Brazil cattle giants unite to end Amazon destruction

Last edited 5 October 2009 at 5:19pm
5 October, 2009

At a signing ceremony in Sao Paulo today, four of the world's largest beef and leather companies (1) agreed to ban the purchase of cattle from newly deforested land in the Amazon (2). The four - Marfrig, Bertin, JBS-Friboi and Minerva - dominate the world export market and supply the UK.

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Brazilian leather giant commits to Amazon cattle moratorium following indsutry pressure

Last edited 13 August 2009 at 11:06am
13 August, 2009

One of the world's largest leather suppliers, and Brazil's second-largest beef exporter today backed Greenpeace's call for a moratorium on the purchase of cattle from farms involved in new deforestation in the Amazon with immediate effect. (1).

Bertin's announcement follows tough new policy statements from shoe retailers such as Clarks, Nike, Timberland, Geox and Adidas, in response to a Greenpeace report entitled Slaughtering the Amazon, which was released in June.

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