3. Pillar one: Health & welfare

Our main focus area under our health and welfare pillar is on addressing and reducing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the animal husbandry industry sector. We do this by providing customers with nutritional solutions and a holistic, best farming practices approach that help them avoid the need for antibiotics that are used preventatively or for growth promotion or that are on the WHO list of Critically important antimicrobials for human medicine (6th revision) (CIA).

At Nutreco, we are not opposed to the responsible use of antibiotics and recognise that if an animal becomes ill, it has a welfare right to receive treatment, but under professional supervision.

Our approach to Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

In 2022, Nutreco's AMR Working Committee continued working to create customer value by co-creating solutions at client production sites. Read more 3.1.

Animal welfare

Nutreco has operational control over live animal management through independent integrated farmers in Spain and Canada. These regulations cover animal welfare, housing conditions, animal density limits and transportation regulations. Read more in 3.2.


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