Why shouldyou care aboutresponsiblesoy?A primer for businesses that source     soy or products containing soyWWFMay 2012
Why Soy?                                 Why Soy?                                 (change photo!)Presentation to Company N...
Soya to feed theanimals we eatBetween 1961 and2009, global soyaproduction expandednearly tenfold, and ithas doubled since ...
Why should you care about                                         responsible soy?Global productionof livestockproducts is...
A basketball courtfull of soy foreveryconsumerOn average each European          Topic can go hereconsumer eats 87 kg of me...
Why should you care about                                                responsible soy?Soy Expansion in South AmericaSoy...
Why should you care about        responsible soy?           FAOSTAT 2010
Why should you care about                                                               responsible soy?Why is soy product...
Why should you care about                                                              responsible soy?Why is soy producti...
Why should you care about                                            responsible soy?The AtlanticRainforest isalmost gone-...
Why should you care about                                            responsible soy?The AtlanticRainforest isalmost gone-...
Why should you care about                                            responsible soy?The AtlanticRainforest isalmost gone-...
Why should you care about                                            responsible soy?The AtlanticRainforest isalmost gone-...
Why should you care about                                        responsible soy?     The Chaco in Argentina     is threat...
Soya to Chaco   The feed theanimals we eat   Deforestation inBetween 1961 and Salta   progress in the2009, global soya   P...
The ChacoSoya to feed theDeforestation eatanimals we usingfire in Gancendo, Between 1961 andChaco global soya 2009, produc...
Soya to feed theThe Chaco eatanimals weBad agriculturalBetween 1961 andpractices Gancendo,2009, global soyaChacoproduction...
Half emptyHalf fullNearly half the Cerradosavannah has alreadybeen destroyed, andit’s now disappearingfaster than theAmazon.
Why should you care about                                responsible soy?50% of the Cerradohas been lost forever Original ...
Why should you care about                                responsible soy?50% of the Cerradohas been lost forever Cerrado i...
1973 Cerrado fields Cerrado Dense Cerrado Deforestation                  Conservation International 2001
1989 Cerrado fields Cerrado Dense Cerrado Deforestation                  Conservation International 2001
2001 Cerrado fields Cerrado Dense Cerrado Deforestation                  Conservation International 2001
2030 Cerrado fields Cerrado Dense Cerrado Deforestation                  Conservation International 2001
Cerrado –The BrazilianSavannahRichest savannah in the   Topic can go hereworld and home to 5% ofglobal biodiversity       ...
Roof of acontinentDiverse landscapeoccupying a high         Topic can go hereplateau remnant of theancient continent thate...
Upside downforest70% of biomass isunderground. Carbonstock of trees, roots   Topic can go hereetc may be doublethe IPCC (2...
Brazil’s watertankMore than 70% of thewater resources in theTocantins/Araguaia,                         Topic can go hereS...
Cerrado plantdiversityMore than 11,000vascular plant species.Nearly half are foundnowhere else on Earth.
ManedWolfThe Maned Wolf is onespecies in the Cerradowhose habitat is                         Topic can go herethreatened b...
Giant AnteaterFemales give birth to justone young once a year,and she will carry the                             Topic can...
The AtlanticRainforest60% of Brazilian         Topic can go hereendangered speciesdepend on the AtlanticForest to survive ...
The yellowchestedtucan                           Topic can go hereOne of the many AtlanticForest birds                    ...
White-earedsilk monkeyThis monkey is one of the   Topic can go herespecies whose habitat isreduced to small patchesof fore...
The yellow                 The Chacochestedtucan               Banado La Estrella in                           Formosa Pro...
Howling Monkey  The yellow  chestedtucanThe largest ape in Americawith a howl that can behead from several            Topi...
The Jaguar                                  The JaguarThe JaguarThe largest predator inSouth America, the jaguaris critica...
Why should you care about      And soy also threatens                               responsible soy?      the Amazon!•Soy ...
Why should you care about                                                            responsible soy?Why should we dosomet...
Why should you care about                                                        responsible soy?What WWF is doing about s...
Why should you care about                                                               responsible soy?The Round Table fo...
Why should we care about       responsible soy?
Why should we care about                                                         responsible soy?Why WWF supports the RTRS...
Why should you care about                                                         responsible soy?What WWF asks of compani...
