Soy Network Switzerland defines its requirements on responsible production and sourcing of soy for feed in its core values.

Soya produced responsibly and therefore countable for the achievement of the network’s targets are the Basel Criteria, Bio Suisse Guidelines, Pro Terra Standard, RTRS Non-GM Standard, Danube Soya Standard, Europe Soya Standard and ISCC PLUS Non-GMO. These are the current core standards of the network. A common feature of all of these Standards is their guarantee that soya is produced in responsible and socially acceptable way.

In 2017, various soy standards such as Pro Terra, RTRS, Danube Soya and ISCC PLUS were benchmarked. From the results of the benchmark measures for improvement were derived. These should help the standard organisations to develop continuously and ensure that the core values of the Soybean Network can be met by 2020.

Standards and certifications ensure sustainability

Even though Switzerland is of little relevance in global soy production and trade, Swiss protagonists played an important role in the development of standards for responsible soy production. The Soy Network Switzerland today holds the function of a role model in disseminating these standards.

The current core standards in detail:

  • Basler Criteria for responsible soy production. The criteria were developed in 2004 by ProForest on behalf of Coop Switzerland in collaboration with WWF Switzerland.
  • RTRS Standard for Responsible Soy Production und RTRS Chain of Custody Standard (Non GM Modul). The Round Table on Sustainable Soy Association (RTRS) is an association based in Zurich with an office in Buenos Aires.
  • The Danube Soya Standard defines the basic principles and requirements of the Danube Soya program. The Danube Soya program has been established to promote the cultivation, processing and marketing of GM-free, origin -conrolled quality soya from the Danube Region. 
  • Since October 2015 the Europe Soya Standard exists. It additionally allows the certification of soya in the whole Europe Region.
  • ISCC PLUS is a certification system for all feedstocks and markets. Voluntary add-ons such as non-GMO, Environmental management & biodiversity or classified chemicals can be combined.

Importers, traders and feed mills that offer responsible soy, obtain the network status:


Feed mills with network status

Egli Mühlen AG
Provimi Kliba SA
UFA AG
Aachtal Futter AG
Agro Mittelland GmbH
Amrein Futtermühle AG
Bachtalmühle AG
Brunner AG Mühle Oberembrach
BV Landi March
Fela Ticino SA
Fuhrer Futtermühle
Geissbühler Mühle GmbH
Geisswiesen Mühle AG
Getreidesammelstelle Thalheim
Haldemann Mühle AG
Hofmann Nutrition AG
J. Nufer & CO.
J. Walthert Ferrenmühle
Johann Sutter AG
Kofmel Mühle
Kunz Kunath AG
Landi Aare
Landi Aemme
Landi ArcJura SA
Landi Bernhardzell
Landi Bern West
Landi BippGäuThal
Landi Broye-Vully SA
Landi Chénens
Landi Eriswil
Landi Hünenberg
Landi Kleindietwil
Landi Koppigen

     

Landi Linden
Landi Luzern-West
Landi Matzingen
Landi Melchnau-Bützberg
Landi Messen
Landi Moossee
Landi Moulin Courtepin
Landi Nottwil-Buttisholz
Landi Oberbalm
Landi Riedtwil
Landi Röthenbach-Eggiwil
Landi Sarine 
Landi Schneisingen
Landi Schüpfheim-Flühli
Landi Schwarzwasser
Landi Sempach-Emmen
Landi Sense-Düdingen
Landi Sense-Oberland
Landi Sursee
Landi Thun
Landi Unterwalden
Landi Vechigen
Landi Wasen-Sumiswald
Landi Wiggen
Landi Wynigen-Burgdorf
Leibundgut AG
LG Muhen
LG Rigi