRS)[...]at SLC Agrícola the total area of ​​land certified by this organization is currently 193,521.91 hectares".
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            (Translation) "The Company's sustainable production can also be evidenced by the existing voluntary certifications for agricultural production, among which we can highlight the soybean (RTRS and CRS)[...]at SLC Agrícola the total area of ​​land certified by this organization is currently 193,521.91 hectares".
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Quantifiable as assumed the commitment is to maintain their current certifications.
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment details
            traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            "SLC Agrícola has developed a system – called QBEN, and derived from knowledge and experience developed by the Company’s own intellectual capital – that traces the product from the field, through processing, and thus gives the process higher quality, as well as speed".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "SLC Agrícola has developed a system – called QBEN, and derived from knowledge and experience developed by the Company’s own intellectual capital – that traces the product from the field, through processing, and thus gives the process higher quality, as well as speed".
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "SLC Agrícola has developed a system – called QBEN, and derived from knowledge and experience developed by the Company’s own intellectual capital – that traces the product from the field, through processing, and thus gives the process higher quality, as well as speed".
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "SLC Agrícola has developed a system – called QBEN, and derived from knowledge and experience developed by the Company’s own intellectual capital – that traces the product from the field, through processing, and thus gives the process higher quality, as well as speed".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "SLC Agrícola has developed a system – called QBEN, and derived from knowledge and experience developed by the Company’s own intellectual capital – that traces the product from the field, through processing, and thus gives the process higher quality, as well as speed".
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            "SLC Agrícola has developed a system – called QBEN, and derived from knowledge and experience developed by the Company’s own intellectual capital – that traces the product from the field, through processing, and thus gives the process higher quality, as well as speed".
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/4
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.7
            certification
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.7
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.7
            certification
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • 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
          SLC Agricola reported their participation in the UN's Brazilian Network of the Global Compact in their 2017 Sustainability Report. 
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          Partial
          2/4
          Grupo SLC report the total ha of soy planted in 2017-2018 as 230,164 ha. 
      • Social Considerations
        0/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    28/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    4/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    0/16
    Avg. score

Profile

SLC Agricola is a producer company based in Brazil. The produce soybean, cotton, and corn across more than a dozen production sites in six Brazilian states: Goiás, Mato Grosso, Maranhão, Mato Grosso do Sul, Bahia and Piauí. In 2016/17, they had more than 200,000 hectares of soybean.

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

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