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  • Overall approach
    6/10
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      3/4
      Overall commitment
      Zero deforestation/Deforestation-free commitment or, for timber, pulp & paper companies only, commitment to well implemented harvest and no deforestation of HCV & HCS areas
      3/4
      "Marfrig is committed to being an effective agent for transforming the production chain, encouraging production models that preserve biomes and biodiversity, with effective actions to guarantee supplies from areas free of deforestation, as well as the development of new forms of production." [...] "A plan to ensure that 100% of our company's production chain is sustainable, tracked and free of deforestation by 2030, materializing the Marfrig Commitment."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: Soy Moratorium; Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 partner; UN Global Compact

      If Other Initiative, specify: Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef:
      "We are signatories of the UN Global Compact"[...]"INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERSHIPS...Some of the main organizations with which we maintain relationships: Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA) ; Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef"[...]"In addition to the Marfrig Club, and in line with efforts to manage the risks associated with deforestation in the value chain, we have engaged with our suppliers to purchase soybean products, for processing or for animal feed, only from companies participating in the Soy Moratorium, an industry commitment established more than ten years ago which guarantees that companies refrain from purchasing soybeans planted in deforested areas of the Amazon"
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Deforestation and biodiversity: in order to preserve the ecosystems in which the ranches are located, with attention to Protected Areas (covering the lands of indigenous peoples and preservation units) as well as the availability of water in this vast territory."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Business risk
      Yes
      1/1
      What revenue comes from industries relevant to each forest risk commodity?: NA

      What type of risk is recognised?: Competition; Reputational

      What poportion of a company’s annual revenue depends on each forest risk commodity?: NA
      "Politically as well, a meatpacker announcing a zero-deforestation commitment beyond what is required by law, unilaterally and without discussion with key stakeholders on the ground, risks antagonizing governments and farmers...When companies that are vulnerable to reputational risks pull out of a region, others that are less vulnerable to these risks and less committed to sustainability are ready to step in with less competition. The net effect could be a split market, where responsible companies migrate away from areas of active deforestation"
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
      Executive compensation
      No
      0/0
      Does it disclose the percentage of pay at risk?: No
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/1
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/1
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
      Conservation disclosure
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of conservation area are being supported or facilitated by the company on land it does not own or manage?: 1,254,500 ha
      "The quantifiable ERs, both from direct suppliers and from partnership interventions are summarised below: : Conserved forest >1,254,500 ha"
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
      Reforestation disclosure
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of reforestation or restoration are being or have been conducted or facilitated by the company?: 6,000 ha
      "The quantifiable ERs, both from direct suppliers and from partnership interventions are summarised below: Forest restoration 6,000 ha"
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Reduce emissions
      Yes
      0/0
      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2035

      Type of climate target: Other or unclear

      Is this target aligned with/verified by SBTi?: Yes
      [Translation] "The company has developed science-based targets to meet a global warming scenario of up to 1.5ºC. Reduction targets for scope 1, 2 and 3 were proposed. The targets proposed by the company were approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) in April 2022 and the certificate is available on the SBTi website). [...]We use 2019 as a base year and we expect a 68% reduction in emissions from scopes 1 and 2. In Scope 3, the target is to reduce the intensity of emissions per animal processed by 33% by 2035. These targets include our two divisions of business: North America and South America."
  • Commodity score
    33/90
    • Beef
      46/90
      • Commitment Strength
        13/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          7/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            When was this commitment set?: 2022
            "Achieving zero deforestation along the entire supply chain by 2030, eliminating Amazon deforestation by 2025 and that of the Cerrado 5 years later"[...]" We are committed to working towards a supply chain entirely free from poorly managed land conversion and deforestation, not only in Brazil but also in Argentina, Chile, the United States, and Uruguay."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Achieving zero deforestation along the entire supply chain by 2030, eliminating Amazon deforestation by 2025 and that of the Cerrado 5 years later"[...]" We are committed to working towards a supply chain entirely free from poorly managed land conversion and deforestation, not only in Brazil but also in Argentina, Chile, the United States, and Uruguay."
          • Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: NA
            "Achieving zero deforestation along the entire supply chain by 2030, eliminating Amazon deforestation by 2025 and that of the Cerrado 5 years later"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: 2025
            "Achieving zero deforestation along the entire supply chain by 2030, eliminating Amazon deforestation by 2025 and that of the Cerrado 5 years later"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          7/7.5
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            When was this commitment set?: 2020

            Do they have a traceability commitment which goes back to the birth farm?: No
            "Traceability: the tool to avoid deforestation and achieve socio-productive inclusion in the full chain will be full traceability of supply. This will be done through mechanisms combined with each other, including cattle chipping and kidding, satellite monitoring, georeferencing of rural properties, blockchain systems and the design of risk maps, which cross-reference vegetation maps with breeding and rearing suppliers, making it possible to identify the areas most susceptible to deforestation. Many of these mechanisms are already used by Marfrig and their use will be intensified."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Traceability: the tool to avoid deforestation and achieve socio-productive inclusion in the full chain will be full traceability of supply. This will be done through mechanisms combined with each other, including cattle chipping and kidding, satellite monitoring, georeferencing of rural properties, blockchain systems and the design of risk maps, which cross-reference vegetation maps with breeding and rearing suppliers, making it possible to identify the areas most susceptible to deforestation. Many of these mechanisms are already used by Marfrig and their use will be intensified."
          • Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: Use georeferencing and satellite monitoring to enhance traceability
            " By 2022 - Adaptation of all systems to control the chain and mitigate risks. Between 2022 and 2025 - Protocol for reinclusion of blocked producers, making it possible for them to once again comply with the company's sustainability criteria. Implementation of the technical support network program, which will address intensification and restoration by improving pasture and genetics, in addition to animal nutrition. By 2025 - Achieve full traceability of Marfrig's supply chain in the Amazon. By 2030 - Full traceability of suppliers allocated in the Cerrado and other biomes."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: 2022 . 2025
            " By 2022 - Adaptation of all systems to control the chain and mitigate risks. Between 2022 and 2025 - Protocol for reinclusion of blocked producers, making it possible for them to once again comply with the company's sustainability criteria. Implementation of the technical support network program, which will address intensification and restoration by improving pasture and genetics, in addition to animal nutrition. By 2025 - Achieve full traceability of Marfrig's supply chain in the Amazon. By 2030 - Full traceability of suppliers allocated in the Cerrado and other biomes."
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        6/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1

