Producing sustainable feed

ForFarmers is committed to realising a healthy future for the agricultural sector. Sustainability forms an essential part of this. Everything revolves around the production of food in our sector. Sustainably producing food is an important and joint task for the entire chain. From the raw materials at the very start of the chain, via the farm where the animals turn the raw materials into meat or dairy products, or where crops grow, right through to the supermarket where consumers go to do their shopping. The animal feed industry, which ForFarmers is active in, plays a key role here as a result of our central position in the food production chain. 

Our sustainability approach

We take our role as a pioneer in the sector very seriously at ForFarmers. Sustainability is one of our core values, in addition to ambition and partnership. With Going Circular, sustainability is now also an integral part of our strategy, it is one of our strategy’s building blocks. We have used Going Circular to define clear ambitions and objectives, which we also report on in our annual report.

The three Going Circular themes

Sustainability: let’s look at the specifics

How is the fact we take sustainability seriously evident in practice? The three Going Circular themes represent the core of the approach. They serve as an umbrella for our sustainability projects.

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“Feed resources”
A practical example to clarify what we mean by this: We purchase our raw materials in a sustainable manner. We also make extensive use of residual flows from the food industry, and we aim to expand on that during the years ahead.

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"Feed production"
Our own energy consumption and emissions are central within the Feed Production theme. These days our feed mill in Lochem barely consumes any natural gas, thanks to our biomass plant, which is fired on regional pruning waste. We have the ambition to have this production facility to be run fully energy-neutral by 2025.

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"Feed Solutions"
We are working on projects and innovations under this heading, which includes our feeds, allowing us to reduce, for example, nitrogen emissions at the farm.

Also apart from these themes, we are using our knowledge to improve animal health and animal welfare.

These are just a few examples of sustainability, which we are all working on together at ForFarmers. Would you like to find out more about sustainability within ForFarmers? Check out the ForFarmers Group website.

Interested in working at a sustainable company?

Would you like to work for an organisation which is committed to sustainability? Then do check out our vacancies for career opportunities which suit you.