Deforestation- and Conversion-free Soy Products
Meeting growing global demand for certified sustainable soy
Cargill supports a variety of pathways for delivering certified sustainable soy products to meet growing global demand for responsibly produced soy.
Triple S Soy
Triple S™ (Sustainably Sourced & Supplied) is Cargill’s own sustainability certification program. Farmers in Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay who commit to this comprehensive program pledge to produce their crops aligning with five key areas:
- Sustainable land use, with a baseline date for land use change of January 2008
- Good agricultural practice
- Community relations and human rights
- Engagement in a process of continuous improvement
- Measuring greenhouse gas emissions
The program is independently verified and is benchmarked against the FEFAC (European feed compounder association) sustainable soy guidelines. Triple S™ soy volumes are traced through a single-site mass balance chain of custody, from farm to customer. Traceability is verified by an independent third-party auditor.
Smart Soy is Cargill's deforestation and conversion-free (DCF) soy solution. It uses only Cargill’s own originated soy from monitored areas which have not been converted from ecologically important habitats into agricultural land. We utilize sophisticated satellite technology that allows the analysis of the land use status and soy crop to be made at granular level for each municipality in the Smart Soy program. The customer can choose the DCF cut-off date (e.g., June 2016 or January 2020).
We support farmers and suppliers to achieve certification using these recognized standards:
- Round Table on Responsible Soy: Cargill is a member of Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS) and encourages suppliers to comply with RTRS standards and practices for soy production, processing and trading that are economically, socially and environmentally sustainable.
- Soja Plus: We support supplier participation in the Soja Plus Program that encourages environmental conservation, better agricultural practices and improving the rights and well-being of rural producers and other workers in soy supply chains.
- ProTerra: In Brazil, we also work with suppliers to offer ProTerra-certified soy that meets the ProTerra standard for segregated, non-genetically modified (non-GMO) crops.
ISCC and 2BSvs
In Europe, we participate in soy certification programs that meet European Union-recognized sustainability criteria. We have certified soy supply chains conforming to one or more of these recognized standards in the U.S., Canada, Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil. For instance, about 20 of our sites have certificates through the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) program, which independently verifies a range of sustainability criteria. We participate in the 2BSvs (Biomass and Biofuel Sustainability voluntary scheme), which looks at similar factors.