Governance, policies and reports

Responsible corporate citizens

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Governance

We are committed to being responsible corporate citizens. This means creating maximum value while having minimum impact on the environment. Ethics, governance, transparency and compliance all play essential roles in the integration of sustainability across our global operations and our value chain. Our corporate values of Integrity, Teamwork, Citizenship, Entrepreneurship, and Openness & Trust guide our approach to sustainability.

Integrating sustainability into the operations of an agribusiness and food company is imperative in today’s business environment, and sustainability has become one of Bunge’s strategic pillars for the operations globally. It's also the right thing to do — for the environment, for our customers and consumers and for the people who work in our industry.

Our sustainability approach follows four clear principles:

  • We contribute to the economic and social development of the communities where we work.
  • We aim for good environmental performance by adopting and promoting proven, culturally sensitive and pragmatic best practices.
  • We partner with others to promote and apply sustainable practices.
  • We communicate openly.

To achieve our goals, we have established a robust governance structure throughout the business. Our board-level sustainability and corporate responsibility committee is our highest governance body. It oversees the development of relevant corporate social responsibility policies, strategies and programs, including performance goals, risk management and disclosure. The complete text of the Committee’s charter can be found here.

At an executive level, sustainability is led by the vice president, global corporate affairs. The global sustainability council, made up of public affairs, operational and commercial specialists from around the world, monitors makes strategic recommendations to management. Safety and environmental performance in Bunge facilities is handled by the global productivity, quality, safety and environment group.

GRI 102-18, GRI 102-19, GRI 102-20, GRI 102-22, GRI 102-33, GRI 103-3

 

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Policies

Bunge is considered to be a good partner by stakeholders within our value chains, a professional team with whom organizations can engage in dialogue around sustainability. We are honest about our sustainability progress and communicate in a balanced way.

You can review our current policies by clicking on the following links:

Environmental Policy

Global Safety & Health Policy

Labor Policy

Land Use and Biodiversity Policy

Non-Deforestation Policy

Palm Oil Sourcing Policy

Sustainability Policy

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Reports

Bunge publishes a variety of reports, including regional GRI reports, as well as submissions to CDP, UN Global Compact and certification bodies, which provide insight into our operations and material issues and impacts. You can access these reports below. In addition to these reports, the Materiality and Stakeholders page describes how we identify our key issues through stakeholder engagement, and our 10-k filing provides detailed information about our global operations, governance and financial performance.

The content of our latest Global Sustainability Report for 2018 is integrated throughout the Sustainability section of the website, in compliance with GRI Standards, Core Level. 

CDP Reports (Climate, Water & Forests)

UN Global Compact COP

Brazil Regional Report

Argentina Regional Report

North America Regional Report

Global Sustainability Report 2016

GRI 102-4, GRI 102-6, GRI 102-7,  GRI 102-2

Policies

Bunge is considered to be a good partner by stakeholders within our value chains, a professional team with whom organizations can engage in dialogue around sustainability. We are honest about our sustainability progress and communicate in a balanced way.

You can review our current policies by clicking on the following links:

Environmental Policy

Global Safety & Health Policy

Labor Policy

Land Use and Biodiversity Policy

Non-Deforestation Policy

Palm Oil Sourcing Policy

Sustainability Policy

Reports

Bunge publishes a variety of reports, including regional GRI reports, as well as submissions to CDP, UN Global Compact and certification bodies, which provide insight into our operations and material issues and impacts. You can access these reports below. In addition to these reports, the Materiality and Stakeholders page describes how we identify our key issues through stakeholder engagement, and our 10-k filing provides detailed information about our global operations, governance and financial performance.

The content of our latest Global Sustainability Report for 2018 is integrated throughout the Sustainability section of the website, in compliance with GRI Standards, Core Level. 

CDP Reports (Climate, Water & Forests)

UN Global Compact COP

Brazil Regional Report

Argentina Regional Report

North America Regional Report

Global Sustainability Report 2016

GRI 102-4, GRI 102-6, GRI 102-7,  GRI 102-2