BM TRADA Responsibly Sourced Soy/Cocoa/Animal Feed certifications allow agricultural products to be traced back through the supply chain.

Agricultural and animal feed production

The purpose of agriculture is to meet the population's nutritional needs, either directly or through providing feed that is converted into animal protein or dairy products. As the population increases, along with the way we seek to obtain these calories, the demand for agricultural land also increases. This brings conflict with other important ecosystems, such as forest, wetlands and other land types. This needs to be managed to ensure the increased demand is met in a responsible manner.

About the BM TRADA Responsibly Sourced Soy/Cocoa/Animal Feed certification scheme

The BM TRADA Responsibly Sourced schemes allow the relevant products to be traced back through the supply chain to farms, plantations or fisheries certified to internationally approved standards for responsible production. Currently our schemes cover soy, cocoa and animal feed.

For other commodities please contact:  
alasdair.mcgregor@bmtrada.com
+44 1 494 569750.

Who needs BM TRADA Responsible Sourced Certification?

Sustainable supply chain certification is applicable to all companies in the supply chain that take ownership of and handle the product. It provides evidence that the product originates from well-managed, certified sources and verifies that they are not mixed with products from un-certified sources, at any point in the supply chain, except under strict management controls.

The benefits of BM TRADA Responsibly Sourced certification

BM TRADA Responsibly Sourced certification provides credible evidence that your supply chain is secure and traceable and ensures the sustainability of your products. Specifically, it will:

  • Demonstrate commitment to good agricultural practices and responsible sourcing

  • Meet customer requirements for responsible sourcing and help maintain markets for your products

  • Allow flexibility to purchase soy, cocoa and animal feed from several potential certified sources gain access to new markets

  • Ensure the absence of genetically modified soy in human food ingredients (where required).