The Collaborative Soy Initiative is the result of brainstorm sessions with 31 experts of the soy sector, held in 2016, initiated by RTRS and facilitated by the Malik Management Institute based upon the Syntegration methodology. Discussions focused on what supply chain stakeholders had to do together to achieve 100% sustainable soy products for food, feed and other applications.
The Collaborative Soy Initiative represents an neutral, credible, transparent and inclusive soy community. It is a collaborative framework, referred to as ‘the coalition of the willing’ and it has no legal structure. It was launched and presented to the supply chain stakeholders on 11 June 2019 during the Global Round Table for Responsible Soy RT #14.
The Collaborative Soy Initiative has the vision of 100% conversion-free, sustainable soy production and market uptake, on a global scale.
The short-term goals are to:
The initiative will provide added value to on-going initiatives and not duplicate efforts nor fund new initiatives. As the mission is stating, the Collaborative Soy Initiative will focus on communication (inform) and actions that foster synergies between stakeholders. All partners will benefit from these synergies in terms of outreach, cost reductions (shared resources/actions), transparency, joined lobby.