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.
  • ProTerra Certification Standard for social responsibility and environmental sustainability. The standards were developed Cert-ID on the basis of the Basel Criteria.
  • 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

Egli Mühlen AG
Granovit AG
Aachtal Futter AG
Alb.Lehmann Biofutter AG
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
Grüninger Mühlen AG
Haldemann Mühle AG
Hofmann Nutrition AG
J. Nufer & CO.
J. Walthert Ferrenmühle
J.+W. Iseli Mühle
Johann Sutter AG
Kofmel Mühle
Kunz Kunath AG
Landi Aarau-West AG
Landi Aare
Landi ArcJura SA
Landi Bernhardzell
Landi Bern West
Landi BippGäuThal
Landi Buchsi
Landi Chénens
Landi Eriswil
Landi Hünenberg
Landi Kleindietwil
Landi KoWy


Landi Linden
Landi Luzern-West 
Landi Matzingen
Landi Maur
Landi Melchnau-Bützberg
Landi Messen
Landi Moossee
Landi Moulin Courtepin
Landi Nottwil-Buttisholz
Landi Oberbalm
Landi Region Aemme
Landi Region Langnau
Landi Riedtwil
Landi Röthenbach-Eggiwil
Landi Sarine 
Landi Schneisingen
Landi Schüpfheim-Flühli
Landi Schwarzwasser
Landi Sempach-Emmen
Landi Sense-Düdingen
Landi Simmental-Saanenland
Landi Sursee
Landi Tannzapfenland
Landi Thun
Landi Unterwalden
Landi Vechigen
Landi Wasen-Sumiswald
Landi Wiggen
Landi Wynigen-Burgdorf
Landi Züri Unterland
Ländle Futter
Leibundgut AG
LG Muhen
LG Rigi