          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "Marfrig expects ALL of its employees, directors, board members shareholders, and third parties - suppliers, customers, business partners, service providers, among others - are committed to collaborating with the Company's ethical and integrity guidelines. A good working environment is associated with the productivity, motivation and the health of the professionals. At Marfrig, the maintenance of an appropriate environment should be valued and it is expected that the attitudes and positions of our employees, directors, board members, and third parties reflect this concern. Therefore, Marfrig advises that we promote a clean, organized environment that complies with the norms for using the Company's installations. At Marfrig, people's safety is a priority, and therefore it is essential that there be a commitment to complying with the standards that seek to establish safety practices in the workplace. The Company considers unacceptable actions that are offensive, intimidating, discriminatory, or any other type of harassment. Marfrig does not tolerate any discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, race, culture, nationality, social class, age, or physical characteristics. CHILD LABOR AND FORCED LABOR: Marfrig repudiates any type of labor that does not comply with the labor laws in Brazil and in the countries where it operates, and demands the same position from its suppliers and third parties. The right to free trade union association and collective bargaining are respected by respected by Marfrig, valuing the participation of employees without participation of employees without any type of discrimination and in compliance with and complying with the agreements established."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: NA

          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support; Education and training, Economic
          "Excluding farmers involved in deforestation from its supplier base would only put an end to the problem for the company's supply chain; as those farmers will continue to deforest…. As the company’s zero deforestation procedures will expand to indirect suppliers, so will its inclusion-based approach. Marfrig will establish a network of programs that target small and medium producers to provide Technical Assistance and finance mechanisms for the implementation of the farm level changes; these relate to animal nutrition, herd management, sustainable pasture management, land registration, environmental compliance (CAR registration and PRA implementation), and others. The inclusion of these farmers makes it possible to achieve social, economic and environmental gains in these areas, insofar as it maintains and regenerates biodiversity. They also allow Marfrig to improve supplier’s ability to comply to its policies. Commitment to smallholder inclusion Marfrig commits to support the inclusion of 157 producers through its support of the Sustainable Production Calves Programs. Marfrig is partnering with IDH in the Sustainable Production of Calves Program. Over the next three years, the program will support a total of 157 smallholders in Juruena Valley. Additional activities, beyond the ones mentioned above, and which seek to promote improvements in farmers’ livelihoods, include: a) Support in obtaining credit and directing the rational use of the activity, b) Increasing incomes through intensification of calf production."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          1/2
          "The guidelines gathered here must be observed by all the Company's Company's employees, regardless of the geographical geographic location of the operation, involved in actions of social responsibility aimed at the internal public, the communities and the the value chain. They must also be observed by Interested Parties and Third Parties that act on behalf of Marfrig. Gender equality Marfrig defends gender equality, in which men and women receive equal treatment and have the same opportunities for growth and professional development. To promote fair, balanced balanced and even more inclusive work environments, the company is committed to to achieve concrete advances in this area, efforts that include: 1. Promoting discussions within the Board of Directors and Executive Board to constantly improve actions related to the promotion of equity between men and women. 2. Sensitize leaderships to the challenges of gender equality. 3. Adopt goals related to diversity, making the topic a priority for leaderships. 4. Promote women's empowerment policies. 5. Contribute to the equity of parental leave, ensuring paid leave (maternity, paternity or adoption), a benefit that may be extended to homosexual couples and single-parent families, under the terms of the legislation that deals with this issue. 6. Measure, document and publish, in the Annual Sustainability Report and and other communication channels of Marfrig, the progress obtained in the promotion of gender equality"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/1
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        27/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using an internal verification system
          1/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using an internal verification system
          1/2
          Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: NA

          What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: NA

          Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: Cross referencing with INPE (National Institute of Space Studies)

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: NA

          Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Cross referencing with INPE (National Institute of Space Studies)

          What methods are used for verification?: Cross referencing with INPE (National Institute of Space Studies)
          "Supplier ranches are continuously monitored by geospatial means, a routine that contributes, among other things, to the observation and preservation of conditions in the ecosystems where the ranches are located. We have been monitoring Amazon biome ecosystems since 2009 and those in the Cerrado biome since 2020."
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          3/3
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          3/3
          "Supplier ranches are continuously monitored by geospatial means, a routine that contributes, among other things, to the observation and preservation of conditions in the ecosystems where the ranches are located...In the face of any incidence of non-compliance detected through monitoring, the supplier is prevented—or blocked— from trading animals with us until the issue is resolved."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2009
          "We have been monitoring Amazon biome ecosystems since 2009 and those in the Cerrado biome since 2020. The routine is based on ranch maps obtained from the Rural Environmental Registry (CAR), information that is then cross-referenced with satellite images of the ranches provided by INPE (National Institute for Space Research) and aims to ensure that the properties are free from deforestation and conflicts over Indigenous lands or lands set aside for conservation"
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: WWF Brazil "Collaboration for Forests and Agriculture" ; Agroicone

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/ advice/ experience/ expertise
          "WWF Brazil Project partnership under WWF’s existing “Collaboration for Forests and Agriculture” CFA framework Partnership for the improvement of traceability of indirect suppliers. The work will support the assessment and improvement of Marfrig’s supply chain monitoring approach based on the assessment of documentation and processes through WWF’s existing framework."[...]"Agroicone Project partnership “Originação Sustentável da Carne Bovina” Partnership aimed at improving Marfrig’s understanding of indirect suppliers environmental and social risks at a municipality level in the Amazon Biome. The outcome will be the deforestation risk maps for cattle acquisition including direct and indirect suppliers in different Brazilian biomes."
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          Yes
          2/2
          Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          Yes
          2/2
          What methodology was used to identify the jurisdictions of focus?: NA

          How many jurisdictional approaches focused on land use is the company currently involved in?: Mato Grosso

          Does the company report on the type of engagement they are conducting in the context of the jurisdictional approach (e.g. disbursed financial support, in-kind support, capacity, preferential sourcing)?: NA

          How is the company engaged within the jurisdictional approach?: Founding organisation of institute that helps implement the jurisdictional approach

          What percentage of the company's non-DCF supply chain are sourced from the landscape where the jurisdictional approach is adopted?: NA

