EUDR i Donau Soja

 

Evropska unija (EU) nedavno je objavila nekoliko zakonodavnih inicijativa i predloga kao deo Geen Deal-a, čiji je cilj jačanje održivosti i odgovornosti u preduzećima koja posluju u EU. Ove inicijative će uvesti nove zahteve za održivost za lance snadbevanja kompanija.

Ključne tačke obuhvataju:

Uredba EU o krčenju šuma (EUDR): Počevši od 30. decembra 2024. godine, kompanije moraju da osiguraju da se određene sirovine, uključujući soju, proizvode bez krčenja šuma i u skladu sa nacionalnim zakonodavstvom. Pilot projekti Donau Soja za usklađenost sa EUDR uredbom počinju već sa žetvom 2023. godine.

QS šema: Od januara 2024, pa na dalje, soja u stočnoj hrani u nemačkoj šemi kvaliteta i bezbednosti QS mora biti sertifikovana kao soja proizvedena bez krčenja šuma i konverzije zemljišta (novi Soja Plus modul). Donau Soja i Europe Soya su prepoznate od strane QS-a kao standardi održivosti – Spremni smo da započnemo implementaciju sa vama.

Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD): Starting from 2025 for the reporting year 2024, affected companies must report on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) aspects using a mandatory framework called European Sustainability Reporting Standard (ESRS).  

European Sustainability Reporting Standard (ESRS): prescribes a common framework for ESG reporting. This includes the implementation of CO2reduction goals and measures (including Scope 3 emissions) within their supply chains, among others. 

Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (commonly referred to as the EU Supply Chain Act; CSDDD): It is proposed that companies must ensure respect for human rights and environmental protection in their supply chains, including compatibility with the 1.5-degree goal (Paris agreement), which also implies CO2reduction in their supply chains. 

Benefits of Donau Soja & Europe Soya   

Donau Soja is a pioneer in deforestation and conversion-free supply chains. Donau Soja offers not only certified soya that is grown in Europe without causing deforestation or harm to other valuable ecosystems but also helps companies to comply with further sustainability aspects of the new legislation or corporate commitments, such as:

 

  • CO2-Reduction: Donau Soja/Europe Soya certified soya can significantly reduce the carbon footprint of products. This helps with upcoming legal requirements like the CSRD and the EU Supply Chain Act, as well as voluntary initiatives like the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). About 6,000 companies worldwide have committed to reducing CO2 in their operations and supply chains as part of SBTi. We work closely with WWF Austria to support our members in reducing CO2 and meeting SBTi goals.
  • Traceability: Donau Soja/Europe Soya offer complete traceability of soya back to the field through a multi-stage control system and traceability certificates. Donau Soja is a pioneer here, providing companies with a significant advantage in implementing the EUDR. 
  • Land Conversion: Donau Soja/Europe Soya is grown in Europe and guaranteed conversion-free (cut-off date 2008), ensuring the protection of valuable ecosystems in addition to forests. This goes well beyond the requirements of the EUDR and helps companies and initiatives committed to deforestation- and conversion-free supply chains. 
  • Biodiversity: Donau Soja protects biodiversity through a variety of cultivation practices such as reduced pesticide usage, best practice water management and conversion-free cultivation. 
  • GMO-Free: Donau Soja/Europe Soya is guaranteed GMO-free

EUDR Pilot Projects – Join Now  

Donau Soja invites interested companies to participate in pilot projects to implement the EUDR NOW and establish sustainable, deforestation and conversion-free supply chains together. If you wish to participate or receive further information, please contact us at sustainability@donausoja.org.