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  • Overall approach
    2/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific
      0/6
      Beef & Leather
      "In order to respect the Amazon Biome, Marfrig only buys cattle from properties that respect the following: (i) Property must not be included in the IBAMA rejection list (list of farms and producers that do not respect Government Agency environmental criteria) [...] (iii) Property must not be located in the monitored area that alerts for deforestation after October 2009."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 partner; UN Global Compact
      Marfrig are a member of the UN Global Compact and the Tropical Forest Alliance.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      Marfrig state that "...the evolution of human activities post-Industrial Revolution, especially those related to the use of fossil fuels and the destruction of forests, has led to an intensification of this phenomenon and, consequently, to a greater warming of the Earth.""Mafrig is committed to: Protect the environment through actions to prevent pollution, conserve natural resources, combat illegal deforestation, reduce atmospheric emissions and meet defined goals and targets."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    38/86
    • Beef
      58/86
      • Commitment Strength
        30/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          16/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation
            "In order to respect the Amazon Biome, Marfrig only buys cattle from properties that respect the following: (i) Property must not be included in the IBAMA rejection list (list of farms and producers that do not respect Government Agency environmental criteria) [...] (iii) Property must not be located in the monitored area that alerts for deforestation after October 2009." In 2019 "Marfrig reaffirmed its commitment not to source animals from deforested areas and/or areas that violate indigenous land rights and/or Conservation Units. The company is subject to annual audits by independent audit companies to verify compliance with the requirements of the agreement and proposed new advances in the context of the commitment signed in 2009."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            "In order to respect the Amazon Biome, Marfrig only buys cattle from properties that respect the following: (i) Property must not be included in the IBAMA rejection list (list of farms and producers that do not respect Government Agency environmental criteria) [...] (iii) Property must not be located in the monitored area that alerts for deforestation after October 2009." In 2019 "Marfrig reaffirmed its commitment not to source animals from deforested areas and/or areas that violate indigenous land rights and/or Conservation Units. The company is subject to annual audits by independent audit companies to verify compliance with the requirements of the agreement and proposed new advances in the context of the commitment signed in 2009."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "In order to respect the Amazon Biome, Marfrig only buys cattle from properties that respect the following: (i) Property must not be included in the IBAMA rejection list (list of farms and producers that do not respect Government Agency environmental criteria) [...] (iii) Property must not be located in the monitored area that alerts for deforestation after October 2009." In 2019 "Marfrig reaffirmed its commitment not to source animals from deforested areas and/or areas that violate indigenous land rights and/or Conservation Units. The company is subject to annual audits by independent audit companies to verify compliance with the requirements of the agreement and proposed new advances in the context of the commitment signed in 2009."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "In order to respect the Amazon Biome, Marfrig only buys cattle from properties that respect the following: (i) Property must not be included in the IBAMA rejection list (list of farms and producers that do not respect Government Agency environmental criteria) [...] (iii) Property must not be located in the monitored area that alerts for deforestation after October 2009." In 2019 "Marfrig reaffirmed its commitment not to source animals from deforested areas and/or areas that violate indigenous land rights and/or Conservation Units. The company is subject to annual audits by independent audit companies to verify compliance with the requirements of the agreement and proposed new advances in the context of the commitment signed in 2009."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "In order to respect the Amazon Biome, Marfrig only buys cattle from properties that respect the following: (i) Property must not be included in the IBAMA rejection list (list of farms and producers that do not respect Government Agency environmental criteria) [...] (iii) Property must not be located in the monitored area that alerts for deforestation after October 2009." In 2019 "Marfrig reaffirmed its commitment not to source animals from deforested areas and/or areas that violate indigenous land rights and/or Conservation Units. The company is subject to annual audits by independent audit companies to verify compliance with the requirements of the agreement and proposed new advances in the context of the commitment signed in 2009."
