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2016 Sustainability Report
As a competitive advantage, incorporation of sustainable livestock farming opens up mar- kets and generates value for the Brazilian and South American agriculture industry, insofar as it contributes to progress in the food produc- tion chain. In this sense, the Company invests in employee training, performs management of internal control systems and maintains updat- ed records on livestock farmers based on cattle procurement criteria, determined according to protocols executed by the Company.  ese criteria are established by consulting supplier properties with the National Indian Foundation (Fundação Nacional do Índio – FUNAI), the National Institute of Colonization and Agrari- an Reform (Instituto Nacional de Colonização e Reforma Agrária – INCRA) and the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade – ICMBio) in search of up-to- date information on any properties that have been found to have violations related to inva- sion of indigenous land, agrarian violence, il- legal land occupation, deforestation and more. Public lists are also checked of people who have been  ned for forced labor violations by the Ministry of Labor and Employment (MTE) as well as the list of areas under embargo by the Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Re- newable Natural Resources (Instituto Brasile-

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