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Annual conference website RTRS

Each year the RTRS organizes its International Conference on Responsible Soy. The conference is referred to as RT followed by a number, depending on the edition of that year.


Bonsucro aims to improve the social, environmental, and economic sustainability of sugarcane by promoting the use of a global metric standard, with the aim of continuously improving sugarcane production and downstream processing in order to contribute to a more sustainable future.

Dutch Initiative Sustainable Trade

IDH accelerates and up-scales sustainable trade by building impact oriented coalitions of front running multinationals, civil society organizations, governments and other stakeholders.

Field To Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture

Field To Market is a diverse alliance working to create opportunities across the agricultural supply chain for continuous improvements in productivity, environmental quality, and human well-being. The group provides collaborative leadership that is engaged in industry-wide dialogue, grounded in science, and open to the full range of technology choices.

HCV Resource Network

The HCV Resource Network has been established by a group of organisations who use the HCV approach, including environmental and social NGOs, international development agencies, timber and forest product certifiers, suppliers and buyers, and forest managers. The Network aims to encourage collaboration, provide information and support on the evolving usage of HCV, and ensure that a consistent approach to HCV is understood and applied throughout the world.

Round Table on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB)

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) is an international initiative coordinated by the Energy Center at EPFL in Lausanne that brings together farmers, companies, non-governmental organizations, experts, governments, and inter-governmental agencies concerned with ensuring the sustainability of biofuels production and processing. Participation in the RSB is open to any organization working in a field relevant to biofuels sustainability  

Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

RSPO is a not-for-profit association that unites stakeholders from seven sectors of the palm oil industry – oil palm producers, palm oil processors or traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks and investors, environmental or nature conservation NGOs and social or developmental NGOs – to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil.

The Dutch Soy Coalition / Commodity Platform

The Dutch Soy Coalition is made up of eight Dutch organizations: Both ENDS (secretariat), ICCO, IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands, Kerkinactie, Milieudefensie (Friends of the Earth Netherlands), Solidaridad, Oxfam Novib, Stichting Natuur & Milieu (the Netherlands Society for Nature and Environment) and WWF-Netherlands. Therefore the Dutch Soy Coalition works with organisations in soy producing and consuming countries: South America, Europe, the United States, India and China.

The Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP)

The Global Social Compliance Programme is a business-driven programme for the continuous improvement of working and environmental conditions in global supply chains. The GSCP was created by and for global buying companies wanting to work collaboratively on improving the sustainability (social and environmental) of their often-shared supply base. To this end, these companies are working on harmonizing existing efforts to deliver a shared, global and sustainable approach based on consensus and best existing practice.

The Consumer Goods Forum

The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is a global, parity-based industry network, driven by its members. It brings together the CEOs and senior management of over 400 retailers, manufacturers, service providers and other stakeholders across 70 countries and reflects the diversity of the industry in geography, size, product category and format. Forum member companies have combined sales of EUR 2.5 trillion. Their retailer and manufacturer members directly employ nearly 10 million people with a further 90 million related jobs estimated along the value chain.