Initiatives and Partnerships
We believe in the power of partnerships and participation in initiatives in order to enhance our efforts and achieve an increasingly sustainable and responsible value chain. And because we believe in the importance of working together for responsible actions, we take part in initiatives and partnerships of great value and potential for mobilization.
Soy Working Group (GTS)
Made up of civil society organizations, companies and government agencies, the GTS is one of our strategies to combat deforestation where we operate. Through the GTS, we materialize our commitment to not sell soybeans from areas deforested after 2008 in the Amazon biome, an initiative known worldwide as the Soy Moratorium.
Cerrado Working Group (GTC)
Initiative that seeks to find collective and long-term opportunities and solutions to eliminate deforestation in the Cerrado linked to the soy chain, reconciling socio-environmental and economic aspects. Part of the Group since the its foundation, in 2017, we have been discussing, together with other actors in the soy chain, solutions to achieve the end of deforestation in this biome
Earth Innovation Institute and Balikpapan Challenge
The Earth Innovation Institute is an international reference in subjects such as food security, tropical forests protection and climate change. Since 2018, we have been part of the Global Steering Committee on Agricultural Production and Tropical Deforestation to support the Balikpapan Challenge. This commitment was launched in Indonesia back in 2017, and seeks to develop a model for companies to act in the origin of products, further strengthening states or regions and respecting each jurisdiction in the fight against deforestation and climate change. This work will directly subsidize regional and state strategies in Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico and Peru. Gradually, all discussions held within the scope of the Balikpapan Challenge are being channeled towards a more practical direction through the Tropical Forest Champions.
MT Strategy: Produce, Preserve and Include (PCI)
A Mato Grosso state initiative, launched during the COP 21, which uses the jurisdictional approach to achieve the state’s socio-environmental and economic development by 2030. We are founding members of the PCI Institute and currently, also members of the Board.
The jurisdictional approach seeks to work the territory as a whole, with the objective of making it sustainable, unlike other approaches that focus on specific chains. The actions of this initiative encourage production through good agricultural practices, the conservation and recovery of forest resources and native vegetation, and social inclusion of small farmers and traditional and indigenous peoples.
Brazil Climate, Forestry and Agriculture Coalition
Multisectoral movement that brings together leading agribusiness entities in Brazil, civil organizations from environmental and climate areas, academic representatives, industry associations, and leading companies from areas such as wood, cosmetics, steel, paper and cellulose and agriculture, among others. Its objective is to promote discussions on public policies and articulate actions to promote a new model of economic development based on low carbon economy, responding to climate change challenges.
We act as leaders of the forum that discusses deforestation issues and are part of the task force for the development of an international strategy.
Round Table on Responsible Soy - RTRS
We participated in the discussions on the principles and criteria that cover the socio-environmental and economic aspects of responsible soy, as well as the formalization and institution process of the RTRS, held in 2006. We have been part of the RTRS Executive Committee since 2007 and we are part of the ‘Tarefa Brasil’ Task Force, Brazilian group dedicated to promoting and improving the soy market and its certification process.
ProTerra Certification and Standard Committee
We have been part of the ProTerra Certification and Standard Committee since October 2014; the Committee aims to support and make recommendations on the content and objectives of the ProTerra Standard and its implementation guidelines.
Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM)
We have been partners with the Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM), since 2004, due to the Tanguro farm Project. Within the scope of this project, scientific researches related to biodiversity, forests, water resources and climate change are carried out within AMAGGI’s Tanguro farm, located in the Amazon Biome, in Querência, state of Mato Grosso.
In addition to IPAM researchers, the Tanguro Project receives researchers from universities in different parts of the world, including the Woods Hole Research Center, in Massachusetts. Researchers have access to more than 80 thousand hectares, among forests and agricultural areas, and also rely on the support of an experimental station and accommodation infrastructure.
Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH)
We support the HDI, as part of the Global Steering Committee, and contributing to the discussions on the development of the Verified Sourcing Areas (VSAs) methodology for origination regions verification, with the aim of facilitating commercialization of large volumes of commodities, in accordance with sustainability commitments at scale and at competitive prices.
The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
We have a long-standing partnership with TNC, which started in 2010. During this period, projects were developed with a focus on environmental adaptation and forest restoration of rural properties, in addition to engaging producers, disseminating good agricultural practices and encouraging the expansion of agricultural production in already open and degraded areas, in order to reduce the pressure for any new deforestation.
An initiative formed by more than 160 organizations and 40 specialists in order to disseminate and expand the use of direct seeding in the country (known as Muvuca), led by Agroícone, in partnership with the Socio-Environmental Institute (ISA), and support from the British Government’s Partnerships for Forests (P4F) and Embrapa. We act on this initiative by integrating its expert committee, in addition to starting a pilot project at the Tanguro farm, in Querência, with the aim of testing the technique and serving as a showcase for other properties in the region.
Getúlio Vargas Foundation Sustainability Center
An organ of the São Paulo School of Business Administration, of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV EAESP), that works on developing strategies, policies and tools for public and business sustainability management, at local, national and international levels. Through this partnership, we provide transparency in the calculation of greenhouse gas emissions in the Public GHG Records Platform, owned and maintained by the Sustainability Studies Center of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation.