Association

The Soy Network Switzerland is the center of excellence of the Swiss agricultural and foodsector regarding all questions of the production and import of soy for animal feed. The association supports the cultivation, the purchase and use of certified and responsibly produced soy. The aim of the network is for at least 90% of soy for the Swiss market to be responsibly produced.

Articels of association Soy Network Switzerland (german) 

Executive board: Christian Oesch (VSF, president), Michel Darbellay (SBV), Romain Deveze (WWF), Salome Hofer (Coop), Thomas Kopp (VSGF), Andrea Rota (Migros), Fortunat Schmid (Fenaco)

Become a member

The Soy Network Switzerland is an association of motivated organizations and welcomes all organizations that would like to promote responsible soy production. All the members of the Network are committed to actively helping reach its objectives. We will gladly send our terms and conditions to any organizations interested in joining. Please contact us.

Members and statements

Since 2011, the Soy Network Switzerland has worked towards buying soy from environmentally and socially responsible production and jointly communicating its added value. This alliance of soy buyers, producer associations, label and environmental organizations, manufacturers and retailers has the following members:

Agrokommerz AG, Agrokorn AG, ALDI SUISSE AG, Bell Schweiz AG, Bio Suisse, Branchenorganisation Milch, Coop Genossenschaft, Denner AG, Egli Mühlen AG, Emmi Gruppe, Ernst Sutter AG, fenaco Genossenschaft, GalloSuisse, Granovit AG, Heinz & Co. AG, IP-SUISSE, Kunz Kunath AG, Lidl Schweiz, Meliofeed AG, Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund, Nungesser AG, Schweizer Bauerverband (SBV), Schweizer Milchproduzenten (SMP), Suisseporcs, Transgourmet Schweiz AG, UFA AG, Verband des  Schweizerischen Getreide- und Futtermittelhandels (VSGF), Vereinigung Schweizerischer Futtermittelfabrikanten (VSF), Volg Konsumwaren AG, Weber&Hermann AG, WWF Schweiz.

Reto Sutter Ernst Sutter AGSustainability is an important part of our corporate strategy. Ernst Sutter AG has clearly regulated the use of soya in its procurement conditions: If soy is used as animal feed, only soy produced in accordance with the guidelines of the Soy Network may be used. This ensures that our livestock producers only use certified soy from responsible, sustainable cultivation.
Christian Oesch VSFResponsible and sustainable production is part of modern agriculture. With its activities, the Soy Network Switzerland lays an important cornerstone for sustainability in all dimensions of the entire food value chain.
Martin Rufer Schweizer BauernverbandSustainability is very important for Swiss agriculture, and this also applies to livestock feed. That is why livestock farmers in Switzerland use responsibly produced and GMO-free soy in their feed. This is further proof of the uniqueness of Swiss agriculture.
Nora Meier Lidl SchweizAs a retailer of animal products, we use our key position between producers and consumers to actively take responsibility for the sustainability of our products along the value chain. This includes responsible cultivation of fodder soya, which Lidl Switzerland promotes through its membership of the Soya Network Switzerland and the Lidl Soya Initiative.
Reto Burkhardt Schweizer MilchproduzentenProtein also plays an important role in Switzerland's grassland, in the needs-based feeding of dairy cows. In the increasingly tough international market environment for milk and dairy products, the use of sustainably produced soya is an important differentiator from the competition.
Kurt Egli Egli MühlenEgli Mühlen AG attaches particular importance to its independence in the procurement of sustainable soy meal and is committed to responsible soy production. Soya is the most important protein supplier for our compound feeds. In addition to sustainability, our soy is of high quality and is ideally suited for performance-oriented feeding. Egli Mühlen AG is committed to active and open communication at every stage of food production, right through to the consumer. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
Thomas Eberle ALDI SUISSE As a responsible Swiss retailer, we are committed to sustainable product development. The sustainable sourcing of environmentally friendly soy in animal feed demonstrates our corporate commitment to the environment, people and animals, in line with our sustainability programme "Today for Tomorrow". By becoming a member of the Soy Network Switzerland, we also demonstrate our commitment to Swiss agriculture.
Romain Deveze WWFThe network is great opportunity to leverage market players towards eliminating deforestation and/or conversion of natural habitats related to soy production from their supply chains but also influence sustainability standards globally.
[Translate to Englisch:] Engelbert Daehler [Translate to Englisch:] Volg As a traditional Swiss retailer, we have always had strong links with Swiss agriculture through our Volg village shops. Our deep roots in rural areas are reflected in our clear commitment to Swiss food. Volg therefore supports efforts to ensure that only responsibly produced soya is used in livestock feed.
Fatos Brunner Bio Suisse[Translate to Englisch:] Since 01.01.2019, all Bud feed, including soya and soya components, must originate from European production. Bio Suisse supports the cultivation of soya in Switzerland with targeted subsidies. Like the other Bud feedstuffs, Bud soya also comes from controlled and certified organic farms. These produce in accordance with the Bio Suisse guidelines in an environmentally friendly, fair and GMO-free manner. Wherever possible, organic farms use feed from their own farms.
Samuel Geissbühler UFA UFA is committed to successful and sustainable animal husbandry in Switzerland. As a compound feed producer, we process and refine domestic raw materials (feed grains and by-products of the food industry) as a matter of priority, thus closing the meaningful cycle of arable crops. In the case of imported raw materials, we pay attention to quality, freedom from GMOs and sustainability. For years, we have used only responsibly produced and certified soy products. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
Reto Hübscher Emmi SchweizThe sustainability of our products stands and falls with the production of the milk. For Emmi, the focus is not only on animal welfare, but also on feeding. Soya can be useful as a supplement to roughage if it comes from sustainable cultivation.
Bernhard Kammer Migros Soy should be produced responsibly. Migros welcomes and supports the efforts of the network. Where possible, Migros goes further and procures soya from Europe (e.g. for the Optigal poultry brand) and focuses on roughage and grassland-based programmes that do not use soya, such as Bio Weide-Beef and Terra Suisse meadow milk.
Raphael Schilling Coop Together with the WWF, Coop developed the Basel criteria and laid the foundation for the soy network. We support the network, enjoy Switzerland's leading role and rely on soy from Europe in the Naturafarm programmes.
Philipp Zürcher Agrokommerz Agrokommerz AG not only markets imported soybean extraction meal, but also processes mainly top-quality Western European soybeans in Switzerland into soya cake and soya oil. Thanks to local processing, sustainability is further improved and any risks are reduced.