Enabling sustainable production and consumption.

Our sustainability story is one of continuous improvement, using innovation and climate-smart agriculture to increase harvests while using fewer resources and giving back to and taking care of the land.

A rising population, changing climate and growing consumer consciousness is adding new pressures and greater demand for sustainable nutrition and energy. Your customers are demanding more and we’re here to help you deliver.

Did you know, U.S. Soy has the lowest carbon footprint compared with soy of other origins?

U.S. Soy farmers grow and develop sustainable solutions to today’s biggest problems. We are leading the way by producing more while using fewer resources, implementing farming practices that reduce carbon footprint, and helping to preserve forestland.

Agriculture plays an essential role in advancing the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially #SDG2 Zero Hunger, and also enabled by #SDG6 Clean Water and Sanitation, #SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production, #SDG13 Climate Action, #SDG15 Life on Land, and #SDG17 Partnerships.

Our sustainability story is one of continuous improvement, using innovation and climate-smart agriculture to increase harvests while using fewer resources and giving back to and taking care of the land.

U.S. Soy Farmers Sustainability Actions


U.S. Soy farmers have:

  • Reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per bushel by 43%
  • Improved irrigation water use efficiency by 60%
  • Increased land use efficiency by 48%
  • Improved energy use efficiency by 46%
  • Improved soil conservation by 34%
  • Increased soy production by 130% using roughly the same amount of land.

Between 1982 and 2017, U.S. forest land increased 2.1 million hectares while cropland decreased 21.3 million hectares. But we won’t stop there. U.S. Soy farmers’ ongoing commitment to sustainability enables you to produce food, feed, energy and other products to support a healthy society, even as we preserve the planet for future generations.

See how U.S. Soy’s sustainability actions can enable your commercial and sustainability goals.

Video: How U.S. Soy Enables You to Advance the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

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U.S. Soy: A Better Environmental Footprint

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Sustainability Fact Sheets


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U.S. Soybean Farmers Can Make a Difference in Climate Change

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U.S. Farmers Protect & Preserve the Soil with Conservation Tillage

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U.S. Soybean Farmers Use Cover Crops to Improve Soil & Protect Water

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Precision Ag Supports Sustainable Soybean Production

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Planning Leads to Sustainable Improvements on U.S. Soy Farms

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U.S. Soybean Farmers Make Production Decisions to Protect Water Quality

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U.S. Soybean Sustainability Compared to Other Plant Proteins

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Sustainability News


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U.S. Soy Sustainability Assurance Protocol (SSAP) secures European FEFAC Soy Sourcing Guidelines 2021 Certification

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