Sustainability

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Sustainability standards

Quality and food safety are non-negotiable for us. But we also take our responsibility when it comes to sustainability. We aim to establish maximum integrity of our supply chain and to guarantee sustainable raw material flows.

 

What do we do?

We are the front-runner in the supply of certified responsible soya into the European market and will continue this role in the years to come.

We are a member of:

  • the Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil
  • the Round Table on Responsible Soy
  • the Danube Soy initiative
  • the newly formed UK Round Table

Via these platforms, producers, trade organisations, customers and non-governmental organisations work together to develop sustainability criteria for the production of palm and soy products.

 

We started the responsible soy program

This program promotes the importance and opportunities of certified responsible soy in the supply chain. This gives us the opportunity to create awareness, select the right partners and organize sustainable chains.

Some examples of our responsible soy program

  • In 2006 we organized the first shipment of certified responsible soya into Europe, together with Dutch cooperative Campina.
  • In the years after that, we became the key partner for different initiatives, such as the Dutch Foundation for Responsible Soy Chain Transition.
  • We started the Certified Responsible Soy standard, together with Control Union. This is a zero-deforestation and zero-conversion standard.
  • Together with the Belgian compound feed association (BEMEFA) we worked on the certification of responsible soy.

 

More than just soy

Our knowledge of certified flows can also be of great value for the development of other raw materials. Therefore we are investigating the opportunities of a similar program for other feed raw materials. For example, certified responsible palm kernel expellers.

 

But not without our partners!

Of course, the involvement of our partners is crucial in this process. Therefore, we support our partners to endorse our initiative to establish the maximum integrity of the supply chain and to safeguard sustainable raw material flows.