Soft Commodities Forum (SCF)


Tool Type

Traceability | Improvements | Monitoring and reporting

Risk Type

Climate change | Environmental

Feed Ingredients

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Animal proteins (LAP/PAP)

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Aquaculture trimmings

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Oil palm

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Single-cell proteins (SCP)

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Vitamins & minerals

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Wild capture fisheries

What is it?

The Soft Commodities Forum (SCF) is a soy trader forum under the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)  focused on building transparent and traceable supply chains in the Cerrado region of Brazil. The SCF works to increase supply chain traceability and transparency in the Brazilian Cerrado and offers a common monitoring and reporting methodology for traceability in the region.

Its members are ADM, Bunge, Cargill, COFCO International, Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), and Viterra – who are among the world’s largest soy exporters and are committed to the elimination of deforestation in their supply chains where they operate in the Cerrado. 

Alignment of the standards and metrics for soy supply chain transparency and monitoring among the six SCF member companies provides clarity for value chain stakeholders on land conversion dynamics. 

Meanwhile, the SCF’s action-driven landscape intervention strategy, the Farmer First Clusters, implements financial incentives for producers to support native vegetation preservation and sustainable production practices. 

These two goals are supported by stakeholder engagement which ensures transparency, dialogue, and collaboration with external partners. Altogether, the SCF’s reporting standards and landscape-level intervention approach present a pathway to the elimination of deforestation and conversion for the soy sector and beyond.