          What are the names, locations, timelines and other partners involved in the jurisdictional approaches?: Cargill ; JBS ; COFCO
          "The PCI institute Marfrig is one of the 8 founding organizations of the PCI Institute. As a public-private association recognized as the official implementer of the Mato Grosso State PCI Strategy, the institutes aims at delivering is the official private partners recognized by the State Government and the World Bank, for the implementation of the PCI State Strategy up to 2030."[...]"The Juruena Valley Regional PCI Compact Marfrig has signed the regional PCI compact in Juruena Valley, to support the landscape governance model developed for the region The Juruena Valley is responsible for the production of 1/3 of the calves in Mato Grosso State, so it is a region characterized by small and medium sized cattle ranchers, where Marfrig will pilot part of the solutions for indirect suppliers. The PCI Regional Compact is the landscape governance model that has established medium-term targets under the Production, Conservation and Inclusion axes."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Unclear

          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: NA
          "Map of Deforestation RiskThe year 2021 was the first in which we used this tool, which had been readied at the end of 2020. By using it, we were able to further improve our responsible purchasing practices: we now have information resulting from the cross-referencing of various types of maps, including those highlighting socio-environmental indicators, covering areas subject to deforestation, pasturelands and areas set aside for the preservation of native vegetation; maps are also able to indicate occurrences of forced or child labor. To all of these, we added yet another map, this one pinpointing the presence of cattle herds in given areas. The combination of these two approaches (socio-environmental indicators and livestock presence), along with the development of a risk matrix, makes it possible for the first time to develop a geographic map with unprecedented detail for the management of livestock. By using this tool, we were able to identify and prioritize actions in the areas most exposed to socio-environmental risks in the Amazon and Cerrado biomes. The consolidation of this information provides us with a matrix highlighting different degrees of risk, from “low” to “very high,” displayed on the map via color codes."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Compliance with the laws, standards, and rules is an obligation of all employees, managers, directors, and shareholders, and it is also the duty of third parties to seek to know Marfrig's Compliance guidelines and to fully comply with them.... Compliance with this Code and the full operation of the Company's Compliance mechanisms, including the Annual Training Cycle and the Channel for Complaints, is periodically monitored by Marfrig's Ethics and Compliance Committee, and its provisions are submitted for revision and evaluation by the members of the institutional body"
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "Translation : COMPLAINT CHANNEL The Marfrig Whistleblower Channel exists to receive reports of situations of non-compliance with the rules described in this document, as well as suspicious-looking business, misconduct, bribery, bribery attempt, leakage of information that could compromise the integrity of the Company and impartial selection of suppliers, fraud, among others. Complaints can be made in an identified or anonymous way and the Registered information is treated confidentially, within legal limits. THE Marfrig does not tolerate retaliation. Good faith whistleblowers may not suffer any kind of persecution, sanction or constraint. The indicators of Marfrig's Whistleblower Channel are periodically submitted to the Company's Board of Directors for discussion, evaluation and ratification of this tool. persecution, sanction or embarrassment. Employees, service providers, suppliers and customers can register your complaints through the 0800 telephone line, through the website or by e-mail: Telephone: 0800-223-1000 Web site: https://marfrig.com.br/pt/compliance/helpline Email: etica@marfrig.com.br"[...]" "In 2021, we received 368 complaints in our whistleblower channels.""
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume: NA

          What is the non-DCF commodity volume sourced from known production areas, and proportion of total supply chain volume this represents?: NA

          Total volume: 30,100 heads of cattle slaughtered daily

          Reporting certified/compliant volume: NA

          What product types/sectors is this in?: Food processing
          "PRODUCTION CAPACITY 29,100 head of cattle slaughtered daily 222,000 tons per year of hamburger 209,000 tons per year of other processed products"
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA

          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA

          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Annual training cycle and monitoring
          "Compliance with the laws, standards, and rules is an obligation of all employees, managers, directors, and shareholders, and it is also the duty of third parties to seek to know Marfrig's Compliance guidelines and to fully comply with them.... Compliance with this Code and the full operation of the Company's Compliance mechanisms, including the Annual Training Cycle and the Channel for Complaints, is periodically monitored by Marfrig's Ethics and Compliance Committee, and its provisions are submitted for revision and evaluation by the members of the institutional body""
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
          Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          1/4
          Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          1/4
          What is the total area (in ha) of natural ecosystem on land owned, managed, or controlled by the company?: NA

          For what percent are boundaries (of certified land holdings) disclosed?: 0%

          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: Rio Grande do Sul ; Mato Grosso do Sul ; Sao Paulo ; Rondonia ; Mato Grosso ; Rio de Janeiro

          For what percent are point locations (of land holdings and processing facilities) disclosed: 0%

          For what percent are boundaries (of holdings under conservation) disclosed?: 0%

          For what percent are point locations (of holdings under conservation) disclosed?: 0%

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 0%

          For what percent are point locations (of certified land holdings) disclosed?: 0%

          In what country(ies) does the company operate and/or source material?: Brazil ; Argentina ; Uruguay ; Chile ; United States

          In what jurisdiction(s)/subnational region does the company operate and/or source material?: Rio Grande do Sul ; Mato Grosso do Sul ; Sao Paulo ; Rondonia ; Mato Grosso ; Rio de Janeiro

          What types of ecosystems are these?: Cerrado ; Amazon ; Pampa ; Mata Atlantica

          What type of conservation designation and/or conservation status is used?: NA

          What is the total land area owned, managed, or controlled by the company for the forest risk commodity?: NA

          What is the volume of each forest risk commodity that the company produced/processed/sourced in the previous year from each national or subnational location?: NA

          What is the total area in production (in ha)?: NA

          What is the area, in hectares of production units, on which non-DCF commodities are produced or processed, by country and jurisdiction: NA

          What is the total area of land (in ha) that is available for future production, e.g. concessions?: NA
          Marfrig provide a map detailing the municipalities within which their processing facilities are located.
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
          Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: No
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: NA

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: NA

          Does the company use a certification system?: No

          Does the company use a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism?: No

          For what percentage of production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages, or otherwise controls does the company use external processes or actors, such as certification, to monitor compliance?: NA

          If so, what jurisdictions and mechanisms does the company use?: NA
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers; Also for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers; Also for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          3/4
          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: NA

