3. Pillar one: Health & Welfare

Our Health & Welfare pillar is focused on addressing the risk of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) through strategic reduction of antibiotic use and eliminating the use of specific groups of antibiotics. In this RoadMap 2025 pillar, we identify five specific targets (see next graphic).

Antimicrobial resistance

Under the Health & Welfare pillar, our focus is to address and reduce antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the animal husbandry industry sector. We will do this by assisting our customers with nutritional solutions and a holistic, best farming practices approach to avoid the need for antibiotics that are used prophylactically and for growth promotion and that are on the World Health Organisation (WHO) overview of Critically important antimicrobials for human medicine (6th revision).

Animal welfare

Nutreco has direct influence over live animal management through independent contract farmers in Spain and Canada. In 2021, Nutreco focused on solutions, products and services (best practices) that promote growing healthy and productive animals in line with several animal welfare standards.


1. Who we are
2. Our roadmap
3. Pillar one: Health & Welfare
4. Pillar two: Climate & Circularity
5. Pillar three: Good Citizenship
6. Roadmap 2025 progress assessment tool
7. Staying relevant
8. How we work
9. About this report