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Novo indicador Radar Verde convidou 90 frigoríficos e 69 redes varejistas a comprovar que suas políticas garantem que a carne que compram e vendem não está associada ao desmatamento na Amazônia. Apenas 5% das empresas aceitaram participar este ano. Nenhuma autorizou a divulgação de sua classificação final

Which companies can guarantee that the beef they buy and sell – and that reaches consumers – is not associated with deforestation in the Amazon at any stage of production? To answer this question, Radar Verde, a new indicator that evaluates the effectiveness of slaughterhouses and supermarkets’ production chain control policies, is presenting today the results of its first edition. Imazon (Amazon Institute of People and the Environment), an international reference research institution, and O Mundo Que Queremos Institute (OMQQ), an organization focused on social and environmental projects, created the indicator’s methodology, the first of public access on the issue in Brazil.

The survey was carried out for the first time in 2022 and will be annual. This edition’s results revealed the non-participation of companies and the refusal of those who responded to the survey to have their performance publicly disclosed. Among the slaughterhouses invited, 94.5% did not participate in the survey. That 5.5% that responded did not authorize the disclosure of their results. The same happened with retailers: 96% of the supermarkets invited did not respond. The 4% who agreed to participate did not authorize the publication of their results. “The way each slaughterhouse and supermarket responds to the demand for transparency and proof is a piece of information that consumers, investors and major corporate clients must know and that must be taken into account when making decisions,”says Alexandre Mansur, project director at OMQQ. The complete list of companies that did not respond and did not authorize the disclosure of their results to Radar Verde is available at the end of this text.

Radar Verde’s team identified 113 active slaughterhouses in the Brazilian Amazon region, eligible to participate in the indicator. Of the total, 90 companies had some form of public contact (email and/or telephone number), to which an invitation was sent to respond to the questionnaire. Five of the 90 companies agreed to participate in the survey and completed the questionnaire. They received the evaluation of their production chain control policies, created by Radar Verde’s team, but did not authorize the public disclosure of their final classification in the indicator.

To evaluate supermarkets’ production chain control policies, Radar Verde’s team listed the 50 largest retailers in the country, according to the 2021 ABRAS ranking (Brazilian Association of Supermarkets). The 19 largest supermarkets in the Brazilian Amazon were also invited to participate. Of the 69 retailers contacted by Radar Verde’s team, three agreed to answer the questionnaire. Like the participating slaughterhouses, they also received an evaluation of their production chain control policies from Radar Verde’s team. Still, they did not authorize the public disclosure of their final classification in the indicator.

The criteria that make up Radar Verde are based on three pillars. The first is the existence of a policy for the responsible purchase of cattle or beef. The second is the quality of the policy and its potential to contribute to reducing deforestation. The third is the demonstration of the level of implementation of the policy by the company. “Even if companies cannot have full control of their suppliers, Radar Verde evaluates the degree of effort and how distant they are from guaranteeing the final objective, which is 100% deforestation-free beef,” says Ritaumaria Pereira, executive director at Imazon. According to the companies’ responses to a questionnaire, each slaughterhouse and supermarket is classified into one of five categories:

    • Green: The score indicates that the effectiveness of the policy is very high

    • Light Green: The score indicates that the effectiveness of the policy is high

    • Yellow: The score indicates that the effectiveness of the policy is intermediate

    • Orange: The score indicates that the effectiveness of the policy is low

    • Red: The score indicates that the effectiveness of the policy is very low

Brazil is the second largest world producer and the largest exporter of beef. The country produces about 15% of all of the beef consumed globally. Studies suggest that the activity can work as one of the drivers of deforestation in the Amazon. A survey by Mapbiomas shows that pasture areas have increased threefold in the Amazon over the last 30 years. Today, they occupy 13% of the biome. Almost half of the Brazilian herd (43%) is concentrated in the largest tropical forest on the planet. Between 1990 and 2020, the cattle herd in the region grew 256% compared to only 3% in the rest of the country.

Due to the way the beef production chain is structured in Brazil, there is a lack of public information to guarantee that the beef consumed in the country and exported is not associated with deforestation during its production. The cycle is long and fragmented. These animals can go through several farms while raised, from birth to slaughter. Radar Verde analyzes whether slaughterhouses and supermarkets are able to guarantee that the beef they buy and sell has not gone through a farm that was deforested in any of the connections in this chain. This includes slaughterhouses and supermarkets’ direct suppliers (that is, who they buy from) and their indirect suppliers (who the suppliers of their suppliers buy from).