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Continuous assessment

          How is compliance monitored?: Internal monitoring and verification systems

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: NA

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0%

          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: NA
          "A tool we began to use in 2021. Developed the previous year from the marriage of satellite monitoring with blockchain technology, Conecta helps us verify incidents of deforestation and other episodes of non-compliance with socio-environmental norms in the production chain. The platform cross-references information, made available by producers through an app about ranches and herds, with public data. An important differential is that it can also be used by direct suppliers, so they can monitor their own respective supply chains, thus integrating our efforts and theirs in combating eventual irregularities practiced by indirect suppliers. In addition, ranchers can access socioenvironmental analyses of their own operations and those of their suppliers. In 2021, Conecta was made available to more than 3,800 direct producers operating in Mato Grosso and Rondônia."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Suspend suppliers, engage to bring into compliance, and reintroduce to the supply chain
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Suspend suppliers, engage to bring into compliance, and reintroduce to the supply chain
          2/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: NA

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Failure to comply sustainability criteria

          Does the company commit to engage with rightsholders, Indigenous peoples and local communities when developing the implementation plan?: No

          Does the company work with the non-compliant supplier to develop an implementation plan to remedy associated harms or non-compliance?: No
          "+2,000 ranches, previously blocked from supply chain registers, re-instated after complying with socio-environmental criteria, a figure representing 26% of active suppliers during the period."[...]"Cattle ranchers who do not share with us such information are blocked from our supply base, in line with Marfrig Verde+ norms. They remain blocked until the data are made available and they pledge to adhere to Marfrig-established commitments"
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, excluded
          1/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, excluded
          1/2
          How many noncompliant producers or suppliers are engaged through improvement plans or other processes, and what percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: NA

          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: No
          "In a bit more than a year, Marfrig Verde+ achieved significant results such as the monitoring of 63% of indirect producers in the Amazon and 67% in the Cerrado and reincluded over 2.000 suppliers who adapted to the socioenvironmental criteria that had been established."
    • Leather *
      47/90
      • Commitment Strength
        11/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          5/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            When was this commitment set?: 2020

            Do they have a deforestation commitment covering animal feed?: No
            "Achieving zero deforestation along the entire supply chain by 2030, eliminating Amazon deforestation by 2025 and that of the Cerrado 5 years later"[...]" We are committed to working towards a supply chain entirely free from poorly managed land conversion and deforestation, not only in Brazil but also in Argentina, Chile, the United States, and Uruguay."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: Cerrado ; Amazon

            If no, what is excluded?: Location
            "Achieving zero deforestation along the entire supply chain by 2030, eliminating Amazon deforestation by 2025 and that of the Cerrado 5 years later"
          • Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: 2020
            "Achieving zero deforestation along the entire supply chain by 2030, eliminating Amazon deforestation by 2025 and that of the Cerrado 5 years later"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: 2025
            "Achieving zero deforestation along the entire supply chain by 2030, eliminating Amazon deforestation by 2025 and that of the Cerrado 5 years later"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          7/7.5
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Do they have a traceability commitment which goes back to the birth farm?: No

            When was this commitment set?: NA
            "Traceability: the tool to avoid deforestation and achieve socio-productive inclusion in the full chain will be full traceability of supply. This will be done through mechanisms combined with each other, including cattle chipping and kidding, satellite monitoring, georeferencing of rural properties, blockchain systems and the design of risk maps, which cross-reference vegetation maps with breeding and rearing suppliers, making it possible to identify the areas most susceptible to deforestation. Many of these mechanisms are already used by Marfrig and their use will be intensified."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Traceability: the tool to avoid deforestation and achieve socio-productive inclusion in the full chain will be full traceability of supply. This will be done through mechanisms combined with each other, including cattle chipping and kidding, satellite monitoring, georeferencing of rural properties, blockchain systems and the design of risk maps, which cross-reference vegetation maps with breeding and rearing suppliers, making it possible to identify the areas most susceptible to deforestation. Many of these mechanisms are already used by Marfrig and their use will be intensified."
          • Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: NA
            " By 2022 - Adaptation of all systems to control the chain and mitigate risks. Between 2022 and 2025 - Protocol for reinclusion of blocked producers, making it possible for them to once again comply with the company's sustainability criteria. Implementation of the technical support network program, which will address intensification and restoration by improving pasture and genetics, in addition to animal nutrition. By 2025 - Achieve full traceability of Marfrig's supply chain in the Amazon. By 2030 - Full traceability of suppliers allocated in the Cerrado and other biomes."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: 2022. 2025
            " By 2022 - Adaptation of all systems to control the chain and mitigate risks. Between 2022 and 2025 - Protocol for reinclusion of blocked producers, making it possible for them to once again comply with the company's sustainability criteria. Implementation of the technical support network program, which will address intensification and restoration by improving pasture and genetics, in addition to animal nutrition. By 2025 - Achieve full traceability of Marfrig's supply chain in the Amazon. By 2030 - Full traceability of suppliers allocated in the Cerrado and other biomes."
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        6/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1

          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures

          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "Marfrig expects ALL of its employees, directors, board members shareholders, and third parties - suppliers, customers, business partners, service providers, among others - are committed to collaborating with the Company's ethical and integrity guidelines. A good working environment is associated with the productivity, motivation and the health of the professionals. At Marfrig, the maintenance of an appropriate environment should be valued and it is expected that the attitudes and positions of our employees, directors, board members, and third parties reflect this concern. Therefore, Marfrig advises that we promote a clean, organized environment that complies with the norms for using the Company's installations. At Marfrig, people's safety is a priority, and therefore it is essential that there be a commitment to complying with the standards that seek to establish safety practices in the workplace. The Company considers unacceptable actions that are offensive, intimidating, discriminatory, or any other type of harassment. Marfrig does not tolerate any discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, race, culture, nationality, social class, age, or physical characteristics. CHILD LABOR AND FORCED LABOR: Marfrig repudiates any type of labor that does not comply with the labor laws in Brazil and in the countries where it operates, and demands the same position from its suppliers and third parties. The right to free trade union association and collective bargaining are respected by respected by Marfrig, valuing the participation of employees without participation of employees without any type of discrimination and in compliance with and complying with the agreements established."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: 157

