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  • Overall approach
    4/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific commitment
      0/6
      Commodities (if applicable): Beef; Leather
      "Marfrig, one of the world’s leading producers of beef and the largest hamburger producer, today announced the Marfrig Verde+ Plan, whose mission is to ensure that 100% of the company's production chain is sustainable and free of deforestation over the next ten years."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: G4 Cattle Agreement; Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 partner; UN Global Compact; Other intiative

      If Other Initiative, specify:: Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB); Brazilian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GTPS), Rainforest Alliance, Amazon Biome Pact, Working Group on Sustainable Livestock Production
      "Marfrig is a member of the Board of Directorsof the [Tropical Forest Alliance 2020], body responsible for alliancedecisions." "A Public LivestockCommitment was officialized, by the three largest Brazilian slaughterhouses, to excludefrom their lists of suppliers those involved in deforestation, labor analogous to slaveryand owning areas or located on indigenous lands and environmental conservation units,based on public lists of embargoed areas of the Brazilian Institute of Environment andRenewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) and the Ministry of Labor. To comply with the Public Livestock Commitment, Marfrig implemented ageoreferencing and geomonitoring model". In its 2019 Sustainability Report, Marfrig reports that it is Rainforest Alliance Certified, as well as a member of the Amazon Biome Pact, Working Group on Sustainable Livestock Production, and UN Global Compact. The company also supports the Soy Moratorium.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "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."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Business risk
      Yes
      1/1
      Does the company recognise the risk as financial, operational, competition, reputational, or other? Please detail.: Reputational
      "[Marfrig's anti-deforestation program] needsto gain scalability and speed, especially in view of the deforestation levels in theAmazon, which have gone out of control, and the reaction of the Brazilian societyand the world, which has become more present in recent years.It has been widely reported in the national and international news media and it hasnever been clearer that economic development depends on more advanced social andenvironmental practices. There has been an increasing pressure from national andinternational investors, from relevant personalities in the financial world and businessorganizations in Brazil. Buyers in Europe and, more recently, in China, are demonstratingthat the requirement for traceability in commodities is here to stay. In addition, there isan increasingly clear link between livestock production, human health and the balanceof ecosystem.The company has been paying close attention to the changes in society, which call forinnovative forms of production and consumption."
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      High-level management
      Yes
      1/1
      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: Not specified

