Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Charcoal-Kilns-in-the-Amazon-27MZIFVNRXAF.htmlConceptually similarCharcoal Kilns in the AmazonGP042LKCompleted★★★★Charcoal Camp Worker in the AmazonGP042MMCompleted★★★★Charcoal Camp Worker in the AmazonGP042LJCompleted★★★★★★Charcoal Kilns in the AmazonGP042MBCompleted★★★★Charcoal Kilns in the AmazonGP042MFCompleted★★★★Charcoal Kilns in the AmazonGP042MGCompleted★★★★Charcoal Kilns in the AmazonGP042M7Completed★★★★Charcoal Kilns in the AmazonGP042M8Completed★★★★Charcoal Kilns in the AmazonGP042M9Completed★★★★View AllGP042LLCharcoal Kilns in the AmazonIllegal charcoal camp in the municipality of Goianésia. Thousands of remote charcoal camps in Brazil have pillaged huge areas of natural rainforest to smoulder into wood charcoal. The charcoal is burnt in blast furnaces which convert iron ore to pig iron, an intermediate product in the steelmaking process.Locations:Brazil-Goianésia-Pará-South AmericaDate:31 Oct, 2011Credit:© Marizilda Cruppe / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Automotive industry-Burning-Camps-Charcoal-Day-Destruction-Fires-Forests (campaign title)-Illegal-Iron ore mining-KWCI (GPI)-Manual workers-Men-One person-Outdoors-Rainforests-Smoke-Steelmaking industry-TimberShoot:Pig Iron Production in the AmazonThousands of remote charcoal camps in Brazil have pillaged huge areas of natural rainforest to smoulder into wood charcoal. The charcoal is burnt in blast furnaces which convert iron ore to pig iron, an intermediate product in the steelmaking process. A new Greenpeace report "Driving Destruction in the Amazon" reveals how some of the world’s biggest car companies are using steel products made from this pig iron. The report also exposes how the industry relies on cheap labor, luring workers away from small villages to work in inhumane conditions. Millions of small pig iron blocks are exported and purchased by the Severstal steel mill in Columbus, Mississippi. This plant directly claims to supply Ford, GM, Mercedes and BMW. Greenpeace is demanding that companies implement policies that permanently rule out the use of any product linked to deforestation or slave labor.Related Collections:International Day of Forests 2014 (All Photographers)Driving Rainforest Destruction In The Amazon.