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  • Overall approach
    6/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      3/4
      Zero deforestation/Deforestation-free commitment or, for timber, pulp & paper companies only, commitment to well implemented harvest and no deforestation of HCV & HCS areas
      3/4
      "Minerva Foods commits to zero deforestation in the entire supply chain of South America by 2030"
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      If Other Initiative, specify:: Public Livestock Commitment, National Pact for the Eradication of Slave Labour, Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef 

      Which initiatives?: Other initiative
      "Among them is the Public Livestock Commitment, signed in October 2009, in which minimum criteria were established for the purchase of cattle and cattle products on an industrial scale in the Amazon biome. The criteria encompass refusals to invade indigenous lands and protected areas, slave labor, illegal logging and violence in rural areas, zero deforestation, and the adoption of a traceability system that can be monitored, verified, and reported. [...] A further commitment is to the National Pact for the Eradication of Slave Labor [...] In 2019 the Company joined the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, which aims to develop strategies in meat production, prioritizing natural sources, the community and animal welfare." 
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "Deforestation and burning causes an increase in greenhouse gas emissions and is commonly associated with cattle ranching activities, mainly as a result of land expansion."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Does the company recognise the risk as financial, operational, competition, reputational, or other? Please detail.: Reputational
      "In the political and economic environment of Brazil, issues related to the Amazon had strong national and international repercussions during 2019. News about the increase in deforestation due to the fires in the region have triggered an alarm from investors and clients of internal and foreign markets, and Non-Governmental Organizations that are concerned about the possible connection between the livestock industry and environ - mental crimes. Beginning in the second half of the year, sustainability became the most pressing issue for the Commercial and Investor Relations sectors of Minerva Foods. This interest by the market has awakened within the Company the potential to intensify the disclosure of its good practices regarding the traceability of its supply chain, which is carried out through the monitoring of 100% of its cattle suppliers."
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Yes
      0/0
      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2030