      Which commodities does it apply to?: Beef & Leather
      "Sustainability Committee: advises the Board of Directors in making decisions on the topic. Discusses, evaluates and defines sustainability priorities.Sustainability Department: executes strategic planning. Closely monitored by the CEO, it analyzes the risks and opportunities related to the subject, and determines the performance goals for the operating units, following the results."
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    34/84
    • Beef
      47/84
      • Commitment Strength
        19/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          9/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            "Marfrig tales on the public commitment against deforestation throughout its entire supply chain in the Amazon and the Cerrado biomes. This plan reaffirms the 2009-Public Livestock Commitment, through which Marfrig achieved zero deforestation in its chain of direct suppliers, and it wants to go further: it´s including the commitments to eliminate deforestation among indirect suppliers in the Amazon biome by 2025 [...] Regarding the Cerrado, Marfrig has created a structure to extend satellite geomonitoring to this biome, as well as to implement the instruments required for control along the chain, therefore, fighting deforestation in an effective way. The objective is to achieve zero deforestation by 2030."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            If no, what is excluded?: Location
            Amazon and Cerrado biomes only - "Marfrig tales on the public commitment against deforestation throughout its entire supply chain in the Amazon and the Cerrado biomes. This plan reaffirms the 2009-Public Livestock Commitment, through which Marfrig achieved zero deforestation in its chain of direct suppliers, and it wants to go further: it´s including the commitments to eliminate deforestation among indirect suppliers in the Amazon biome by 2025 [...] Regarding the Cerrado, Marfrig has created a structure to extend satellite geomonitoring to this biome, as well as to implement the instruments required for control along the chain, therefore, fighting deforestation in an effective way. The objective is to achieve zero deforestation by 2030."
          • Target date
            2027-2030
            0.3/2
            Target date
            2027-2030
            0.3/2
            "Marfrig tales on the public commitment against deforestation throughout its entire supply chain in the Amazon and the Cerrado biomes. This plan reaffirms the 2009-Public Livestock Commitment, through which Marfrig achieved zero deforestation in its chain of direct suppliers, and it wants to go further: it´s including the commitments to eliminate deforestation among indirect suppliers in the Amazon biome by 2025 [...] Regarding the Cerrado, Marfrig has created a structure to extend satellite geomonitoring to this biome, as well as to implement the instruments required for control along the chain, therefore, fighting deforestation in an effective way. The objective is to achieve zero deforestation by 2030."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2025
            Interim target date is to achieve zero deforestation in indirect suppliers in the Amazon Biome by 2025 - "Marfrig tales on the public commitment against deforestation throughout its entire supply chain in the Amazon and the Cerrado biomes. This plan reaffirms the 2009-Public Livestock Commitment, through which Marfrig achieved zero deforestation in its chain of direct suppliers, and it wants to go further: it´s including the commitments to eliminate deforestation among indirect suppliers in the Amazon biome by 2025 [...] Regarding the Cerrado, Marfrig has created a structure to extend satellite geomonitoring to this biome, as well as to implement the instruments required for control along the chain, therefore, fighting deforestation in an effective way. The objective is to achieve zero deforestation by 2030."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          10/11
          • 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
            "The tool that should be used to avoid deforestation and to achieve the socioproductive inclusion of the entire chain will be the total traceability of the supply chain. This will be done through mechanisms that will be interconnected and it includes the use of chips and ear tags in cattle, satellite monitoring, georeferencing of farms, blockchain systems and the creation of risk maps, which will compare vegetation maps against the areas where the breeding and rearing suppliers are located, making it possible to identify the areas that are most susceptible to deforestation. Many of these mechanisms are already being used by Marfrig and will be used more intensively." "For the first group (“full cycle”), which we easily have access and confirmation through our Marfrig Club program, we have 100% traceability of the cattle [...] Marfrig is increasing the utilization of the RFI and is engaging the best efforts to achieve 100% of its indirect suppliers covered by 2025 through RFI."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            "The tool that should be used to avoid deforestation and to achieve the socioproductive inclusion of the entire chain will be the total traceability of the supply chain. This will be done through mechanisms that will be interconnected and it includes the use of chips and ear tags in cattle, satellite monitoring, georeferencing of farms, blockchain systems and the creation of risk maps, which will compare vegetation maps against the areas where the breeding and rearing suppliers are located, making it possible to identify the areas that are most susceptible to deforestation. Many of these mechanisms are already being used by Marfrig and will be used more intensively." "For the first group (“full cycle”), which we easily have access and confirmation through our Marfrig Club program, we have 100% traceability of the cattle [...] Marfrig is increasing the utilization of the RFI and is engaging the best efforts to achieve 100% of its indirect suppliers covered by 2025 through RFI."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.8/2
            Target date
            2025
            0.8/2
            "The tool that should be used to avoid deforestation and to achieve the socioproductive inclusion of the entire chain will be the total traceability of the supply chain. This will be done through mechanisms that will be interconnected and it includes the use of chips and ear tags in cattle, satellite monitoring, georeferencing of farms, blockchain systems and the creation of risk maps, which will compare vegetation maps against the areas where the breeding and rearing suppliers are located, making it possible to identify the areas that are most susceptible to deforestation. Many of these mechanisms are already being used by Marfrig and will be used more intensively." "For the first group (“full cycle”), which we easily have access and confirmation through our Marfrig Club program, we have 100% traceability of the cattle [...] Marfrig is increasing the utilization of the RFI and is engaging the best efforts to achieve 100% of its indirect suppliers covered by 2025 through RFI."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: current
            Interim target date - 100% traceability of direct suppliers - has already been achieved.
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support
          [Translation] "Support for small producers: Another initiative adopted by Marfrig to combat deforestation in the Amazon Biome aims to develop a sustainable livestock program aimed at small cattle producers in the states of Mato Grosso, Pará and Rondônia. The project, developed in partnership with the Sustainable Trade Initiative (HDI), aims to develop a network of partners for technical assistance to ranchers and financial mechanisms to support them in adopting the best breeding practices. It also includes a system for monitoring indicators of impact on the territory and on the production of quality calves. The protocol of intentions, signed in September 2019 between the HDI and Marfrig, provides for a work period of 12 months."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Suppliers and service providers, including consultants, should also be aligned with this document, in that which is applicable to them [...] Marfrig Group’s commitment is to value diversity and create and maintain a harmoniousand neutral work environment, in which everyone can feel good and develop theirpotential, regardless of race, color, sex, nationality, age, religion, having disabilities,marital situation, or sexual orientation."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        23/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            "100% COMPLIANCE with the Public Commitment of the Amazon, FOR THE SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR, which certifies the adoption of good practices regarding the purchase of cattle raised in this biome"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            "100% OF DIRECT SUPPLIERS, located in [the Amazon] biome, are analyzed through GEOREFERENCED MAPS. Marfrig is the ONLY COMPANY IN THE SECTOR IN BRAZIL WITH THIS OPERATIONAL SCOPE, achieved through the adoption of responsible purchasing routines."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          4/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Independent audit by DNV-GL

