Brazil beef supply chain

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Brazil beef data highlights

Over Time

Beef Volume (t)

2016

3.2M

2020

Beef deforestation exposure (ha)

2016

950k

2020

Exporting Companies

5 companies
are exposed to

64% of Deforestation

of Brazil beef exports

top 5 Companies
By deforestation exposure (2020)
JBS
230k ha
MINERVA
110k
MARFRIG
91k
COOPERATIVA DOS PRODUTORES DE CARNE E DERIVADOS DE GURUPI
57k
PLENA ALIMENTOS
50k
OTHER Companies
300k

Hotspots

10% of Regions (MUNICIPALITIES)
account for

93% of Deforestation

of Brazil beef production

top 5 MUNICIPALITIES
By deforestation exposure (2020)
MOJU
22k ha
SAO FELIX DO XINGU
16k
ALTAMIRA
15k
NOVA CRIXAS
14k
PIUM
12k
OTHER MUNICIPALITIES
570k

Importing Countries

5 countries
are exposed to

76% of Deforestation

of Brazil beef imports

top 5 Importing Countries
By deforestation exposure (2020)
CHINA (MAINLAND)
370k ha
CHINA (HONG KONG)
120k
EGYPT
81k
TURKEY
39k
RUSSIAN FEDERATION
31k
OTHER Importing Countries
200k

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Brazilian beef exports and deforestation

The rate of deforestation and land conversion driven by the expansion of pasture for beef production in Brazil increased by 60% between 2016 and 2020, while the Amazon and Cerrado continue to be cleared despite zero-deforestation commitments made by beef producers.

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Supporting the EU deforestation regulation’s benchmarking system

Trase and Proforest have published recommendations for establishing a fair and effective risk benchmarking to underpin the EU deforestation regulation.

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How data can make the EU's deforestation regulation fair and workable

Many businesses are seeking clarity on how the EU deforestation regulation will be implemented, especially its proposed classification of countries by risk levels. The success of the law can be boosted by the EU closely engaging producing countries and using the best available deforestation data - including zooming in on regions within countries when considering risk.

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New guidance helps financial institutions grapple with deforestation due diligence

New guidance on deforestation due diligence by Global Canopy, Neural Alpha and SEI helps banks and investors identify, prevent and mitigate the risks of deforestation, conversion and associated human rights abuse in financial portfolios.

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