A New Look – Pathways to Sustainable Productions Landscapes in Mato Grosso

6 de May de 2019

May 6, 2019

Globally, many companies have committed to removing deforestation from their supply chains by 2020, but they are struggling to find effective solutions to meet these goals. More and more emphasis is being placed on the jurisdictional approach as a potential means
to support corporate goals and drive sustainable development. The jurisdictional approach encourages companies to collaborate with local governments, communities and producers in their sourcing regions. Find in this document a strategy to achieve low-risk sourcing in Mato Grosso.

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