      Type of climate target: Other or unclear
      [translation] "For the theme of environmental efficiency in its operations, the Company proposes to: Reduce the intensity of emissions in scopes 1 and 2 by 30% by 2030; Maintain zero net emission in the energy matrix of operations (scope 2)"
  • Commodity score
    34/88
    • Beef
      46/88
      • Commitment Strength
        11/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          7/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Minerva states that for its direct and indirect suppliers, "No new occurrence of deforestation for cattle raising purposes will be accepted after October 05, 2009." This is part of the "MINIMUM CRITERIA FOR INDUSTRIAL-SCALE OPERATIONS WITH CATTLE AND BEEF PRODUCTS IN THE AMAZON BIOME"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Location
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Minerva states that for its direct and indirect suppliers, "No new occurrence of deforestation for cattle raising purposes will be accepted after October 05, 2009." This is part of the "MINIMUM CRITERIA FOR INDUSTRIAL-SCALE OPERATIONS WITH CATTLE AND BEEF PRODUCTS IN THE AMAZON BIOME"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          7/9
          • 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
            [translation] "Expansion of geographic monitoring of direct supplier farms to all operating countries in South America by 2030. We will achieve 100% of the geographic monitoring of direct supplier farms in Paraguay by December 2021, Colombia in 2023, Uruguay in 2025 and expansion to other countries in South America by 2030. In Brazil, Minerva is the only company to monitor 100% of direct supplier farms with georeferenced maps in all biomes in which it operates (Amazon, Cerrado, Pantanal and Atlantic Forest), including all full cycle farms, from birth to slaughter of animals. Development and implementation of a program for monitoring indirect supplier farms for all operating countries in South America by 2030. Integration of the Visipec tool in the geographic monitoring system for Amazon until December 2021; Verification application for indirect suppliers in partnership with Niceplanet Geotechnology for Brazil by December 2021 and other countries by 2030."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Location
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            [translation] "Expansion of geographic monitoring of direct supplier farms to all operating countries in South America by 2030. We will achieve 100% of the geographic monitoring of direct supplier farms in Paraguay by December 2021, Colombia in 2023, Uruguay in 2025 and expansion to other countries in South America by 2030. In Brazil, Minerva is the only company to monitor 100% of direct supplier farms with georeferenced maps in all biomes in which it operates (Amazon, Cerrado, Pantanal and Atlantic Forest), including all full cycle farms, from birth to slaughter of animals. Development and implementation of a program for monitoring indirect supplier farms for all operating countries in South America by 2030. Integration of the Visipec tool in the geographic monitoring system for Amazon until December 2021; Verification application for indirect suppliers in partnership with Niceplanet Geotechnology for Brazil by December 2021 and other countries by 2030."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Target date is current. 
      • Social Considerations
        9/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          [translation] "Also, the Company only relates to suppliers that undertake, among numerous others standards, to: • Confidentiality; • Not using illegal work; • Non-use of work practices analogous to slavery or child labor; • Non-use of negative discrimination practices and limiting access to the employment relationship or its maintenance. 88.6. Relationship with unions. Minerva Foods recognizes the freedom of association, recognises union entities as legal representatives of workers and always seeks an open, frank and transparent dialogue."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Other
          "The geographical distribution of its facilities also contributes to the management of the sanitary risks of its activity, besides increasing its supply network ( currently it has a base of more than 25 thousand cattle breeders focused on the small and medium producer)."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          [translation] "This Code of Ethics - Guide of Conduct ("Code") has as its objective to establish and promote generally accepted ethical values and principles of social and environmental responsibility applicable to "Related Persons", understood as such to the Minerva S.A. ("Minerva Foods" or "Company"), (...) suppliers, service providers, partners, (...). All employment decisions are made respecting the diversity, and no discrimination or segregation shall be practiced, whether by race, color, nationality, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, origin, deficiencies, political beliefs, function or any other personal characteristics. Nor are conducts accepted that cause embarrassment or intimidation, such as threats, blackmail, perjury, moral or sexual harassment, insults, exposure to ridicule, insults or innuendos."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        24/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          1/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            [translation] "monitoring of the supply chain: More than 9.6 million monitored hectares in the Amazon biome More than 2 million monitored hectares in the Cerrado More than 3.6 million monitored in the Chaco biome 100% of suppliers 2020 with properties in the Cerrado biome monitored in a pioneering way in the sector 100% of suppliers direct monitored in Brazil and in Paraguay"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            "In Brazil, the Company monitors more than 9,000 suppliers in the Amazon, covering an area of more than 9 million hectares, which translates into 100% geospatial mapping of suppliers located in the biome. The commitment extends to Paraguay, where Minerva has pioneered geospatial monitoring of the Chaco biome through criteria adopted concerning illegal deforestation, encroachment into indigenous lands, and areas of environmental preservation. In that country, in just a little more than a year of operation, the company has already had more than 50% of its suppliers mapped and the remainder certified by an independent audit conducted by independent auditors, BDO RCS Auditores Independes in December 2019."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Geospatial monitoring system, verified by independent audit
             [Translation of external independent audit (2019) Grant Thornton Auditores] "Nothing came to our attention that would make us believe that the procedures adopted by the Company in the period January to December 31, 2018, do not comply, in all its relevant aspects, with the criteria established by the public commitment to livestock to adopt the “minimum criteria for operations with cattle and bovine products on an industrial scale in the Amazon Biome.” [Translation of independent audit from 2020] "Based on all the audit procedures, in relation to the deforestation criteria afer October 2009, overlaps with Conservation Units or Indigenous Lands (“ListaGEO”), and from suppliers that appear on the list issued by the Secretariat of Labor, there were no purchases identified that were not in compliance with the criterias described in the “Public Livestock Commitment”, that reinforces the commitment of the company to monitor its deforestation-free supply chain in a clear and transparent manner, contributing to the fight against climate change by mitigating GHG emissions."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: Visipec, Independent audit by Grant Thornton Auditores 

