Supplier management and development
With a purchasing practice that prioritizes the hiring of local and regional suppliers, we seek to contribute to the development of the regions where we operate. The management of all our suppliers is based on internal rules and procedures approved by the Executive Board. All supply contracts have specific clauses regarding respect for human rights, such as the non-exploitation of children, degrading or slave-like labor, in addition to a specific anti-corruption clause. The contracts also include clauses on labor and social security obligations, which preserve the health and safety of professionals, such as the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as training and awareness practices on these topics.
Supply Chain Monitoring
Grain and Fiber Suppliers
In AMAGGI’s grain and fiber supply chain there are approximately 4,500 rural producers and, in order to ensure responsible purchases, 100% of them must meet the company’s socio-environmental criteria.
Divided by product categories and locations where they operate (local, regional, national and international), suppliers fall into the following subgroups: Civil construction companies; Shipyards; Service providers: Companies contracted to provide services in general; Equipment suppliers; Others: stationery, hygiene, cleaning and food suppliers.
For suppliers considered socially and/or environmentally critical, we adopted criteria that are jointly assessed by the Supply area, the units, and the Corporate Sustainability area. The groups included in this classification are suppliers related to: Biomass and wood of native or exotic origin; Seedlings (nurseries); Mineral products; Transport of phytosanitary products and fuels; Builders and contractors; Waste Collectors and Environmental Laboratory Analysis Services.
Grain, fiber and input transport suppliers
The management of all transport suppliers is carried out by our Logistics area. As we have been in the grain transportation business for quite some time, we have circa 3.5 thousand registered providers in our database.
Value Chain Development Programs
Socio-environmental guidelines for producers in the value chain
In order to ensure the adoption of responsible practices throughout our production and supply chain, we promote a wide range of monitoring, guidance and incentives for the continuous improvement of socio-environmental management with partner rural producers. This involves carrying out a socio-environmental diagnosis, technical visits and internal audits with the AMAGGI team.
Among the various guidelines carried out, we promote the correct, safe and efficient use of pesticides with producers in our value chain. As a company that sells inputs, one of the company’s commitments is to guarantee safety regarding the use and handling of these products, so that it does not pose risks to human health.
AMAGGI Technological Circuit
Its objective is to bring technical information from the production area, on new cultivars, fertility, crop management and grain market information, as well as marketing tools, economic scenario and sustainability in the production chain, bringing the company even closer to rural producers. It is also the main engagement and awareness action for the responsible use of pesticides.
Responsible Logistics Program
Created in 2012, the program seeks to provide well-being and cultivate a good relationship between the company and our transport suppliers, in addition to minimizing socio-environmental and economic impacts resulting from road and river transportation of our products. The actions are carried out by the Sustainability area in partnership with the People Support, Logistics and Operations, Corporate Insurance, Operational Health & Safety and Corporate Safety areas.
As part of this program, since 2014, we have maintained a partnership with the ‘Na Mão Certa’ Program (In the Right Direction), from the NGO Childhood Brasil, with the aim of protecting children and adolescents against sexual exploitation, especially in vulnerable communities close to the highways and waterways used by AMAGGI for its agricultural production outflow.