          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support; Education and training, Economic
          "Excluding farmers involved in deforestation from its supplier base would only put an end to the problem for the company's supply chain; as those farmers will continue to deforest…. As the company’s zero deforestation procedures will expand to indirect suppliers, so will its inclusion-based approach. Marfrig will establish a network of programs that target small and medium producers to provide Technical Assistance and finance mechanisms for the implementation of the farm level changes; these relate to animal nutrition, herd management, sustainable pasture management, land registration, environmental compliance (CAR registration and PRA implementation), and others. The inclusion of these farmers makes it possible to achieve social, economic and environmental gains in these areas, insofar as it maintains and regenerates biodiversity. They also allow Marfrig to improve supplier’s ability to comply to its policies. Commitment to smallholder inclusion Marfrig commits to support the inclusion of 157 producers through its support of the Sustainable Production Calves Programs. Marfrig is partnering with IDH in the Sustainable Production of Calves Program. Over the next three years, the program will support a total of 157 smallholders in Juruena Valley. Additional activities, beyond the ones mentioned above, and which seek to promote improvements in farmers’ livelihoods, include: a) Support in obtaining credit and directing the rational use of the activity, b) Increasing incomes through intensification of calf production."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          1/2
          "The guidelines gathered here must be observed by all the Company's Company's employees, regardless of the geographical geographic location of the operation, involved in actions of social responsibility aimed at the internal public, the communities and the the value chain. They must also be observed by Interested Parties and Third Parties that act on behalf of Marfrig. Gender equality Marfrig defends gender equality, in which men and women receive equal treatment and have the same opportunities for growth and professional development. To promote fair, balanced balanced and even more inclusive work environments, the company is committed to to achieve concrete advances in this area, efforts that include: 1. Promoting discussions within the Board of Directors and Executive Board to constantly improve actions related to the promotion of equity between men and women. 2. Sensitize leaderships to the challenges of gender equality. 3. Adopt goals related to diversity, making the topic a priority for leaderships. 4. Promote women's empowerment policies. 5. Contribute to the equity of parental leave, ensuring paid leave (maternity, paternity or adoption), a benefit that may be extended to homosexual couples and single-parent families, under the terms of the legislation that deals with this issue. 6. Measure, document and publish, in the Annual Sustainability Report and and other communication channels of Marfrig, the progress obtained in the promotion of gender equality"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/1
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        30/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          2/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          2/2
          What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: NA

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: NA

          Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: Cross referencing with INPE (National Institute of Space Studies)

          What methods are used for verification?: Cross referencing with INPE (National Institute of Space Studies)

          Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: NA

          Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Cross referencing with INPE (National Institute of Space Studies)
          "In compliance with the Public Commitment to Livestock, Marfrig structured a satellite georeferencing and geomonitoring model, directing its efforts to work with as many direct suppliers as possible in order to mitigate indirect risks. As a result, it started to monitor 26 million hectares in the Amazon biome on a daily basis, an area larger than the state of São Paulo. In this way, it has guaranteed the direct supply of cattle from properties with zero deforestation since October 2008"[...]""To guarantee conformity to their commitments, signatories (e.g. processors and meatpackers) must carry out third party audits, to verify they are not buying from illegitimate suppliers. Such audits are provided annually to the MPF, who supervises compliance."
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          3/3
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          3/3
          "Supplier ranches are continuously monitored by geospatial means, a routine that contributes, among other things, to the observation and preservation of conditions in the ecosystems where the ranches are located...In the face of any incidence of non-compliance detected through monitoring, the supplier is prevented—or blocked— from trading animals with us until the issue is resolved."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2009
          "We have been monitoring Amazon biome ecosystems since 2009 and those in the Cerrado biome since 2020. The routine is based on ranch maps obtained from the Rural Environmental Registry (CAR), information that is then cross-referenced with satellite images of the ranches provided by INPE (National Institute for Space Research) and aims to ensure that the properties are free from deforestation and conflicts over Indigenous lands or lands set aside for conservation"
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: WWF Brazil Project partnership

          What is the nature of that participation?: Providing support/ advice/ experience/ expertise
          "WWF Brazil Project partnership under WWF’s existing “Collaboration for Forests and Agriculture” CFA framework Partnership for the improvement of traceability of indirect suppliers. The work will support the assessment and improvement of Marfrig’s supply chain monitoring approach based on the assessment of documentation and processes through WWF’s existing framework."[...]"Agroicone Project partnership “Originação Sustentável da Carne Bovina” Partnership aimed at improving Marfrig’s understanding of indirect suppliers environmental and social risks at a municipality level in the Amazon Biome. The outcome will be the deforestation risk maps for cattle acquisition including direct and indirect suppliers in different Brazilian biomes."
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          Yes
          2/2
          Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          Yes
          2/2
          What methodology was used to identify the jurisdictions of focus?: NA

          What are the names, locations, timelines and other partners involved in the jurisdictional approaches?: Cargill ; JBS ; COFCO

          How is the company engaged within the jurisdictional approach?: NA

          How many jurisdictional approaches focused on land use is the company currently involved in?: Mato Grosso

          Does the company report on the type of engagement they are conducting in the context of the jurisdictional approach (e.g. disbursed financial support, in-kind support, capacity, preferential sourcing)?: NA

          What percentage of the company's non-DCF supply chain are sourced from the landscape where the jurisdictional approach is adopted?: NA
          "The PCI institute Marfrig is one of the 8 founding organizations of the PCI Institute. As a public-private association recognized as the official implementer of the Mato Grosso State PCI Strategy, the institutes aims at delivering is the official private partners recognized by the State Government and the World Bank, for the implementation of the PCI State Strategy up to 2030."[...]"The Juruena Valley Regional PCI Compact Marfrig has signed the regional PCI compact in Juruena Valley, to support the landscape governance model developed for the region The Juruena Valley is responsible for the production of 1/3 of the calves in Mato Grosso State, so it is a region characterized by small and medium sized cattle ranchers, where Marfrig will pilot part of the solutions for indirect suppliers. The PCI Regional Compact is the landscape governance model that has established medium-term targets under the Production, Conservation and Inclusion axes."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: NA