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Geospatial monitoring system, verified by independent audit
            "Minerva uses a platform called Visipec to screen indirect suppliers A pilot traceability project covers properties selling calves or stockers to Minerva’s direct suppliers"; HIRD PARTY AUDIT REPORT FOR SERVICE TO THE "COMMITMENT TO ADOPT THE MINIMUM CRITERIA FOR OPERATIONS WITH CATTLE AND BEEF PRODUCTS ON AN INDUSTRIAL SCALE IN THE AMAZON BIOME" (...) An evaluation of Minerva's purchasing system was carried out through interviews with the responsible for the geo-monitoring procedures of the outsourced company, understanding the processes carried out to ensure that the purchase is regular, and that there are no purchases with suppliers that have lands overlapping indigenous lands, conservation units, or that have carried out deforestation as of October 2009; (...)
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          [translation] "Properties where deforestation in the Amazon biome is proven after the reference date of this document will be excluded from the company's list of suppliers and will only be reinstated after proving the repair of environmental damage, signing a Term of Adjustment of Conduct, payment of any fines and indemnities applied to them and compliance with current environmental legislation, including land"
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 5 October 2009
          Minerva states that for its direct and indirect suppliers, "No new occurrence of deforestation for cattle raising purposes will be accepted after October 05, 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?: Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, Board of Directors of the Grupo de Trabalho da Pecuária Sustentável (GTPS), Mesa Paraguaya de Carne Sostenible (MPCS), Mesa de Ganadería Sostenible of Colombia, Brazilian Beef Exporters Association (ABIEC), Paraguayan Chamber of Meat (CPC)
          "In 2019 the Company joined the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, which aims to develop strategies in meat production, prioritizing natural sources, the community and animal welfare. With the purpose of keeping itself updated on multi-stakeholder dis - cussions and to contribute to the sustainability of the meat supply chain. Additionally, the Company is a member of the Board of Directors of the Grupo de Trabalho da Pecuária Sustentável (GTPS); a member of the Mesa Paraguaya de Carne Sostenible (MPCS) and Mesa de Ganadería Sostenible of Co - lombia, in addition to being part of trade entities such as the Brazilian Beef Exporters Association (ABIEC) and the Paraguayan Chamber of Meat (CPC)."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified
          [translation] "It is worth noting that we have already anticipated one of the most challenging goals of our commitment: the integration of the Visipec tool into our internal systems. The target, which was originally scheduled for December, was completed in August, helping to maximize our risk analysis capability at indirect supplier farms in the Amazon. Thus, Minerva Foods became the first and only company in the sector to effectively address concrete actions to mitigate the risk of deforestation in the chain of indirect suppliers in the Amazon biome."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "The purpose of this Code of Ethics - Guide of Conduct (“Code”) is to establish and promote ethical values and principles and social and environmental responsibility of general acceptance applicable to “Related Persons” [including ....] suppliers [...] The Company bases its business and activities and, consequently, this Code, on the following ethical principles: [...] . In addition to the provisions of this Code, the Related Persons are also responsible for knowing, accepting, complying with, as applicable, the legislation and regulations applicable to the Company and its respective professional activities, as well as the Bylaws and other policies and internal rules of the Company, and they must observe and ensure the compliance and dissemination in the performance of their duties and in the Company’s internal and external relations [...] To ensure the commitment to this Code, Minerva Foods has an interdepartmental and impartial Ethics and Integrity Committee that ensures compliance with all ethical conduct and values described in this document."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Own

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social
          "Below, the contact channels of the Whistleblowing Channel, which operate from Mondays to Saturdays, from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm, for personal assistance by phone, and 24 hours a day, 7 (seven) days a week , for automatic answering by e-mail and the website www.conexaominerva.com.Telephone: 0800 741 0027 E-mail: conexaominerva@canalconfidencial.com.br Correspondence: Caixa Postal, nº521, Barretos / SP, CEP 06320-291"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 3.177 million
          [translation] "Total no. slaughtered (cattle) (2020) 3.177 million" 
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 3.177 million
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          1/4
          Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          1/4
          In what country(ies) does the company operate and/or source material?: Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay

          What is the total area in production (in ha)?: 0 un specified
          They have a map where they disclose the 10 processing facilities (industrial units) in Brazil and their sites across South America. 
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers 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

