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.

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.
  • International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) offers solutions for the implementation and certification of sustainable, deforestation-free and traceable supply chains. ISCC PLUS is a certification system for all markets and sectors not regulated by the RED or FQD, such as the food, feed or energy markets and for diverse industrial applications.

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

Feed mills with network status

Landi Bernhardzell
Landi Bern West
Landi BippGäuThal
Landi Buchsi
Landi Chénens
Landi Eriswil
Landi Hünenberg
Landi Kleindietwil
Landi KoWy
Landi Luzern-West
Landi Maur
LG Rigi
Landi Melchnau-Bützberg
Landi Messen
Landi Moossee
Landi Nottwil-Buttisholz
Landi Region Aemme
Landi Region Langnau
Landi Riedtwil
Landi Sarine 
Landi Schneisingen
Landi Sempach-Emmen
Landi Sense-Düdingen
Landi Simmental-Saanenland
Landi Sursee
Landi Thula
Landi Thun
Landi Unterwalden
Landi Wiggen
Ländle Futter
Leibundgut AG
LG Muhen