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World’s Largest Meat Exporter Commits to Zero Deforestation in Amazon

Media release | September 24, 2009 at 18:00

JBS-Friboi, the world’s largest exporter of meat products and one of the largest companies in Brazil, announced today that it will no longer buy cattle raised in areas of the Amazon that were deforested after Sept. 23, 2009. They also announced...

Forest Code : Millions of hectares of Amazon rainforest threatened

Publication | July 6, 2011 at 18:42

The threat to the Forest Code and tens of millions of hectares of Amazon rainforest is real.

Brazil cattle industry giants unite in banning Amazon destruction

Media release | October 4, 2009 at 18:00

In a major step forward for climate protection, today four of the biggest players in the global cattle industry -- Marfrig, Bertin, JBS-Friboi and Minerva – joined forces to ban the purchase of cattle from newly deforested areas of the Brazilian...

World Bank Withdraws Loan to Brazilian Cattle Giant

Media release | June 12, 2009 at 18:00

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private lending arm of the World Bank, has withdrawn a $90 million dollar loan to Brazil’s cattle giant Bertin. The loan was used for the company to further expand into the Amazon region, which was...

Timberland steps it up a notch, commits to Amazon protections

Feature story | July 28, 2009 at 18:00

Timberland has announced a new policy agreement with Greenpeace that will help ensure the leather used in its boots and shoes is not contributing to new deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest or global warming. The policy will not only guide...

Greenpeace Applauds Nike's New Amazon Policy

Media release | July 21, 2009 at 18:00

Today, Nike announced a new policy that ensures the leather used in Nike shoes will not contribute to global warming caused by Amazon deforestation.

Brazilian slaughterhouses fail to fully meet first deadline for stopping Amazon...

Feature story | April 5, 2010 at 18:00

In a meeting on April 5th with Greenpeace, the major slaughterhouses of Brazil — including JBS/Bertin, Marfrig and Minerva — showed insufficient progress to comply with the first step in the Zero Deforestation Agreement they signed six months ago...

Giving deforestation the boot at Italian shoe fair

Blog by Jamie- Greenpeace UK | October 20, 2011 1 comment

Italian fashion: stylish and sophisticated, but unfortunately may be  linked to the destruction of the Amazon rainforest . As cattle ranching is responsible for about 80 per cent of deforestation in Brazil, it is likely that Brazilian...

Activists to Brazilian Congress- Turn off the chainsaw (Desliga a moto serra!)

Blog by Daniel Brindis | May 10, 2011 1 comment

Some assume that the Amazon chainsaws have been quiet for the last few years. In some ways it’s true: over the last ten years deforestation rates have been falling. Pressure from Greenpeace, our supporters and allies has helped...

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