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RTRS (Roundtable for Responsible Soy)

Promote soy value chains that are economically, socially and environmentally sustainable.

Demonstrate sustainability, promote best practice and build consumer trust in your soy products.

The Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS) is an international initiative that ensures sustainable cultivation and social responsibility in the global soy sector. Working with all stakeholders in the soy and corn production sectors, it encourages and promotes responsibility in supply chains and works to address environmental, social and economic concerns by reducing the negative impacts of deforestation and improving the lives of communities across the globe.

Benefits of RTRS to your business

Utilizing RTRS standards for soy and corn within your supply chain provides a reassurance that negative environmental impacts such as deforestation are reduced or mitigated, while localized economic growth and a positive future for communities reliant on soy and corn production are promoted. The standard is also approved by the European Commission as meeting the requirements of the European Renewable Energy Directive.

RTRS reflects the changing expectations of stakeholders and customers. During the certification process, an accredited auditor will ensure all policies, processes and documentation align with RTRS standards, which include components relating to:

  • Employee rights
  • Land rights
  • Respect for small-scale and traditional land use
  • Well-being of local population
  • Protection of biodiversity
  • Water use
  • Soil fertility
  • Use of pesticides
  • Impact on infrastructure

Why choose SGS?

As a trusted leader in the certification of agricultural products since 1878, we have earned a reputation for comprehensive and transparent audits that verify compliance to a wide range of standards. When you partner with us for your RTRS certification, you will benefit from a broad multi-disciplinary experience that includes expertise in all the components of an RTRS audit.

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