Next year, there will be a new edition of the survey prepared by Radar Verde. All companies will be invited again. The expectation is to raise their awareness of the importance of transparency in their production chain control policies as a tool to curb deforestation in the Amazon. “Radar Verde is an opportunity for companies to demonstrate responsibility for their operations,” says Alexandre Mansur, from OMQQ. “It is already known that it is possible to increase livestock production in the Amazon without cutting down any trees,” asserts Ritaumaria from Imazon. “Consumers deserve to know which companies guarantee zero deforestation in their production chain. Radar Verde wants to be a shortcut to that piece of information.”

Radar Verde is funded by the Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) and the Institute for Climate and Society (iCS).


Nenhuma das empresas participantes da pesquisa RADAR VERDE no ano de 2022 autorizou a divulgação de seus respectivos índices. A negativa foi dada à equipe RADAR VERDE por meio de nota enviada pela Associação Brasileira dos Exportadores de Carne (Abiec)

1 163 Beef Indústria e Comércio de Carnes
2 Abatedouro de Bovinos Sampaio
3 Abatedouro Independência
4 Abatedouro Monte Cristo
5 Abatedouro Ro
6 Abatedouro São Jorge
7 Agrafoods (Respondeu, mas não autorizou a divulgação)
8 Agropam – Agricultura E Pecuária Amazonas
9 Alexandrino
10 Alvorada
11 Amazonboi
12 Amazônia Alimentos
13 Arrudão
14 Ativo Alimentos
15 Beef D’ouro
16 Boi Bom
17 Boi Brasil
18 Boi Verde
19 Bovinorte
20 Carnes Boi Branco
21 Casfrisa
22 Comcarne Comercial de Carne (Fribal)
23 Cooperativa dos Produtores de Carne e Derivados de Gurupi
24 CRO Ribeiro
25 Fribev – Frigorífico Bela Vista
26 Frical Frigorifico
27 Frican
28 Frig
29 Frigo 10
30 Frigoboi
31 Frigobom
32 Frigocal
33 Frigodhias
34 Frigoestrela
35 Frigol
36 Frigoli Alimentos
37 Frigolider
38 Frigomil Frigorífico Mil
39 Frigonelore
40 Frigonort
41 Frigoporto
42 Frigordo Indústria Comércio Importação e Exportação
43 Frigorifico 2r
44 Frigorifico 3m
45 Frigorifico Agro Açailândia
46 Frigorífico Alemão
47 Frigorifico Altamira
48 Frigorífico Araticum
49 Frigorífico Areia Branca
50 Frigorífico Castanheira
51 Frigorifico Dona Raimunda
52 Frigorifico Fortefrigo
53 Frigorífico Frigoraça
54 Frigorífico Jatobá
55 Frigorífico Krause
56 Frigorífico Monte Verde
57 Frigorífico Norte Carnes
58 Frigorifico Nosso
59 Frigorifico Pantanal
60 Frigorifico Paraiso
61 Frigorifico Redentor
62 Frigorífico Rio Maria
63 Frigorifico Roma
64 Frigorifico Rondônia
65 Frigorífico Rondonópolis
66 Frigorifico Rs
67 Frigorifico São José
68 Frigorífico Savana
69 Frigorifico Valencio
70 Frigorífico Ypê
71 Frigosena
72 Frigotefé
73 Frigovale do Guapore
74 Frigovan
75 Frigoverde
76 Frinort Tomé-Açu
77 Frisacre Frigorifico Santo Afonso do Acre
78 Golden Imex
79 Indústria Frigorífica Boa Carne
80 Intercontinental Foods – Comercio de Alimentos
81 Irmãos Gonçalves Comércio e Indústria
82 JBS (Respondeu, mas não autorizou a divulgação)
83 JP
84 JV Pessoa (Rio Branco)
85 LKJ – Frigorífico
86 Mafrico
87 Mafrimar
88 Marfrig Global Foods (Respondeu, mas não autorizou a divulgação)
89 Masterboi (Respondeu, mas não autorizou a divulgação)
90 Matadouro Braga Empreendimentos (Frimap)
91 Matadouro E Frigorífico Aliança
92 Matadouro Frigorífico Amazonia Empreendimentos (Friaap)
93 Matadouro Juba
94 Mercurio Alimentos
95 Mfb Matadouro Frigorífico Bezerra
96 Minerva (Respondeu, mas não autorizou a divulgação)
97 Naturafrig Alimentos
98 Nova Carne
99 NR Comércio de Frios
100 Nutrifrigo Alimentos
101 Organizações GC
102 Pantaneira Indústria E Comércio de Carnes e Derivados
103 Plena Alimentos
104 R Batista
105 RC Moreira Costa (Frical)
106 RE Ribeiro Soares
107 Refúgio
108 Rio Beef Frigorífico
109 Sf Indústria e Comércio de Carnes
110 Socipe
111 Total
112 Vale do Tapajós (Frivata)
113 Vale Grande Indústria e Comercio de Alimentos


