Soy on Track offers a training workshop for Soy Moratorium auditors

19.10.2021 • News

The training workshop for auditors of the 2020/2021 Soy Moratorium took place on September 30th at Espaço Sinimbu in São Paulo. The training, coordinated by the Institute for Forest and Agricultural Management and Certification (Imaflora) with the support of the Brazilian Vegetable Oil Industry Association (Abiove), aimed at training auditors and establishing better conditions for the assessment of companies that signed the Soy Moratorium for the 2020/2021 cycle.

A few of the attendees were representatives from Control Union, FoodChain ID, as well as representatives of Greenpeace, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Abiove and the National Association of Grain Exporters (Anec).

The event was the first face-to-face meeting since the onset of the covid-19 pandemic, which added to the quality of the event since the previous one was held online. The cycle of audits, which started in October, will continue until the end of November.

A webinar for online traders was also held in September and included the most recent Soy Moratorium Audit Protocol update. Likewise to the workshop, the material used was the Soy Moratorium Protocol (available at this link:

The training workshop for auditors within the scope of the Soy Moratorium establishes the understanding that an early and organised dialogue with the audit companies increases the quality of the outcome of the Verification System. This action gradually improves the transparency of the commitment to zero deforestation in the Amazon, adding value to companies and increasing the credibility of the Soy Working Group.

See here the Grain Protocol Commitment at Soy on Track: