Assessment Audit confirms Marfrig’s compliance with Amazon practices

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Monday, November 12, 2018
DNV-GL’s audit assessed the animal purchases made from Jan 1. to Dec. 31, 2017.
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DNV-GL’s audit assessed the animal purchases made from Jan 1. to Dec. 31, 2017.
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The independent international consulting firm DNV-GL, which specializes in business and environmental risk analysis, has concluded a report attesting to the compliance of Marfrig Global Foods with the Public Commitment on Amazon Cattle Ranching.

DNV-GL is an independent foundation driven by the purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment. In Brazil, DNV-GL has operated for over 35 years and its main competency is managing risks, which are then transformed into opportunities for organizations.

The document aims to assess the practices adopted to combat deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, violence against indigenous peoples and the use of slave labor within the Amazon Biome, which encompasses the Brazilian states of Amazonas, Pará, Amapá, Acre, Rondônia, Roraima and parts of the states of Maranhão, Tocantins and Mato Grosso.

DNV-GL’s audit assessed the animal purchases made from Jan 1. to Dec. 31, 2017. For the sixth straight year, Marfrig was certified in compliance with the commitment first undertaken in 2009.

The independent audit was conducted in three phases. The first phase assessed the system responsible for cattle sourcing and the blacklisting of suppliers located in the Amazon Biome that fail to comply with the social and environmental criteria established by Marfrig. In the second phase, the auditors verified the quality and efficacy of the geomonitoring system used by the company, with tests, geospatial analyses and the presentation of all data-gathering processes. In the third and final phase, DNV-GL verified the environmental and property compliance process throughout the supply chain.

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