Brazilian firms seek collaboration on Decarbonizing their Agriculture Supply Chains

Nov. 22, 2021
They will connect emissions from seed processing to agricultural production, trading, logistics, feed, food production and distribution from Brazil to other countries

Brazilian food company BRF, commodities firm AMAGGI, energy firm Raízen and logistics firm Rumo have formed a first-of-its-kind collaboration with U.S. technology firm SINAI Technologies to identify decarbonization opportunities across the agriculture industry supply chain operations.

The firms will use SINAI Technologies’ decarbonization platform to develop emission allocation frameworks using primary data, while ensuring data privacy. They will connect emissions from seed processing to agricultural production, trading, logistics, feed, food production and distribution from Brazil to other countries.

The software will provide automated allocation methodologies, devised and reviewed by sustainability experts to ensure that the primary data provides accuracy and transparency which may incentivize the adoption of low carbon solutions, and contribute to the reliability of off-sets and in-sets in a voluntary market.

 SINAI’s Value Chain Module can calculate Scope 3 emissions for participating companies and demonstrate how emissions can be allocated at the product-level. SINAI is the technology partner in this collaboration.

Fernanda Sacchi, People, ESG and Communication Director at Rumo, said, “the partnership with SINAI offers a platform to centralize data on greenhouse gas emissions from the company's activities, allowing the targeting of mitigation strategies for the impacts caused, as well as defining goals to reduce these emissions. It is also possible to share data with stakeholders, as part of the monitoring of the value chain, providing transparency to the process.”

"Taking part in such an initiative with key players within our value chain strengthens AMAGGI's project to start soon offering carbon-neutral soy to the market, positively impacting the GHG emissions of the products offered to consumers,” said Juliana de Lavor Lopes, AMAGGI's ESG, Communication and Compliance Director. “We understand that agriculture has a fundamental role in combating climate change. Therefore, offering climate solutions to global challenges is in line with our sustainability strategy, which includes commitments to decarbonize our operations by 2035 and to neutralize net emissions by 2050 (NetZero emissions), according to the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and the global Race to Zero movement, which we are a part of."

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