Climate Change Management
We understand that climate-related issues represent one of the biggest global challenges today and to this end it needs to be constantly debated. We have included this topic in our commitments because we understand that solutions need to be developed. We have invested in technology and research in order to bring sustainable and innovative solutions and products to combat and adapt to climate change.
Greenhouse gas emissions management
We have one of the most complete inventories of corporate greenhouse gas emissions and removals in the agricultural sector. We have shared this information in a transparent manner through the Public Emissions Registry of the Brazilian GHG Protocol Program.
Soybeans, corn and cotton Carbon Footprint produced on our farms
We calculate the carbon footprint of soy, corn and cotton produced on our own farms, from the extraction of raw materials by third parties, to delivery to the customer at their final destination port, including storage and processing, when applied.
With this study, prepared by a specialized consultancy and reviewed by a third party, we come to understand and ensure that our products have a lower average carbon intensity when compared to other in the competing markets. This is due to the good agricultural practices we employ; our energy efficiency projects and the use of inputs, in addition to the zero-deforestation commitment.
EU RED Soy and Corn: Product Carbon Footprint in the AMAGGI chain
We promote EU RED socio-environmental certifications for soybeans and corn to comply with the European Biofuels Directive, which guarantees a product with less carbon intensity.
The carbon stock has its origin through the removal and fixation of CO2 from the atmosphere in the form of biomass stored in trees and their roots. It is also incorporated in soils over time.
Reason why it is so important to maintain forest areas and zero deforestation commitments, as well as use good soil management practices, preventing stored carbon from going into the atmosphere.
Research and Development
We invest in research and development on our farms. E.g. the Tanguro Project, which started in 2004 in partnership with IPAM (Amazon Environmental Research Institute), the participation by the Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC), in Massachusetts, and the University of Brasília.
The Tanguro farm, located in the Amazon Biome, is internationally known for its importance and encouragement of scientific research aimed at environmental conservation. It receives scientists and students every year, with the objective of developing research on climate, biodiversity and forests, as well as studying forest management and restoration practices.
Researchers have access to more than 80 thousand hectares, between forest and agricultural landscapes, in addition to the experimental station and the necessary infrastructure.
In 2020, we started a partnership with Embrapa, with the objective of understanding the soil dynamics of all our farms. As a result, we hope to have the most efficient use of nitrogen fertilizers, significantly reducing the company’s greenhouse gas emissions, as well as have healthier soils.
Mitigation and Adaptation Measures
Since agribusiness has an important role in combating greenhouse gas emissions in Brazil and worldwide, AMAGGI, from our socio-environmental commitment to the present and the future, emphasizes the importance of maintaining actions and programs dedicated to reducing emissions. Some initiatives in this regard are: