5.4 Our Collaborations

At Nutreco, we are proud of our ongoing collaboration in various precompetitive platforms. This has been a legacy of our past commitments and continues in our vision for the future.


Nutreco and Skretting have proactively participated in the Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship (SeaBOS) since its inception in 2016. CEOs from the 10 largest global seafood companies (including fishing, aquaculture and aquafeed manufacturing) joined forces through SeaBOS to create transformative change on ocean stewardship. These companies are Maruha Nichiro Corporation, Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Thai Union Group, Dongwon Industries, Mowi, Cermaq (a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation), Nutreco and Skretting, Cargill Aqua Nutrition, Kyokuyo and Charoen Pokphand Foods.

The work of SeaBOS is advanced through six different task forces, each led by companies in collaboration with and supported by scientists, to identify, test and scale solutions related to challenges faced in the seafood industry.

Nutreco’s Corporate Sustainability Director, Jose Villalon, Chairs Task Force 1, which addresses illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU), forced labour and protecting endangered species. Nutreco has been joined in Task Force 1 by Dongwon, CPF and Maruha Nichiro.

The other five SeaBOS task forces address communications, working with governments, reducing antibiotics, increasing transparency and reducing ocean plastics.

Therese Log Bergjord, CEO Skretting, is Chair of SeaBOS.


Since 2000, Nutreco and its livestock business line Trouw Nutrition have organised AgriVision, a leading biennial feed-to-food agri-industry event. Bringing together key agriculture and food industry players and change-makers from across the world, AgriVision provides a platform for informed discussions on a strategic level that aspires to shift mindsets, develop new ideas and inspire innovative approaches to drive the changes needed to address the challenges that our food system faces.

For its 10th edition, AgriVision 2021 brought together nearly 2,000 participants from 99 countries, engaged by 22 speakers exploring the “Future Matters” theme through keynote speeches, laboratory sessions and masterclasses. The three-hour event ran three separate content tracks: Understand, Experience and Influence, which looked well beyond current production and business methods to highlight what needs to be done to sustainably feed the future.

In his opening speech, Nutreco CEO Fulco van Lede set the scene by summing up all of the challenges facing the feed-to-food chain if it is to feed a world population of 10 billion people by 2050. He urged the audience to challenge the status quo at every stage of the supply chain and to demand transformative and collaborative change. His call to action was echoed by Saskia Korink, CEO of Trouw Nutrition, who said, “This is a bigger challenge than one company can solve. We must engage with one another. The time for action is now.” 

Alongside guest speaker Emmanuel Faber, former CEO of Danone and Founder of the One Planet Business for Biodiversity, AgriVision 2021 hosted speakers from WWF, Heineken, Elanco, Maple Leaf, WUR and the European Parliament.


5.1 Diversity and inclusion
5.2 Community development
5.3 Stakeholder engagement
5.4 Our Collaborations
5.5 Other partnerships