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Slaughterhouses and supermarkets identified by the Radar Verde team were invited to answer a questionnaire related to socioenvironmental policies adopted in the beef production and distribution chain to fight against deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon.

 Please find below the questionnaires sent to supermarkets and slaughterhouses that took part in the survey carried out in 2022.

The questionnaire addressed concerns to identify the company's socioenvironmental policy and the way in which its governance is conducted, as well as identifying the level of performance of this policy in monitoring direct and indirect cattle suppliers and its commitment against the deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon, based on the following aspects:

  • Ensure the supplier's participation in the Environmental Regularization Program. Programa de Regularização Ambiental;


  • Ensure that the supplier farms are not on the lists of embargoed areas disclosed by Ibama, ICMBio, and state environmental agencies; estão nas listas de áreas embargadas divulgadas pelo Ibama, ICMBio e órgãos estaduais de meio ambiente;


  • Ensure that farms do not overlap with Indigenous Lands recognized by declaratory orders from the Ministry of Justice or established by Funai; a Terras Indígenas (TI) reconhecidas por portaria declaratória do Ministério da Justiça ou por ato da Funai;


  • Ensure that farms are not overlapping with Protected Areas at the federal, state, and municipal levels; sobrepostas a Unidades de Conservação (UC) federal, estadual e municipal;


  • Ensure that suppliers do not have a first-degree judicial conviction at any instance by higher courts, invasion of Indigenous Lands, agricultural violation, illegal occupation of public land and/or for deforestation and other correlated conflicts;


  • Require an environmental license.

The aspects approached above indicate, along with others, crucial aspects to identify the policy and its level of performance regarding the commitment of the companies to the fight against deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon, thus allowing the verification of the compliance of their direct and indirect suppliers through the application of a well-consolidated, powerful and verifiable socioenvironmental policy.

The total score took into consideration the policy features and its implementation performance, considering direct and indirect suppliers, with one hundred (100) being the maximum possible score for the policy features and its execution performance.