BRUSSELS, May 19, 2015: New Foresight’s Lucas Simons facilitated various panel discussions at RT10. This was the 10th RTRS annual meeting, themed The Road to 10 million.
The two day conference brought together soy producers, traders, and numerous other companies and NGOs involved in the sector.
Due to NewForesight’s track record in facilitating firms and organizations in transitioning towards sustainability, the sessions Lucas moderated at the conference centered around steering companies and organizations towards sustainable transformation of the soy sector.
RTRS is a civil organization, founded in 2006 to promote responsible production, processing and trading of soy globally. The roundtable brings together diverse stakeholders ranging from industry to smallholders, and NGOs. RTRS certification addresses social and environmental issues related to soy production such as smallholder livelihoods and deforestation.
The organization aims to achieve 10 million tons of RTRS certified soy sold by 2017. It currently has more than 180 members worldwide.