Soy Transparency Coalition (STC)


Tool Type

Commitments | Risk assessments

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 Soy Transparency Coalition (STC) is a pre-competitive coalition that aims to help supply chain companies and investors overcome transparency challenges in the soy sector. It provides an annual benchmark of the performance of major soy traders.

The STC consists of fourteen founding members, including major retailers and seafood companies. Companies and investors may also join as Subscribers to confidentially access the assessment materials.

Participation in the STC is open to all retailers involved in the soy sector and committed to achieving deforestation and conversion-free soy that supports human rights.

Annual Soy Trader Assessments

The main activity of the STC is the Annual Trader Assessment whereby major traders of soy are assessed on their progress in soy sustainability, covering topics such as deforestation and conversion; traceability; governance; communities; and human rights.

The assessment is conducted through a questionnaire designed collaboratively by members, with input from sector experts and NGOs.