Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) 

Established in 2010, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is arguably the most stringent, robust and credible environmental and social standard in the farmed seafood sector. Currently, over 2.58 million tonnes of farmed seafood has been independently certified to be in compliance with the standard. 

Nutreco's Corporate Sustainability Director Jose Villalon sits on the Supervisory Board of ASC and is a member of the Governance Committee. Nutreco and Skretting representatives have been engaged as Steering Committee stakeholders or as Chair or Director of the council’s Supervisory Board since 2004 (pre-ASC standards development). At Nutreco, we are very proud of our role in the start- up and ongoing governance of ASC.

Collaborative Soy Initiative (CSI)

Nutreco has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Collaborative Soy Initiative (CSI) since its inception in 2019. CSI is a framework of soy stakeholders to accelerate sustainable soy supply chains. Its vision is to achieve 100% deforestation- and conversion-free sustainable soy production and uptake on a global scale. CSI informs about ongoing actions, creates synergies, and adds value through activities and webinars. 

Among its activities in 2021 were a series of closed Meta Meetings between global and regional sustainable soy initiatives, resulting in a shared narrative and tool for companies and governments to use smart mixes of measures for genuine impact. This approach and CSI’s Info Hub, a landing page of must-reads on sustainable soy, will be further promoted in 2022. Nutreco will be a contributor to the webinar entitled “Carrots and Sticks”, which will look at the crucial tools needed to incentivise stakeholders to be more sustainable.

FEFAC Sustainability Committee

Since 2013, Nutreco has been an active member of the European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC) Sustainability Committee, which meets regularly to address sustainability topics and issues associated with the European feed industry. 

In 2021, the committee’s key deliverables were the publication of the upgraded FEFAC Soy Sourcing Guidelines 2021 and the first FEFAC Feed Sustainability Charter Progress Report. For the Charter Progress Report, the committee contributed to an assessment on the share of non- food-grade feed ingredients used in compound feed manufacturing.


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