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: Independent audit by DNV-GL
            "DNV-GL, an independent international consulting firm specializing in corporate and environmental risk analysis, has attested to the compliance of Marfrig Global Foods, one of the world’s leading beef producers, with the Public Commitment on Amazon Cattle Ranching [...] The audit assessed the animal purchases made from January 1 to December 31, 2018. For the seventh year, Marfrig was certified in compliance with the commitment first undertaken in 2009. The DNV-GL team verified that Marfrig’s cattle procurement team, aligned with the Sustainable Cattle Farming team, systematically has knowledge of all instructions of the social and environmental procedures for cattle sourcing and that it maintains in all its units a system that automatically identifies and prevents any attempt to purchase cattle from producers who violate the commitment and who have been blacklisted by Ibama, the Brazilian environmental protection agency, or by “slave labor” lists, and who have not engaged in fresh deforestation activities after 2009. It also attested that Marfrig conducts geospatial analysis of the properties located in the biome, which allows it to cross information and identify whether the properties operate in deforestation areas, conservation units and indigenous land."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: Independent audit by DNV-GL

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Independent audit by DNV-GL
            "DNV-GL, an independent international consulting firm specializing in corporate and environmental risk analysis, has attested to the compliance of Marfrig Global Foods, one of the world’s leading beef producers, with the Public Commitment on Amazon Cattle Ranching [...] The audit assessed the animal purchases made from January 1 to December 31, 2018. For the seventh year, Marfrig was certified in compliance with the commitment first undertaken in 2009. The DNV-GL team verified that Marfrig’s cattle procurement team, aligned with the Sustainable Cattle Farming team, systematically has knowledge of all instructions of the social and environmental procedures for cattle sourcing and that it maintains in all its units a system that automatically identifies and prevents any attempt to purchase cattle from producers who violate the commitment and who have been blacklisted by Ibama, the Brazilian environmental protection agency, or by “slave labor” lists, and who have not engaged in fresh deforestation activities after 2009. It also attested that Marfrig conducts geospatial analysis of the properties located in the biome, which allows it to cross information and identify whether the properties operate in deforestation areas, conservation units and indigenous land."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Cut-off date: 2009
          "In order to respect the Amazon Biome, Marfrig only buys cattle from properties that respect thefollowing: [...] Property must not be located in the monitored area thatalerts for deforestation after October 2009"
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Collaboration for Forests and Agriculture
          [Translation] "World Wildlife Fund (WWF): In 2019, Marfrig established a partnership with to participate in the Collaboration for Forests and Agriculture (CFA) program, a joint initiative launched in 2016 by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and several other strategic partners. This partnership is based on the application of a three-step process presented in the CFA Operational Guide (Assess, Plan, Execute), which supports companies in building a supply chain free from deforestation and conversion (DCF)"
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Marfrig Whistleblower Channel