Nenhuma das empresas participantes da pesquisa RADAR VERDE no ano de 2022 autorizou a divulgação de seus respectivos índices

1 A Angeloni & Cia
2 ACDA Importação e Exportação
3 AR Filho & Cia
4 AS Aguiar & Cia
5 Am/Pm Comestíveis
6 Assaí Atacadista (Respondeu, mas não autorizou a divulgação)
7 Atakarejo Distribuidor de Alimentos e Bebidas
8 Big*
9 Carrefour (Respondeu, mas não autorizou a divulgação)
10 Casa Nossa
11 Cema Central Mineira Atacadista
12 Cencosud Brasil (Grupo)
13 Cia Beal de Alimentos (Festval)
14 Comercial Zaffari
15 Comercial Zaragoza Importação e Exportação
16 Companhia Sulamericana de Distribuição
17 Companhia Zaffari Comércio e Indústria
18 Coop – Cooperativa de Consumo
19 Covabra Supermercado
20 D’avó Supermercados
21 Del Moro & Del Moro
22 DMA Distribuidora
23 Formosa Supermercados & Magazine
24 Frios Vilhena
25 Giassi e Cia
26 Gmgb Holding E Participações (Supermercados Mambo)
27 GPA (Respondeu, mas não autorizou a divulgação)
28 Grupo DB
29 Hilário José Weiller (Ouro Verde)
30 Irmãos Boa
31 Irmãos Muffato & Cia
32 Jad Zogheib & Cia (Confiança Supermercados)
33 Juba Supermercados
34 Koch Hipermercado
35 L&G Alimentos do Brasil
36 Líder Comércio E Indústria
37 Luiz Tonin Atacadista e Supermercados
38 MA Silva e Silva
39 Mart Minas Distribuição
40 Mateus Supermercados
41 Multi Formato Distribuidora (Supermercado Super Nosso)
42 Mundialmix Comércio de Alimentos
43 Organização Verdemar
44 Pague Menos Comércio de Produtos Alimentícios
45 Quartetto Supermercados
46 RMC Comércio de Alimentos
47 Rachel Loiola & Cia
48 Realmar Distribuidora (Extrabom)
49 São Cristóvão Investimentos e Participações (Big Box Supermercados)
50 Savegnago Supermercados
51 Sdb Comércio de Alimentos (Comper)
52 Silva e Barbosa Comércio de Alimentos
53 Sonda Supermercados Exportação e Importação
54 Supermercado A. Luzitana
55 Supermercado Bahamas
56 Supermercado Cidade
57 Supermercado Cometa
58 Supermercado Guará
59 Supermercado Nordestão
60 Supermercado Paulista
61 Supermercado Queiróz
62 Supermercado Superpão
63 Supermercados BH Comércio de Alimentos
64 Supermercados Cavicchiolli (Supermercado São Vicente)
65 Supermercados Irmãos Lopes
66 Supermercados Jaú Serve
67 Torre e Cia Supermercados
68 Unidasul Distribuidora Alimentícia
69 VMJ Comércio de Produtos Alimentícios (Mega Supermercado)

*Durante o ano de 2022, o Grupo BIG se fundiu ao Grupo Carrefour e neste relatório as duas empresas respondem por uma só