Why should you care about                                                   responsible soy?Responsible purchasing ofsoy: ...
Why should you care about                                             responsible soy?So why should you care?– The world n...
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  • Much of the Chaco deforestation is happening in a climate risk area. This area had a humid period last 30 years (that was one of the reasons why agro expanded there), but it is coming back to a dry period now. As native vegetation adapted to this hard climate has gone, desertification risks increases. This will be aggravated by climate change (higher precipitation during summer, but higher temperatures all the year). Also this sub regions where 85% have already lost are very important as biodiversity corridors since their are the border between Chaco and Yungasecorregions (in the west) and Humid Chaco to Dry Chaco (in the east). Other comments to explain the slide: yellow dots are agriculture up to 92´, red dots are agriculture up to 2002, you can see the expansion into the dry region (in the middle) I would add (in text or speech) the fact that deforestation is happening in a climate risk area. This area had a humid period last 30 years (that was one of the reasons why agro expanded there), but it is coming back to a dry period now. As native vegetation adapted to this hard climate has gone, desertification risks increases. This will be aggravated by climate change (higher precipitation during summer, but higher temperatures all the year). Also this sub regions where 85% have already lost are very important as biodiversity corridors since their are the border between Chaco and Yungasecorregions (in the west) and Humid Chaco to Dry Chaco (in the east).
  • TheManed Wolf is also an endangered species in the Chaco
  • Like the Maned Wolf, the Giant Anteater is also typical from Chaco Region. Another characteristic of Giant Anteater is that they have a sustainable way of ant harvest. They eat only a part of each anthill, leaving a viable ant colony for the next harvest. That’s why anteater became FVSA logo.
  • Also characteristic of Atltantic Forest
  • The Jaguar is also present in the Atlantic Forest.
  • A business guide to responsible soy

    1. 1. Why shouldyou care aboutresponsiblesoy?A primer for businesses that source soy or products containing soyWWFMay 2012
    2. 2. Why Soy? Why Soy? (change photo!)Presentation to Company Name
    3. 3. Soya to feed theanimals we eatBetween 1961 and2009, global soyaproduction expandednearly tenfold, and ithas doubled since themid-1990s
    4. 4. Why should you care about responsible soy?Global productionof livestockproducts is on theincreaseWe need a lot of soy andwe will need a lot more of it!
    5. 5. A basketball courtfull of soy foreveryconsumerOn average each European Topic can go hereconsumer eats 87 kg of meatand 250 eggs per year. Toproduce this an “agriculturalfootprint” of 400 square meters Presentationis needed. title can go here Secondary information XX-XX Month, Year Additional information can run Underneath if neccessary
    6. 6. Why should you care about responsible soy?Soy Expansion in South AmericaSoy cultivated area in millions of hectaresCountries 2000 2010 Estimates for 2020Brazil 13,5 23,8 30,0Argentina 8,6 18,3 23,0Paraguay 0,5 2,1 3,0Bolivia 0,5 1 1,5
    7. 7. Why should you care about responsible soy? FAOSTAT 2010
    8. 8. Why should you care about responsible soy?Why is soy production a problem?:Environmental Issues• Forest and savannah destruction => GHG emissions* Biodiversity and habitat loss and fragmentation – loss of unique species• Indiscriminate use of agrochemicals• Water pollution and soil erosion•Infrastructure development opens forests for more settlers
    9. 9. Why should you care about responsible soy?Why is soy production a problem?:Social Issues•Illegal land acquisition and land tenure conflicts• Expulsion of rural and indigenous populations• Poor labour conditions•Displacement of traditional multi-crop agriculture
    10. 10. Why should you care about responsible soy?The AtlanticRainforest isalmost gone- The Atlantic Rainforest is disappearing- As of 2000, less than 8% oftotal original area was remaining
    11. 11. Why should you care about responsible soy?The AtlanticRainforest isalmost gone- The Atlantic Rainforest is disappearing- As of 2000, less than 8% oftotal original area was remaining
    12. 12. Why should you care about responsible soy?The AtlanticRainforest isalmost gone- The Atlantic Rainforest is disappearing- As of 2000, less than 8% oftotal original area was remaining
    13. 13. Why should you care about responsible soy?The AtlanticRainforest isalmost gone-The Atlantic Rainforest is disappearing- As of 2000, less than 8% oftotal original area was remaining
    14. 14. Why should you care about responsible soy? The Chaco in Argentina is threatened-The agricultural frontier inArgentina has reached theChaco region-15% of the Chaco is alreadygone, and up to 85% in somesub-regions
    15. 15. Soya to Chaco The feed theanimals we eat Deforestation inBetween 1961 and Salta progress in the2009, global soya Provinceproduction expandednearly tenfold, and ithas doubled since themid-1990s
    16. 16. The ChacoSoya to feed theDeforestation eatanimals we usingfire in Gancendo, Between 1961 andChaco global soya 2009, production expanded nearly tenfold, and it has doubled since the mid-1990s
    17. 17. Soya to feed theThe Chaco eatanimals weBad agriculturalBetween 1961 andpractices Gancendo,2009, global soyaChacoproduction expandednearly tenfold, and ithas doubled since themid-1990s
    18. 18. Half emptyHalf fullNearly half the Cerradosavannah has alreadybeen destroyed, andit’s now disappearingfaster than theAmazon.
