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Meat and egg processing 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
Sector Responsible soy commitment 'No deforestation' commitment Responsible soy used (t) Responsible soy
used (%)​​
Score
meat
10
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10
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34252
100
22.00

meat
10
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10
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30800
100
20.00

meat
10
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10
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36275
30
14.00

meat
10
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10
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39700
52
14.00

meat
0
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0
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9022
89
13.00

eggs
0
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0
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5000
50
8.00

meat
0
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0
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22000
-3
2.50

meat
0
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0
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-1
-3
2.00

meat
0
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0
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600
2
2.00

meat
0
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0
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-1
-3
2.00

meat
0
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0
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0
0
0.50

meat
0
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0
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-1
-3
0.00

meat
0
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0
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-1
-3
0.00

meat
-1
-1
-5
-5
-1
meat
-1
-1
-5
-5
-1
meat
-1
-1
-5
-5
-1
meat
-1
-1
-5
-5
-1
meat
-1
-1
-5
-5
-1
meat
-1
-1
-5
-5
-1
meat
-1
-1
-5
-5
-1
eggs
-1
-1
-5
-5
-1
meat
-1
-1
-5
-5
-1
eggs
-1
-1
-5
-5
-1
eggs
-1
-1
-5
-5
-1
meat
-1
-1
-5
-5
-1
meat
-1
-1
-5
-5
-1
meat
-1
-1
-5
-5
-1
eggs
-1
-1
-5
-5
-1
meat
-1
-1
-5
-5
-1
meat
-1
-1
-5
-5
-1
meat
-1
-1
-5
-5
-1
meat
-1
-1
-5
-5
-1
meat
-1
-1
-5
-5
-1
meat
-1
-1
-5
-5
-1
meat
-1
-1
-5
-5
-1
meat
-1
-1
-5
-5
-1

*In some cases the total volumes, and therefore the % of certified soy, are estimated

What do the results show?

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companies assessed, 13 responded
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companies have committed to using 100% responsible soy
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companies have reported using a total of 309,000 tonnes of responsible soy
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companies have committed to "no deforestation" for soy
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respondents are RTRS members

Supplying mostly unbranded products to retail and food service companies, meat and egg processing companies are unknown to most consumers.

Lack of consumer pressure can in part explain why this sector as a whole lags behind both retailers and processed food manufacturers (including the dairy brands) on the journey to responsible soy.

The sector’s business model is based on animals fed with cheap, rather than responsible, soy. However, the retailers and brands it supplies are increasingly becoming aware of the issues around soy.

Forward-thinking companies should be prepared to meet their customers’ demands for responsible soy.

Which companies are performing well?

Only 5 companies are "leading the way" or "well on the path", such as Swedish company Kronfågel (a subsidiary of Scandi Standard), HKScan Sweden and Finnish company HKScan. The Dutch companies that have reported have hardly moved from their starting position of 2014, with low scores (partly caused by no disclosure of soy footprint). Gebroeders van Beek – the only egg company to report – is a positive exception with 50% of its soy use certified.

Which companies need to do more?

The meat and egg sector has the lowest proportion of respondents of any sector, with just over one third (13 out of 36) responding.

Almost all meat and eggs companies from Denmark, the UK, France and Belgium failed to respond, including major international companies like Danish Crown, Groupe Doux and Moy Park (a subsidiary of Brazilian company JBS).

If they have a policy on soy, they do not appear keen to share it publicly. Though not yet in the starting blocks, Belgian Pork Group, Pini Polonia and Faccenda at least submitted a response.

Commitments to responsible soy

  • Just 10 meat and egg companies (8 respondents, 2 non-respondents) in the Scorecard are Round Table on Responsible Soy members – a disappointing number considering how important these companies are in the soy supply chain.
  • 4 companies (31% of the respondents) made commitments to responsible, deforestation-free soy.
  • 10 of the respondents (77%) calculated their total soy volume and shared it with WWF, reporting a total volume of 0.7 million tonnes.