Climate and circularity

The food system is a significant contributor to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Nutreco is in a unique position to help lower these emissions by working across the animal protein production value chain. Our vision is to be recognised as a leading partner in functional and nutritional solutions for sustainable farming.

Addressing climate change

At Nutreco, we are working to reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions, not only within our own operations but also across the value chain, by supporting our partners in reducing emissions within their businesses. Setting science-based targets and understanding our impact through carbon footprinting are fundamental ways we do this. 

Our targets

Nutreco is committed to reducing emissions in line with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

We have committed to the following targets by 2023 👉

Responsible sourcing

Supplier sustainability

Supplier sustainability is one of the cornerstones of our commitment to sourcing sustainable ingredients. We engage with our suppliers to understand their views on sustainability and the policies and plans they have in place to help them achieve their goals.

100% deforestation-free soy and palm oil

An important focus area for Nutreco is reducing deforestation and land conversion, two issues where the feed industry has an important role to play.

Sustainable marine ingredients

Nutreco works to protect the ocean and ensure that fish stocks intended for direct or indirect human consumption are caught within clearly defined, sustainable limits.

Circular feed

The circular economy offers many potential solutions to meet climate mitigation targets. Our long-term vision is to use only ingredients that wouldn't otherwise be consumed by humans in our products.

Novel ingredients

At Nutreco, we believe that to sustainably feed a growing world population, we cannot rely only on conventional ingredients.

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