Standard Development and Standard Revision

Donau Soja , as a multi-stakeholder organisation, seeks to engage stakeholders when changes are proposed and made to our standards. Here you will find detailed information about this process and current work on standards development, as well as information on how these key documents were created.

Find out more about the standard development and decision making process: Process Description Standard Development.
Currently Donau Soja holds two standards, the Donau Soja standard and Europe Soya standard.
Below you can find out more about latest revisions and current standard development processes

Latest Revisions

Donau Soja has started the latest revision process of the Donau Soja / Europe Soya Standard in August 2023 and concluded it in December 2023.

Why a revision

The regular revision of our standards is a commitment to continuous improvement. We are continuously collecting feedback by our members and partners on how to improve the standards, additional suggestions for improvement derive for example as part of benchmarking procedures.

The main purpose of the standard revision 2024 was to further align the Donau Soja / Europe Soya standard with legal requirements. This refers to the EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR), which entered into force on 29 June 2023 and will be applicable form harvest 2024 as well as the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for the period 2023-20227. Further technical adaptations were implemented.

In the course of the standard revision process Donau Soja has therefore

aligned the Donau Soja / Europe Soya standard with relevant requirements of the EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR)

aligned the Donau Soja / Europe Soya standard with relevant requirements of the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for the period 2023-2027

implemented technical/editorial changes

For further information please contact standard@donausoja.org.