Danish ways towards sourcing responsibly produced soy
DIEH invites its members and specially invited stakeholders, only, to this closed dialogue meeting on responsible soy purchase, Tuesday April 4 from 13.00 - 16.00.
During the past decade Denmark has annually imported between 1.4-1.8 million tons of soybean meal, 80 % of which is used for pig feed. The soybean meal is primary imported from Argentina and Brazil, where expansion of soy production has forsaken large scale deforestation. These areas have, according to WWF, some of the richest biodiversity and densest population of indigenous people, whom are reallocated due to the expansion of soy production.
DIEH brings together key stakeholders to this dialogue meeting, which will include a facilitated debate to explore challenges, opportunities and Danish ways towards sourcing of responsibly produced soy.
On the dialogue meeting Hlif Ivy Linnetved, Advisor on Soy and Palm Oil, WWF-Denmark will present their work and recommendations on soy purchase followed by The Danish Agriculture and Food Council (tbc) and Daan van der Wekken, Senior Manager, Retail and Sale, IDH - Sustainable Trade Initiative, who will present their soy sourcing policies and programmes. Last, but not least, we welcome Peter De Koning, Head of Support Unit for the Amsterdam Declarations, who will present the declarations and other soy-related initiatives.
In the following facilitated debate, you can look forward to meeting Thomas Roland, Head of CSR, Coop, Arla Foods (tbc), the Danish "Fødevarepartnerskabet" (tbc) and Danish Crown (tbc).
Sign up for the meeting here.
13.00 - 13.10 Welcome by Mette Boye, Director, DIEH
13.10 - 13.30 "Understanding the problem and possible solutions", by Hlif Ivy Lunnetved, Advisor on Soy and Palm Oil, WWF-Denmark
13.30 - 13.50 "IDH - Sustainable Trade Initiative's deforestation program", By Daan van der Wekken, Senior Manager, Retail and Sale, IDH
13.50 - 14.10 "The Danish Criteria", by Danish Agriculture & Food Council (tbc)
14.10 - 14.30 Break
14.30 - 14.50 "The Amsterdam Declarations and soy-related initiatives", by Peter De Koning, Head of the Support Unit for the Amsterdam Declarations
15.00 - 15.50 Panel Debate
- Thomas Roland, Head of CSR, Coop
- Arla Foods (tbc)
- Danish Crown (tbc)
- The Danish "Fødevarepartnerskabet" (tbc)
15.50 - 16.00 Sum-up and thank you for coming
16.00 - 16.30 Wine and networking