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24 July 2019

Brazil: NGO report alleges companies complicit in deforestation & human rights abuses in the Amazon

[To read this story in Portuguese, please, click here] The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre invited 55 companies to respond to allegations of their involvement in the deforestation of the Amazon as well as human rights abuses. The report from...

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23 July 2019
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19 June 2019

Business model of agricultural traders in Switzerland raises human rights concerns, according to NGO report urging tougher rules

In June 2019, the Swiss NGO Public Eye published a report titled "Agricultural Commodity Traders in Switzerland: Benefitting from Misery?" looking at Switzerland’s role as a global hub of agricultural commodities. According to the report, the...

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16 April 2019

Brazil: 50 percent of the companies involved in domestic soy production have yet to commit to eliminating deforestation in their supply chains

Author: Global Canopy

“Are Brazilians eating the Cerrado?”, 21st November 2018...

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15 April 2019
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Author: Giovanni Ortolani, Mongabay Jornalismo Ambiental Independente (Brazil)

“A fome do Brasil por carne de engorda baseada em soja está causando o desmatamento do Cerrado: relatório”, 19 de março de 2019...

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Company response
15 February 2019
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Company response
15 February 2019

Archer Daniels Midland's response

Author: Archer Daniels Midland

... In regions at risk for deforestation and/or human rights violations, we are especially diligent in ensuring our operations meet strict codes of conduct. Contrary to the portrayal in the recent New York Times editorial by Leila Salazar-Lopez, ADM...

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NGO rejoinder
14 February 2019

Amazon Watch rejoinder

Author: Amazon Watch

We were pleased to see the responses of Bunge and Archer Daniels Midland to our New York Times op-ed. However, the companies appear to have overlooked our key arguments and glossed over legitimate concerns. The op-ed contends that not only the...

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Report
29 August 2018

New guidance for companies encourages action to support civic freedoms & human rights defenders & explores opportunities for engagement

Author: Bennett Freeman with Sif Thorgeirsson, Adele Barzelay & Brooks Reed

"Shared space under pressure: Business support for civic freedoms and human rights defenders," 29 August 2018 ...

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2 February 2018
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