The Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS): Business Guidance

Kristjan Jespersen, Zuzanna Zofia Lewandowska, Naoko Matsutakeya

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This SDG Materiality Report represents an important tool for businesses who wish to support the sustainable transition in agriculture. Critically, businesses should be supported who are committed to achieving sustainable and inclusive development that merges long-term profitability with social justice and environmental sustainability. This is particularly important in the context of soy, which is a forest risk commodity. At its peak, the unsustainable growing and harvesting of soybeans in the Mato Grosso state alone was responsible for 18.5% of total national annual deforestation in Brazil between 2001 and 20051 . There is strong demand from both investors and civil society, along with ethically minded businesses and consumers, for clarity about the actual impact of organisational operations related to this commodity. This means that reporting on materiality is also about bringing more transparency to stakeholders and setting a higher degree of accountability for organisations involved in the soy sector.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCopenhagen Business School, CBS
Number of pages60
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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