We believe in collaboration
Strategic alliance, continuous engagement and collaboration are essential to move the sustainable agenda forward and make sure that we succeed in tackling the enormous social and environmental challenges we have ahead.
ProTerra Foundation is an ISEAL Community Member
The ISEAL Community Board agreed with the recommendation of the Membership Committee to award ISEAL Community Member status to the ProTerra Foundation.
ISEAL is the global membership organisation of sustainability systems that focus on collaboration, improvement, and transparency and emphasis credible practices, scalable and effective solutions.
ProTerra Foundation’s mission is to promote social and environmental sustainability through the food and feed supply chains, and to help organisations in engaging and implementing the concept of sustainable development.
As an ISEAL Community Member, ProTerra is committed to continuously improving its systems, demonstrating impact and tackling sustainability challenges.
Sustainable Aquaculture Dialogue
In Norway and Scotland, large quantities of soya are consumed because fish and animals are fed on soya, in aquaculture. This link creates great pressure on vulnerable natural habitats, such as rainforest and savannah woodland and human health problems in the producing regions due to the extensive use of toxic pesticides. Companies working in the salmon sector have joined forces with the ProTerra Foundation to address these social and environmental issues and provide a responsible choice to the Norwegian consumer.
Brazilian soy suppliers creating a 100 percent deforestation and conversion free value chain
The ProTerra Foundation has been the mediator of the “Aquaculture dialogue on sustainable soy sourcing from Brazil” working group. This group is composed by SPC Brazilian suppliers – CJ Selecta, Caramuru and Imcopa, and Norwegian aquaculture companies – BioMar, Mowi, Cargill Aqua Nutrition and Skretting.
An outstanding result has been achieved when the Brazilian soy suppliers, Caramuru, Imcopa and CJ Selecta, committed to implement 2020 as the cut-off date for their entire supply. This historic move was mediated by the ProTerra Foundation.
By implementing this program, the crushers are contributing to increased trust and transparency in the industry. Since the cut-off date of August 2020, these companies source soy only from farmers who refrain from clearing forests on their property.
Collaborative Soy Initiative
The Collaborative Soy Initiative is a collaborative framework with the vision of 100% conversion-free, sustainable soy production and market uptake, on a global scale. The ProTerra Foundation has been actively involved in the Collaborative Soy Initiative (CSI) since the very beginning and is a steering committee member.
The Collaborative Soy Initiative aim is to joining forces on common ambitions, sharing lessons and expertise and aligning strategies to reach those, working as a significant accelerator in the efforts of building more sustainable soy supply chains.
ProTerra also organises webinars under the umbrella of the CSI.
ProTerra Foundation is working in collaboration with the Impact Alliance with the purpose to scale up and improve sustainability performance in the whole supply chain, especially aiming at working directly with producers to help them meet best practices.
The Impact Alliance is based on a voluntary collaboration between sustainability standards owners, the founding members are Textile Exchange (leather and cotton), the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (beef), Global Food Partners (eggs) and the ProTerra Foundation (soy and sugar).