Cargill Completes Location Mapping of its Brazilian Soya Supply ChainThursday, July 30, 2020
Global agribusiness Cargill has completed the mapping of its Brazilian soya farm suppliers, the company announced in its mid-year progress report. The Minneapolis-based company said the move was part of its progress towards building a deforestation-free soya supply chain. In the report, the company estimated that 95.7% of its soya sourced from Brazil is grown on land that is deforestation and conversion-free (using 2008 Forest Code as a reference point). The company had also expanded its direct engagement with farmers in Brazil, including the launch of a new farmer association in the state of Bahia.
Cargill’s mapping of its Brazilian supply chain allows the company to identify the locations of its direct and indirect suppliers. The company said it was also continuing to grow its Sustainably Sourced and Supplied certification program in Brazil and Paraguay. Farmers who commit to this program pledge to produce their crops by using the best agricultural practices, protecting worker welfare, and managing greenhouse gas emissions under a continuous improvement process. Cargill also outlined its partnerships with farmers and advancements on its US$30M fund to find solutions to protect forests in ways that are economically viable for farmers in South America.