Realtime Deforestation Monitoring Report, June 2022

Major soy and cattle companies linked to over 16,000 hectares of deforestation in the Amazon, AidEnvironment report shows.

Aidenvironment’s new Real-time Deforestation Monitoring (RDM) report, published today, links 16,100 hectares of deforestation and fires to soy traders and meatpackers in the Amazon and Cerrado biomes in Brazil in the last month.

The report features nine cases linking recent deforestation to soy traders’ and beef processors’ supply chains. The nine cases are all in the Amazon and Cerrado biomes in the states of Maranhão, Mato Grosso, and Bahia. The total deforestation covered in the nine cases is 16,100 hectares, which are linked to 637 fire alerts. Evidence suggests that the largest soy and cattle companies – including Amaggi, ADM, Viterra, Bunge, Cargill, Louis Dreyfus, JBS, Marfrig and Minerva – are connnected to the deforestation. 

The RDM reports will be published every two months and are part of the “Euro-finance and Deforestation” project, with support from the EU Life Program.

The RDM reports aim to:

  • Raise 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.
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Joana Faggin
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