Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Associations Ltd. (FOSFA)
The Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Associations Ltd (FOSFA) is a professional international contract issuing and arbitral body concerned exclusively with the world trade in oilseeds, oils and fats with 1,136 members in 88 countries. These members include producers and processors, shippers and dealers, traders, brokers and agents, superintendents, analysts, shipowners, ship brokers, tank storage companies, arbitrators, consultants, lawyers, insurers and others, providing services to traders.
National Biodiesel Board (NBB)
Universal Green Commodities (UGC) is a member of the National Biodiesel Board. The National Biodiesel Board is the national trade association representing America’s first Advanced Biofuel. The group works to create sustainable biodiesel industry growth through education, communication, governmental affairs, and technical and quality assurance programs. Serving as the coordinating body for research and development in the US the National Biodiesel Board is comprised of state, national, and international feedstock and feedstock processor organizations, biodiesel suppliers, fuel marketers and distributors, and technology providers.
American Fats & Oils Association (AFOA)
Universal Green Commodities (UGC) is a member of the American Fats & Oils Association (AFOA) and trades consistent with its rules and regulations. The AFOA is a non-profit organization. Their purpose is to foster trade and commerce within the United States and throughout the world for animal, fish, vegetable fats, oils & proteins. This affiliation gives you piece of mind that you are dealing with a reputable company operating under the guidelines of industry standards that are applicable across the country.
National Renderers Association (NRA)
Universal Green Commodities is a proud member of the National Renderers Association. The NRA is an alliance that speaks with a collective voice that represents the best interests of its members in public, government and regulatory affairs, and provides services, programs and technical support to the North American rendering industry: both in the national and international markets.
The National Renderers Association (NRA), headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, was formed in 1933 as the professional organization of the rendering industry.
The NRA represents their members’ interests to regulatory and other governmental agencies, promote the greater use of animal by-products and foster the opening and expansion of trade between foreign buyers and North American exporters.
International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC)
ISCC is a globally leading certification system. ISCC offers solutions to address sustainability requirements for all feedstocks and markets for the implementation of environmentally, socially and economically sustainable production and use of all kinds of biomass in global supply chains. All relevant elements of the supply chain must obtain a certificate in order to handle sustainable materials. For final products processed from agricultural feedstocks or crop residues the first two relevant elements of the supply chain are the farm or plantation and the first gathering point, also known as country elevator. For final products derived from alternative raw materials, such as wastes or residues the first two relevant elements of the supply chain are the point of origin and the collecting point.
ISCC System GmbH Hohenzollernring 72 | D-50672 Cologne | Germany | Tel.: +49 221 50802010
American Feed Industry Association
The American Feed Industry Association, based in Arlington, Va., is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to representing the business, legislative and regulatory interests of the U.S. animal feed industry and its suppliers. Founded in 1909 as the American Feed Manufacturers Association, the name changed to AFIA in 1985 to recognize the importance of all types of companies involved in the feed manufacturing industry—from commercial and integrated feed manufacturers, to ingredient suppliers, pet food manufacturers and equipment manufacturers. AFIA is also the recognized leader on international industry developments and holds membership in the International Feed Industry FederationMembers include more than 600 domestic and international companies and state, regional and national associations. Member companies are livestock, feed and pet food manufacturers, integrators, pharmaceutical companies, ingredient suppliers, equipment manufacturers and companies that supply other products, services and supplies to feed manufacturers.
The Jacobsen Commodity Index
Since 1865, the Jacobsen has been used as a benchmark for the markets we serve. The benchmark status has been earned over the last century and a half as a result of our unbiased, rigorous, neutral position in the market. The Jacobsen collects offers, bids, and trades daily. They communicate every trading day with all segments of the market: buyers, sellers, traders and brokers in order to get the whole picture. They know the overall tone of the market, where complementary commodities are trading, which folks are perpetually bullish and those that are always bearish.