6 January, 2021

Public consultation on RTRS Standard for Responsible Soy Production

The public consultation on the RTRS Standard for Responsible Soy Production Draft V.4.0 will be open as of Wednesday January 6 until Monday March 8, 2021.

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All stakeholders in the soy value chain can send comments and remarks on the 105 indicators of the RTRS Production Standard filling in the following form:

Public consultation form

As an ISEAL Community Member, the Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS) is working to continually improve its system by taking part in ISEAL’s learning, collaboration, and innovation activities.

The Association takes part in ISEAL’s innovation work by reviewing the RTRS Standard for Responsible Soy Production working towards compliance with its codes, which promotes the development of effective, transparent and multisectoral sustainability standards.

Standard revision process

RTRS began the process of reviewing its current RTRS Standard for Responsible Soy Production Version 3.1 in June last year, with a public consultation open for a 60-day period, during which 79 comments and remarks were collected and then reviewed and discussed by the Working Group (WG) created for this purpose.

In line with the Association’s multi-stakeholder approach, all three RTRS constituencies were equitably represented in the Working Group: Producers; Industry, Trade and Finance and Civil Society Organizations, with the possibility for experts and certification bodies to participate as observers*, thus ensuring full representativeness of the sector.
In order to analyze the comments received in the public consultation, the WG participated in six video conferences between September and December 2020.

Finally, RTRS developed the RTRS Standard for Responsible Soy Production V.4.0 Draft published in this Public Consultation, which includes the conclusions and recommendations for sustainable production discussed by the WG.


* As a source of information, the observers may participate, express opinions and give recommendations but do not have voting rights.

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