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental
          [Translation] "The Marfrig Whistleblower Channel exists to receive reports of hypotheses of noncompliance with the rules in this instruction, as well as suspicious business, practices of proper conduct, bribery, attempted bribery, leakage of information that compromises the Company's connection and impartial selection of suppliers, fraud, among others.Employees, service providers, suppliers and customers can register their complaints through the 0800 telephone line, through the website or by email"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          What is the compliant volume?: 1,300,000 tons

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 1,399,062.2 tons
          In their 2019 CDP Forests report, Marfrig indicates that it processed 1,399,062.2 tons of cattle products in 2018. 91-99% of this is compliant with Marfrig's zero deforestation policy. 
        • 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 types of ecosystems are these?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent are boundaries (of holdings under conservation) disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          What is the total area of land (in ha) that is available for future production, e.g. concessions?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent are point locations (of land holdings and processing facilities) disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent are point locations (of holdings under conservation) disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent are boundaries (of certified land holdings) disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          In what jurisdiction(s)/subnational region does the company operate and/or source material?: 0 Not specified

          What type of conservation designation and/or conservation status is used?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent are point locations (of certified land holdings) disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: 0 Not specified

          What is the total land area owned, managed, or controlled by the company for the forest risk commodity?: 0 Not specified

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

          What is the total area (in ha) of natural ecosystem on land owned, managed, or controlled by the company?: 0 Not specified

          What is the total area in production (in ha)?: 0 Not specified
          Marfrig publishes a map of its operational units, distribution centres, commercial units, and import centres.
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 0 Not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems; Using third party verification

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0 Not specified

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0 Not specified

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Continuous
          "Since 2009, Marfrig has been continuously monitoring supplier ranches located in the Amazon Biome. Based on satellite images of the properties, and deforestation areas made available by the National Institute of Space Research (Inpe), National Indian Foundation (FUNAI) and Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio), the company seeks to ensure that the properties are free of deforestation, conflicts over indigenous lands and restricted conservation areas. In 2019, heat focal points (fire burns) also were monitored. These requirements, when met, minimize the impact of livestock-raising activities on the community and the environment. Irregular suppliers are blocked from the supplier list. Procedures are audited by the DNV-GL consulting firm, based in Norway, and the results can be tracked here."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Non-compliance with zero deforestation policy