    19. 19. Why should you care about responsible soy?50% of the Cerradohas been lost forever Original Cerrado Machado et al 2004
    20. 20. Why should you care about responsible soy?50% of the Cerradohas been lost forever Cerrado in 2002 Machado et al 2004
    21. 21. 1973 Cerrado fields Cerrado Dense Cerrado Deforestation Conservation International 2001
    22. 22. 1989 Cerrado fields Cerrado Dense Cerrado Deforestation Conservation International 2001
    23. 23. 2001 Cerrado fields Cerrado Dense Cerrado Deforestation Conservation International 2001
    24. 24. 2030 Cerrado fields Cerrado Dense Cerrado Deforestation Conservation International 2001
    25. 25. Cerrado –The BrazilianSavannahRichest savannah in the Topic can go hereworld and home to 5% ofglobal biodiversity Presentation title can go here Secondary information XX-XX Month, Year Additional information can run Underneath if neccessary
    26. 26. Roof of acontinentDiverse landscapeoccupying a high Topic can go hereplateau remnant of theancient continent thatexisted before theseparation of SouthAmerica and Africa Presentation title can go here Secondary information XX-XX Month, Year Additional information can run Underneath if neccessary
    27. 27. Upside downforest70% of biomass isunderground. Carbonstock of trees, roots Topic can go hereetc may be doublethe IPCC (2000)figure, at some 265tonnes of carbon perhectare Presentation title can go here Secondary information XX-XX Month, Year Additional information can run Underneath if neccessary
    28. 28. Brazil’s watertankMore than 70% of thewater resources in theTocantins/Araguaia, Topic can go hereSão Francisco andParaná-Paraguay (LaPlata) river basinsoriginate here. Presentation title can go here Secondary information XX-XX Month, Year Additional information can run Underneath if neccessary
    29. 29. Cerrado plantdiversityMore than 11,000vascular plant species.Nearly half are foundnowhere else on Earth.
