Reports & governance

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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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The ACE Platform

Established in 2016, the ACE Platform is how we translate sustainability into action at Bunge. It stands for “Act, Conserve and Engage.” As we announced then, we intend to move forward, even when the path is not clearly marked, to find new ways to reduce our footprint, and to collaborate actively with other value chain participants and civil society.

All of our sustainability related activities are incorporated in the platform:

  • Act means that we safely deliver harvests to global markets, proactively integrating sustainability into our business approach to support nutrition and food security around the world. This encompasses our strategic approach in business and our governance.
  • Conserve means that we create 21st-century value chains and advance environmental performance in our own operations. This is how we promote sustainable agriculture and environmental management.
  • Engagement is about prioritizing the safety of our global workforce above profit and production, supporting diversity and employee development, interacting with our stakeholders, local communities, and working to protect labor and human rights throughout our value chain.

 

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Transparency

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.

Follow the below links to access full copies of our latest reports and policues:

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Public Reports

Bunge publishes a variety of reports, including global and 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:

CDP Reports (Climate, Water & Forests)

UN Global Compact COP

Brazil Regional Report

Argentina Regional Report

North America Regional Report

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Policies

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

Public Reports

Bunge publishes a variety of reports, including global and 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:

CDP Reports (Climate, Water & Forests)

UN Global Compact COP

Brazil Regional Report

Argentina Regional Report

North America Regional Report

Policies

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