Responsible Soy

RESPONSIBLE SOY IN DANISH-APPROVED HERDS

Danish Agriculture supports FEFAC – the European feed industry’s work to strengthen the framework for responsible soy. Therefore, FEFAC’s Soy Sourcing Guidelines are also the reference framework for the purchase of responsible soy. Thus, Danish agriculture has made an agreement that all soy in 2025 must be responsibly produced.

THE PIG PRODUCER’S RESPONSIBILITY

The control scheme for the purchase of responsible soy is part of the DANISH Product Standard.

It is the responsibility of DANISH approved pig producers to order feed that complies with the requirements agreed in agriculture. This is fulfilled by choosing a feed supplier that meets the requirements and is listed in the positive list below.

 

SUPPLIER’S RESPONSIBILITY

Companies that supply soy, or products containing soy, must document that they comply with the agreement and the implementation plan contained in the agreement (minimum proportion of responsible soy). The implementation plan is: 2021 = 20 %, 2022 = 40 %, 2023 = 60 %, 2024 = 80 % and 2025 = 100 %.

The documentation is a signed Declaration of Accession, in which the company also undertakes to submit an annual auditor’s statement, which explains the mass balance in relation to the purchase and sale of responsible soy. This mass balance must follow the implementation plan of the agreement. The Declaration of Accession is sent to SEGES, which can document to the DANISH department that the companies comply with the agreements and can be entered on SEGES’ positive list for companies that comply with the agreement on responsible soy.

DOWNLOAD DECLARATION OF ACCESSION

 

THE RESPONSIBILITY OF INTERMEDIARIES

As a trading company that sells soy or products containing soy to Danish pig producers, and which solely buys soy from companies listed on the positive list, a statutory declaration must be completed and submitted before you can access the positive list.

DOWNLOAD THE STATUTORY DECLARATION

 

ENFORCEMENT

During DANISH visits, pictures will be taken of one or more package leaflets from products containing soy. Subsequently, it is checked by an independent third party whether the feed company is on the positive list in relation to the agreement on responsible soy. Companies on the positive list must submit an annual auditor’s statement that explains the mass balance in relation to the purchase and sale of responsible soy. This mass balance must at least follow the implementation plan in the agreement. By complying with the agreement, the company remains on the positive list. By failing to comply with the agreement, the company will be removed from the positive list, and DANISH approved pig producers may no longer purchase soy or feed containing soy from the company in question.