Recognition

Donau Soja and Europe Soya are recognised as sustainable soya sourcing standards by the following associations and institutions:

Donau Soja / Europe Soya is accepted by FEFAC as one of 18 sustainable sourcing standards

Danish Alliance for Responsible Soy recognises Donau Soja / Europe Soya as one of the standards that address the criteria for responsible soy sourcing

Swedish Soy Dialogue accepts Donau Soja / Europe Soya as one of 4 sustainable soya sourcing standards

Swiss Soy Network defines Donau Soja / Europe Soya as one of 5 sustainable sourcing standards

UK Roundtable on Sustainable Soya assessed and recommends Donau Soja / Europe Soya as one of 10 sustainable soya sourcing standards

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) recognises Donau Soja / Europe Soya as one of three responsible soy sourcing standards

Thünen Institut Germany recommends Donau Soja / Europe Soya as one of 6 sustainable soya sourcing standards

IUCN recommends Donau Soja / Europe Soya as one of 6 sustainable sourcing standards

WWF Germany recommends Donau Soja / Europe Soya as one of 4 sustainable sourcing standards

Greenpeace Austria rated Donau Soja as “reliable and sustainable” product label

Donau Soja stands for strictly controlled regional and non-GM soya, with individual criteria going beyond this. There is still room for improvement in pesticide use and crop rotation. Greenpeaces rates Donau Soja as trustworthy

VLOG recognises Donau Soja / Europe Soya certification as equivalent to VLOG standard certification

VLOG recognises Donau Soja & Europe Soya Standards

In June 2019, VLOG (German Association Food without Genetic Engineering) and Donau Soja agreed that Donau Soja partners who are certified according to the Donau Soja / Europe Soya Standard may be recognised as equivalent to those certified based on the VLOG standard. This avoids the need for additional auditing. As a result, Donau Soja / Europe Soya system partners who have been deemed to meet the requirements of the Donau Soja / Europe Soya standards in their Donau Soja / Europe Soya audit may now supply Donau Soja / Europe Soya feed

for the production of “ohne Gentechnik” (no genetic engineering) labelled food, which is evaluated as equivalent to “VLOG geprüft” (verified by VLOG) feed, on the basis of this certification. The significant advantage for VLOG-certified companies is that Donau Soja / Europe Soya feed is generally classified as “non-risk”, reducing the need for analyses, while at the agricultural level, inspection intervals can be extended. VLOG recognises the Donau Soja / Europe Soya certification as equivalent to certification according to the VLOG standard.

This option is open to all Donau Soja system partners who are certified according to the Donau Soja / Europe Soya standard for the following scopes:

Agricultural soya bean collectors and primary collectors

Soya traders

Soya bean primary processors

Compound feed producers

As a result of VLOG recognition, and following a licencing agreement with VLOG, system partners may now label feedstuffs certified according to Donau Soja / Europe Soya with the “VLOG geprüft” logo. Contact details are available at https://www.ohnegentechnik.org/en/

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