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

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

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: 0 Not specified
          "we rely on a geospatial monitoring technology that allows for real-time monitoring of the conditions of the farms that supply Minerva Foods. This ensures that our products are not linked to deforested areas; areas under environmental embargo; encroachment in Indigenous Lands and Conservation Areas. [...] By means of this tool, we are the first company in the country having 100% of our direct suppliers mapped in the Amazon, Cerrado, Pantanal, and Atlantic Rainforest." 
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Works to support suppliers

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

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes
          "Geospatial monitoring via satellite imaging is performed on the properties of suppliers located throughout the Amazon biome to determine the occurrence of deforestation, encroachment of indigenous lands, and conservation areas. Suppliers who do not agree with any of the requirements adopted by the Company are placed on a blocked list, becoming ineligible for trading until the situation is regularized. The monitoring system contains more than 2.4 thousand suppliers of cattle that have been blocked for non-compliance with the established criteria. The Company works to support its suppliers in order to regularize the areas of non-compliance."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, excluded
          1/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, excluded
          1/2
          How many noncompliant producers or suppliers are engaged through improvement plans or other processes, and what percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 2400

          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: No
          "Geospatial monitoring via satellite imaging is performed on the properties of suppliers located throughout the Amazon biome to determine the occurrence of deforestation, encroachment of indigenous lands, and conservation areas. Suppliers who do not agree with any of the requirements adopted by the Company are placed on a blocked list, becoming ineligible for trading until the situation is regularized. The monitoring system contains more than 2.4 thousand suppliers of cattle that have been blocked for non-compliance with the established criteria. The Company works to support its suppliers in order to regularize the areas of non-compliance."
    • Leather
      45/88
      • Commitment Strength
        11/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          7/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Minerva states that for its direct and indirect suppliers, "No new occurrence of deforestation for cattle raising purposes will be accepted after October 05, 2009." This is part of the "MINIMUM CRITERIA FOR INDUSTRIAL-SCALE OPERATIONS WITH CATTLE AND BEEF PRODUCTS IN THE AMAZON BIOME"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Location
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Minerva states that for its direct and indirect suppliers, "No new occurrence of deforestation for cattle raising purposes will be accepted after October 05, 2009." This is part of the "MINIMUM CRITERIA FOR INDUSTRIAL-SCALE OPERATIONS WITH CATTLE AND BEEF PRODUCTS IN THE AMAZON BIOME"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          7/9
          • 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
            "in the leather segment, for example, a traceability system implemented in 2019 has provided competitive advantage and opened new demanding markets to products from Minerva Leather. [...] traceability system—which provides assurance that products are sustainably sourced and full traceability from farm to end customer"; This is part of the "MINIMUM CRITERIA FOR INDUSTRIAL-SCALE OPERATIONS WITH CATTLE AND BEEF PRODUCTS IN THE AMAZON BIOME." "In 2019, Minerva Leather introduced a project to provide traceability of the hides throughout the supply chain. The process consists of marking the leather while it is still at the processing plant, with information regarding the farm of origin, classification according to the criteria of the business branch, corral from which it originates, slaughterhouse where it was slaughtered, and date of slaughter, among other information. This gives the customer of the finished product the guarantee that they have purchased a product of responsible origin, in adherence to social, environmental, and quality criteria."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Location
            "in the leather segment, for example, a traceability system implemented in 2019 has provided competitive advantage and opened new demanding markets to products from Minerva Leather. [...] traceability system—which provides assurance that products are sustainably sourced and full traceability from farm to end customer"; This is part of the "MINIMUM CRITERIA FOR INDUSTRIAL-SCALE OPERATIONS WITH CATTLE AND BEEF PRODUCTS IN THE AMAZON BIOME." "In 2019, Minerva Leather introduced a project to provide traceability of the hides throughout the supply chain. The process consists of marking the leather while it is still at the processing plant, with information regarding the farm of origin, classification according to the criteria of the business branch, corral from which it originates, slaughterhouse where it was slaughtered, and date of slaughter, among other information. This gives the customer of the finished product the guarantee that they have purchased a product of responsible origin, in adherence to social, environmental, and quality criteria."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            "in the leather segment, for example, a traceability system implemented in 2019 has provided competitive advantage and opened new demanding markets to products from Minerva Leather. [...] traceability system—which provides assurance that products are sustainably sourced and full traceability from farm to end customer"; This is part of the "MINIMUM CRITERIA FOR INDUSTRIAL-SCALE OPERATIONS WITH CATTLE AND BEEF PRODUCTS IN THE AMAZON BIOME." "In 2019, Minerva Leather introduced a project to provide traceability of the hides throughout the supply chain. The process consists of marking the leather while it is still at the processing plant, with information regarding the farm of origin, classification according to the criteria of the business branch, corral from which it originates, slaughterhouse where it was slaughtered, and date of slaughter, among other information. This gives the customer of the finished product the guarantee that they have purchased a product of responsible origin, in adherence to social, environmental, and quality criteria."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Current
      • Social Considerations
        9/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          [translation] "Also, the Company only relates to suppliers that undertake, among numerous others standards, to: • Confidentiality; • Not using illegal work; • Non-use of work practices analogous to slavery or child labor; • Non-use of negative discrimination practices and limiting access to the employment relationship or its maintenance. 88.6. Relationship with unions. Minerva Foods recognizes the freedom of association, recognises union entities as legal representatives of workers and always seeks an open, frank and transparent dialogue."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: 25,000

