The production of soy is soaring as global population growth and increasing wealth in the developing world drive demand. But as production grows, so do the industry’s environmental and social impacts.
This paper has been prepared by KPMG International, in collaboration with The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), WWF, FMO (the Netherlands Development Finance Company), and IFC (International Finance Corporation).
- Only 2 to 3 percent of soy production is currently certified as responsibly-produced. Responsible production in soy lags far behind other commodities such as palm oil, cocoa and coffee.
- Identifies four key barriers to mainstreaming responsible soy production, presents a roadmap to overcome them and a framework of actions to assist companies in developing an effective response strategy.