2. Verified soy
The Swedish Soy Dialogue also believes that there may be other sustainability initiatives
that can ensure responsibly produced soya. Thus, the dialogue has developed a
methodology for self-assessment/verification of low risk sourcing regions. The
verification methodology applies to soy production for animal feed and is based on the
below four evaluation steps. Currently, the Swedish Soy Dialogue accepts soy feed from
parts of Canada sourced via Norway, through this methodology. You can read a summary
of the verification in Swedish here.
1. The soya is traceable to country/region.
2. The country is under stable, democratic and effective governance with a very low risk
for corruption of governing agents. Very low levels of crime and terrorism. Very high
confidence of rule of law.
• Foreign Trade Association Business Social Compliance Index (BSCI) > 90/100
• World Bank’s Regulatory Quality Index (WBRQ) = 90-100
• Fragile State Index (FSI) < 40/120
• Transparency International Corruption Perception Index (TICPI) > 80/100
3. The Swedish Soy Dialogue executive group makes an assessment based on 7 criteria
and available means of verification.
4. The assessment is verified by third party international experienced auditor.
1. Credibly certified soy
Certification implies that an
inspects and review soy
farms in regards to
environmental, social and
criteria. The Swedish soy
dialogue currently accept the
• RTRS (Round Table on
• EU-organic or IFOAM
The main part of the
certified soya according to
RTRS and ProTerra standards
is cultivated in South
Approved means of verification of responsibly produced soya
To meet the Swedish Soy Dialogue Commitment, the member organizations have two choices: (1) certified soy from
credible certification standard or; (2) verified soy, from verified region approved through the Swedish Soy Dialogue’s
methodology for verification (see below). Soy volumes which are not traceable to a certified or verified source should be
covered by certificates (RTRS credits).
The Swedish Soy Dialogue’s 45 member organizations
Members include Swedish feed companies, food companies, food retailers, association organisations and NGOs.