Raizen agrees to avoid sugarcane, ethanol expansion in indigenous areas of Brazil

June 14, 2012 |

In Brazil, the joint venture between Shell and Cosan, Raizen, has decided to terminate controversial plans to source sugar cane from land previously belonging to an  indigenous tribe after pressure from a campaign organized by the Brazilian Indian tribe and global tribal rights non-profit organization, Survival International.

The company also agreed to consult Brazil’s Indian affairs department, FUNAI, in order to avoid further investment or expansion in conflict areas that could be recognized as indigenous land in the future.

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