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            "In order to respect the Amazon Biome, Marfrig only buys cattle from properties that respect the following: (i) Property must not be included in the IBAMA rejection list (list of farms and producers that do not respect Government Agency environmental criteria) [...] (iii) Property must not be located in the monitored area that alerts for deforestation after October 2009." In 2019 "Marfrig reaffirmed its commitment not to source animals from deforested areas and/or areas that violate indigenous land rights and/or Conservation Units. The company is subject to annual audits by independent audit companies to verify compliance with the requirements of the agreement and proposed new advances in the context of the commitment signed in 2009."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "In order to respect the Amazon Biome, Marfrig only buys cattle from properties that respect the following: (i) Property must not be included in the IBAMA rejection list (list of farms and producers that do not respect Government Agency environmental criteria) [...] (iii) Property must not be located in the monitored area that alerts for deforestation after October 2009." In 2019 "Marfrig reaffirmed its commitment not to source animals from deforested areas and/or areas that violate indigenous land rights and/or Conservation Units. The company is subject to annual audits by independent audit companies to verify compliance with the requirements of the agreement and proposed new advances in the context of the commitment signed in 2009."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          14/15
          • Commitment details
            traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            "For the first group [“full cycle” - those that sell cattle born and raised on their farms...] we have 100% traceability of the cattle [...] To the second group [...]  Marfrig is increasing the utilization of the Request Form of Information (RFI) and is engaging the best efforts to achieve 100% of its indirect suppliers covered by 2025 through RFI." 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "For the first group [“full cycle” - those that sell cattle born and raised on their farms...] we have 100% traceability of the cattle [...] To the second group [...]  Marfrig is increasing the utilization of the Request Form of Information (RFI) and is engaging the best efforts to achieve 100% of its indirect suppliers covered by 2025 through RFI." 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "For the first group [“full cycle” - those that sell cattle born and raised on their farms...] we have 100% traceability of the cattle [...] To the second group [...]  Marfrig is increasing the utilization of the Request Form of Information (RFI) and is engaging the best efforts to achieve 100% of its indirect suppliers covered by 2025 through RFI." 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "For the first group [“full cycle” - those that sell cattle born and raised on their farms...] we have 100% traceability of the cattle [...] To the second group [...]  Marfrig is increasing the utilization of the Request Form of Information (RFI) and is engaging the best efforts to achieve 100% of its indirect suppliers covered by 2025 through RFI." 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "For the first group [“full cycle” - those that sell cattle born and raised on their farms...] we have 100% traceability of the cattle [...] To the second group [...]  Marfrig is increasing the utilization of the Request Form of Information (RFI) and is engaging the best efforts to achieve 100% of its indirect suppliers covered by 2025 through RFI." 
          • Target date
            2025
            0.5/2
            Target date
            2025
            0.5/2
            "For the first group [“full cycle” - those that sell cattle born and raised on their farms...] we have 100% traceability of the cattle [...] To the second group [...]  Marfrig is increasing the utilization of the Request Form of Information (RFI) and is engaging the best efforts to achieve 100% of its indirect suppliers covered by 2025 through RFI." 
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "For the first group [“full cycle” - those that sell cattle born and raised on their farms...] we have 100% traceability of the cattle [...] To the second group [...]  Marfrig is increasing the utilization of the Request Form of Information (RFI) and is engaging the best efforts to achieve 100% of its indirect suppliers covered by 2025 through RFI." 
      • Reporting and Implementation
        24/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            "In order to respect the Amazon Biome, Marfrig only buys cattle from properties that respect the following: (i) Property must not be included in the IBAMA rejection list (list of farms and producers that do not respect Government Agency environmental criteria) [...] (iii) Property must not be located in the monitored area that alerts for deforestation after October 2009." In 2019 "Marfrig reaffirmed its commitment not to source animals from deforested areas and/or areas that violate indigenous land rights and/or Conservation Units. The company is subject to annual audits by independent audit companies to verify compliance with the requirements of the agreement and proposed new advances in the context of the commitment signed in 2009."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            "For the first group [“full cycle” - those that sell cattle born and raised on their farms...] we have 100% traceability of the cattle [...] " 
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            other third party verification
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          2009
          "In order to respect the Amazon Biome, Marfrig only buys cattle from properties that respect the following [...] Property must not be located in the monitored area that alerts for deforestation after October 2009."
