Skretting Sustainability report 2018

It's not just what we aspire to do, it's what we do.




To expand our knowledge of the nutritional composition of feed
ingredients as well as the impacts of the supply chains.


Decent work and economic growth

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.


Climate action

The United Nations Paris Agreement on climate change entered into force in 2016. This sets a global action plan to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to below 2°C. To meet this ambitious target governments, business and society need to work together to reduce emissions. Skretting is working to reduce our own footprint through improvements to energy efficiency and shifting to energy sources that are less emissions intensive. 

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). 

Life on land

The production of feed ingredients has significant impacts to life on land. This includes GHGs, biodiversity losses and nutrient enrichment that arise from land clearing, fuels, pesticides and synthetic fertilisers. We are dedicated to reducing these impacts by working with our suppliers. Our primary tool to do this is our Supplier Code of Conduct which outlines what we require of our suppliers in regards sustainability.