Commitment to Sustainability

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At Minerva Foods, we understand that we are at a moment that demands that we all do the best we can. Therefore, we strengthen our commitment to feeding the world with greater sustainability, through initiatives that promote respect, and environmental responsibility.
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Road MAP 2035

Allowing science and technology to guide our efforts we have managed to combine profitability, and sustainability. Through our partnerships with leading research institutions in South America we remain steadfast in our fight against climate change and illegal deforestation.

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  • 2025

    Next steps
  • 2030

    Scope​
  • 2035

    Carbon Neutral​
In progress
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Expansion of geographic monitoring of direct supplier farms to all countries of operation in South America by 2030:
  • Paraguay until December 2021 (completed);
  • Colombia until 2023 (in progress);
  • Uruguay until 2025 (expected); 
  • Argentina by 2030 (in progress).
Completed
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Monitoring of indirect supplier farms
  • Integration of the Visipec tool (for the Amazon) into the internal monitoring system by 2021 in collaboration with the National Wildlife Federation and the University of Wisconsin;
  • Launching of the SMGeo Prospec app, in partnership with Niceplanet Geotecnologia.
Completed
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Carbon balance on ranch properties, with preliminary results in 2021.​

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Zero illegal deforestation throughout the entire supply chain in South America.​In Progress

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Monitoring program for indirect suppliers in all countries of operation.

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50% of cattle suppliers in a low carbon footprint program.​In Progress

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Assist the restoration of native vegetation in line with the United Nations Decade of Ecosystem Restoration.

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Reduction of emissions intensity by 30% (scopes 1 and 2).​

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Investments in technologies to increase the efficiency of wastewater treatment.​

Net Zero Emission

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Strategy

Through strategic actions to combat climate change and protect ecosystems, we are committed to reducing our emissions intensity by 30% by 2030 (compared to 2020).

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About the value chain emissions, our goal is to achieve net zero emissions by 2035, 15 years ahead of the Paris Agreement. We are developing a robust decarbonization plan according to internationally recognized methodologies.

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“At Minerva, we recognize that the sustainability of our business depends on maintaining the ecosystems that support agricultural production.

Our focus is to take action now to prevent the worst effects of climate change, while at the same time supporting farmers to implement practices that sequester and store carbon, protect biodiversity and increase resilience.

Our ambitious goals are evidence of the Company’s commitment to sustainability and will require strong leadership and collaboration, utilizing the best available science to direct our efforts.”

Fernando Queiroz

CEO

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OUR

GOALS

Our strategy at Minerva Foods is geared towards creating thriving communities and contributing to a healthy planet.

We acknowledge the challenges and opportunities stemming from our value chain and have adopted a diversified approach in order to achieve both our medium- and long-term goals.

The pursuit of
net zero emission
must be a
collective effort

Minerva Foods has embarked on joint partnerships and coalitions aimed at addressing climate change and advancing the sustainability of the industry.

Our efforts and commitments are based on decades of diligence towards the improving our environmental and social performance, in accordance with the three pillars of sustainability: Dedication to the Planet, Prosperity of our People, Product Quality and Respect for Life.

Our Commitment

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