The WWF Soy Scorecard assesses the performance of 133 European companies on their use of responsible soy in the animal feed used to produce their meat, farmed fish, eggs, dairy and other animal products.
WWF defines responsible soy as soy sourced from companies certified to the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS) or ProTerra schemes.
Companies have been assessed for actions taken in calendar year 2015, while the Scorecard was published in 2016.
How is the company performing?
Royal Ahold has been evaluated as having a partial commitment to responsible soy, as the company's North American soy use is not covered. Royal Ahold is a supporter of the Amazon Soy Moratorium and, as a member of the Retailers' Soy Group, it is represented on the RTRS Executive Board. As the company's Dutch subsidiary Albert Heijn signed the Dutch commitment to achieve 100% responsible soy in 2015, it is scored separately from its parent company.