Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Deforestation-in-the-Amazon-27MZIFVNRA1N.htmlConceptually similarDeforestation in the AmazonGP042LTCompleted★★★★Charcoal Kilns in the AmazonGP042LKCompleted★★★★Destruction of Charcoal Camps in AmazonGP042M5Completed★★★★Destruction of Charcoal Camps in AmazonGP042M6Completed★★★★Charcoal Kilns in the AmazonGP042M7Completed★★★★Charcoal Kilns in the AmazonGP042M8Completed★★★★Charcoal Kilns in the AmazonGP042M9Completed★★★★Charcoal Kilns in the AmazonGP042MACompleted★★★★Charcoal Kilns in the AmazonGP042MBCompleted★★★★View AllGP042LUDeforestation in the AmazonDeforestation in areas neighboring the pig iron cluster near Marabá, Pará state. 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:Amazon-Brazil-Maraba-Pará-South AmericaDate:29 Nov, 2011Credit:© Rodrigo Baléia / GreenpeaceLatitude:4°54'35.91"SMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxLongitude48°34'48.72"WKeywords:Aerial view-Automotive industry-Clearcutting-Day-Deforestation-Destruction-Forests (campaign title)-Forests (topography)-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Rainforests-Steelmaking industry-TreesShoot: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:Driving Rainforest Destruction In The Amazon.