This model has been created to keep on adding value to the certification of the soy production, facilitating the physical flow of RTRS soy to the market from within a specific country. The aim of this model is to give new conditions for the soy market wishing to move towards RTRS mass balance.
In the CMB model, RTRS-certified operators are allowed to aggregate the mass balance accounting systems of several certified physical sites as one single accounting system at national level.
This CMB module for the Chain of Custody adds to existing modules offered through RTRS certification, including Site Mass Balance and Segregation.
“This product streamlines the process of mass balance, and means that supply can reach scale.”
This product has the potential to significantly increase supply from countries – it streamlines the process of mass balance, and means that supply can reach scale.
The diagrams below show the differences between RTRS Site Mass certification and the new model Country Material Balance.
Site Mass Balance – Explained
One accounting system per site for RTRS data
The accounting system is only applicable to a single certified site. The soy that enters a facility (input) must leave that same facility (output) to continue through the supply chain.
– The organisation shall ensure that the output of RTRS mass balance material supplied to customers from the physical site does not exceed the input of RTRS mass balance material received at the physical site, using either a) continuous balancing system or b) a fixed inventory period
– Claiming policy for Site Mass Balance in the RTRS Use of the Logo & Claims Policy
Country Material Balance – Explained
One single accounting system for RTRS data
Country Material Balance is more flexible, as soy can enter one certified facility, but the soy moving to the next stage in the chain can come from a different, certified facility to continue on in the supply chain. The accounting system is for the whole company – not just individual sites.
– The organization shall ensure that the output of RTRS mass balance material supplied to customers by all production sites participating in the CMB system does not exceed the input of RTRS mass balance material received by all production sites participating in the CMB system, using either a) continuous balancing system or b) a fixed inventory period
– Claiming policy for Country Material Balance in the RTRS Use of the Logo & Claims Policy
How to use the RTRS Trading Platform
The RTRS Marketing Platform is a technological support that records the amounts of RTRS Responsible Soy, allows RTRS Credits transactions independently of the physical flow, in addition to facilitating traceability records of the RTRS physical flow.
Find more information on how the RTRS Platform works in this short video.