Realtime Deforestation Monitoring Report: September 2022
Realtime Deforestation Monitoring (RDM) report links 16,600 hectares of deforestation and 422 fire alerts to soy traders and meatpackers
AidEnvironment’s September 2022 Realtime Deforestation Monitoring (RDM) report links 16,600 hectares of deforestation and 422 fire alerts to soy traders and meatpackers in the Amazon and Cerrado biomes in Brazil.
The report features seven cases linking recent deforestation to soy traders’ and beef processors’ supply chains. Six of the cases are in the Cerrado biome and one in the Amazon biome in states of Bahia, Maranhão, Piauí, and Mato Grosso.
The total deforestation is 16,598 hectares, linked to 422 fire alerts. The cases are potentially connected to the largest soy and cattle companies, including ADM, Amaggi, Bunge, Cargill, Cofco, Louis Dreyfus, Viterra, and JBS.
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.