Responsible sourcing

Responsible production and consumption require that we look beyond the traditional aspects of cost and quality when making purchasing decisions. At Skretting and Nutreco, we have identified the relevant sustainability issues in two supplements in our Business Partner Code of Conduct. With ingredients contributing a large proportion of our footprint, our procurement team is focused on minimising the impact wherever possible.

Skretting operates systematic evaluation of the sustainability risks linked to primary sources of feed ingredients and manufacturers of feed ingredients. Based on the outcome of these risk assessments the combination of primary source and manufacturer of feed ingredients must be evaluated and approved before a Skretting company can buy the feed ingredient.

Transparency and trust

Our approach is to build transparency and trust among the different stakeholders that we interact with in the value chain, which is important in a world where consumers are increasingly concerned about the food they eat. Therefore, our sustainability commitment considers safeguarding human and animal health as the core, and we choose to work with partners that share our vision that responsible sourcing is not only seen from an economic point of view, but also in connection with environmental protection and social development, including human and labour rights.

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How we work with suppliers

Skretting feeds include a wide variety of ingredients sourced from all over the world. We can only develop sustainable nutritional solutions if we are part of a responsible supply chain. Our Business Partner Code of Conduct enables us to engage with our suppliers on material issues relating to their operations and to set minimum criteria relating to environmental, social and legal aspects.

All our suppliers have to accept and comply with the Business Partner Code of Conduct. Supplier sustainability audits are primarily focused on countries and ingredients that have been identified as ‘high risk’. Currently, Skretting has approximately 1300 suppliers for ingredients located around the world.
 

(Document includes supplements for raw material suppliers)

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What it takes to be a Skretting Supplier

The production of high quality feed starts with sourcing the correct high quality ingredients. To ensure that our ingredients are of the correct quality we engage into a high level of co-operation with our suppliers.

For new ingredients and new suppliers it all starts with a mandatory approval process which aligns the ingredient’s quality criteria to our own quality criteria. For this initial assessment we require potential suppliers to provide us with:

  • Product datasheets like a material safety data sheet and a certificate of analysis
  • Acknowledgment of our Nutreco Code of Conduct for Business Partners
  • Completed Skretting Questionnaires such as manufacturer and supplier questionnaires providing information e.g. on HACCP procedures

Nutreco soy and oil palm ingredients sourcing policy

The Nutreco-wide soy sourcing policy aims to simplify complex certification schemes for procurement teams in Skretting and Trouw Nutrition, and facilitate the complete removal of deforestation from our supply chain by 2025. The policy forms part of Nutreco’s Sustainability Roadmap 2025.

Read Nutreco soy and oil palm ingredients sourcing policy

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