    30. 30. ManedWolfThe Maned Wolf is onespecies in the Cerradowhose habitat is Topic can go herethreatened by theexpansion of soy Presentation title can go here Secondary information XX-XX Month, Year Additional information can run Underneath if neccessary
    31. 31. Giant AnteaterFemales give birth to justone young once a year,and she will carry the Topic can go herebaby on her back forabout six months. Presentation title can go here Secondary information XX-XX Month, Year Additional information can run Underneath if neccessary
    32. 32. The AtlanticRainforest60% of Brazilian Topic can go hereendangered speciesdepend on the AtlanticForest to survive Presentation title can go here Secondary information XX-XX Month, Year Additional information can run Underneath if neccessary
    33. 33. The yellowchestedtucan Topic can go hereOne of the many AtlanticForest birds Presentation title can go here Secondary information XX-XX Month, Year Additional information can run Underneath if neccessary
    34. 34. White-earedsilk monkeyThis monkey is one of the Topic can go herespecies whose habitat isreduced to small patchesof forest surrounded bycropland Presentation title can go here Secondary information XX-XX Month, Year Additional information can run Underneath if neccessary
    35. 35. The yellow The Chacochestedtucan Banado La Estrella in Formosa Province is Topic can go hereOne of the many Atlantic one of the largestForest birds wetlands and high biodiversity spots in the region Presentation title can go here Secondary information XX-XX Month, Year Additional information can run Underneath if neccessary
    36. 36. Howling Monkey The yellow chestedtucanThe largest ape in Americawith a howl that can behead from several Topic can go herekilometers away Presentation title can go here Secondary information XX-XX Month, Year Additional information can run Underneath if neccessary
    37. 37. The Jaguar The JaguarThe JaguarThe largest predator inSouth America, the jaguaris critically endangered inThe largest predator inArgentina, where only 200 One Topic can go here of the many AtlanticSouth America, it issurvive in the wild. Forest birdscritically endangered inArgentina where only200 survive in the wild Presentation title can go here Secondary information XX-XX Month, Year Additional information can run Underneath if neccessary
    38. 38. Why should you care about And soy also threatens responsible soy? the Amazon!•Soy production in the Brazilian Amazontripled from 1990 to 2006 and the pressurefrom soy expansion is still great• Since 2006, theSoy Moratorium has been anefficient tool to curb soy expansion in theAmazon-since it started, only around 20,000hectares of soy have been planted in theAmazon.• BUT If the Soy Moratorium ends, and theRTRS (Round Table for Responsible Soy) isnot yet mainstream, then there will be muchmore deforestation in the Amazon due tosoy.•AND the Soy Moratorium is not sufficientto stop irresponsible soy production in the restof Brazil
    39. 39. Why should you care about responsible soy?Why should we dosomething about it?• World consumption of soy has more than doubled in the lastdecade• Livestock feed accounts for around 80%of soy production• Future soy needs will demand 22-25 million hectares oflandand this will cause significant conversion of forests and othervaluable habitats in South America if this trend does not change• That means you are linked to forest conversion – but you cando something to help stop it!
    40. 40. Why should you care about responsible soy?What WWF is doing about soy• Promoting sustainable land use planning and use of degraded land for soy expansion• Promoting government policies that support the responsible production, procurement and consumption of soy• Promoting responsible choices by consumers including reduced meat consumption• Supporting the Roundtable for Responsible Soy (RTRS) including working to ensure continuous improvement of standards more effective and credible implementation of certification scheme, and more market uptake among buyers and traders of soy
    41. 41. Why should you care about responsible soy?The Round Table for Responsible Soy(RTRS): One vital solution• International multi-stakeholder initiative that brings together thoseconcerned with the impacts of soy production•Balanced interests from all parts of the soy supply chain -producers, traders, industry, retailers, financial institutions andNGOs• Seeks to create a strong and worldwide recognizedmainstream(not niche) soy certification scheme for markettransformation• More than 150 members from 20 countries• WWF: founding member (since 2004)
    42. 42. Why should we care about responsible soy?
    43. 43. Why should we care about responsible soy?Why WWF supports the RTRSContent:•No conversionofnativeforestandareasofhighconservationvalue• Legal compliance and good business practice• Continuous improvement• Fair labor conditions• Responsible community relations and respect for land tenure claims• Good agriculture practices• Responsible use of agrochemicals• Module for dual RTRS/non-GM soy certificationProcess:• Third party verification•Transparentandmulti-stakeholder• Platform for continuous improvement• Goal is sector-wide transformation
    44. 44. Why should you care about responsible soy?What WWF asks of companiesin the soy supply chain• Show visible public commitment• Join the Roundtable for Responsible Soy (RTRS)• Start purchasingRTRS responsible soy• Develop detailed supplier requirements for responsible soy• Start on stepwise approach to procuring responsible soy 3
    45. 45. Why should you care about responsible soy?Responsible purchasing ofsoy: the stepwise approach1. Publicly acknowledge problem with soy and begin to engage actively in solution2. Develop responsible purchasing policy for soy3. Assess supply chain – how much soy are you using and where is it coming from? How much is responsible and how much from unwanted sources?4. Implement policy to increase procurement of responsible soy under a timebound plan
    46. 46. Why should you care about responsible soy?So why should you care?– The world needs soy now andin the future–The Cerrado and Chaco areat stake – The Amazon is still threatened–– Your company has a footprint -- and a responsibility– There aresolutions and youcan be a part of them
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