          What is the nature of that support?: Other
          "The geographical distribution of its facilities also contributes to the management of the sanitary risks of its activity, besides increasing its supply network ( currently it has a base of more than 25 thousand cattle breeders focused on the small and medium producer)."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          [translation] "This Code of Ethics - Guide of Conduct ("Code") has as its objective to establish and promote generally accepted ethical values and principles of social and environmental responsibility applicable to "Related Persons", understood as such to the Minerva S.A. ("Minerva Foods" or "Company"), (...) suppliers, service providers, partners, (...). All employment decisions are made respecting the diversity, and no discrimination or segregation shall be practiced, whether by race, color, nationality, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, origin, deficiencies, political beliefs, function or any other personal characteristics. Nor are conducts accepted that cause embarrassment or intimidation, such as threats, blackmail, perjury, moral or sexual harassment, insults, exposure to ridicule, insults or innuendos."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        23/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          1/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            "Geospatial monitoring via satellite imaging is performed on the properties of suppliers located throughout the Amazon biome to determine the occurrence of deforestation, encroachment of indigenous lands, and conservation areas [...] Every year the process is certified by audits. In 2019, 100% compliance was assured in the assessment performed by independent auditors of BDO RCS Auditores Independentes. In Paraguay, the Company is pioneering the geospatial monitoring of 100% of its major suppliers, restricting trade with those on whose properties illegal deforestation, intrusion into indigenous lands and environmental protection areas are detected. By 2018, when monitoring began, 289 properties had been registered and analyzed, corresponding to an area of more than 360,000 hectares. In 2019, a further 270 properties were registered and analyzed in an area of more than 339,000 hectares, for a combined total of more than 699,000 hectares monitored. During the assurance audit of the process carried out in Paraguay, 100% compliance with the criteria adopted by the Company was certified."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            "In Brazil, the Company monitors more than 9,000 suppliers in the Amazon, covering an area of more than 9 million hectares, which translates into 100% geospatial mapping of suppliers located in the biome. The commitment extends to Paraguay, where Minerva has pioneered geospatial monitor - ing of the Chaco biome through criteria adopted concerning illegal deforestation, encroachment into indigenous lands, and areas of environmental preservation. In that country, in just a little more than a year of operation, the company has already had more than 50% of its suppliers mapped and the remain - der certified by an independent audit conducted by independent auditors, BDO RCS Auditores Independes in December 2019."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: Independent audit by Grant Thornton Auditores

