AMAGGI Responsible Standard (A.R.S.)
The knowledge acquired in implementing internationally recognized certifications such as the Round Table Responsible Soy (RTRS), ProTerra, ISCC (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification) and BCI (Better Cotton Initiative), as well as procurement requirements established by clients, governments, non-governmental organizations), internal rules and institutional commitments served as bases and guidelines for developing the AMAGGI Responsible Standard, Version 2.0.
This Standard is not intended to compete with other existing international certifications. AMAGGI recognizes that these standards have been created and / or improved with the participation of several important players that give credibility in building certifications of high standards of quality and requirements.
The purpose of the AMAGGI Responsible Standard, Version 2.0, is to establish a minimum entry criterion for producers and work on their socio-environmental management culture. The standard aims to carry out socio-environmental diagnosis within its producers, identifying the rural properties that can be certified with the A.R.S.
Producers, when ready, may also migrate to other international certificates, such as those already mentioned herein, according to market demand. We will not exclude those producers who are not yet ready for this process of minimum criteria for a certification, however, we will gradually include these producers, with the aim of improving their socio-environmental management.
The A.R.S standard applies to soybean and corn agricultural production processes, which may include conventional, organic and genetically modified grains. This standard was designed to be applied to AMAGGI’s properties and its producers.
The AMAGGI Responsible Standard can be applied either to the farms owned or leased by the company, as well as those of soy and corn suppliers. An annual internal audit will be carried out on all farms in the group and an external audit will be performed in sample areas by an independent body with knowledge and accreditations for audits on sustainability standards, especially for grains cultivation.
The creation of this Standard also includes the sustainability veto criteria for grain commercialization, applied to 100% of the supply chain, through its AMAGGI Responsible Grain Chain Program, as follows:
-Veto to the use of degrading work (slave or analogous to slave labor and child labor);
-Veto to areas on indigenous lands;
-Veto to areas in integral protection conservation units;
-Veto to areas embargoed by the IBAMA for deforestation;
-Veto to the areas embargoed by state environmental agencies;
-Veto to areas deforested after 2008 in the Amazon biome (Soy Moratorium);
-Veto to producers that do not comply with the ‘Grãos Verdes do Pará’ Protocol (“Green Beans Protocol” in the State of Pará ).