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "The Company relies on the Marfrig Club to disseminate sustainability and environmental best practices among suppliers. [...] A checklist is applied verify if the properties are implementing good practices on each of these fronts, fully adapted to Brazilian conditions. Through it, it is possible to identify if the properties have made advances with regard to the respective themes. Depending on the results obtained, the producer is classified as a beginner, bronze, silver or gold property."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          2/4
          '"[Marfrig's] Brazil Beef Division, for example, follows a purchasing policy that aims to ensure that slaughtered animals do not come from properties that are foreclosed, on the slave labor list, or that practice deforestation... It also performs daily geospatial analysis, consisting of crossing satellite imagery with public databases of indigenous lands, conservation units and deforestation. If nonconformities are found on any of these issues, the division stops buying from the supplier involved."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          Marfrig Global Foods state that they [translation] "Provide every citizen with the opportunity to express their complaints or concerns about the activities of Marfrig Group. Ensure that every question will be answered in the short term and in advance in matters relating to this Code, through the of Ethics or one of its members."
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          Marfrig has been on the board of the Working Group on Sustainable Livestock Raising (GTPS) since 2012.
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Marfrig reported their total production/consumption to CDP in 2018.
      • Social Considerations
        4/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Marfrig require suppliers to respect the ILO's four fundamental principles and rights at work.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Leather
      56/86
      • Commitment Strength
        32/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          16/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation
            "In order to respect the Amazon Biome, Marfrig only buys cattle from properties that respect the following: (i) Property must not be included in the IBAMA rejection list (list of farms and producers that do not respect Government Agency environmental criteria) [...] (iii) Property must not be located in the monitored area that alerts for deforestation after October 2009." In 2019 "Marfrig reaffirmed its commitment not to source animals from deforested areas and/or areas that violate indigenous land rights and/or Conservation Units. The company is subject to annual audits by independent audit companies to verify compliance with the requirements of the agreement and proposed new advances in the context of the commitment signed in 2009."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            "In order to respect the Amazon Biome, Marfrig only buys cattle from properties that respect the following: (i) Property must not be included in the IBAMA rejection list (list of farms and producers that do not respect Government Agency environmental criteria) [...] (iii) Property must not be located in the monitored area that alerts for deforestation after October 2009." In 2019 "Marfrig reaffirmed its commitment not to source animals from deforested areas and/or areas that violate indigenous land rights and/or Conservation Units. The company is subject to annual audits by independent audit companies to verify compliance with the requirements of the agreement and proposed new advances in the context of the commitment signed in 2009."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "In order to respect the Amazon Biome, Marfrig only buys cattle from properties that respect the following: (i) Property must not be included in the IBAMA rejection list (list of farms and producers that do not respect Government Agency environmental criteria) [...] (iii) Property must not be located in the monitored area that alerts for deforestation after October 2009." In 2019 "Marfrig reaffirmed its commitment not to source animals from deforested areas and/or areas that violate indigenous land rights and/or Conservation Units. The company is subject to annual audits by independent audit companies to verify compliance with the requirements of the agreement and proposed new advances in the context of the commitment signed in 2009."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "In order to respect the Amazon Biome, Marfrig only buys cattle from properties that respect the following: (i) Property must not be included in the IBAMA rejection list (list of farms and producers that do not respect Government Agency environmental criteria) [...] (iii) Property must not be located in the monitored area that alerts for deforestation after October 2009." In 2019 "Marfrig reaffirmed its commitment not to source animals from deforested areas and/or areas that violate indigenous land rights and/or Conservation Units. The company is subject to annual audits by independent audit companies to verify compliance with the requirements of the agreement and proposed new advances in the context of the commitment signed in 2009."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "In order to respect the Amazon Biome, Marfrig only buys cattle from properties that respect the following: (i) Property must not be included in the IBAMA rejection list (list of farms and producers that do not respect Government Agency environmental criteria) [...] (iii) Property must not be located in the monitored area that alerts for deforestation after October 2009." In 2019 "Marfrig reaffirmed its commitment not to source animals from deforested areas and/or areas that violate indigenous land rights and/or Conservation Units. The company is subject to annual audits by independent audit companies to verify compliance with the requirements of the agreement and proposed new advances in the context of the commitment signed in 2009."