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Including farmers and offering support to meet criteria
          " Irregular suppliers are blocked from the supplier list." "Excluding farmers involved in deforestation from our list of suppliers would onlyput an end to the problem for the company's supply chain; deforestation will stillcontinue in those areas. For a more systemic and effective change, it is necessary togo beyond exclusion and move towards the inclusion of these farmers. This ispossible with programs and partnerships that will adapt production toenvironmental legislation and sustainability criteria. The inclusion of these farmersmake it possible to achieve social, economic and environmental gains for thoseareas, insofar as it maintains and regenerates biodiversity. This practice has alreadybeen adopted by Marfrig and will gain scalability and speed."
        • 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
          [Translation] "100% of the suppliers of bovine protein are evaluated and selected according to environmental criteria, a verification that is made with each new purchase of animals. If there is any non-compliance, the supplier is prevented - or blocked - from negotiating animals with the Company until the issue is resolved. Given this procedure, 15,488 suppliers were assessed throughout the year, in Brazil, for environmental impacts. Within the criteria of the monitoring carried out, 909 had significant negative environmental impacts. Of these, 63% demonstrated progress through an assessment made by Marfrig. With the others, the supply contract was terminated" - this indicates that 336 suppliers must have had their supply contract terminated (37% of 909)
    • Leather *
      47/84
      • Commitment Strength
        19/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          9/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            "Marfrig tales on the public commitment against deforestation throughout its entire supply chain in the Amazon and the Cerrado biomes. This plan reaffirms the 2009-Public Livestock Commitment, through which Marfrig achieved zero deforestation in its chain of direct suppliers, and it wants to go further: it´s including the commitments to eliminate deforestation among indirect suppliers in the Amazon biome by 2025 [...] Regarding the Cerrado, Marfrig has created a structure to extend satellite geomonitoring to this biome, as well as to implement the instruments required for control along the chain, therefore, fighting deforestation in an effective way. The objective is to achieve zero deforestation by 2030."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            If no, what is excluded?: Location
            Amazon and Cerrado biomes only - "Marfrig tales on the public commitment against deforestation throughout its entire supply chain in the Amazon and the Cerrado biomes. This plan reaffirms the 2009-Public Livestock Commitment, through which Marfrig achieved zero deforestation in its chain of direct suppliers, and it wants to go further: it´s including the commitments to eliminate deforestation among indirect suppliers in the Amazon biome by 2025 [...] Regarding the Cerrado, Marfrig has created a structure to extend satellite geomonitoring to this biome, as well as to implement the instruments required for control along the chain, therefore, fighting deforestation in an effective way. The objective is to achieve zero deforestation by 2030."
          • Target date
            2027-2030
            0.3/2
            Target date
            2027-2030
            0.3/2
            "Marfrig tales on the public commitment against deforestation throughout its entire supply chain in the Amazon and the Cerrado biomes. This plan reaffirms the 2009-Public Livestock Commitment, through which Marfrig achieved zero deforestation in its chain of direct suppliers, and it wants to go further: it´s including the commitments to eliminate deforestation among indirect suppliers in the Amazon biome by 2025 [...] Regarding the Cerrado, Marfrig has created a structure to extend satellite geomonitoring to this biome, as well as to implement the instruments required for control along the chain, therefore, fighting deforestation in an effective way. The objective is to achieve zero deforestation by 2030."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2025
            Interim target date is to achieve zero deforestation in indirect suppliers in the Amazon Biome by 2025 - "Marfrig tales on the public commitment against deforestation throughout its entire supply chain in the Amazon and the Cerrado biomes. This plan reaffirms the 2009-Public Livestock Commitment, through which Marfrig achieved zero deforestation in its chain of direct suppliers, and it wants to go further: it´s including the commitments to eliminate deforestation among indirect suppliers in the Amazon biome by 2025 [...] Regarding the Cerrado, Marfrig has created a structure to extend satellite geomonitoring to this biome, as well as to implement the instruments required for control along the chain, therefore, fighting deforestation in an effective way. The objective is to achieve zero deforestation by 2030."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          10/11
          • 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
