Responsible soy on the way

Author: WWF, Published on: 4 September 2006

The creation of the first international organization to reduce the negative impacts of soy production was announced today at the second Conference of the Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS). The new organization is an initiative of soy producers, processors and traders, as well as financial institutions and non-governmental organizations...The organization's immediate task will be to develop globally applicable principles, criteria and indicators for the production, processing and trade of soy in a responsible manner within a period of no more than 18 months...Members of the Roundtable's organizing committee are: AAPRESID (Argentine Association of No Till Rural Producers)...ABIOVE, the Brazilian Oilseed Processors’ Association. Its 11 associate members are responsable for approximately 72% of Brazil's soybean crush volume. Members include Amaggi, Bunge, Cargill, Coinbra, Imcopa. ABN AMRO,...Coop Switzerland,...Grupo André Maggi,...Guyra Paraguay,...IPAM (Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia)...Solidaridad...Unilever, WWF...

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Related companies: ABN Amro Amaggi (part of Grupo André Maggi) Bunge Cargill Unilever