We are VISEC

We are a platform for environmental and social sustainability that brings together members of different value chains.
With collaborative efforts and pre-competitive strategies, we focus on complying with emerging national and global demands, fostering comprehensive sustainability in our business systems.

ORIGINS AND EVOLUTION

Steady steps toward a sustainable future

2019
Initiative Kick off
  • Starting conversations on the creation of a sector platform.
  • Commitment of sponsoring institutions.
  • Mapping of stakeholders in the soy value chain.
2020-21
Creation of the platform
  • Design of a space for sectorial dialogue
  • Contact with players in origin and the rest of the soy value chain.
  • Formalizing the participation of major international traders.
2022
Commitment of
members and
stakeholders
  • Plenary Meetings
  • Executive Board Meetings
  • Committee Meetings
  • Monitoring, Reporting and Verification system design and architecture.
  • Follow-up on the definition of policies, international regulations and market demands.
2023
System Design
  • Final consensus for the definitions of the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification system and drafting of the protocol.
  • Announcements in national and international events
  • Collaboration agreements with government.
  • Joining to the Consortium of Argentine Meat Exporters ABC and support from the meat sector.
  • Finalizing MRV system definitions
  • Drafting the Deforestation-Free Soy Protocol
  • Hiring a communications agency

OBJECTIVES

VISEC Horizons

  • Working in a pre-competitive manner to address a complex problem that no single company can solve individually.
  • Taking business opportunities: using shared information, tools and agreements to respond to the current market and consumer demands.
  • Incorporate into business decisions variables of environmental and social impact in the chain (sustainability criteria).

GRAN CHACO

Birthplace of our commitment

infografía
  • It is an ecoregion extending across 1 million square kilometers in Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia and Brazil.
  • 62% of the region is located in Argentina.
  • The area is one of the last remaining strongholds of biodiversity in the world.
  • The Gran Chaco is home to the second largest forest in Latin America, after the Amazon.
  • It is an ancestral territory where more than 600 indigenous communities of more than 20 ethnic groups live together.
  • Thousands of smallholder Creole households have settled in the region engaging in diverse farming activities.

Being part of VISEC:
Commitment and Collaboration

Supporting VISEC mission, vision, principles and work..

Supporting the Working Committees contributing expertise and knowledge in a collaborative manner..

Providing active leadership to VISEC in the specific industry area represented by the member.

Communicating agreed VISEC positions to the represented organization

Being part of a group of industry stakeholders seeking to work together to drive socially and environmentally responsible and economically viable value chains.

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STRATEGIC ALLIANCES AND COLLABORATIONS

  • Initiative led by the Cámara de la Industria Aceitera de la República Argentina and the Centro de Exportadores de Cereales.
  • Civil Society Support: The Nature Conservancy and Tropical Forest Alliance as permanent Technical Secretariat and Solidaridad, ProYungas and Fundación Vida Silvestre Argentina as collaborating members.
  • Support from the Argentine Foreign Office for dissemination in the European Union.
  • The Rosario Stock Exchange as technological developer and administrator of the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification System.
  • Economic estimates of the Buenos Aires Grain Exchange including Impact Studies and Risk Analysis.
  • Participation of the Córdoba Grain Exchange, the Chaco Stock Exchange, the Bahía Blanca Grain and Products Exchange and the Santa Fe Stock Exchange.
  • Collaboration agreements with the National Government, the Secretariat of Bioeconomy, SENASA and AFIP.
  • Agreements with the Provinces.
  • Support from national and international banks that are groundbreakers in sustainability issues.
  • Articulation with the Sustainable Finance Protocol (a group of 36 Argentine financial institutions).
  • Financial support from the international fund Land Innovation Fund and the AL-INVEST Verde program, funded by the European Union.
  • Coordination with entities in Paraguay to integrate both systems.
  • Favorable assessment by the German Government.
  • Participation of the Netherlands Embassy as an observer member.
  • Advice from the Peterson Group, expert in international schemes and certifications.
With the financial support of Land Innovation Fund

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