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  • Overall approach
    2/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      MRV Engenharia e Participacoes state that they are a member of the UN Global Compact.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1.00/1
      "all paper used at MRV’s construction sites and offices is certified by FSC – Forest Stewardship Council. Certified products contribute to preserving forests, soils, wildlife and biodiversity, assuring wellbeing in communities and the respect of workers and indigenous peoples’ rights."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    18/86
    • Timber
      31/86
      • Commitment Strength
        18/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          18/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC
            "MRV construction sites only utilize construction timber certified by FSC – Forest Stewardship Council, which assures the timber is produced in compliance with responsible forest management, protecting native species from deforestation threats."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "MRV construction sites only utilize construction timber certified by FSC – Forest Stewardship Council, which assures the timber is produced in compliance with responsible forest management, protecting native species from deforestation threats."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "MRV construction sites only utilize construction timber certified by FSC – Forest Stewardship Council, which assures the timber is produced in compliance with responsible forest management, protecting native species from deforestation threats."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "MRV construction sites only utilize construction timber certified by FSC – Forest Stewardship Council, which assures the timber is produced in compliance with responsible forest management, protecting native species from deforestation threats."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "MRV construction sites only utilize construction timber certified by FSC – Forest Stewardship Council, which assures the timber is produced in compliance with responsible forest management, protecting native species from deforestation threats."
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            "MRV construction sites only utilize construction timber certified by FSC – Forest Stewardship Council, which assures the timber is produced in compliance with responsible forest management, protecting native species from deforestation threats."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "MRV construction sites only utilize construction timber certified by FSC – Forest Stewardship Council, which assures the timber is produced in compliance with responsible forest management, protecting native species from deforestation threats."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        9/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            "MRV construction sites only utilize construction timber certified by FSC – Forest Stewardship Council, which assures the timber is produced in compliance with responsible forest management, protecting native species from deforestation threats."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            certification
            "MRV construction sites only utilize construction timber certified by FSC – Forest Stewardship Council, which assures the timber is produced in compliance with responsible forest management, protecting native species from deforestation threats."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          MRV monitors and verifies compliance through their due diligence process, which aims to seek evidence of the degree of risk for MRV in maintaining a supplier relationship, and enabling decision-making to occur in order to discontinue the relationship if the risk is too great.
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          2/4
          MRV has a due diligence process in place. In case of non compliance, suppliers' registrations are withdrawn. 
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        4/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          MRV require their suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      4/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        4/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          MRV require their suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    9/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    5/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/16
    Avg. score

Profile

MRV Engenharia e Participaces (MRV) is a construction company in Brazil focussed on the residential real estate market, building houses, apartment buildings and other properties. It is one of the largest Brazilian construction companies by units sold, revenue and sales value, and it operates in 134 cities and 19 states in Brazil. Timber is a major raw material for construction, and Brazil in general uses four times more tropical timber than China. In 2013, MRV used more than 1.4 million cubic metres of timber.

Sector
Industry sector 
Construction
Segments
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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