Agropalma has as guiding principles of its activities respect to the environment and sustainable development. Increasingly, sustainable practices play an important role in the routine of the organization and help to drastically reduce environmental impact.
All our plantation areas are located in the Amazon region, one of the most beautiful and breathtaking regions in the world with the highest biodiversity. In order to protect this unique natural heritage, Brazilian legislation requires that, at least, 50% of the land of each farm is preserved as forest reserves. In Agropalma, for every ten thousand square meters of planting 1.6 hectares of forest are preserved.
Our properties present only mineral soils without the presence of peat and free of burning practices since 2001.
The Agropalma group promotes actions not only to preserve but also to protect and restore the fauna and flora of the region. Accordingly, it has a team in charge of researching species of aquatic fauna, reptiles and rare or endemic amphibians in the Amazon region. This work allows us to understand the best way to protect and enlarge population of endangered species.
Moreover, it is responsible for projects that encourage the education of children, teens and adults, as well as training activities and income generation for local people.
The company has all the essential certification to enhance credibility. These include ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001, ISO 22000, FSSC 22000 and the Organic Seal, issued by IBD, organization accredited by the IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements), which regulates organic agriculture throughout the world and ensures production without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
As a result of its responsible actions, the organization was given the top ranking in the Greenpeace Scorecard for Palm Oil Producers in 2012.
In order to keep a transparent relationship with all stakeholders, Agropalma provides more information about the social and environmental actions undertaken by the organization in the sustainability report.