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Through our Annual Sustainability Report, we inform our stakeholders of the main results, projects and investments that summarize the Company’s journey within environmental, social and governance aspects.

Sustainability Report 2023

Minerva Foods is pleased to present to its stakeholders the key milestones and achievements that shaped our journey in 2023. This document has been prepared following the guidelines of internationally recognized reporting frameworks such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), and World Economic Forum (WEF), and in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.



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Minerva Foods in numbers

  • 29 units in 6 countries (Brazil, Australia, Argentina, Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay);


  • 3 industrialized product plants;


  • 12 international commercial offices; two protein trading companies and 14 distribution centers;


  • Acquisition of + 2 sheep slaughter units in Australia in 2022; Totaling 4 units in the country;


  • Production capacity: 29,350/head of cattle per day in South America and 19,216/head of sheep per day in Oceania.

In 2023, in an unpredictable and volatile international scenario, Minerva Foods demonstrated resilience. This achievement was possible by its operational, financial, and commercial strategy, rooted in the purpose of creating connections between people, food and nature

About Minerva Foods

Our operations are strategically located and encompass marketing to more than 100 countries across five continents. With diversification and investment in strategic areas, we have:
⦿ 26 beef slaughtering and deboning plants distributed across Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Paraguay, and Uruguay;
⦿ 4 sheep slaughtering and deboning units in Australia;
⦿ 3 plants dedicated to the production of industrialized products;
⦿ 16 international commercial offices, two protein trading companies, and 14 distribution centers;
⦿ Our production capacity reaches 30,940 heads of cattle per day in South America and 19,216 heads of sheep per day in Oceania.
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2nd position in the European Sustainable Food Awards, – in the Pioneering in Sustainability category as a result of our exemplary chain traceability practices.


Acknowledgment in Leading Market Ratings and Indices

COLLER FAIRR: achievement of “Medium Risk” level in the general ranking and the highest evaluation in Animal Welfare practices, earning a classification of “Low Risk”.
⦿ 2nd place in the SUSTAINABLE FOOD AWARDS – Pioneering in Sustainability category for chain traceability practices;
⦿ Listed for the 4th consecutive year in the 2023/2024 portfolios of ISE and ICO2, both of the Brazilian Stock Exchange B3;
⦿ Presence among the ten Brazilian companies with the highest ranking scores.

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Commitment to Sustainability

Ongoing efforts to combat climate change by effectively monitoring greenhouse gas emissions on scopes 1, 2, and 3, and implementing reduction and mitigation projects are part of Minerva’s decarbonization plan.

Gold Seal: certification in GHG Protocol ensures reliability and transparency in our emissions inventory.

100% scope 2 emissions are neutralized by acquisition of Renewable Energy Certificates (I-RECs).

Mapping the risks and opportunities associated with climate change integrated into the business, in accordance with the guidelines proposed by the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

We effectively manage resources aligned with Industry 4.0 associated Technologies

⦿ 100% of Minerva Foods’ operations are governed by the Environmental Management System
⦿ Renewable Energy Seal – awarded for our 100% renewable electrical matrix
⦿ Increase of 23,6% in water reuse amount
⦿ Eureciclo seal – awarded for reverse logistics practices
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Sustainable Livestock

Monitoring direct cattle suppliers through socio-environmental criteria, ensuring environmental, labor, and land compliance in the supply chain.

zero illegal deforestation throughout the supply chain in South America by 2030.

⦿+ 43,000 direct suppliers monitored in South America
⦿ 100% compliance in external audits
⦿ Leather Full Traceable commercialized by Minerva Leather
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Indirect supply chain engagment for traceability. Particularly through the use of the SMGeo
Prospec app, where Brazilian rural producers can, via a voucher, check the socio-environmental
compliance of their own suppliers.
⦿ + 3,000 vouchers of the SMGeo Prospec application distributed

Animal Welfare and Food Quality

Our production follows a strict quality control, preserving the health of cattle and the safety of consumers. Which is reflected in our performance and best practices:

⦿ 100% of food products covered by the Food Safety Management System
⦿ Units certified by a food safety protocol recognized by the GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative)
⦿ Laboratories certified and/or accredited by ISO 17.025
⦿ Zero-tolerance policy towards any form of abuse, neglect, or mistreatment into our operations and throughout our value chain.
⦿ 100% of cattle slaughter units are certified in animal welfare by NAMI (North American Meat Institute) Protocol
⦿ + U$ 806,4 thousand invested in animal welfare initiatives.

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Our People

Culture in synergy with business goals, protagonism, and development of our people, based on
sustainable decision-making.

⦿ Recognized as a GPTW (Great Place to Work) company.
⦿ 100% of employees are covered by an Occupational Health and Safety system.
⦿ Recognition as the Best Company in the Occupational Health and Safety field, in the Food Industry category by ANIMASEG (National Association of the Safety and Protection Material Industry).
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Positive Impact

We support the local economy, and nurture relationships with the value chain, suppliers, community, government, and local institutions. Additionally, we invest in social programs. The maintenance of relationships with these parties is ensured through the Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP), which contributes to strengthening our social strategy.
⦿ + 21,000 adults and children benefited
⦿ + 27 ton of protein donated
⦿ + U$ 1,097mi invested in social program across Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay
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Previous Reports

We are firmly committed to transparency of information on our environmental, social, and governance management. For the past eleven years, we have reported our annual advances through our Sustainability Reports.

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Report 2022

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Report 2021

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Report 2020

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