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?:  Geospatial monitoring system, verified by independent audit
            [Translation of external independent audit (2019) Grant Thornton Auditores] "Nothing came to our attention that would make us believe that the procedures adopted by the Company in the period January to December 31, 2018, do not comply, in all its relevant aspects, with the criteria established by the public commitment to livestock to adopt the “minimum criteria for operations with cattle and bovine products on an industrial scale in the Amazon Biome.” [Translation of independent audit from 2020] "Based on all the audit procedures, in relation to the deforestation criteria afer October 2009, overlaps with Conservation Units or Indigenous Lands (“ListaGEO”), and from suppliers that appear on the list issued by the Secretariat of Labor, there were no purchases identified that were not in compliance with the criterias described in the “Public Livestock Commitment”, that reinforces the commitment of the company to monitor its deforestation-free supply chain in a clear and transparent manner, contributing to the fight against climate change by mitigating GHG emissions."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: Independent audit by Grant Thornton Auditores

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Geospatial monitoring system, verified by independent audit
             [Translation of external independent audit (2019) Grant Thornton Auditores] For the criterion “System of traceability of monitorable, verifiable and reportable production”, we verify the existence of a traceability system from indirect suppliers, which applies to the totality of the Company's cattle purchases in the Amazon Biome, covering all the previous links and recreates), and if all the commitment criteria are met by indirect suppliers. Additionally, we verify the existence and functioning of the system of blocking direct suppliers who are in compliance, but have indirect suppliers in non-compliance. However, it was not possible to proceed with the analysis by means of sampling, as required by the “Term of reference for third party audits”, due to the absence of a traceability system throughout the entire production chain, as presented in the section “Basis for the conclusion with reservation ”. [Translation of independent audit from 2020] "In relation to indirect suppliers, it was found that Minerva so far does not have a systematic verification system for these cases. It is worth mentioning that monitoring indirect suppliers needs help and investment by the government with technologies that promote traceability of the cattle from birth until slaughter."
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          [translation] "Properties where deforestation in the Amazon biome is proven after the reference date of this document will be excluded from the company's list of suppliers and will only be reinstated after proving the repair of environmental damage, signing a Term of Adjustment of Conduct, payment of any fines and indemnities applied to them and compliance with current environmental legislation, including land"
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Minerva state they will accept "No new occurrence of deforestation for cattle raising purposes will be accepted after October 05, 2009."
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Providing support/advice/experience/expertise

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: CICB (Center for Tannery Industries of Brazil), Leather Naturally and LWG (Leather Working Group)
          "We are members of CICB (Center for Tannery Industries of Brazil), Leather Naturally and LWG (Leather Working Group) with a strong focus on sustainable production."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified
          [translation] "It is worth noting that we have already anticipated one of the most challenging goals of our commitment: the integration of the Visipec tool into our internal systems. The target, which was originally scheduled for December, was completed in August, helping to maximize our risk analysis capability at indirect supplier farms in the Amazon. Thus, Minerva Foods became the first and only company in the sector to effectively address concrete actions to mitigate the risk of deforestation in the chain of indirect suppliers in the Amazon biome."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "The purpose of this Code of Ethics - Guide of Conduct (“Code”) is to establish andpromote ethical values and principles and social and environmental responsibility ofgeneral acceptance applicable to “Related Persons” [including ....] suppliers [...] The Company bases its business and activities and, consequently, this Code, on thefollowing ethical principles: [...] . In addition to the provisions of this Code, the Related Persons are alsoresponsible for knowing, accepting, complying with, as applicable, the legislation andregulations applicable to the Company and its respective professional activities, as wellas the Bylaws and other policies and internal rules of the Company, and they mustobserve and ensure the compliance and dissemination in the performance of theirduties and in the Company’s internal and external relations [...] To ensure the commitment to this Code, Minerva Foods has an interdepartmental and impartial Ethics and Integrity Committee that ensures compliance with all ethical conduct and values described in this document."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Own

