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Feed: the new Fefac guidelines

A tool for the sustainable sourcing of soy/Attached document

The European feed industry commitment to sustainability continues. Fefac (European Federation of Feed Producers) has approved the new guidelines for sustainable soy supply. The tool aims to be an advanced method of assessing standards for the certification of soybean cultivation, one of the main raw materials in the feed industry. Through the confederate associations in Fefac (Assalzoo for Italy), the sector contributes to the completion of the transition towards a sustainable production system that is as respectful of the environment as possible.

Approved for the first time in 2015, the guidelines define an independent system with which to evaluate individual standards against reference criteria relating to sustainability, understood not only in its environmental but also in its social size. In 2020, the action of European feed to increase the sustainability profile of the agro-food-livestock sector marked an important step with the adoption of the feed sustainability paper. Now, in the wake of this provision, comes the update of the guidelines for sustainable soy procurement. The new valuation method includes some important innovations. The main one is the consideration of the issue of deforestation. The standards may require an assessment based on a new criterion, namely the ability to supply soy that does not come from the conversion of natural ecosystems. The standards capable of certifying the "zero-conversion" soybean supply will be indicated in the section dedicated to Fefac of the Itc Sustainability Map site with a view to complete transparency.

Attached is the document with the guidelines.

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