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Feed companies

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  • Leading the way
  • Well on the path
  • Started the journey
  • Not yet in the starting blocks
  • Non-respondent
Company Country
of HQ
Responsible soy commitment 'No deforestation' commitment Responsible soy used (t) Responsible soy
used in animal feed
Score
10
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10
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1
4,050
23.00

10
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10
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3
114,500
21.00

10
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10
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3
74,500
15.50

10
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10
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4
121,500
13.00

0
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0
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3
31,000
8.00

0
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0
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4
234,000
6.50

0
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0
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3
48,000
6.50

0
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0
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4
141,552
6.50

0
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0
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3
9,630
4.50

0
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0
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1
100
2.00

0
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0
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1
0
0.00

-1
-1
0
-5
-1
-1
-1
0
-5
-1
-1
-1
0
-5
-1
-1
-1
0
-5
-1
-1
-1
0
-5
-1
-1
-1
0
-5
-1
-1
-1
0
-5
-1
-1
-1
0
-5
-1
-1
-1
0
-5
-1
-1
-1
0
-5
-1
-1
-1
0
-5
-1
-1
-1
0
-5
-1
-1
-1
0
-5
-1
-1
-1
0
-5
-1
-1
-1
0
-5
-1
-1
-1
0
-5
-1

*As most feed companies did report their total soy volumes to WWF, though chose not to disclose them
publicly, WWF decided to indicate a company’s soy volume within the context of volume categories

What do the results show?

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companies assessed, 11 responded
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companies have committed to using 100 per cent responsible soy
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companies have reported using a total of 779,000 tonnes of responsible soy
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companies have committed to "no deforestation" for soy
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respondents are RTRS members

Animal feed manufacturers are largely invisible to consumers. Yet they traded most of the soy assessed in the Scorecard and have reported the highest volumes. Indeed, the feed sector handles three-quarters of the soy produced in the world.

Feed companies buy soy directly, so are ideally placed to take action and buy responsible soy. With the current low price of credits to support responsible soy production, there is no excuse for these companies not to start sourcing responsible soy now.

The feed sector handles three-quarters of the soy produced in the world.
On the whole, feed companies are not engaging well with the issue.

Which companies are performing well?

Lantmännen and Raisio are clearly leading the way, with BioMar and De Heus Group following. The feed sector has a relatively large group of companies that have "started the journey" – 7 out of 11 submissions (64%).

Which companies need to do more?

Fewer than half the companies contacted (11 out of 27) submitted information. It is particularly disappointing that the numerous non-respondents include major international industry players like Agrifirm, Hamlet Protein, Danish Agro and DLG. Most feed companies claim to be following market demands, rather than taking responsibility for their own footprint. Some report a commitment to a small subset of criteria, including legality.

Commitments to responsible soy

  • 9 feed companies (82% of those that responded) are Round Table on Responsible Soy members, and all have submitted their annual progress reports to the organization.
  • 4 (36% of respondents) have made full or partial commitments to responsible, deforestation-free soy.
  • All 11 feed companies that reported to WWF have calculated their soy footprint, though not all have disclosed it. Those that did disclose use around 3 million tonnes of soy annually.