          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: NA
          "Map of Deforestation RiskThe year 2021 was the first in which we used this tool, which had been readied at the end of 2020. By using it, we were able to further improve our responsible purchasing practices: we now have information resulting from the cross-referencing of various types of maps, including those highlighting socio-environmental indicators, covering areas subject to deforestation, pasturelands and areas set aside for the preservation of native vegetation; maps are also able to indicate occurrences of forced or child labor. To all of these, we added yet another map, this one pinpointing the presence of cattle herds in given areas. The combination of these two approaches (socio-environmental indicators and livestock presence), along with the development of a risk matrix, makes it possible for the first time to develop a geographic map with unprecedented detail for the management of livestock. By using this tool, we were able to identify and prioritize actions in the areas most exposed to socio-environmental risks in the Amazon and Cerrado biomes. The consolidation of this information provides us with a matrix highlighting different degrees of risk, from “low” to “very high,” displayed on the map via color codes."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Compliance with the laws, standards, and rules is an obligation of all employees, managers, directors, and shareholders, and it is also the duty of third parties to seek to know Marfrig's Compliance guidelines and to fully comply with them.... Compliance with this Code and the full operation of the Company's Compliance mechanisms, including the Annual Training Cycle and the Channel for Complaints, is periodically monitored by Marfrig's Ethics and Compliance Committee, and its provisions are submitted for revision and evaluation by the members of the institutional body"
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism
          "Translation : COMPLAINT CHANNEL The Marfrig Whistleblower Channel exists to receive reports of situations of non-compliance with the rules described in this document, as well as suspicious-looking business, misconduct, bribery, bribery attempt, leakage of information that could compromise the integrity of the Company and impartial selection of suppliers, fraud, among others. Complaints can be made in an identified or anonymous way and the Registered information is treated confidentially, within legal limits. THE Marfrig does not tolerate retaliation. Good faith whistleblowers may not suffer any kind of persecution, sanction or constraint. The indicators of Marfrig's Whistleblower Channel are periodically submitted to the Company's Board of Directors for discussion, evaluation and ratification of this tool. persecution, sanction or embarrassment. Employees, service providers, suppliers and customers can register your complaints through the 0800 telephone line, through the website or by e-mail: Telephone: 0800-223-1000 Web site: https://marfrig.com.br/pt/compliance/helpline Email: etica@marfrig.com.br"[...]" "In 2021, we received 368 complaints in our whistleblower channels.""
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Total volume: 209,000 tons per year of other processed products

          What product types/sectors is this in?: Clothings

          Reporting certified/compliant volume: NA

          What is the non-DCF commodity volume sourced from known production areas, and proportion of total supply chain volume this represents?: NA

          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume: NA
          "PRODUCTION CAPACITY 29,100 head of cattle slaughtered daily 209,000 tons per year of other processed products"
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Annual training cycle and monitoring

          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA

          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA
          "Compliance with the laws, standards, and rules is an obligation of all employees, managers, directors, and shareholders, and it is also the duty of third parties to seek to know Marfrig's Compliance guidelines and to fully comply with them.... Compliance with this Code and the full operation of the Company's Compliance mechanisms, including the Annual Training Cycle and the Channel for Complaints, is periodically monitored by Marfrig's Ethics and Compliance Committee, and its provisions are submitted for revision and evaluation by the members of the institutional body""
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          How does the company remedy adverse social and environmental impacts linked to their operations and/or supply chains?: NA

          For what percentage of production units has an ESIA been carried out as part of the land use planning process?: NA
          "Since 2009 and following on agreements with Greenpeace and subsequently with the Brazilian government, Brazil’s major meatpackers (including Marfrig), have been working on strengthening their cattle procurement procedures to reduce environmental and social risks from their supply chains...Controlling the cattle’s origin will enable Marfrig to apply legal and environmental and social related criteria, as well as compliance protocols related to its indirect suppliers, to mitigate key risks. ...Risk calibrated approach... The objective is to identify the critical areas (at municipality level) from an environmental and social risk perspective based on multiple datasets...&Green assesses the Marfrig transaction with respect to its potential Environmental and Social inclusion impact generated within the landscape boundaries defined in the landscape protection plan (“LPP”). Environmental and social impact, expressed as ‘Environmental Return and Social Inclusion’, can fall under four categories: Forest Conserved:...Land sustainably intensified:...Forest Restored...Smallholders benefiting"
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          1/4
          Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          1/4
          In what country(ies) does the company operate and/or source material?: Brazil ; Argentina ; Uruguay ; Chile ; United States

          For what percent are boundaries (of holdings under conservation) disclosed?: NA

          For what percent are point locations (of land holdings and processing facilities) disclosed: NA

          What is the area, in hectares of production units, on which non-DCF commodities are produced or processed, by country and jurisdiction: NA

          In what jurisdiction(s)/subnational region does the company operate and/or source material?: Rio Grande do Sul ; Mato Grosso do Sul ; Sao Paulo ; Rondonia ; Mato Grosso ; Rio de Janeiro

          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: Rio Grande do Sul ; Mato Grosso do Sul ; Sao Paulo ; Rondonia ; Mato Grosso ; Rio de Janeiro

          What is the total land area owned, managed, or controlled by the company for the forest risk commodity?: NA

          What type of conservation designation and/or conservation status is used?: NA

          What is the volume of each forest risk commodity that the company produced/processed/sourced in the previous year from each national or subnational location?: NA

          What types of ecosystems are these?: NA

          What is the total area in production (in ha)?: NA

          What is the total area of land (in ha) that is available for future production, e.g. concessions?: NA

          For what percent are point locations (of certified land holdings) disclosed?: NA

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: NA

          What is the total area (in ha) of natural ecosystem on land owned, managed, or controlled by the company?: NA

          For what percent are boundaries (of certified land holdings) disclosed?: NA

          For what percent are point locations (of holdings under conservation) disclosed?: NA
          Marfrig provide a map detailing the municipalities within which their processing facilities are located.
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers; Also for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers; Also for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          3/4
          How is compliance monitored?: Internal monitoring and verification systems

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0%

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Continuous assessment

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: NA

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 0%

          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: 0%
          "A tool we began to use in 2021. Developed the previous year from the marriage of satellite monitoring with blockchain technology, Conecta helps us verify incidents of deforestation and other episodes of non-compliance with socio-environmental norms in the production chain. The platform cross-references information, made available by producers through an app about ranches and herds, with public data. An important differential is that it can also be used by direct suppliers, so they can monitor their own respective supply chains, thus integrating our efforts and theirs in combating eventual irregularities practiced by indirect suppliers. In addition, ranchers can access socioenvironmental analyses of their own operations and those of their suppliers. In 2021, Conecta was made available to more than 3,800 direct producers operating in Mato Grosso and Rondônia."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Suspend suppliers, engage to bring into compliance, and reintroduce to the supply chain
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Suspend suppliers, engage to bring into compliance, and reintroduce to the supply chain
          2/2
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: NA

          Does the company commit to engage with rightsholders, Indigenous peoples and local communities when developing the implementation plan?: No

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          Does the company work with the non-compliant supplier to develop an implementation plan to remedy associated harms or non-compliance?: No

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Failure to comply sustainability criteria
          "+2,000 ranches, previously blocked from supply chain registers, re-instated after complying with socio-environmental criteria, a figure representing 26% of active suppliers during the period."[...]"Cattle ranchers who do not share with us such information are blocked from our supply base, in line with Marfrig Verde+ norms. They remain blocked until the data are made available and they pledge to adhere to Marfrig-established commitments"
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, excluded
          1/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, excluded
          1/2
          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: No

