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Do you know what makes

Zero Carbon Impact with responsible sourcing

products different from standard products?

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Comes from selected farms with zero deforestation for the last 20 years

Comes from farms and industrial units that have Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Plans

Our product uses carbon credits from projects that contribute to forest conservation or tree planting in South America for neutralization

Hover over and learn more about our production process for the Zero Carbon Impact Responsible Sourcing product:

CO₂ Neutral Certification


of Minerva supply farms


Selection Criteria:
Zero deforestation for thr last 20 years and socioenvironmental compliance


Invite the reancher to participate in the Renove Program


Collection of data and evidence from the farms

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Herd breed, age, gender


Land use


Livestock system


Manure management






Fertilisers and pesticides


Collection of data and evidence of industrial emissions


Partnership with NGO: Calculation of CHC emissions from farms and industry per kilo of meat or leather produced


Elaboration of emissions reductions plans


On-site audit of farms and industry bu the certifer




Compensation of emissions by MyCarbon


Calculation of emissions for logistics to final destination


Emission of the certification

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How can we reduce emissions on farms?

The way farms are managed and cared for can have an impact on their carbon footprint, so with better decisions and productive strategies, they can reduce their emissions or even remove CO₂ from the atmosphere.

Here are some of the strategies we are strengthening in the Renove program:

  • Planned pasture management:
    Healthy pasture and soil act as carbon stores: pastures grow better and are able to remove more carbon from the atmosphere through photosynthesis and fixation of this carbon in the soil. With more productive and well-managed pastures, animals eat more and better, also improving animal productivity and reducing slaughter age and associated methane emissions.
  • Rotational grazing:
    Rotational grazing allows the animals to feed without compromising the quality of the forage, allowing the plants time to develop new leaves and thus contributing to more efficient CO₂ fixation in the soil
  • Implementation of integrated systems, such as Crop-Livestock-Forest Integration (ICLF)
    The implementation of integrated systems such as ICLF promotes synergy between agriculture, livestock and forestry, and produces mutually beneficial outcomes for components of the system. This model brings significant benefits, such as increased productivity, improved soil quality and diversified sources of income for producers.
  • Increased animal productivity due to better genetics:
    Better genetics promotes faster growing animals which emit less methane over their lifetime.
  • Strategic diet to reduce enteric methane:
    An adequate and balanced diet together with feed additives can reduce methane emissions.



The Renove Program seeks climate solutions with its partner suppliers based on three pillars: training and capacity building; technical and institutional partnerships; and green financing.


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Your Questions Answered


In partnership with an NGO we calculate the annual carbon footprint of partner farms selected for this project and our industrial units. Calculations are verified and the farms and industries are audited onsite and certified by an independent, non-profit organization with certification systems in more than 100 countries. We develop plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for partner farms and industries. Residual emissions from the final product are offset via carbon credits from forest conservation and tree planting projects in South America.

The animals are raised on farms that adopt different management and livestock production systems such as extensive, semi-extensive and intensive systems.

No. Minerva Foods has made public sustainability commitments with the goal of achieving zero liquid emissions by 2035. In order to achieve these results the Company uses one of the best socio-environmental monitoring technologies, develops projects and partnerships with technical-scientific support, in addition to being in constant innovation in the sector with a robust team of experts.

No. Our partner farms are selected following strict compliance and socio-environmental monitoring. Furthermore, the product comes from farms and industries audited annually by an independent organization, which requires proof of zero deforestation in the last 20 years, in addition to the development of an emissions reduction plan with the implementation of regenerative practices on partner farms.

Yes. At the industrial unit, animals from audited farms are tracked from their arrival. The beef is identified throughout the production process and internal traceability is also audited by Preferred by Nature.

No. Zero Carbon Impact Responsible Sourcing products follow the same food safety and quality criteria as other Minerva Foods product lines, produced with the most rigorous certifications on the market.

The Zero Carbon Impact Responsible Sourcing product originates in Brazil and Uruguay, from partner farms and selected industrial units.

Carbon credits come from forest conservation or tree planting projects, which undergo third-party certification following scientific methodologies with high standards.