Good score for FrieslandCampina on WWF Soy Scorecard

31 May 2016

WWF publishes the Soy Scorecard for the second time. The scorecard covers 9 European countries and 133 companies have been approached to participate and disclose their policy and buying behaviour on responsible soy. FrieslandCampina scored well above average with a score of 20 out of 24 points.

FrieslandCampina aims at purchasing agricultural basic materials from fully sustainably managed sources only by 2020. 100 percent of the soy in the concentrates (feed) for the cows is sustainable as from 2015.

Soy of a sustainable origin

The member dairy farmers of FrieslandCampina contribute to the sustainability of the cultivation of soy because the cattle feed (containing soy meal) which the member dairy farmers buy is of a sustainable origin. Arrangements have been made with the animal food industry that 100 percent of the soy in the concentrates for the cows is sustainable as from 2015. All purchased soy must be certified in conformity with the RTRS (Round Table Responsible Soy) or similar criteria. Member dairy farmers may only buy concentrates from cattle feed suppliers that comply with the GMP+ module and are therefore on the so-called white list. This ensures compliance of all soy in the feed of the cows with the RTRS criteria.

Soy Scorecard

WWF publishes the European  Soy Scorecard for the second time to raise awareness for the link between food and deforestation. Criteria measured on the Soy Scorecard included transparency on total soy use, use of responsibly produced soy and efforts to remove deforestation and conversion of other natural habitats from soy supply chains. View the Soy Scorecard from FrieslandCampina.

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