AidEnvironment launches new supply chain​ transparency report featuring largest commodity companies

Author
AidEnvironment
Date
Feb 2022
On 22 February 2022, AidEnvironment published a Real-time Deforestation Monitoring (RDM) report that sheds light on 21,265 hectares of deforestation and fire events linked to soy traders and meatpackers in the Cerrado biome in Brazil.
RDM reports aim to:
  • create awareness on recent deforestation and fire events linked to global commodities’ supply chains;
  • engage commodity producers and traders on real-time deforestation events, and urge them to respond — especially those with commitments to halt deforestation in their supply chains;
  • support stakeholders in the financial sector and civil society with granular data needed in their due diligence and engagement with companies;
  • increase transparency in commodity sectors, particularly on companies’ no-deforestation commitments and how this is implemented on the ground.
The RDM reports will be published every two months and are part of the “Euro-finance and Deforestation” project with support from EU Life Program.
One of six deforestation cases in the RDM report. Source: Planet Labs Inc., 2021
The report features six cases linking recent deforestation to soy traders’ and beef processors’ supply chains. The six cases are all in the Cerrado biome in the state of Bahia and Piauí. The total deforestation reported by the six cases is 21,265 hectares, which are linked to 519 fire alerts. In varying levels of certainty, the cases are linked to the largest soy and cattle companies, including Cofco, Cargill, Bunge, Louis Dreyfus, ALZ Grãos, and JBS.
This report was updated in July 2022.
To learn more about Aidenvironment’s work on deforestation analysis and monitoring, visit our rainfoundation-archive.aidenvironment.org/forests/. Please contact us if you have any questions on the case studies: joana@aidenvironment.org / marco@aidenvironment.org

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