            "The tool that should be used to avoid deforestation and to achieve the socioproductive inclusion of the entire chain will be the total traceability of the supply chain. This will be done through mechanisms that will be interconnected and it includes the use of chips and ear tags in cattle, satellite monitoring, georeferencing of farms, blockchain systems and the creation of risk maps, which will compare vegetation maps against the areas where the breeding and rearing suppliers are located, making it possible to identify the areas that are most susceptible to deforestation. Many of these mechanisms are already being used by Marfrig and will be used more intensively." "For the first group (“full cycle”), which we easily have access and confirmation through our Marfrig Club program, we have 100% traceability of the cattle [...] Marfrig is increasing the utilization of the RFI and is engaging the best efforts to achieve 100% of its indirect suppliers covered by 2025 through RFI."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            "The tool that should be used to avoid deforestation and to achieve the socioproductive inclusion of the entire chain will be the total traceability of the supply chain. This will be done through mechanisms that will be interconnected and it includes the use of chips and ear tags in cattle, satellite monitoring, georeferencing of farms, blockchain systems and the creation of risk maps, which will compare vegetation maps against the areas where the breeding and rearing suppliers are located, making it possible to identify the areas that are most susceptible to deforestation. Many of these mechanisms are already being used by Marfrig and will be used more intensively." "For the first group (“full cycle”), which we easily have access and confirmation through our Marfrig Club program, we have 100% traceability of the cattle [...] Marfrig is increasing the utilization of the RFI and is engaging the best efforts to achieve 100% of its indirect suppliers covered by 2025 through RFI."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.8/2
            Target date
            2025
            0.8/2
            "The tool that should be used to avoid deforestation and to achieve the socioproductive inclusion of the entire chain will be the total traceability of the supply chain. This will be done through mechanisms that will be interconnected and it includes the use of chips and ear tags in cattle, satellite monitoring, georeferencing of farms, blockchain systems and the creation of risk maps, which will compare vegetation maps against the areas where the breeding and rearing suppliers are located, making it possible to identify the areas that are most susceptible to deforestation. Many of these mechanisms are already being used by Marfrig and will be used more intensively." "For the first group (“full cycle”), which we easily have access and confirmation through our Marfrig Club program, we have 100% traceability of the cattle [...] Marfrig is increasing the utilization of the RFI and is engaging the best efforts to achieve 100% of its indirect suppliers covered by 2025 through RFI."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date - 100% traceability of direct suppliers - has already been achieved
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support
          [Translation] "Support for small producers: Another initiative adopted by Marfrig to combat deforestation in the Amazon Biome aims to develop a sustainable livestock program aimed at small cattle producers in the states of Mato Grosso, Pará and Rondônia. The project, developed in partnership with the Sustainable Trade Initiative (HDI), aims to develop a network of partners for technical assistance to ranchers and financial mechanisms to support them in adopting the best breeding practices. It also includes a system for monitoring indicators of impact on the territory and on the production of quality calves. The protocol of intentions, signed in September 2019 between the HDI and Marfrig, provides for a work period of 12 months."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Suppliers and service providers, including consultants, should also be aligned with this document, in that which is applicable to them [...] Marfrig Group’s commitment is to value diversity and create and maintain a harmoniousand neutral work environment, in which everyone can feel good and develop theirpotential, regardless of race, color, sex, nationality, age, religion, having disabilities,marital situation, or sexual orientation."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        22/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            "100% COMPLIANCE with the Public Commitment of the Amazon, FOR THE SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR, which certifies the adoption of good practices regarding the purchase of cattle raised in this biome"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            "100% OF DIRECT SUPPLIERS, located in [the Amazon] biome, are analyzed through GEOREFERENCED MAPS. Marfrig is the ONLY COMPANY IN THE SECTOR IN BRAZIL WITH THIS OPERATIONAL SCOPE, achieved through the adoption of responsible purchasing routines."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          4/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Independent audit by DNV-GL

