Initiativ for etisk handel

Future food trends: Responsible soy

10. november 2017
Kl. 09:00-13:00
Axelborg - Axeltorv 1, 1609 København V

What are the future market trends in relation to sustainable soy products? What should Danish producers and importers be prepared for in a world with rising demands for sustainability? What tools are available to ensure responsible sourcing and how do you tell the good story to your customers? Get the full briefing on this morning session in Copenhagen at Axelborg hosted by the non-profit organisations Danish Ethical Trading Initiative and NEPCon. This event is free of charge and part of the project Responsible Sourcing of Soy, Cattle and Palm Oil funded by DANIDA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.

NB! The event will be partly in Danish and partly in English.

Duration: 09.00-13.00. 

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  • Registration
  • The Amsterdam declarations in relation to responsible soy  // Lasse Juul-Olsen, Chief Consultant, Danish Environmental Protection Agency (in Danish)
    • An introduction to the Amsterdam declarations and the authorities role in regards to promoting the sourcing of responsible soy.
  • The economy in RTRS certification // Aske Skovmand Bosselmann, Copenhagen University (in Danish)
    • Costs of using certified soy as feed protein. Possibilities, challenges and economy with GMO free and RTRS certified soy, from credit to physical segregated.
  • Break and networking
  • Multi stakeholder perspective on sourcing responsible soy // Mette Boye, The Danish Ethical Trading Initiative (in Danish)
    • European and Danish initiatives
  • New knowledge and tools: responsible sourcing of soy – a risk based approach to supply chain management // Christian Sloth and Alexandra Banks, NEPCon (in Danish and English)
    • 1.What are the problems in relation to environment and people: risk results from soy production in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay and China. 2. What is the solution: the mechanics of due diligence and working with risk in the supply chain. 3. Hands on tools and exercises to minimise the risks.
  • Production of sustainable soy in a research perspective // (TBD)
    • Research results
  • Lunch and networking


Lasse Juul-Olsen, Chief Consultant, Danish Environmental Protection Agency

Lasse Juul-Olsen  

Aske Skovmand Bosselmann, Lecturer, Copenhagen University

Aske Bosselmann

Employed as a postdoc fellow at Copenhagen University, Institute of Food and Resource Economics. Currently working with certification schemes and standards in Danish and global food production systems, geographical indications in to add value to African agriculture and teaching in agricultural value chains in developing countries.

Mette Boye, Director, The Danish Ethical Trading Initiative

Mette Boye

Mette Boye has been the Director for DIEH, The Danish Ethical Trading Initiative, since 2015. DIEH currently has 83 members, which consist of a range of companies, organisations, trade unions, industry associations and public authorities. Mette previously worked for Forbrugerrådet Tænk. 

Christian Sloth, Forest Legality Programme Manager, NEPCon

Christian Sloth

Christian has more than 10 years’ experience in wood products, timber legality and natural resource project management. He has expert knowledge and experience in management of legality verification programs, development of standards and procedures, forest legality verification, and risk assessments. He has participated extensively in the EU stakeholder process on the development of EUTR Due Diligence Requirements. He has global working experience in many countries, especially in Europe and Asia. Christian has MSc in Land Use in Developing Countries and MSc in Agroforestry.

Alexandra Banks, Senior Forest Legality Specialist, NEPCon

Alexandra Banks

Alexandra has several years of experience on international forest policy and international trade regulation. Over the last 3.5 years Alexandra has worked with NEPCon LegalSource clients and legality projects. Alexandra has extensive project experience in the Asia-Pacific, in particular Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia. Working in particular on projects related to legality, Alexandra applies her legal and technical background to a number of NEPCon areas.