          How many noncompliant producers or suppliers are engaged through improvement plans or other processes, and what percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: NA
          "In a bit more than a year, Marfrig Verde+ achieved significant results such as the monitoring of 63% of indirect producers in the Amazon and 67% in the Cerrado and reincluded over 2.000 suppliers who adapted to the socioenvironmental criteria that had been established."
    • Pulp & Paper *
      15/90
      • Commitment Strength
        5/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          5/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1/6
            When was this commitment set?: 2021

            What paper/pulp product does their commitment apply to?: Paper products; Pulp; Packaging

            Type of sustainability commitment: Reduce the volume of virgin wood fibre used in paper and packaging products through usage of recycled content
            "Marfrig seeks to guarantee that the purchase of wood does not originate from 1. areas of illegal deforestation, 2. suppliers who violate human rights or those of traditional populations, or from planted forests." "All products of forestry origin supplied to Marfrig must be originated from planted forests with measurable volume and plants in areas in areas that are not embargoed by environmental agencies and/or are located in areas of indigenous and/or traditional communities."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Marfrig seeks to guarantee that the purchase of wood does not originate from 1. areas of illegal deforestation, 2. suppliers who violate human rights or those of traditional populations, or from planted forests." "All products of forestry origin supplied to Marfrig must be originated from planted forests with measurable volume and plants in areas in areas that are not embargoed by environmental agencies and/or are located in areas of indigenous and/or traditional communities."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: NA
            "Marfrig seeks to guarantee that the purchase of wood does not originate from 1. areas of illegal deforestation, 2. suppliers who violate human rights or those of traditional populations, or from planted forests." "All products of forestry origin supplied to Marfrig must be originated from planted forests with measurable volume and plants in areas in areas that are not embargoed by environmental agencies and/or are located in areas of indigenous and/or traditional communities."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: NA
            "Marfrig seeks to guarantee that the purchase of wood does not originate from 1. areas of illegal deforestation, 2. suppliers who violate human rights or those of traditional populations, or from planted forests." "All products of forestry origin supplied to Marfrig must be originated from planted forests with measurable volume and plants in areas in areas that are not embargoed by environmental agencies and/or are located in areas of indigenous and/or traditional communities."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        4/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1

          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures

          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "Marfrig expects ALL of its employees, directors, board members shareholders, and third parties - suppliers, customers, business partners, service providers, among others - are committed to collaborating with the Company's ethical and integrity guidelines. A good working environment is associated with the productivity, motivation and the health of the professionals. At Marfrig, the maintenance of an appropriate environment should be valued and it is expected that the attitudes and positions of our employees, directors, board members, and third parties reflect this concern. Therefore, Marfrig advises that we promote a clean, organized environment that complies with the norms for using the Company's installations. At Marfrig, people's safety is a priority, and therefore it is essential that there be a commitment to complying with the standards that seek to establish safety practices in the workplace. The Company considers unacceptable actions that are offensive, intimidating, discriminatory, or any other type of harassment. Marfrig does not tolerate any discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, race, culture, nationality, social class, age, or physical characteristics. CHILD LABOR AND FORCED LABOR: Marfrig repudiates any type of labor that does not comply with the labor laws in Brazil and in the countries where it operates, and demands the same position from its suppliers and third parties. The right to free trade union association and collective bargaining are respected by respected by Marfrig, valuing the participation of employees without participation of employees without any type of discrimination and in compliance with and complying with the agreements established."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          1/2
          "The guidelines gathered here must be observed by all the Company's Company's employees, regardless of the geographical geographic location of the operation, involved in actions of social responsibility aimed at the internal public, the communities and the the value chain. They must also be observed by Interested Parties and Third Parties that act on behalf of Marfrig. Gender equality Marfrig defends gender equality, in which men and women receive equal treatment and have the same opportunities for growth and professional development. To promote fair, balanced balanced and even more inclusive work environments, the company is committed to to achieve concrete advances in this area, efforts that include: 1. Promoting discussions within the Board of Directors and Executive Board to constantly improve actions related to the promotion of equity between men and women. 2. Sensitize leaderships to the challenges of gender equality. 3. Adopt goals related to diversity, making the topic a priority for leaderships. 4. Promote women's empowerment policies. 5. Contribute to the equity of parental leave, ensuring paid leave (maternity, paternity or adoption), a benefit that may be extended to homosexual couples and single-parent families, under the terms of the legislation that deals with this issue. 6. Measure, document and publish, in the Annual Sustainability Report and and other communication channels of Marfrig, the progress obtained in the promotion of gender equality"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/1
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        7/56
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Compliance with the laws, standards, and rules is an obligation of all employees, managers, directors, and shareholders, and it is also the duty of third parties to seek to know Marfrig's Compliance guidelines and to fully comply with them.... Compliance with this Code and the full operation of the Company's Compliance mechanisms, including the Annual Training Cycle and the Channel for Complaints, is periodically monitored by Marfrig's Ethics and Compliance Committee, and its provisions are submitted for revision and evaluation by the members of the institutional body"
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism
          "Translation : COMPLAINT CHANNEL The Marfrig Whistleblower Channel exists to receive reports of situations of non-compliance with the rules described in this document, as well as suspicious-looking business, misconduct, bribery, bribery attempt, leakage of information that could compromise the integrity of the Company and impartial selection of suppliers, fraud, among others. Complaints can be made in an identified or anonymous way and the Registered information is treated confidentially, within legal limits. THE Marfrig does not tolerate retaliation. Good faith whistleblowers may not suffer any kind of persecution, sanction or constraint. The indicators of Marfrig's Whistleblower Channel are periodically submitted to the Company's Board of Directors for discussion, evaluation and ratification of this tool. persecution, sanction or embarrassment. Employees, service providers, suppliers and customers can register your complaints through the 0800 telephone line, through the website or by e-mail: Telephone: 0800-223-1000 Web site: https://marfrig.com.br/pt/compliance/helpline Email: etica@marfrig.com.br"[...]" "In 2021, we received 368 complaints in our whistleblower channels.""
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA

          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Annual training cycle and monitoring

