Benson Hill’s non-GMO soy portfolio achieves ProTerra Sustainability Certification
Published: April 4, 2023
Category: Non-GMO News
Benson Hill, Inc. is one of the first U.S.-based companies to receive the international ProTerra Certification, a rigorous global standard that sets the bar for sustainable agricultural practices and labor practices as well as segregated non-GMO programs and more.
The company completed audits of its Creston, Iowa, and Seymour, Ind., plants as well as two shipping ports that store and transport its non-GMO soymeal. These in-depth audits examined data related to identity preservation along with deforestation practices, biodiversity efforts, and other Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) metrics such as fair labor practices.
“Through our journey with ProTerra we gained important insights to solidify our position as a global ingredients company focused on responsible growth,” said Andres Martin, Executive Vice President and General Manager, International for Benson Hill.
The ProTerra standard is based on the Basel Criteria for Responsible Soy (created by Coop Switzerland and World Wildlife Fund). Benson Hill’s proprietary soy ingredient portfolio is currently available in North American and Europe. Its CleanCRUSH™ ingredients derived from the company’s proprietary soybean genetics are designed as a less-processed alternative to commodity soy protein concentrate (SPC).
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