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No
          "Below, the contact channels of the Whistleblowing Channel, which operate from Mondays to Saturdays, from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm, for personal assistance by phone, and 24 hours a day, 7 (seven) days a week , for automatic answering by e-mail and the website www.conexaominerva.com.Telephone: 0800 741 0027 E-mail: conexaominerva@canalconfidencial.com.br Correspondence: Caixa Postal, nº521, Barretos / SP, CEP 06320-291"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting partial volumes
          1/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting partial volumes
          1/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 14,000 pieces of bovine hides per day 
          "We are the Leather Division of Minerva Foods, with a production of more than 14,000 pieces of bovine hides per day";  "This structure has enabled the slaughter of 3.5 million head of cattle in 2019, a volume 3.4% higher than the previous year."
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          1/4
          Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          1/4
          In what country(ies) does the company operate and/or source material?: Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay

          What is the total area in production (in ha)?: 0 unspecified
          They have a map where they disclose the 10 processing facilities (industrial units) in Brazil and their sites across South America. 
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers 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 percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0 not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 0 not specified
          [Translation] "The Company has developed a policy for the acquisition of raw materials, based on the commitments assumed. Specifically for the Amazon Biome, in 2010 it implemented monitoring, based on satellite images - DETER and PRODES, made available by Inpe - National Institute for Space Research, to make sure that the properties from which the raw material is acquired are free from deforestation, conflicts with indigenous lands and with conservation units, in addition to not being included in the dirty list of Slave Labor and not being Embargoed by IBAMA. In addition, Minerva Foods consults the Fundação Nacional do Índio (Funai) and the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio) in order to obtain updated information on possible conflicts between Indians and rural producers and also on possible conflicts with units conservation."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Works to support suppliers

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes
          "Geospatial monitoring via satellite imaging is performed on the properties of suppliers located throughout the Amazon biome to determine the occurrence of deforestation, encroachment of indigenous lands, and conservation areas. Suppliers who do not agree with any of the requirements adopted by the Company are placed on a blocked list, becoming ineligible for trading until the situation is regularized. The monitoring system contains more than 2.4 thousand suppliers of cattle that have been blocked for non-compliance with the established criteria. The Company works to support its suppliers in order to regularize the areas of non-compliance."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, excluded
          1/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, excluded
          1/2
          How many noncompliant producers or suppliers are engaged through improvement plans or other processes, and what percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 2400

          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: No
          "Geospatial monitoring via satellite imaging is performed on the properties of suppliers located throughout the Amazon biome to determine the occurrence of deforestation, encroachment of indigenous lands, and conservation areas. Suppliers who do not agree with any of the requirements adopted by the Company are placed on a blocked list, becoming ineligible for trading until the situation is regularized. The monitoring system contains more than 2.4 thousand suppliers of cattle that have been blocked for non-compliance with the established criteria. The Company works to support its suppliers in order to regularize the areas of non-compliance."
    • Pulp & Paper *
      9/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/6
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/5
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          [translation] "Also, the Company only relates to suppliers that undertake, among numerous others standards, to: • Confidentiality; • Not using illegal work; • Non-use of work practices analogous to slavery or child labor; • Non-use of negative discrimination practices and limiting access to the employment relationship or its maintenance. 88.6. Relationship with unions. Minerva Foods recognizes the freedom of association, recognises union entities as legal representatives of workers and always seeks an open, frank and transparent dialogue."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          [translation] "This Code of Ethics - Guide of Conduct ("Code") has as its objective to establish and promote generally accepted ethical values and principles of social and environmental responsibility applicable to "Related Persons", understood as such to the Minerva S.A. ("Minerva Foods" or "Company"), (...) suppliers, service providers, partners, (...). All employment decisions are made respecting the diversity, and no discrimination or segregation shall be practiced, whether by race, color, nationality, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, origin, deficiencies, political beliefs, function or any other personal characteristics. Nor are conducts accepted that cause embarrassment or intimidation, such as threats, blackmail, perjury, moral or sexual harassment, insults, exposure to ridicule, insults or innuendos."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across 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
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "The purpose of this Code of Ethics - Guide of Conduct (“Code”) is to establish andpromote ethical values and principles and social and environmental responsibility ofgeneral acceptance applicable to “Related Persons” [including ....] suppliers [...] The Company bases its business and activities and, consequently, this Code, on thefollowing ethical principles: [...] . In addition to the provisions of this Code, the Related Persons are alsoresponsible for knowing, accepting, complying with, as applicable, the legislation andregulations applicable to the Company and its respective professional activities, as wellas the Bylaws and other policies and internal rules of the Company, and they mustobserve and ensure the compliance and dissemination in the performance of theirduties and in the Company’s internal and external relations [...] To ensure the commitment to this Code, Minerva Foods has an interdepartmental and impartial Ethics and Integrity Committee that ensures compliance with all ethical conduct and values described in this document."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: no