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            "In order to respect the Amazon Biome, Marfrig only buys cattle from properties that respect the following: (i) Property must not be included in the IBAMA rejection list (list of farms and producers that do not respect Government Agency environmental criteria) [...] (iii) Property must not be located in the monitored area that alerts for deforestation after October 2009." In 2019 "Marfrig reaffirmed its commitment not to source animals from deforested areas and/or areas that violate indigenous land rights and/or Conservation Units. The company is subject to annual audits by independent audit companies to verify compliance with the requirements of the agreement and proposed new advances in the context of the commitment signed in 2009."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "In order to respect the Amazon Biome, Marfrig only buys cattle from properties that respect the following: (i) Property must not be included in the IBAMA rejection list (list of farms and producers that do not respect Government Agency environmental criteria) [...] (iii) Property must not be located in the monitored area that alerts for deforestation after October 2009." In 2019 "Marfrig reaffirmed its commitment not to source animals from deforested areas and/or areas that violate indigenous land rights and/or Conservation Units. The company is subject to annual audits by independent audit companies to verify compliance with the requirements of the agreement and proposed new advances in the context of the commitment signed in 2009."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          15/15
          • Commitment details
            traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            "For the first group [“full cycle” - those that sell cattle born and raised on their farms...] we have 100% traceability of the cattle [...] To the second group [...]  Marfrig is increasing the utilization of the Request Form of Information (RFI) and is engaging the best efforts to achieve 100% of its indirect suppliers covered by 2025 through RFI." 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "For the first group [“full cycle” - those that sell cattle born and raised on their farms...] we have 100% traceability of the cattle [...] To the second group [...]  Marfrig is increasing the utilization of the Request Form of Information (RFI) and is engaging the best efforts to achieve 100% of its indirect suppliers covered by 2025 through RFI." 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "For the first group [“full cycle” - those that sell cattle born and raised on their farms...] we have 100% traceability of the cattle [...] To the second group [...]  Marfrig is increasing the utilization of the Request Form of Information (RFI) and is engaging the best efforts to achieve 100% of its indirect suppliers covered by 2025 through RFI." 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "For the first group [“full cycle” - those that sell cattle born and raised on their farms...] we have 100% traceability of the cattle [...] To the second group [...]  Marfrig is increasing the utilization of the Request Form of Information (RFI) and is engaging the best efforts to achieve 100% of its indirect suppliers covered by 2025 through RFI." 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "For the first group [“full cycle” - those that sell cattle born and raised on their farms...] we have 100% traceability of the cattle [...] To the second group [...]  Marfrig is increasing the utilization of the Request Form of Information (RFI) and is engaging the best efforts to achieve 100% of its indirect suppliers covered by 2025 through RFI." 
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            "For the first group [“full cycle” - those that sell cattle born and raised on their farms...] we have 100% traceability of the cattle [...] To the second group [...]  Marfrig is increasing the utilization of the Request Form of Information (RFI) and is engaging the best efforts to achieve 100% of its indirect suppliers covered by 2025 through RFI." 
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "For the first group [“full cycle” - those that sell cattle born and raised on their farms...] we have 100% traceability of the cattle [...] To the second group [...]  Marfrig is increasing the utilization of the Request Form of Information (RFI) and is engaging the best efforts to achieve 100% of its indirect suppliers covered by 2025 through RFI." 
      • Reporting and Implementation
        20/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            "In order to respect the Amazon Biome, Marfrig only buys cattle from properties that respect the following: (i) Property must not be included in the IBAMA rejection list (list of farms and producers that do not respect Government Agency environmental criteria) [...] (iii) Property must not be located in the monitored area that alerts for deforestation after October 2009." In 2019 "Marfrig reaffirmed its commitment not to source animals from deforested areas and/or areas that violate indigenous land rights and/or Conservation Units. The company is subject to annual audits by independent audit companies to verify compliance with the requirements of the agreement and proposed new advances in the context of the commitment signed in 2009."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            "For the first group [“full cycle” - those that sell cattle born and raised on their farms...] we have 100% traceability of the cattle [...] To the second group [...]  Marfrig is increasing the utilization of the Request Form of Information (RFI) and is engaging the best efforts to achieve 100% of its indirect suppliers covered by 2025 through RFI." 
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            other third party verification
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          2009
          "In order to respect the Amazon Biome, Marfrig only buys cattle from properties that respect the following [...] Property must not be located in the monitored area that alerts for deforestation after October 2009."
