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COFCO International Responsible Agriculture Standard passes European Feed Industry Benchmark

COFCO International has passed an independent benchmarking process and will be able to offer deforestation and conversion-free soy in accordance with the European feed industry’s requirements, as outlined in the 2023 FEFAC Soy Sourcing Guidelines.

The process was enabled by FEFAC, the European Feed Manufacturers' Federation, the creator of the benchmarking programme, and run by the International Trade Centre (ITC), the United Nations’ and World Trade Organization’s joint agency.

The COFCO International Responsible Agriculture Standard is a voluntary certification programme for agricultural producers and other chain of custody suppliers that promotes conservation and the mainstreaming of sustainable agriculture in our supply chains.

The standard incorporates the following:

  • COFCO International policies, including its Supplier Code of Conduct and Sustainable Soy Sourcing Policy
  • Responsible industry standards, mainly FEFAC Soy Sourcing Guidelines
  • International principles such as International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Conventions and Recommendations, UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and International Bill of Human Rights

For more information, please visit the FEFAC benchmarking platform.

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