          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA
          "Compliance with the laws, standards, and rules is an obligation of all employees, managers, directors, and shareholders, and it is also the duty of third parties to seek to know Marfrig's Compliance guidelines and to fully comply with them.... Compliance with this Code and the full operation of the Company's Compliance mechanisms, including the Annual Training Cycle and the Channel for Complaints, is periodically monitored by Marfrig's Ethics and Compliance Committee, and its provisions are submitted for revision and evaluation by the members of the institutional body""
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • 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
    • Soy *
      11/90
      • Commitment Strength
        3/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          3/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1/6
            Does the company commitment also explicitly apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No

            When was this commitment set?: NA
            "In addition to the Marfrig Club, and in line with efforts to manage the risks associated with deforestation in the value chain, we have engaged with our suppliers to purchase soybean products, for processing or for animal feed, only from companies participating in the Soy Moratorium, an industry commitment established more than ten years ago which guarantees that companies refrain from purchasing soybeans planted in deforested areas of the Amazon. In our operations, soy currently represents less than 2% of total inputs purchased."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Location

            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: Amazon
            "In addition to the Marfrig Club, and in line with efforts to manage the risks associated with deforestation in the value chain, we have engaged with our suppliers to purchase soybean products, for processing or for animal feed, only from companies participating in the Soy Moratorium, an industry commitment established more than ten years ago which guarantees that companies refrain from purchasing soybeans planted in deforested areas of the Amazon. In our operations, soy currently represents less than 2% of total inputs purchased."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: Rely on soy moratorium
            "In addition to the Marfrig Club, and in line with efforts to manage the risks associated with deforestation in the value chain, we have engaged with our suppliers to purchase soybean products, for processing or for animal feed, only from companies participating in the Soy Moratorium, an industry commitment established more than ten years ago which guarantees that companies refrain from purchasing soybeans planted in deforested areas of the Amazon. In our operations, soy currently represents less than 2% of total inputs purchased."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: NA
            "In addition to the Marfrig Club, and in line with efforts to manage the risks associated with deforestation in the value chain, we have engaged with our suppliers to purchase soybean products, for processing or for animal feed, only from companies participating in the Soy Moratorium, an industry commitment established more than ten years ago which guarantees that companies refrain from purchasing soybeans planted in deforested areas of the Amazon. In our operations, soy currently represents less than 2% of total inputs purchased."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        4/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1

          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          "Marfrig expects ALL of its employees, directors, board members shareholders, and third parties - suppliers, customers, business partners, service providers, among others - are committed to collaborating with the Company's ethical and integrity guidelines. [...] At Marfrig, people's safety is a priority, and therefore it is essential that there be a commitment to complying with the standards that seek to establish safety practices in the workplace. The Company considers unacceptable actions that are offensive, intimidating, discriminatory, or any other type of harassment. Marfrig does not tolerate any discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, race, culture, nationality, social class, age, or physical characteristics. CHILD LABOR AND FORCED LABOR: Marfrig repudiates any type of labor that does not comply with the labor laws in Brazil and in the countries where it operates, and demands the same position from its suppliers and third parties. The right to free trade union association and collective bargaining are respected by respected by Marfrig, valuing the participation of employees without participation of employees without any type of discrimination and in compliance with and complying with the agreements established."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          1/2
          "The guidelines gathered here must be observed by all the Company's Company's employees, regardless of the geographical geographic location of the operation, involved in actions of social responsibility aimed at the internal public, the communities and the the value chain. They must also be observed by Interested Parties and Third Parties that act on behalf of Marfrig. Gender equality Marfrig defends gender equality, in which men and women receive equal treatment and have the same opportunities for growth and professional development. To promote fair, balanced balanced and even more inclusive work environments, the company is committed to to achieve concrete advances in this area, efforts that include: 1. Promoting discussions within the Board of Directors and Executive Board to constantly improve actions related to the promotion of equity between men and women. 2. Sensitize leaderships to the challenges of gender equality. 3. Adopt goals related to diversity, making the topic a priority for leaderships. 4. Promote women's empowerment policies. 5. Contribute to the equity of parental leave, ensuring paid leave (maternity, paternity or adoption), a benefit that may be extended to homosexual couples and single-parent families, under the terms of the legislation that deals with this issue. 6. Measure, document and publish, in the Annual Sustainability Report and and other communication channels of Marfrig, the progress obtained in the promotion of gender equality"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/1
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        4/56
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Compliance with the laws, standards, and rules is an obligation of all employees, managers, directors, and shareholders, and it is also the duty of third parties to seek to know Marfrig's Compliance guidelines and to fully comply with them.... Compliance with this Code and the full operation of the Company's Compliance mechanisms, including the Annual Training Cycle and the Channel for Complaints, is periodically monitored by Marfrig's Ethics and Compliance Committee, and its provisions are submitted for revision and evaluation by the members of the institutional body"
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism
          "Translation : COMPLAINT CHANNEL The Marfrig Whistleblower Channel exists to receive reports of situations of non-compliance with the rules described in this document, as well as suspicious-looking business, misconduct, bribery, bribery attempt, leakage of information that could compromise the integrity of the Company and impartial selection of suppliers, fraud, among others. Complaints can be made in an identified or anonymous way and the Registered information is treated confidentially, within legal limits. THE Marfrig does not tolerate retaliation. Good faith whistleblowers may not suffer any kind of persecution, sanction or constraint. The indicators of Marfrig's Whistleblower Channel are periodically submitted to the Company's Board of Directors for discussion, evaluation and ratification of this tool. persecution, sanction or embarrassment. Employees, service providers, suppliers and customers can register your complaints through the 0800 telephone line, through the website or by e-mail: Telephone: 0800-223-1000 Web site: https://marfrig.com.br/pt/compliance/helpline Email: etica@marfrig.com.br"[...]" "In 2021, we received 368 complaints in our whistleblower channels.""
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          No
          0/5
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • 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
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    9/17
    Avg. score
  • Implementation and Reporting
    19/56
    Avg. score
  • Associated Human Rights Abuses
    5/17
    Avg. score

Profile

Marfrig Global Foods is a multinational food company based in Brazil. Its primary business is in meat packing, but it also produces processed food and leather products. The company’s subsidiary Marfrig Beef has over 20 operational facilities spread across South America, with the capacity to slaughter over 3 million cattle per year. Marfrig Global Foods is selected as a powerbroker for beef and is also assessed for its exposure to soy, leather and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Agricultural Products, Leather processor, Packaged Foods & Meats, Paper Packaging
Segments
Trader, Processor, Manufacturer, Retailer
HQ
HQ 
Brazil
Company Type
Company type 
CO
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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