Zero Deforestation: Transparency and Scale.
The Annual Conference of the Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS) will be held on 31 May and 1 June in Lille, France.
RT12 will aim to encourage participants to play an active role in debates and to share ideas and solutions as to how they can lead continuous improvement in the soy sector.
RT12 will be a participatory conference in which we will facilitate dialogue and exchange between actors from all corners of the globe and all elements of the value chain to answer questions such as:
*How are organizations mapping their supply chain risks relating to deforestation and conversion of other natural habitats? What can we learn from existing initiatives in other sectors that seek to achieve zero deforestation?
*What can be achieved with the promotion of legality in the sector? What tools are available to improve transparency in the sector, both upstream and downstream? Have the adoption of standards brought about positive change to famers?
*What are the challenges and pathways to attaining scale in sustainable soy? What are the roles of government, finance and traders in achieving scale? How might different soy certification schemes collaborate to push for continuous improvement in the soy sector?
When: 31 May 2017 (8:00am to 6:00 pm) and 1 June 2017 (8:00 am to 1:00 pm)
Where: La Cité des Échanges, Lille, France
Who: stakeholders from the global soy supply chain
Why: to provide practical solutions to achieving continuous improvement in sustainable soy, by convening dialogue between thought leaders in the sector