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: own
          "Below, the contact channels of the Whistleblowing Channel, which operate from Mondays to Saturdays, from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm, for personal assistance by phone, and 24 hours a day, 7 (seven) days a week , for automatic answering by e-mail and the website www.conexaominerva.com.Telephone: 0800 741 0027 E-mail: conexaominerva@canalconfidencial.com.br Correspondence: Caixa Postal, nº521, Barretos / SP, CEP 06320-291"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy *
      9/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          [translation] "Also, the Company only relates to suppliers that undertake, among numerous others standards, to: • Confidentiality; • Not using illegal work; • Non-use of work practices analogous to slavery or child labor; • Non-use of negative discrimination practices and limiting access to the employment relationship or its maintenance. 88.6. Relationship with unions. Minerva Foods recognizes the association recognized as union entities as legal representatives of workers and always seeks an open, frank and transparent dialogue."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          [translation] "This Code of Ethics - Guide of Conduct ("Code") has as its objective to establish and promote generally accepted ethical values and principles of social and environmental responsibility applicable to "Related Persons", understood as such to the Minerva S.A. ("Minerva Foods" or "Company"), (...) suppliers, service providers, partners, (...). All employment decisions are made respecting the diversity, and no discrimination or segregation shall be practiced, whether by race, color, nationality, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, origin, deficiencies, political beliefs, function or any other personal characteristics. Nor are conducts accepted that cause embarrassment or intimidation, such as threats, blackmail, perjury, moral or sexual harassment, insults, exposure to ridicule, insults or innuendos."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across 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
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "The purpose of this Code of Ethics - Guide of Conduct (“Code”) is to establish and promote ethical values and principles and social and environmental responsibility of general acceptance applicable to “Related Persons” [including ....] suppliers [...] The Company bases its business and activities and, consequently, this Code, on the following ethical principles: [...] . In addition to the provisions of this Code, the Related Persons are also responsible for knowing, accepting, complying with, as applicable, the legislation and regulations applicable to the Company and its respective professional activities, as well as the Bylaws and other policies and internal rules of the Company, and they must observe and ensure the compliance and dissemination in the performance of their duties and in the Company’s internal and external relations [...] To ensure the commitment to this Code, Minerva Foods has an interdepartmental and impartial Ethics and Integrity Committee that ensures compliance with all ethical conduct and values described in this document."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Own

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social
          "Below, the contact channels of the Whistleblowing Channel, which operate from Mondays to Saturdays, from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm, for personal assistance by phone, and 24 hours a day, 7 (seven) days a week , for automatic answering by e-mail and the website www.conexaominerva.com.Telephone: 0800 741 0027 E-mail: conexaominerva@canalconfidencial.com.br Correspondence: Caixa Postal, nº521, Barretos / SP, CEP 06320-291"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    7/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    17/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    8/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Minerva is a meat processing company active in the slaughtering, processing and trading of cattle products, as well as pork and poultry. Its processing operations are predominantly in Brazil where it is one of the top owners of slaughterhouses, but there are also facilities in Paraguay, Uruguay and Colombia. The meat processed by Minerva is exported to over a hundred countries and it is one of largest exporters of beef from Brazil. The company also produces and markets leather. MINERVA is selected as a powerbroker for beef and leather and is also assessed for its exposure to soy and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Agri commodities, Packaged food
Segments
Producer, 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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