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  • Overall approach
    3/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific commitment
      0/6
      Commodities (if applicable): Beef; Leather
      "ZERO DEFORESTATION IN SUPPLY CHAIN:No new occurrence of deforestation for cattle raising purposes willbe accepted after October 05, 2009."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: G4 Cattle Agreement; Other intiative

      If Other Initiative, specify:: Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef
      "In June this year, Minerva Foods became a member of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Meat, the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (Grsb). The Company is already part of the regional tables of the countries in which it operates, including Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina and Colombia. Minerva Foods' participation in the global table, as the leader in exports in South America, represents the expansion of the continent's representativeness worldwide." "Minerva Foods operates in line with the best practices of the market, which is reflected in the pacts and agreements it ad - heres to and is a signatory to. Among them is the Pub - lic Livestock Commitment, signed in October 2009"
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Deforestation and burning causes an increase in greenhousegas emissions and is commonly associated with cattle ranching activities,mainly as a result of land expansion."
    • 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
      "In the political and economic environment of Brazil, issues re - lated to the Amazon had strong national and international reper - cussions during 2019. News about the increase in deforestation due to the fires in the region have trig - gered an alarm from investors and clients of internal and foreign mar - kets, and Non-Governmental Orga - nizations that are concerned about the possible connection between the livestock industry and environ - mental crimes. Beginning in the second half of the year, sustainabil - ity became the most pressing issue for the Commercial and Investor Relations sectors of Minerva Foods. This interest by the market has awakened within the Compa - ny 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
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    37/84
    • Beef
      51/84
      • Commitment Strength
        19/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          11/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            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
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            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"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            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
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/11
          • 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
            "Minerva monitors 100% of its cattle purchases in the Amazon Biome, whether through the map of properties or through georeferenced coordinates. In 2015, we increased the number of properties with defined polygons, generated according to official documents, from 85.1% to 92.3%. [...] Targets: 100% of the cattle supplier farms inside the Amazon Biome with georeferenced perimeter [...] Actions: Expand the field collection of documentation and geographic coordinates for mapping of Minerva’s supplier farms inside the Amazon Biome, in addition to maps provided for by CARs. Strengthen the actions of Minerva’s expansion fostering the sustainable cattle raising within the Brazilian production chain. [...] Deadline: 12/31/2017." 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
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            "Minerva monitors 100% of its cattle purchases in the Amazon Biome, whether through the map of properties or through georeferenced coordinates. In 2015, we increased the number of properties with defined polygons, generated according to official documents, from 85.1% to 92.3%. [...] Targets: 100% of the cattle supplier farms inside the Amazon Biome with georeferenced perimeter [...] Actions: Expand the field collection of documentation and geographic coordinates for mapping of Minerva’s supplier farms inside the Amazon Biome, in addition to maps provided for by CARs. Strengthen the actions of Minerva’s expansion fostering the sustainable cattle raising within the Brazilian production chain. [...] Deadline: 12/31/2017." This is part of the "MINIMUM CRITERIA FOR INDUSTRIAL-SCALE OPERATIONS WITH CATTLE AND BEEF PRODUCTS IN THE AMAZON BIOME"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "Minerva monitors 100% of its cattle purchases in the Amazon Biome, whether through the map of properties or through georeferenced coordinates. In 2015, we increased the number of properties with defined polygons, generated according to official documents, from 85.1% to 92.3%. [...] Targets: 100% of the cattle supplier farms inside the Amazon Biome with georeferenced perimeter [...] Actions: Expand the field collection of documentation and geographic coordinates for mapping of Minerva’s supplier farms inside the Amazon Biome, in addition to maps provided for by CARs. Strengthen the actions of Minerva’s expansion fostering the sustainable cattle raising within the Brazilian production chain. [...] Deadline: 12/31/2017." This is part of the "MINIMUM CRITERIA FOR INDUSTRIAL-SCALE OPERATIONS WITH CATTLE AND BEEF PRODUCTS IN THE AMAZON BIOME"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
      • 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
          "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: [...] Respect its Employees, rejecting any and all forms of discrimination, forced and child labor [...] Relationship with unions. Minerva Foods respects free association, recognizes unions 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?: Economic
          "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
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          ""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: [...] Diversity. All employment decisions are made respecting diversity, and nodiscriminatory or segregating conduct should be practiced, whether by race, color,nationality, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, origin, disabilities, political beliefs,function or any other personal features. Nor are conducts that cause embarrassment orintimidation, such as threat, blackmail, false testimony, moral or sexual harassment,insults, exposure to ridicule, insults or insinuations, be accepted."
        • 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
            "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
            3/3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            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
            "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
          4/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: Indirect suppliers
            [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: third-party
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: Lack of traceability system throughout entire production chain - indirect suppliers are missing
            [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."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Cut-off date: 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
          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
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

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

          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.)?: Whistleblowing Channel
          "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 non-certified/non-compliant volume
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume
          2/4
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 3.5 million heads
          "This structure has enabled the slaughter of 3.5 million head of cattle in 2019, a volume 3.4% higher than the previous year."
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • 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

          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

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          [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: 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 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

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Works to support suppliers
          "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
          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: No