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "The Company relies on the Marfrig Club to disseminate sustainability and environmental best practices among suppliers. [...] A checklist is applied verify if the properties are implementing good practices on each of these fronts, fully adapted to Brazilian conditions. Through it, it is possible to identify if the properties have made advances with regard to the respective themes. Depending on the results obtained, the producer is classified as a beginner, bronze, silver or gold property."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          Marfrig Global Foods state that they [translation] "Provide every citizen with the opportunity to express their complaints or concerns about the activities of Marfrig Group. Ensure that every question will be answered in the short term and in advance in matters relating to this Code, through the of Ethics or one of its members."
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          6943 heads
          Marfrig reported their total production/consumption to CDP in 2018.
      • Social Considerations
        4/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Marfrig require suppliers to respect the ILO's four fundamental principles and rights at work.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      27/86
      • Commitment Strength
        19/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests
            Marfrig state that "...all suppliers of forest products [...] are indirectly monitored, since these products are only purchased from companies certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Marfrig state that "...all suppliers of forest products [...] are indirectly monitored, since these products are only purchased from companies certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Marfrig state that "...all suppliers of forest products [...] are indirectly monitored, since these products are only purchased from companies certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Marfrig state that "...all suppliers of forest products [...] are indirectly monitored, since these products are only purchased from companies certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Marfrig state that "...all suppliers of forest products [...] are indirectly monitored, since these products are only purchased from companies certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)."
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Marfrig state that "...all suppliers of forest products [...] are indirectly monitored, since these products are only purchased from companies certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Marfrig state that "...all suppliers of forest products [...] are indirectly monitored, since these products are only purchased from companies certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          6/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Reduction of material inputs
            '(translation) "G4-EN28 Percentage of products and packaging materials reclaimed by product categoryMarfrig started the development of a reverse logistics program to minimize the impact of waste packaging of their products after consumption. Because the program is still in development, there is no information on the volume of packaging to be recovered.The concern to minimize the environmental impacts of the product packaging is present not only in the adoption of FSC certified materials - Forest Stewardship Council, which certifies the origin of wood for the production of cardboard, paper and paper products, but also through actions to reduce the amount of packaging and facilitate recycling thereof. Among the actions we highlight the adoption of thinner protective films, adoption easier removal and replacement of materials in production processes labels."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            '(translation) "G4-EN28 Percentage of products and packaging materials reclaimed by product categoryMarfrig started the development of a reverse logistics program to minimize the impact of waste packaging of their products after consumption. Because the program is still in development, there is no information on the volume of packaging to be recovered.The concern to minimize the environmental impacts of the product packaging is present not only in the adoption of FSC certified materials - Forest Stewardship Council, which certifies the origin of wood for the production of cardboard, paper and paper products, but also through actions to reduce the amount of packaging and facilitate recycling thereof. Among the actions we highlight the adoption of thinner protective films, adoption easier removal and replacement of materials in production processes labels."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            '(translation) "G4-EN28 Percentage of products and packaging materials reclaimed by product categoryMarfrig started the development of a reverse logistics program to minimize the impact of waste packaging of their products after consumption. Because the program is still in development, there is no information on the volume of packaging to be recovered.The concern to minimize the environmental impacts of the product packaging is present not only in the adoption of FSC certified materials - Forest Stewardship Council, which certifies the origin of wood for the production of cardboard, paper and paper products, but also through actions to reduce the amount of packaging and facilitate recycling thereof. Among the actions we highlight the adoption of thinner protective films, adoption easier removal and replacement of materials in production processes labels."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
            certification
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          Marfrig Global Foods state that they [translation] "Provide every citizen with the opportunity to express their complaints or concerns about the activities of Marfrig Group. Ensure that every question will be answered in the short term and in advance in matters relating to this Code, through the of Ethics or one of its members."
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        4/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Marfrig require suppliers to respect the ILO's four fundamental principles and rights at work.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Soy
      12/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/21
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        8/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          Marfrig Global Foods state that they [translation] "Provide every citizen with the opportunity to express their complaints or concerns about the activities of Marfrig Group. Ensure that every question will be answered in the short term and in advance in matters relating to this Code, through the of Ethics or one of its members."
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          5,009 tonnes
          Marfrig reported their total soy consumption to CDP in 2018.
      • Social Considerations
        4/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Marfrig require suppliers to respect the ILO's four fundamental principles and rights at work.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    20/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    14/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/16
    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. In 2016 it was one of the top five largest exporters of beef from Brazil. 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. 

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

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