Cattle

An estimated 79% of beef exports have displaced forests in Brazil, as have 50% of exports from Uruguay, Paraguay, and Mexico, and another 17% from Argentina (approximately 1.6 million tons). Cattle provide beef, leather, dairy, tallow, and gelatin. They are key sources of food, clothing, furniture, pet food, and some cosmetics. Companies are making commitments primarily to beef and leather, but some are committing to source all cattle products sustainably.

Certified Area (Hectares)
Export Value of Commodities from Deforestation (USD)*
Entities Profiled
32,000
$10.20 billion
37
  • 16 Beef
  • 10 Leather
  • 07 Dairy
  • 04 Cattle Products
  • 01 Cattle
  • 01 Tallow
  • 01 Wet Blue Skins
  • 01 Cattle

Profiles *

Which entities are stepping up - and how do they measure up?

See any omissions or discrepancies? Let us know at info@supply-change.org

A project convened
by Forest Trends

Forest Trends

Collaborators

Ecosystem Marketplace CDP WWF

Creative
communications partner

Think Parallax

Supporters

Climate and Land Use Aliance GEF UNEP JPMorgan Chase PROFOR
Forest Trends
1203 19th Street NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20036
(202) 298-3000 info@supply-change.org