          How many noncompliant producers or suppliers are engaged through improvement plans or other processes, and what percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 2,400
          "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
      49/84
      • Commitment Strength
        19/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          11/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            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
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            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"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            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
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/11
          • 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
            "Minerva monitors 100% of its cattle purchases in the Amazon Biome, whether through the map of properties or through georeferenced coordinates. In 2015, we increased the number of properties with defined polygons, generated according to official documents, from 85.1% to 92.3%. [...] Targets: 100% of the cattle supplier farms inside the Amazon Biome with georeferenced perimeter [...] Actions: Expand the field collection of documentation and geographic coordinates for mapping of Minerva’s supplier farms inside the Amazon Biome, in addition to maps provided for by CARs. Strengthen the actions of Minerva’s expansion fostering the sustainable cattle raising within the Brazilian production chain. [...] Deadline: 12/31/2017." 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
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            If no, what is excluded?: Location
            "Minerva monitors 100% of its cattle purchases in the Amazon Biome, whether through the map of properties or through georeferenced coordinates. In 2015, we increased the number of properties with defined polygons, generated according to official documents, from 85.1% to 92.3%. [...] Targets: 100% of the cattle supplier farms inside the Amazon Biome with georeferenced perimeter [...] Actions: Expand the field collection of documentation and geographic coordinates for mapping of Minerva’s supplier farms inside the Amazon Biome, in addition to maps provided for by CARs. Strengthen the actions of Minerva’s expansion fostering the sustainable cattle raising within the Brazilian production chain. [...] Deadline: 12/31/2017." This is part of the "MINIMUM CRITERIA FOR INDUSTRIAL-SCALE OPERATIONS WITH CATTLE AND BEEF PRODUCTS IN THE AMAZON BIOME"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "Minerva monitors 100% of its cattle purchases in the Amazon Biome, whether through the map of properties or through georeferenced coordinates. In 2015, we increased the number of properties with defined polygons, generated according to official documents, from 85.1% to 92.3%. [...] Targets: 100% of the cattle supplier farms inside the Amazon Biome with georeferenced perimeter [...] Actions: Expand the field collection of documentation and geographic coordinates for mapping of Minerva’s supplier farms inside the Amazon Biome, in addition to maps provided for by CARs. Strengthen the actions of Minerva’s expansion fostering the sustainable cattle raising within the Brazilian production chain. [...] Deadline: 12/31/2017." This is part of the "MINIMUM CRITERIA FOR INDUSTRIAL-SCALE OPERATIONS WITH CATTLE AND BEEF PRODUCTS IN THE AMAZON BIOME"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
      • 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
          "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: [...] Respect its Employees, rejecting any and all forms of discrimination, forced and child labor [...] Relationship with unions. Minerva Foods respects free association, recognizes unions 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?: Economic

          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: 25,000
          "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
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          ""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: [...] Diversity. All employment decisions are made respecting diversity, and nodiscriminatory or segregating conduct should be practiced, whether by race, color,nationality, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, origin, disabilities, political beliefs,function or any other personal features. Nor are conducts that cause embarrassment orintimidation, such as threat, blackmail, false testimony, moral or sexual harassment,insults, exposure to ridicule, insults or insinuations, be accepted."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        21/38
        • 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
            "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
            3/3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            "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
          4/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            [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: third-party
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            [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."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Cut-off date: 2009
          Minerva state they will accept "No new occurrence of deforestation for cattle raising purposes will be accepted after October 05, 2009."
        • 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
          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.)?: Whistleblowing Channel

          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 non-certified/non-compliant volume
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume
          2/4
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 3.5 million heads
          "This structure has enabled the slaughter of 3.5 million head of cattle in 2019, a volume 3.4% higher than the previous year."
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • 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
          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

          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
          [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: 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

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Non-compliance with cattle purchasing criteria
          "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?: 2,400

          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 *
      11/84
      • Commitment Strength
        0/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/12
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • 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
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No
            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
        • 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
        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
          "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: [...] Respect its Employees, rejecting any and all forms of discrimination, forced and child labor [...] Relationship with unions. Minerva Foods respects free association, recognizes unions 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
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          ""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: [...] Diversity. All employment decisions are made respecting diversity, and nodiscriminatory or segregating conduct should be practiced, whether by race, color,nationality, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, origin, disabilities, political beliefs,function or any other personal features. Nor are conducts that cause embarrassment orintimidation, such as threat, blackmail, false testimony, moral or sexual harassment,insults, exposure to ridicule, insults or insinuations, be accepted."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        6/38
        • 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
          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
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          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.)?: Whistleblowing Channel

          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental
          "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
          0/4
        • 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 *
      11/84
      • Commitment Strength
        0/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/17
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No commitment
            0/10.7
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: Supply chain includes no indirect soy
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • 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
        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
          "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: [...] Respect its Employees, rejecting any and all forms of discrimination, forced and child labor [...] Relationship with unions. Minerva Foods respects free association, recognizes unions 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
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          ""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: [...] Diversity. All employment decisions are made respecting diversity, and nodiscriminatory or segregating conduct should be practiced, whether by race, color,nationality, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, origin, disabilities, political beliefs,function or any other personal features. Nor are conducts that cause embarrassment orintimidation, such as threat, blackmail, false testimony, moral or sexual harassment,insults, exposure to ridicule, insults or insinuations, be accepted."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        6/38
        • 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
          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
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          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

          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.)?: Whistleblowing Channel
          "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
          0/4
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          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
    13/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    17/38
    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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