Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS)

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

50,000€ - 99,999€

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1 Fte (4)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

0

High-level Commission meetings

3

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS)   (RTRS)

    EU Transparency Register

    325215237586-55 First registered on 09 Mar 2020

    Goals / Remit

    Founded in 2006 in Zürich, Switzerland, the Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS) is a global multi-stakeholder non-profit organization promoting the growth of production, trade, and use of responsible soy through cooperation with those in, and related to, the soy value chain, from production to consumption, in an open multi-stakeholder dialogue including producers, suppliers, manufacturers, retailers, financial institutions, civil society organizations and other relevant actors.

    RTRS also sets the standards for responsible soy and chain of custody. Particularly the RTRS Standard for Responsible Soy Production scheme ensures that RTRS soy not only meets the highest environmental criteria (including a guarantee of third party-verified zero deforestation and zero conversion) but also a wide-reaching set of social and labor requirements.

    Main EU files targeted

    EU Communication on Stepping up EU Action to Protect and Restore the World´s Forest.

    Member of the European Commission´s Platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue on deforestation, forest degradation and on sustainably increasing world's forest cover.

    European Union Commission proposal for a Regulation on deforestation-free products.

    Address

    Head Office
    UTOQUAI 29/31
    ZURICH 8008
    SWITZERLAND
    EU Office
    UTOQUAI 29/31
    ZURICH 8008
    SWITZERLAND

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    4

    Employment timeLobbyists
    25%4

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    1

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    The resources are from the RTRS Secretariat:
    Lieven Calleweart, RTRS President; Laura Villegas, Global Manager Communication & Engament; and Evert Raymakers EU RTRS Outreach and Engagement Manager since November 2020.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Trade and business associations

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    HCV Network: https://hcvnetwork.org/

    Global Compact: signatory members https://www.unglobalcompact.org/

    ISEAL - Community Member: https://www.isealalliance.org/

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Commission Expert Group/Multi-Stakeholder Platform on Protecting and Restoring the World’s Forests, including the EU Timber Regulation and the FLEGT Regulation#E03282#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3282 #Member #C#Other

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Communication activities

    Several meetings with EU representatives about European Union Commission proposal for a Regulation on deforestation-free products.

    Frequent participacion in European Commission´s Platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue on deforestation, forest degradation and on sustainably increasing world's forest cover meetings, online and face-to-face.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    3 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    1 July 2024: We have noted that some meetings are appearing in duplicate, ie. some meetings seem to be listed twice. This seems to be because the Commission changes some element of a meeting data after the meeting has first been listed, which causes LobbyFacts to register it as a new meeting. We are investigating further.

    • Date 17 Sep 2021 Location videoconference
      Subject the forthcoming proposal on deforestation-free regulation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen
      Portfolio International Partnerships
      Attending
      • Diana Montero Melis (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 21 May 2021 Location Virtual
      Subject The value of certification in due diligence systems
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius
      Portfolio Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
      Attending
      • Eglantine Cujo (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 21 May 2021 Location video-call
      Subject The value of certification in due diligence systems’
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Anthony Agotha (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
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