Zero deforestation

Building 21st century value chains

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Growing populations and expanding economies present clear needs: making food more nutritious and available.

Strained natural resources—especially forests and watersheds—mean that we have to produce more food, more efficiently and with greater sensitivity to the environment than ever before.

Bunge believes all agricultural value chains should be environmentally sustainable and economically beneficial to local communities.  Our company is committed to applying policies in its businesses and supply chains that reflect these beliefs, and to collaborating with stakeholders and other value chain participants—from farmers to consumers—to develop practical approaches to realize them at scale.

We are commited to :

  • Eliminating deforestation from our agricultural supply chains worldwide, employing tested methodologies that incorporate carbon and biodiversity protections

  • Respecting local and indigenous community rights and applying free, prior and informed consent for land purchases and use

  • Enhancing the traceability and transparency of key supply chains over time

  • Publicly disclosing progress on our efforts.

Download our overall commitment to Sustainable Agricultural Value Chains.

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Policies and Projects

We are working across our business to apply new policies and procedures, and to collaborate with stakeholders to tackle common, fundamental challenges.

Our efforts include:

  • Enhancing the traceability of our supply chains and mapping suppliers in key areas
  • Extending the Soy Moratorium in the Amazon Biome
  • Blocking farmers in Brazil who violate labor and deforestation regulations
  • Certifying sugarcane mills under the Bonsucro system
  • Launching public grievance and supplier verification mechanisms for palm oil
  • Working with The Nature Conservancy and a coaltion of companies, NGOs and government agencies to develop open source tools to help identify areas for sustainable expansion of agriculture
  • Expanding volumes of certified products
  • Participating in numeours mult-stakeholder groups committed to promoting sustainable agriculture, including Field to Market in the U.S.

You can read more about our commitments and progress by visiting our Palm Oil dashboard and by reviewing our Grains & Oilseeds updates:

September 2017 Update

May 2017 Update

December 2016 Update

Growing populations and expanding economies present clear needs: making food more nutritious and available.

Strained natural resources—especially forests and watersheds—mean that we have to produce more food, more efficiently and with greater sensitivity to the environment than ever before.

Bunge believes all agricultural value chains should be environmentally sustainable and economically beneficial to local communities.  Our company is committed to applying policies in its businesses and supply chains that reflect these beliefs, and to collaborating with stakeholders and other value chain participants—from farmers to consumers—to develop practical approaches to realize them at scale.

We are commited to :

  • Eliminating deforestation from our agricultural supply chains worldwide, employing tested methodologies that incorporate carbon and biodiversity protections

  • Respecting local and indigenous community rights and applying free, prior and informed consent for land purchases and use

  • Enhancing the traceability and transparency of key supply chains over time

  • Publicly disclosing progress on our efforts.

Download our overall commitment to Sustainable Agricultural Value Chains.

Policies and Projects

We are working across our business to apply new policies and procedures, and to collaborate with stakeholders to tackle common, fundamental challenges.

Our efforts include:

  • Enhancing the traceability of our supply chains and mapping suppliers in key areas
  • Extending the Soy Moratorium in the Amazon Biome
  • Blocking farmers in Brazil who violate labor and deforestation regulations
  • Certifying sugarcane mills under the Bonsucro system
  • Launching public grievance and supplier verification mechanisms for palm oil
  • Working with The Nature Conservancy and a coaltion of companies, NGOs and government agencies to develop open source tools to help identify areas for sustainable expansion of agriculture
  • Expanding volumes of certified products
  • Participating in numeours mult-stakeholder groups committed to promoting sustainable agriculture, including Field to Market in the U.S.

You can read more about our commitments and progress by visiting our Palm Oil dashboard and by reviewing our Grains & Oilseeds updates:

September 2017 Update

May 2017 Update

December 2016 Update