RTRS Standard for Responsible Soy Production
Why become an RTRS certified producer?
Being a certified producer is a seal of:
Benefits of certification
Improves management indicators
Improves operational efficiency and productivity
Optimises order and records of working methodology
Ensures understanding and fulfilment of the legal requirements
Allows access to international markets
Provides comparative and competitive advantages
Optimises input monitoring and management
Reduces operational risks
Preserves biodiversity and high conservation value areas
Improves soil and water quality
Improves waste management and tracking
Reduces environmental impact by applying Integrated Crop Management (ICM) techniques
Reduces labour accidents
Reduces employee turnover and increases sense of belonging.
Improves community relations
Improves corporate image and reputation
- Collection of data about the property
- Defining status with regard to RTRS Standard
Expert and Producer
Implemented by the producer
under the advice of the
- General documents
- Process requirements
- Compliance indicators
(valid for 5 years with annual follow-up)
Types of certification
Implementing a national interpretation?
A National Technical Group (NTG) made up of representatives from the three RTRS constituencies is set up. Over a number of meetings, this group reviews the RTRS Standard against the reality in the relevant country.
A National Interpretation (NI) is developed and field tests are carried out to determine if it is applicable.
The draft NI is subject to a public consultation. The NTG analyses any feedback and decides if the draft interpretation can be submitted to the Executive Board for approval.
The Executive Board approves the national interpretation.