The EU Grain Chain
COCERAL, FEDIOL and FEFAC members represent a sizable share of the EU grain, oilseed and feed value chain. Grain and oilseed traders, oilseed processors, and compound feed manufacturers are delivering 100% of the soy in the form of soybean, soybean meals or compound feed used by farmers, food processors and other industries. We are supportive of legislative measures that are reinforcing actions to tackle deforestation and land conversion on the ground.
Our associations help to drive change for a more sustainable, deforestation-free soy supply chain. In this on-line tool, we present relevant information on existing challenges, on actions taken and progress in the sustainable transformation of the soy supply chain. It is meant to support membership and other engaged stakeholders with available studies, evidence, relevant reference documents and communication tools.
COP27: 14 major companies delivered the Agricultural Sector Roadmap to 1.5°C
Joint press release by COCERAL, FEDIOL and FEFAC entitled “ EU Legislation for Deforestation-free Supply Chains : EU Grain and Oilseeds Sector warns against pitfalls of current draft"
Press release : Three more soy schemes pass benchmaking process against FEFAC soy sourcing guidelines 2021
COP26: 10 agricultural commodity companies sign a Statement of Purpose committing to halt forest loss associated with agricultural commodity production and trade.
Article: Seven steps to curbing deforestation and enhancing forest protection - Looking beyond EU-only solutions to a global issue
17/10/2022 - Joint Position on the Deforestation-free Regulation for Trilogue Negotiations
15/02/2022 - Joint Position on the Commission Proposal for a Regulation for Deforestation-free Supply Chains
17/11/2021 - Joint statement on the released EU legislation against deforestation
23/04/2021 - Position paper “Mandatory Due Diligence as a part of the Smart Mix of EU Measures to tackle Deforestation and Human Rights Issues”
08/12/2020 - Joint annex to EU consultation on deforestation
22/10/2020 - Statement following the vote on EP report on EU legal framework to halt EU driven deforestation
15/09/2020 - Fighting deforestation: we need a framework conducive to changing practices on the ground
References & links
Global soy exporters adopt new measures to eliminate deforestation and native vegetation conversion in Brazil’s Cerrado region - June 2022
Soft Commodities Forum Progress Report - June 2022 - Toward deforestation- and conversion-free soy.
Soft Commodities Forum Progress Report - December 2021 - delivering progress on transparency and traceability efforts for Cerrado-sourced soy.
Soft Commodities Forum Progress Report - June 2021 - announcing the expansion of their scope to cover additional municipalities in the Cerrado region in Brazil.
Soft Commodities Forum Progress Report - December 2020 - announcing the achievement of its ambitious soybean supply chain traceability targets in Brazil’s Cerrado region
Geospacial Analysis of Soy Crop in the Cerrado – 25 June 2020 – Report by ABIOVE and Agrosatellite
IDH soy monitor 2018 – May 2020 – 38% of soy is compliant with FEFAC Soy Sourcing Guidelines and 19% are deforestation-free
Soy Moratorium crop year 2018/2019 – May 2020 – Monitoring non-compliant soy plantations using satellite images
ITC standard map of FEFAC Soy Sourcing Guidelines – Standards or programmes compliant with FEFAC SSG