New version of Donau Soja LCA datasets compliant with SBTi FLAG Guidelines

7 December, 2023

Companies are more and more required to set science-based climate targets and analyse their greenhouse gas inventory.  This is why Donau Soja offers its Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) datasets for certified soya beans now also in the format of the new Science Based Target initiative´s (SBTi) Forest Land and Agriculture Guidance (FLAG). Since 2023 the SBTi FLAG Guidance provides a standard method for companies to set science-based climate targets. In a nutshell, it is a common, robust, science-based understanding on how much and how quickly a company needs to cut its land-related emissions in line with the Paris Agreement’s goal to limit global warming to 1.5°C.

Overall, the forest, land and agriculture sector represents nearly a quarter of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – the largest emitting sector after energy. For companies in the food sector, the emissions in the value chains, also known as scope 3 emissions, account for the lion´s share of the organisational greenhouse gas emissions. Soybean cultivation and related emissions from land conversion play a signifcant role in scope 3 emissions.

Donau Soja certified soyabeans have up to 90% less emissions soya beans from overseas. With the new SBTi FLAG compliant LCA datasets provided by Donau Soja companies can now set specific science-based climate goals related to soya and livestock products in their supply chains and cut down on these scope 3 emissions together with Donau Soja.

How to get Donau Soja SBTi FLAG data: You can access the datasets online via the Agri-footprint branded datasets section or contact the Donau Soja team directly via

Get more information here: Blonk – Tools Portal (

Share your news

Are you a Donau Soja member and would like to present news from your organisation to the soy community?

Contact us: