The Soy Traceability Project
Reducing Danone Brazil’s carbon footprint by eliminating deforestation from its soy supply chain.
Why does it matter?
In 2020, Brazil proved to be the largest soy producer in the world, producing 125 million tons of soy. Soy production has long been associated with deforestation, especially in a region called MATOPIBA, where the agricultural area has expanded by 291% in the last 13 years.
Danone has its share of responsibility in this issue. More than 50% of Danone CO² emissions come from milk production and the COOL FARM TOOL calculated that a total of 25% was due purely to the soy used to feed cattle.
What is the initiative?
The Soy traceability project started in 2019 and aims to ensure that soy used in Danone Brazil’s supply chain is fully traceable and free from deforestation activities, whether that soy is purchased directly by the farmers or via Central de Compras’ Danone’s Milk Department. This project will ensure that Danone Brazil complies with Danone Global’s policy on soy traceability.
How is Danone supporting our farmers to achieve their regenerative agriculture objectives?
Through this project, Danone, as well as its suppliers, are taking action in initiatives that contribute toward reversing climate change. Stopping deforestation is a huge challenge, and Danone Brazil is doing its share to move towards sustainable practices.
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