2. Our Roadmap

Our sustainability RoadMap 2025 outlines our ambitions under three pillars – health and welfare; climate and circularity; and good citizenship – and includes clear, measurable targets for 2025. It was approved by Nutreco’s Management Board in June 2020.

Our overall progress in 2022

In 2022, we continued to make progress in all three pillars of our RoadMap and actively measuring our progress towards our 2025 KPIs.

Health and welfare

1. We implemented antibiotic reduction programs in Brazil, Spain and Mexico. These programs offer farmers an innovative solution to achieve the same performance with less antibiotics.

2. We made significant progress on our RoadMap 2025 target of zero use or sales of products containing antibiotics in the World Health Organization (WHO) class, “Critically Important for Human Medicine,” achieving a 2022 year-on-year reduction of 35%.

3. We reduced 17% of preventative use of antibiotics and antimicrobial growth promoters (AGPs).

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Climate and circularity

1. We showed a 1.3% increase in scope 1 and 2 emissions in 2022 over 2021. This happened as a result of commercial changes we outline later in the chapter.

2. We made the decision to eliminate 100% coal from our last three operations in 2023 and eliminate fuel oil in boilers in one large Nutreco operation. After these capital expenditures are completed in 2023, we expect significant reductions in scope 1 emissions in 2024.

3. We also implemented solar panel installations and converted to renewable electricity options across several OpCos.

4. We saw a significant increase in our overall inclusion rate of novel ingredients from 0.056% to 0.8% of total raw materials purchased.

5. Toward our target of achieving 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging, we showed an overall 4% increase in recyclable packaging.

Good citizenship

1. We saw a 2% increase in women in senior management positions in 2022 compared to 2021.

2. In our community development project addressing sustainable catfish farming with marginalised communities in Nigeria, we saw a 36% growth in the number of small farmers engaged in the project during the year.

RoadMap 2025

Read more about RoadMap 2025 and our three main themes in the full brochure.


1. About Nutreco
2. Our Roadmap
3. Pillar one: Health & welfare
4. Pillar two: Climate and circularity
5. Pillar three: Good citizenship
6. Sharing dilemmas
7. Ethics and compliance
8. Innovation: A sustainability keydriver
9. About this report