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RTRS Board meets in Piauí, Brazil, to discuss guidelines and the future of the Association

In February, Fazenda Progresso – located in the city of Sebastião Leal (in the state of Piauí), Brazil, about 400 km from the capital Teresina (Piauí) – welcomed the Board of the Round Table on Sustainable Soy Association (RTRS) to ...

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New buyers purchase 250 thousand tons of RTRS soy in 2018

The Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS) works continuously to ensure that the soy production chain follows environmentally sound, economically viable and socially fair practices. This effort has been recognized by companies wishing to promote and encourage sustainable soy ...

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First sale of RTRS non-GMO credits completed

RTRS’ non-GMO producers received support from the Scandinavian market. December 2018 saw the first sale of RTRS non-GMO credits to the Scandinavian market. RTRS non-GMO credits are the result of a new certification model, launched in 2018, which enables buyers ...

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RTRS annual summary 2018

A 28% growth in sales in 2018 was registered compared to the total for 2017. Contributing to this figure, were more than 316,000 tons of RTRS certified soy sold physical flow, an 278% increase on 2017, in addition to 25 ...

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Bayer and RTRS encourage sustainable production in Argentina

The first phase of the “Certification Training for Red Dorados” (Network of exclusive dealers) initiative came to a successful close. It consisted in six meetings which reached more than 80 Argentine farmers from Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, Córdoba and Tucumán, ...

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RTRS participated in a panel at COP 24

The Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS), alongside the PCI strategy and the Working Group on Sustainable Livestock (GTPS, Grupo de Trabalho da Pecuária Sustentável) and with support from the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil), coordinated a panel ...

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Tighter soy certification programmes create opportunities to end with ‘legal’ deforestation

RTRS standard meets the deforestation-free goals of the Amsterdam Declarations. The large-scale and recently increasing ‘legal’ deforestation in South America is being challenged by The Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS) through its scheme of soy certification; a system ...

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RTRS and the salmon industry discuss sustainability in marine feeding

The Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS) and Salmofood, a producer of balanced feed for Chile’s aquaculture industry, have held a workshop that brought together 50 leaders interested in incorporating RTRS principles and criteria into their value chains to ...

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Beginning of the soy planting cycle: providing sustainable supply chains

By Marina Born, President of the Round Table on Sustainable Soy Association (RTRS) According to a recent survey by Reuters, Brazil is expected to surpass 120 million tons of soy produced in the 2018/19 harvest, with a 2.8% increase in ...

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RTRS welcomes Lidl UK commitment to 100% responsible soy

The Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS) has today welcomed Friday’s announcement (12/10) that the supermarket Lidl is purchasing RTRS credits to cover its entire soy footprint in the UK. The company sees the move as a critical step ...

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