Sustainable Production of Protein

Increased production of plant protein is a prerequisite for global, sustainable food production. And sustainable agro business is key to ensure improved living conditions. Thus, we need to balance food production with the needs of people and eco systems.

The majority of Denofa's volumes are sourced from Mato Grosso, Brazil, near vulnerable tropical rain forest and Cerrado areas. Even though we can document traceability and sustainable production for our produce, we are actively working to stop deforestation. Our most significant contribution is to ensure demand for high farming standards, implemented through Amaggi's responsible and sustainable farming programs.

 

We have initiated collaboration within the Norwegian feed industry, and work actively to ensure that other European countries establish equivalent standards. The European collaboration is primarily within the Amsterdam Declaration, comprising Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, France and United Kingdom. Norwegian authorities, NICFI, also contribute here. 26 NGO's (including the Rainforest Foundation, Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth) have written a letter to the EU and the countries within the Amsterdam Declaration to set standards equivalent to ours: https://www.fern.org/fileadmin/uploads/fern/Documents/2019/Joint-letter-end-European-complicity-in-the_-Amazon-fires.pdf

 

On the international arena, we work together with our owners, Amaggi, contributing in numerous boards and working groups addressing improvements and impact for people and eco systems. Brazilian specialists and organisations, as well as local and state authorities, stress the need for demand for sustainable and traceable produce.

 

The 'Accounting Framework Initiative' (AFI) has been established by leading civil organisations, with support from Norwegian authorities. Any professional agro businesses should make the AFI framework a quality standard. Denofa and Amaggi will be fully compliant by the end of 2020.

 

The New York Declaration (2014): https://forestdeclaration.org/
We also recommend following the Earth Innovation Institute (EII), a useful source of knowledge about the Amazon: https://earthinnovation.org/

 


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Sustainability Certification

01.11.2012 There are currently two major systems in place for sustainability certification of soy, ProTerra and RTRS (Round Table Responsible Soy). Both standards enjoy international recognition and set specific criteria for socio-environmental responsibility in agribusiness related activities. Read more »
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Environmentally Friendly Transportation

01.11.2012 Denofa strives to use environmentally sound means of transport, on both inbound and outbound supplies/deliveries. Our supplier of bulk truck services is 14001:2004 certified. Read more »
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Sustainable Production at Denofa

04.11.2012 Each year, soybean oil is extracted from 400,000 tons of soybeans. The extraction process is conventional, with hexane as the extracting medium/solvent. Read more »
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Towards a common goal

19.06.2014 The path towards a sustainable production of soy is important to us. At Denofa all of the soy imported from Brazil is certified ProTerra or RTRS. Both organizations are approved by several environmental organizations such as WWF. The development of a sustainable production of food to a continuously growing population is a shared responsibility; we take our part of the responsibility seriously and want to be part of the solution. We cooperate with the UN Global Compact and engaged NGOs to minimize the social and environmental consequences of soybean farming. Read more »

On Brazil and the Amazon

06.03.2014 The global community worries about the development in the Amazon rainforest, increasingly in search of activities to stop deforestation; important and valuable forest areas need protection, while at the same time ensuring respect for human rights.
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