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Slaughtering the Amazon

Author: Greenpeace, Published on: 1 June 2009

This report, the culmination of a three-year investigation…documents how blind consumption of cattle products by the Blue Chip corporations behind reputable global brands is fuelling Amazon deforestation and climate change…Trade data also reveal trade with ranches using modern-day slavery. Additionally, one Bertin slaughterhouse receives supplies of cattle from an illegal ranch occupying indian lands...Greenpeace has found that four of the top five beef exporters – Bertin, Independência, JBS and Marfrig – have acquired cattle from ranchers linked to forced labour. [also refers to Gruppo Cremonini, Minerva, Adidas, BMW, Carrefour, EuroStar, Ford, Honda, Gucci, Ikea, Kraft, Nike, Tesco, Toyota, Wal-Mart, Reebok, Arino mastrotto Group, Gruppo Mastrotto, Boss, Geox, Trenitalia, Hilfiger, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Cisalpino, SnCf, Thalys, Unilever, Cia Brasiliera de Distribuição, Colgate Palmolive, Johnson & Johnson, Inalca, Montana, Marr, Burger King]
[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre also invited JBS, Marfrig to respond to the report, but they did not do so. If we receive their response we will include it alongside]

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Related companies: adidas ASDA (part of Walmart) Bertin BMW Burger King Carrefour Clarks Colgate-Palmolive Ford Gucci (part of Kering) Honda Hugo Boss IKEA Independencia JBS Johnson & Johnson Kraft Foods (now Kraft Heinz) LVMH Marfrig Alimentos Marks & Spencer Morrisons Nike Northern Foods Prada Reebok (part of adidas) Sainsbury's SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer) Tesco Timberland (part of VF Corp) Tommy Hilfiger (part of PVH) Toyota Unilever Walmart