January 11, 2021
HKScan Denmark updates roadmap for responsibly sourced soy
HKScan has expressed its strong commitment to continuously promote ethical and environmental responsibility within its supply chain of both food and animal feed.
HKScan said last month it is determined to fulfil this commitment, specifically focusing on the soy supply chain.
"Soy is one of the world's most widely cultivated crops today. It is used as a component in livestock feed as it is an important source of protein. Already in 2014, HKScan took a decision to invests in using an increasing amount of responsible soy," the company said in a press release.
HKScan became a member of the Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS) that stipulates principles, criteria and third-party audits ensuring that national and regional legislation connected to soy cultivation are followed. RTRS also provides assurance of good working conditions, environmental responsibility and sound agricultural practices.
To further strengthen its engagement in the soy dialogue, HKScan Denmark also joined the Danish Alliance for Responsible Soy last year.
"It is of utmost importance that food producers, feed companies, producers, retailers and consumers work together with the aim to improve the sustainability of the food value chain. By joining our forces, we can make a great impact," said Brian Møller Lauridsen, animal sourcing director of HKScan Denmark.
HKScan Denmark has now updated its roadmap ensuring all soy used in its poultry feed in Denmark are responsibly sourced by 2025.
The company will increase the proportion of soy responsibly sourced according to the following schedule:
HKScan also participates in projects targeting to produce domestic plant-based proteins and has replaced soy in animal feed, where possible.