SFAP non-conversion is one of the standards assessed in the new Profundo benchmark. Like in the previous version, SFAP non-conversion obtains high scores for the approach to non-conversion of natural ecosystems. Also high scores are obtained for the social criteria and the robustness of the verification system. The assessment shows that SFAP-non conversion is a credible tool to support sustainable practices in the main soy producing landscapes.
On the 29th of August, the new Profundo benchmark into sustainability certification for soy was published. Like in 2019, the FEFAC SSG compliant standards are the starting point for the assessment of differences and similarities between those standards. We applaud the rigorous approach and the detailed insights the study provides. SFAP non-conversion is assessed as a credible standard covering both environmental and social topics and having a robust verification system in place.
The supply chain models offered by SFAP non-conversion are book & claim and area mass balance. Therefore there is no score for the traceability section of the benchmark study. Conclusions drawn in the study in relation to traceability and EUDR (preparedness) are a bit early as details of this Regulation are not available yet.
SFAP non-conversion will closely follow the developments connected to the EUDR and respond accordingly with tools that help companies comply with the EUDR and contribute to sustainable practices at the farm level.