To meet the vital needs. This is ADM’s purpose, which responsibly seeks to connect the harvests to everyone’s homes. For this reason, to encounter alternatives for a sustainable and more efficient production forms part of our daily life. We are doing everything to decrease environmental impact for the forthcoming generations. Over and above business concern, we are concerned with life. This becomes clear in our care for the entire productive chain. From preparation of the land to the food on your table, our values are never left aside. We believe that the unity among governments, companies and communities could generate the necessary foods, feeds and fuels to meet our vital needs, respecting the limits of natural resources. Get to know some of ADM Brazil’s sustainability programs.
Brazilian Soy Moratorium in the Amazon Biome
ADM is signatory of the Brazilian Soy Moratorium, having assumed the commitment of non-commercialization of soybean produced in deforested areas of the Amazon Biome after July 24, 2006.
The Brazilian Soy Moratorium is an initiative of ABIOVE (Associação Brasileira das Indústrias de Óleos Vegetais – Brazilian Vegetable Oil Industries Association) and ANEC (Associação Nacional dos Exportadores de Cereais – National Association of Cereal Exporters) in order to meet international market demand for sustainable and non-deforestation associated products. The moratorium covers about 90% of soybean commercialization in Brazil.
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List of Areas Embargoed by Ibama
ADM does not commercialize grains produced in areas embargoed by IBAMA [Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Renováveis – Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources], and it does not negotiate the sale of ingredients or financing destined to these embargoed areas.
The List of Embargoed Areas is updated daily and is available for inquiry at IBAMA’s site.
Brazilian National Pact for the Eradication of Slave Labor
ADM is signatory of the National Pact for the Eradication of Slave Labor since 2007, having assumed the commitment of not negotiating with suppliers or customers whose names are reported in the List of Slave Labor of the Ministry of Labor.
The List of Slave Labor is available for inquiry here.
Programa Produzindo Certo
The Programa Produzindo Certo [Doing it Right Program] is the most important initiative of ADM do Brasil for the development of a sustainable supply chain for soybean.
Developed in partnership with the NGO Aliança da Terra, the program aims to stimulate Brazilian soybean producers to adopt sustainable cultivation practices, which lead to reduction of environmental impact of their activities and ensure good working conditions for farm employees.
How does it work?
- Visit to the property and Socio-Environmental Diagnosis
At first instance, the technicians of Aliança da Terra visit the farm to map the property, to analyze agricultural operations and to identify strengths and areas that need improvement. All this information is used to produce a Socio-Environmental Diagnosis of the property, which is then given to the producer.
- Plan of Action and Annual Verification
Based on the property’s Socio-Environmental Diagnosis a Plan of Action of improvements is elaborated and technical guidelines are given on how to improve the negative aspects and to promote sustainable cultivation practices. After a year, Aliança da Terra returns to the farm to assess the progress and compliance with the plan.
Through the program, over 380,000 hectares of our suppliers were already mapped. The program is totally funded by ADM for its suppliers.