Sustainability in Soy Production

One commonly used definition of sustainability is "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs". Today's rapid growth of soy production, including new areas in Brazil, comes with challenges for us all. The main reason for Denofa to source most of our soybean volume from Brazil is that this is considered to be the only origin worldwide, where large volumes of Non-GMO beans remain available for export. In addition we ensure that beans bought by Denofa are produced in a sustainable manner. Non-GMO, full traceability and sustainable soybean production are all basic requirements, we demand from our suppliers.

Amaggi is the most important supplier to Denofa. Most of Amaggi’s soy business is located in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil. Mato Grosso produces more soybeans than any other Brazilian state. One of our challenges is Mato Grosso’s close proximity to sensitive areas with cerrado land (savannah) and rainforest.

Amaggi takes sustainability issues seriously. The policy of the group is to "…. turn sustainability into an integral part of business management by addressing economic, social and environmental impact. Therefore, achieve a performance that matches the sustainable development goals and affects the quality of life of future generations positively".
To learn more about Amaggi's sustainability work, please see their yearly report.
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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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More sustainability

06.03.2014 Within Amaggi we join forces to create more and better sustainability. 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 »
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Our Commitment

13.10.2017 Denofa is committed to 100% sustainability certification of all imports of soybeans from South America Read more »