6 September 2021

Online event: Voluntary Monitoring Protocol for Cattle Suppliers in the Cerrado – Key results from the consultation process (28th September 2021)

Online event: Voluntary Monitoring Protocol for Cattle Suppliers in the Cerrado – Key results from the consultation process (28th September 2021)

Companies sourcing cattle products from the Brazilian Cerrado have started to develop responsible sourcing strategies to avoid purchases linked with social and environmental issues in the Cerrado biome. The world’s most biodiverse savannah is under increased scrutiny internationally, given the significant expansion of pasture and large-scale agricultural production over native vegetation in recent decades.

However, despite companies making commitments to conserve the Cerrado, challenges remain when it comes to acting on these commitments in the beef sector.

Proforest and Imaflora have jointly developed a voluntary monitoring protocol for cattle suppliers in the Cerrado biome, building on Proforest’s experience designing and implementing beef sourcing policies in the Cerrado, and Imaflora’s experience of developing the Monitoring Protocol for Cattle Suppliers in the Amazon.

All interested stakeholders are invited to attend the online event ‘Cerrado Monitoring Protocol – Key results from the consultation process’, to be held on the 28th September.

The event will cover:

  • A summary of the consultation process
  • Key adjustments made to the protocol after the consultation process
  • Clarification of key controversial points raised during the consultation process
  • Expected next steps
  • A panel discussion on the potential usage of the Protocol by different stakeholders, and implementation challenges.

The hosts will be: 

  • Isabella Freire, Co-Director, Proforest
  • Lisandro Inakake, Project Coordinator, Imaflora

The panellists will be:

  • Cláudio Almeida, Coordinator of the Monitoring Program for the Amazon and other Biomes, INPE
  • Pedro Amaral, Senior Sustainability Manager, Mars
  • Susy Midori, Sustainability & Diversity Director, GPA
  • Taciano Custódio, Sustainability Director, Minerva
  • Nadine Cavusoglu, Director and CFO, Emerging Markets Investors Alliance
  • Simon Hall, Director, Tropical Forests and Agriculture, National Wildlife Federation

Register for the online event and join us on the 28th September to find out more about transforming the beef supply chain. The event will be held in Portuguese, with simultaneous interpretation into English. 

For more information about the Voluntary Monitoring Protocol for Cattle Suppliers in the Amazon, email info@proforest.net.

This work has been developed as part of the Good Growth Partnership’s Responsible Demand Project, thanks to financial support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
 

Categories: Amerika Latin, Cattle

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