Most population growth over the coming decades is predicted to occur in emerging markets. In order for them to achieve the productivity gains required to feed these additional mouths, they need access to the technology and know-how that has enabled farmers in the developed world to produce more from less. We are helping to bridge this gap by investing in community development projects focused on capacity building for small scale farmers in emerging markets.
Responsible consumption and production
UNSDG 12 requires us to look beyond the traditional aspects of cost and quality when making purchasing decisions.We have identified the relevant sustainability issues in our Supplier Code of Conduct which is signed by suppliers, and assess the environmental impacts of common feed ingredients to model the impacts of different feed formulations.
Life below water
The United Nations estimates that 31.4% of the world’s fisheries are overfished and 58.1% are fished at full capacity. With 10% of the total global catch used to make fishmeal and fish oil, aquaculture plays a vital role in ensuring these stocks are well managed. We have identified minimum sourcing criteria for marine products in our Supplier Code of Conduct and the Nuterra Standard, and partnered with other industry players, governments and NGOs in Vietnam and Peru to establish Fisheries Improvement Projects (FIPs).