AMAGGI recognizes its role along the value chain and therefore has been active in developing a more sustainable agriculture, which respects the environment and life in the communities where it operates, contributes to social, environmental and economic development of the productive chain.
We work monitoring and establishing a minimum purchasing criteria, as well as supporting the implementation of socio-environmental certifications that contribute to the socio-environmental management improvement of rural properties.
In order to guarantee responsible purchases, AMAGGI has Socio-Environmental Criteria to evaluate its grain suppliers. These are minimum sustainability principles to be met and establish the following veto criteria: IBAMA embargoed areas due to deforestation, areas located in indigenous and conservation lands, areas deforested after 2008 in the Amazonian biome (soybean moratorium), producers or companies that are on the slave labor black list. It is important to reinforce that 100% of the supply chain must meet these criteria. Suppliers that have any restrictions have in turn their registrations blocked, prevented from trading with the company until they have regularized their situation.
In order to improve territorial management and risk monitoring, in 2016 AMAGGI invested in a management and monitoring platform for its grain chain.
This tool makes it possible to analyze with more precision and detail the areas with which the company trades, generating a socio-environmental statement of each property and producer that can be crossed with socio-environmental criteria data. Another objective of this platform is to have more grain chain knowledge and be able to work on projects and partnerships to assist with the development of rural producers and foster an even more responsible value chain.
AMAGGI is one of the companies with the highest volume of RTRS and ProTerra certified soybeans. We believe that certifications are a good tool to ensure socio-environmental management and responsible production, which responds to market and the society’s demands and trends for a differentiated product, and enabling rural producers to improve their property management and agricultural practices, consequently minimizing environmental and labor risks. These certifications stimulate a better socio-environmental and economic performance in the agribusiness sector, contributing to the conservation of natural resources, as well as providing fair conditions and well-being for workers and communities near the company’s property.
In 2016 AMAGGI also created its own certification, the A.R.S. (Amaggi Responsible Soy Standard), which aims to establish some minimum criteria for producers and to work on their socio-environmental management.
The A.R.S. does not intend to compete with existing international certifications, which are duly recognized by various stakeholders. Producers, when ready, will also be able to migrate to other international certifications, such as those already mentioned in this document, and as we identify a growing demand in the market.
This manner we will be directly supporting the outreach of The Global Goal for Sustainable Development 2 – for soybean chain, especially item 2.4, which aims to ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient farming practices that increase productivity and production, and help maintaining the ecosystems.
Learn more about our practices, actions and results in our Sustainability Report and our various media channels.