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: Independent audit by DNV-GL
            "DNV-GL, an independent international consulting firm specializing in corporate and environmental risk analysis, has attested to the compliance of Marfrig Global Foods, one of the world’s leading beef producers, with the Public Commitment on Amazon Cattle Ranching [...] The audit assessed the animal purchases made from January 1 to December 31, 2018. For the seventh year, Marfrig was certified in compliance with the commitment first undertaken in 2009. The DNV-GL team verified that Marfrig’s cattle procurement team, aligned with the Sustainable Cattle Farming team, systematically has knowledge of all instructions of the social and environmental procedures for cattle sourcing and that it maintains in all its units a system that automatically identifies and prevents any attempt to purchase cattle from producers who violate the commitment and who have been blacklisted by Ibama, the Brazilian environmental protection agency, or by “slave labor” lists, and who have not engaged in fresh deforestation activities after 2009. It also attested that Marfrig conducts geospatial analysis of the properties located in the biome, which allows it to cross information and identify whether the properties operate in deforestation areas, conservation units and indigenous land."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: Independent audit by DNV-GL

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Independent audit by DNV-GL
            "DNV-GL, an independent international consulting firm specializing in corporate and environmental risk analysis, has attested to the compliance of Marfrig Global Foods, one of the world’s leading beef producers, with the Public Commitment on Amazon Cattle Ranching [...] The audit assessed the animal purchases made from January 1 to December 31, 2018. For the seventh year, Marfrig was certified in compliance with the commitment first undertaken in 2009. The DNV-GL team verified that Marfrig’s cattle procurement team, aligned with the Sustainable Cattle Farming team, systematically has knowledge of all instructions of the social and environmental procedures for cattle sourcing and that it maintains in all its units a system that automatically identifies and prevents any attempt to purchase cattle from producers who violate the commitment and who have been blacklisted by Ibama, the Brazilian environmental protection agency, or by “slave labor” lists, and who have not engaged in fresh deforestation activities after 2009. It also attested that Marfrig conducts geospatial analysis of the properties located in the biome, which allows it to cross information and identify whether the properties operate in deforestation areas, conservation units and indigenous land."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Cut-off date: 2009
          "In order to respect the Amazon Biome, Marfrig only buys cattle from properties that respect thefollowing: [...] Property must not be located in the monitored area thatalerts for deforestation after October 2009"
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Collaboration for Forests and Agriculture
          [Translation] "World Wildlife Fund (WWF): In 2019, Marfrig established a partnership with to participate in the Collaboration for Forests and Agriculture (CFA) program, a joint initiative launched in 2016 by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and several other strategic partners. This partnership is based on the application of a three-step process presented in the CFA Operational Guide (Assess, Plan, Execute), which supports companies in building a supply chain free from deforestation and conversion (DCF)"
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Marfrig Whistleblower Channel

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental
          [Translation] "The Marfrig Whistleblower Channel exists to receive reports of hypotheses of noncompliance with the rules in this instruction, as well as suspicious business, practices of proper conduct, bribery, attempted bribery, leakage of information that compromises the Company's connection and impartial selection of suppliers, fraud, among others.Employees, service providers, suppliers and customers can register their complaints through the 0800 telephone line, through the website or by email"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          What is the compliant volume?: 1,300,000 tons

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 1,399,062.2 tons
          In their 2019 CDP Forests report, Marfrig indicates that it processed 1,399,062.2 tons of cattle products in 2018. 91-99% of this is compliant with Marfrig's zero deforestation policy. 
        • 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
          For what percent are point locations (of land holdings and processing facilities) disclosed?: 0 Not specified

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

          What is the total land area owned, managed, or controlled by the company for the forest risk commodity?: 0 Not specified

          What type of conservation designation and/or conservation status is used?: 0 Not specified

          In what jurisdiction(s)/subnational region does the company operate and/or source material?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent are point locations (of certified land holdings) disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          What is the total area (in ha) of natural ecosystem on land owned, managed, or controlled by the company?: 0 Not specified

          What is the total area in production (in ha)?: 0 Not specified

          What is the total area of land (in ha) that is available for future production, e.g. concessions?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent are point locations (of holdings under conservation) disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent are boundaries (of holdings under conservation) disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          What types of ecosystems are these?: 0 Not specified

