The Netherlands: Royal FrieslandCampina and feed cooperative Royal Agrifirm join forces

In Holland the dairy cooperative Royal FrieslandCampina and the feed cooperative Royal Agrifirm are joining forces for the purpose to create a physically separated supply stream of guaranteed deforestation-free soy for livestock feed. In the course of 2022, deforestation-free soy for livestock will be supplied by Agrifirm to RFC member dairy farmers. Since 2015, FrieslandCampina members are only allowed to purchase from livestock feed companies that are certified in accordance with the GMP+ scope responsible dairy feed (sustainable RTRS soy). Currently, approximately 99.5 percent of the soy in livestock feed comes from deforestation-free sources. Despite this certification and the checks carried out, it cannot be guaranteed for 100 percent that the soy supplied is produced entirely without deforestation. This is why RFC together with Agrifirm has taken the initiative to get this 100 percent deforestation-free ’stream‘ going, according to RFC. Founded in 2006 in Zürich, Switzerland, the RTRS – Round Table on Responsible Soy Association – is a non-profit organisation promoting the growth of production, trade, and use of responsible soy. It works through cooperation with those in, and related to, the soy value chain, from production to consumption. It does this through a global platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue on responsible soy and the development, implementation and verification of a global certification standard.

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