Our Soy Policy has been developed to make sure high‑risk/ high‑volume soy used in all own brand products and livestock feed does not contribute to deforestation.
Woolworths Group has become a member of the Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS), a multi‑stakeholder organisation promoting the growth of production, trade and use of responsible soy. It does this through facilitating dialogue, and the implementation of a global certification standard.
Certified sustainable soy is an emerging commodity in the Oceanic Region, and we are leading on this issue by engaging with the whole value chain, from growers to product manufacturers, to convey our expectations and seek assurance that Woolworths Group will support the production of sustainable soy.
In F21, we calculated our footprint of high‑volume soy product ingredients (for example, soy in tofu, soy milk, edamame beans). This will allow for the identification of high‑risk soy contained within our Own Brand supply chain and inform our priority areas for action.
Over F22, our main areas of focus are footprinting volumes of soy in livestock feed, improving reporting capability for soy derivatives and supporting the supply chain through advocating for the increase in availability of low‑risk soy