This Manifesto is a collective industry commitment to work together to ensure all physical shipments of soy to the UK are deforestation and conversion free (cut-off date of January 2020 at the latest), fully implemented immediately where possible and no later than 2025.

Signatories commit

to work together to achieve this goal and request that their suppliers adopt the same commitments and incorporate these requirements within commercial contractual
requirements. All signatories commit to publicly disclosing on their progress annually.

This Manifesto is about action

Working together across supply chains to develop joined up, pragmatic implementation plans, building on existing industry activity and best practice.

The UK Government supports the objectives of the Manifesto

5 COMMITMENTS

1

Set a deforestation and conversion-free commitment with a cut-off date of January 2020 or earlier.

2

Ask direct suppliers to adopt and cascade the same commitment

3

Integrate Manifesto commitments within direct supplier commercial contractual requirements, and support compliance

4

Publicly disclose progress

5

Encourage harmonised monitoring, verification, and reporting

WE THE SIGNATORIES WILL

1

Set a deforestation and conversion-free commitment with a cut-off date of January 2020 or earlier.

ACTIONS
2

Ask direct suppliers to adopt and cascade the same commitment

ACTIONS
3

Integrate Manifesto commitments within direct supplier commercial contractual requirements, and support compliance

ACTIONS
4

Publicly disclose progress

ACTIONS
5

Encourage harmonised monitoring, verification, and reporting

ACTIONS

Signatories

46 TOTAL SIGNATORIES
11 TOTAL SUPPORTERS

PROGRESS

Signatories of the UK Soy Manifesto believe it is important that the Manifesto publicly reports on collective progress, to build trust and confidence in this initiative.

Updated on 21-21-2024
SIGNATORIES WITH A POLICY IN PLACE
42 OUT OF 46 91%
36 78%
DIRECT SUPPLIERS INFORMED OF MANIFESTO COMMITMENT
40 OUT OF 46
87%
SIGNATORIES PUBLICLY REPORTING ON PROGRESS
SIGNATORIES WITH AN ACTION PLAN IN PLACE
30 OUT OF 46 65%
SIGNATORIES ADOPTING MANIFESTO COMMITMENTS AT GROUP LEVEL
  • Whole operations
  • Partial
  • UK Only
  • Unknown
% OF SIGNATORIES SOY SUPPORTING SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION
Number of signatories
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
0%
1-33%
34-66%
67-99%
100%
% of soy footprint covered by certification
  • November 2022
  • June 2023
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