Certifications

AMAGGI considers certifications as a tool that attests to its commitment to responsible production, guaranteeing compliance with social and environmental criteria, both in internal processes and in its production chain. Social and environmental certifications are already widely adopted in the soybean market, constituting an important tool for the management of good agricultural practices, the conservation of natural resources and the quality of life of employees and communities involved.



Social and environmental certifications

ISO14001

In 2007 AMAGGI had its first operational unit certified by ISO 14001, an international standard that establishes requirements for planning, implementation and operation of environmental management systems. Today the company counts on the certification in 22 units, among farms, warehouses, factories, ports and offices. Units that do not have ISO 14001 also have the same environmental management system in place and pass annually through internal compliance verification audits.

The internal audit notes of the certified and uncertified AMAGGI units impact the calculation of the annual bonus of the company's managers and directors, which indicates the commitment of the Top Management to the environmental management.

ProTerra Standard

The ProTerra Standard seal ensures that the certified product meets environmental and social requirements, and is not a genetically modified organism (GMO). The audits carried out for certification verify that production is performed in a sustainable manner, respecting human rights and legislation, and apply quality controls to ensure that grain is not transgenic throughout the production chain – cultivation, handling and transportation. They are accomplished on farms, warehouses, ports and factories. (Learn more on the chapter Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in the Grain Chain)

Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS)

AMAGGI was the first company certified by RTRS, a civil society organization that involves the main representatives of the soybean value chain from all over the world, from producers, industry and the consumer market to governments, ONG and associations. 16 warehouses are in scope; 5 port terminals: Guarujá Grains Terminal, Miritituba-Barcarena Complex, besides 1 in Itacoatiara and 2 in Porto Velho; and 2 soybean crushers, in Lucas do Rio Verde and Itacoatiara. (Learn more on the chapter Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in the Grain Chain)

International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC)

Some AMAGGI units are certified by the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC), a system developed primarily to meet European Union requirements in its renewable energy guideline. The certificate covers the entire production process - cultivation, transportation and processing - requiring the sustainable use of land, protection of the natural environment and management of greenhouse gases. The scope in 2016 involved the Tucunaré and Agua Quente farms, besides the ports of Porto Velho and Itacoatiara, and the overwhelming Itacoatiara. (Learn more on the chapter Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in the Grain Chain)

AMAGGI Responsible Soy Standard (A.R.S.)
In addition to being a pioneer in meeting the most important international standards for sustainable soybean production, in 2016 AMAGGI launched its own certification standard, the A.R.S. Focused on sustainability in the production chain, the initiative also aims to meet the demands of the European market, placing the company in an even more competitive position in grain marketing. (Learn more on the chapter Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in the Grain Chain)

Product Quality Certifications

Food Safety System Certification 22000

The FSSC 22000 represents a comprehensive risk management approach to food safety throughout the supply chain developed for both food and feed safety management systems. Recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), it is under the responsibility of the Foundation of Food Safety Certification. It includes the Requirements of the Food Safety Management System, according to ISO 22000; Technical Specifications for the Prerequisite Program (PPR), and additional globally recognized system requirements.

Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP+)

The Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP+) certification has developed into a complete certification scheme, integrating ISO quality management requirements, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and other elements.

GMP+ is based on continuous improvement, in accordance with the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) principle. The process approach involves the systematic definition and management of processes and their interactions in order to achieve desired results in accordance with the organization's quality and strategy policy.

Cert ID Non-GMO (Non-Genetically Modified Organism)

Certification is an efficient and practical way to ensure "non-OGM" status. Carried out by Cert ID, it is globally recognized as the premier standard that can provide companies with assurances that their products are not genetically modified. Through a traceability program (Hard IP) the certification makes a careful control of the entire production chain, from the soybean purchased in the field to the delivery of these products to customers.

Kosher

Recognized worldwide and considered synonymous of maximum quality control, kosher certification attests that the products are manufactured conform to the specific norms that govern the orthodox Jewish diet.