Sustainability Danish Crown joins the Danish Alliance for responsible soy

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Monday, September 30, 2019
In addition, the company's own strategy encompasses local partnerships in South America to promote sustainable development of soy production.
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In addition, the company's own strategy encompasses local partnerships in South America to promote sustainable development of soy production.

Danish Crown's Board of Directors has adopted an ambitious soy policy. The first step means that Danish Crown joins the Danish Alliance for Responsible Soy under the Danish Ethical Trade Initiative.

In order to join the Danish Alliance for Responsible Soy, Danish Crown must deliver an action plan in 2020, which includes the purchase of sustainable soy - initially equivalent to the amount of pork sold on the Danish market. In addition, the company's own strategy encompasses local partnerships in South America to promote sustainable development of soy production and participation in partnerships to develop alternative, locally produced feed sources such as legumes, grass or anything else that may reduce the need for soy.

Danish Crown is now taking a significant step to ensure that it lives up to its sustainability policy. The Board of Directors has adopted this soy policy, which ensures that biodiversity and natural areas are taken into account.  “We must not only deal with the imprints we make directly, but also those we make indirectly, and there is soy an area where we have a responsibility as a company. Therefore, I am pleased that together with strong partners we can take responsibility for our production and become more sustainable,” says Preben Sunke, COO of Danish Crown.

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