          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent are boundaries (of certified land holdings) disclosed?: 0 Not specified
          Marfrig publishes a map of its operational units, distribution centres, commercial units, and import centres.
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper *
      21/84
      • Commitment Strength
        16/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "All suppliers of forest products andpalm oil are indirectly monitored, since these productsare only purchased from companies certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)". "The purpose of this policy is establish rules for all Marfrig units to ensure that its supply chains are free from any activities involving deforestation [...] Marfrig works to ensure that its wood is not procured from: 1. areas of illegal deforestation; 2. suppliers that violate the rights of traditional populations and/or human rights; 3. forests that were not planted."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "All suppliers of forest products andpalm oil are indirectly monitored, since these productsare only purchased from companies certified by theForest Stewardship Council (FSC)". "The purpose of this policy is establish rules for all Marfrig units to ensure that its supply chains are free from any activities involving deforestation [...] Marfrig works to ensure that its wood is not procured from: 1. areas of illegal deforestation; 2. suppliers that violate the rights of traditional populations and/or human rights; 3. forests that were not planted."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "All suppliers of forest products andpalm oil are indirectly monitored, since these productsare only purchased from companies certified by theForest Stewardship Council (FSC)". "The purpose of this policy is establish rules for all Marfrig units to ensure that its supply chains are free from any activities involving deforestation [...] Marfrig works to ensure that its wood is not procured from: 1. areas of illegal deforestation; 2. suppliers that violate the rights of traditional populations and/or human rights; 3. forests that were not planted."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content; Reduction of material inputs
            "The Company also supports the use of recyclable packaging. One of Marfrig’s most important customers requires that product cartons contain at least 25% post-consumer recycled material (made from waste from the manufacture of new products) and 40% of fully recycled material." " [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 regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Product line
            "The Company also supports the use of recyclable packaging. One of Marfrig’s most important customers requires that product cartons contain at least 25% post-consumer recycled material (made from waste from the manufacture of new products) and 40% of fully recycled material." " [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."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "The Company also supports the use of recyclable packaging. One of Marfrig’s most important customers requires that product cartons contain at least 25% post-consumer recycled material (made from waste from the manufacture of new products) and 40% of fully recycled material." " [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."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        1/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Suppliers and service providers, including consultants, should also be aligned with this document, in that which is applicable to them [...] Marfrig Group’s commitment is to value diversity and create and maintain a harmoniousand neutral work environment, in which everyone can feel good and develop theirpotential, regardless of race, color, sex, nationality, age, religion, having disabilities,marital situation, or sexual orientation."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Marfrig Whistleblower Channel

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No
          [Translation] "The Marfrig Whistleblower Channel exists to receive reports of hypotheses of noncompliance with the rules in this instruction, as well as suspicious business, practices of proper conduct, bribery, attempted bribery, leakage of information that compromises the Company's connection and impartial selection of suppliers, fraud, among others.Employees, service providers, suppliers and customers can register their complaints through the 0800 telephone line, through the website or by email"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy *
      8/84
      • Commitment Strength
        3/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          3/17
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: Yes
            "In line with efforts to combat deforestation and to contribute to the conservation of biomes, Marfrig is also attentive to other supply chains, such as soybeans. Marfrig supports the soybean moratorium, an initiative that has achieved significant results in controlling deforestation. It also seeks to identify and quantify producers who use soybean meal in animal feed. The monitoring operation is being expanded and will be reported in the 2020 CDP Florestas cycle." "The use of soybeans in animal feed, when food supplementation is practiced, is discouraged when it is not possible to verify the origin. This conduct seeks to ensure that the product does not come from deforestation areas."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            If no, what is excluded?: Product line
            Only soy used in animal feed - "In line with efforts to combat deforestation and to contribute to the conservation of biomes, Marfrig is also attentive to other supply chains, such as soybeans. Marfrig supports the soybean moratorium, an initiative that has achieved significant results in controlling deforestation. It also seeks to identify and quantify producers who use soybean meal in animal feed. The monitoring operation is being expanded and will be reported in the 2020 CDP Florestas cycle." "The use of soybeans in animal feed, when food supplementation is practiced, is discouraged when it is not possible to verify the origin. This conduct seeks to ensure that the product does not come from deforestation areas."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        1/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Suppliers and service providers, including consultants, should also be aligned with this document, in that which is applicable to them [...] Marfrig Group’s commitment is to value diversity and create and maintain a harmoniousand neutral work environment, in which everyone can feel good and develop theirpotential, regardless of race, color, sex, nationality, age, religion, having disabilities,marital situation, or sexual orientation."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Marfrig Whistleblower Channel

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental
          [Translation] "The Marfrig Whistleblower Channel exists to receive reports of hypotheses of noncompliance with the rules in this instruction, as well as suspicious business, practices of proper conduct, bribery, attempted bribery, leakage of information that compromises the Company's connection and impartial selection of suppliers, fraud, among others.Employees, service providers, suppliers and customers can register their complaints through the 0800 telephone line, through the website or by email"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    15/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    15/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    3/18
    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 
Agri commodities, Packaged food
Segments
Trader, 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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