U.S. Soybean Sustainability Assurance Protocol
U.S. SOYBEAN SUSTAINABILITY ASSURANCE PROTOCOL
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
U.S. soybean production is based on a national system of sustainability and conservation laws and regulations combined with careful implementation of best production practices by the nation’s 302,963 soybean farms. In addition, most U.S. soybean producers participate in certified and audited voluntary sustainability and conservation programs.
The U.S. Soy Sustainability Assurance Protocol (SSAP) is a certified aggregate approach audited by third parties that demonstrates sustainable soybean production at a national scale. The U.S. approach is quantifiable and results driven with mass balance international certification available.
The U.S. Sustainability Assurance Protocol describes the regulations, processes and management practices that ensure sustainable soybean production. This Sustainability Protocol is one part of the overall U.S. soybean producer sustainability program which includes a national measurement system of the positive environmental outcomes by producers.