Nutreco acknowledges UN Principle 15s approach in applying a precautionary principle when considering the physical impact of a changing climate; where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, including severe weather events, rising sea levels and shifting temperature zones, a lack of full scientific certainty will not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation.

SDG sub-target 13.1: Setting science-based targets

In early 2021, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) approved Nutreco’s carbon emission reduction targets. This was in line with the commitment we made in our RoadMap 2025 to manage our carbon footprint responsibly.

SDG sub-target 7.2 and 7.3: Reducing energy consumption in our own operations

In 2021, we continued our work to reduce energy consumption in our own operations and initiated two large global projects, one dedicated to meeting our SBTi goals and the other focused on Operational Excellence (OE).

SDG sub-target 13.1: Working with suppliers to improve suppliers’ sustainability management

97% of Nutreco’s GHG emissions come from our purchased goods, making this a key area of attention as we work to reduce our footprint. At the same time, this is the most challenging aspect of our footprint reduction journey, as we have a mostly indirect influence on our upstream emissions.

SDG 13.3: Improve awareness raising and human capacity on climate change and impact reduction

In Nutreco’s RoadMap 2025, we commit to developing LCA tools to not only help farmers and integrators manage emissions from animal production and its supply chain, but also from their own supply chains, purchasing choices, energy management and other services.


4.1 Climate and footprinting
4.2 Natural resources
4.3 Novel ingredients
4.4 Packaging
4.5 Waste and water