AMAGGI Socio-Environmental Management
We are committed to acting in a socially just, environmentally responsible and economically viable manner. This commitment is materialized through our Socio-Environmental Policy and our Socio-Environmental Management (GSA) system, which is based on the requirements of the NBR 16001: 2012 (social responsibility) and integrates the ISO 14001: 2015 (environment), the A.R.S. Standard (AMAGGI Responsible Standard), the RTRS (Round Table on Responsible Soy), ProTerra, and the ABR / BCI (Responsible Brazilian Cotton / Better Cotton Initiative).
The GSA is formed by a set of activities developed and operated by the Corporate Sustainability area in conjunction with the company’s units, with the objective of preventing and minimizing possible negative socio-environmental impacts related to AMAGGI’s operations, products and services, through device-control, in addition to providing opportunities and maximizing positive impacts through actions and programs implementation.
Our socio-environmental policy
AMAGGI operates in agricultural and soybean production, origination, processing and commercialization of grains, inputs, and energy, port administration, and river transport.
The Socio-Environmental Policy reaffirms our commitment to act in a socially just, environmentally responsible and economically viable manner. AMAGGI’s performance is based on transparency and good governance principles. Thus, environmental protection, minimization of socio-environmental risks and the search for continuous improvement, that respects the needs and expectations of interested parties, are essential.
We have circa 138,000 hectares of protected areas, which represents more than 13 times the size of the city of Paris.
All of our properties are maintained in accordance with the Brazilian Forestry Code and other environmental legislations in the country, and all of the company’s productive activities are carried out outside the limits of Conservation Units or any other areas protected by law. The Agro business area works thoroughly to develop its agricultural activities in areas that are already consolidated, i.e., deforested before 2008.
Our farms were almost entirely opened over 20 years ago, when the Midwest region was occupied, and have been free of deforestation and conversions since 2008. We are committed to zero deforestation in our own units for agricultural purposes.
We carried out a work to recover Permanent Preservation Areas (APPs) on our farms that comprise the banks of rivers, streams, lakes or springs within a radius of 30 to 100 meters (depending on the size and characterization of the water body). The preservation of these ciliary forest areas is extremely important to avoid silting up these water bodies and to conserve biodiversity. We have a corporate and local team designated for the recovery of these areas, either through planting or natural regeneration monitoring.
In 2019, we sowed more than 590 kg of seeds of the most varied species in our APPs; the expectation is that, in the future, there will be a forest with more than 40 native species.
The seeds used in the ‘Muvuca’ area (direct sowing technique carried out through the Seed Pathway initiative) were purchased from the Xingu Seed Network Association (ARSX). These are seeds collected and benefited by several traditional communities in Mato Grosso, such as rural settlers, indigenous peoples, urban collectors and small rural producers.
Since these seeds are acquired from these groups in the region, the technique provides not only ecological benefits, but also generates jobs and income, by stimulating regional productive chains, using and valuing traditional practices and knowledge.
GHG Emissions Management
We understand that preparing the greenhouse gases inventory is the first step in managing climate change, as this document allows the company to see risks and opportunities in this area more clearly.