The ENSI platform brings together European National Soy Initiatives (NSIs) advocating for sustainable soy production. An NSI is a national multi-stakeholder initiative working on responsible soy in Europe.
Although the background and composition of an NSI very much depends on the context of the individual European country, at its core an NSI is a neutral convenor on soy sustainability for a particular market. Its vision is that by working together within ENSI, NSIs can scale up their individual impact.
The members of ENSI are committed towards achieving:
100% of our countries’ soya consumption is produced according to the law and in a way that protects forests and valuable native vegetation (deforestation and conversion free).
By enabling the exchange of knowledge and good practices between NSIs, like-minded multi-stakeholder initiatives and knowledge partners, we believe that we can accelerate the uptake of non-deforestation and non-conversion soy.
ENSI functions as a safe space for NSIs in which learning, and knowledge exchange are stimulated. The platform offers NSIs opportunities to scale up the impact of individual initiatives, whilst always respecting the different speeds and context of the national initiatives. To support NSIs in their mission towards deforestation and conversion free soy, ENSI is organised around the following activities:
Knowledge exchange between NSIs
Collective outreach to like-minded soy initiatives
Deep dive sessions on relevant and technical topics
Insights on European (soy) policy
Joint issues management on relevant developments in European markets
Connected to an extensive soy network
Cross-sectorial learning through participating knowledge partners
ENSI is supported by IDH. IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, is an international organisation that convenes, finances, and manages large programs to accelerate transitions toward sustainability in partnership with multinational and smaller companies, governments, and civil society.
IDH operates globally in different industry sectors ranging and encourages joint investment in innovative models to realise long-term solutions for environmentally and socially sustainable production and trade.
ENSI is closely related to the activities of ADP. ADP, The Amsterdam Declarations Partnership, is a cooperation between Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom based on the Amsterdam Declarations.
The AD country governments join efforts to influence key processes to enhance market uptake of deforestation free and sustainable commodities in their countries complementary to supporting production side measures in countries of origin.
For more information, please contact the ENSI secretariat.
If you would like to know more about the ENSI platform or if you would like to get in touch with a specific National Soy Initiative, please feel free to reach out.