Nutreco, the parent company of Trouw Nutrition, is a global leader in animal nutrition and fish feed. Our advanced nutritional solutions are at the origin of food for millions of consumers worldwide. Quality, innovation and sustainability are guiding principles embedded in the Nutreco culture from research and raw material procurement to products and services for agriculture and aquaculture. Experience across 100 years brings Nutreco a rich heritage of knowledge for building its future. Nutreco employs approximately 11,000 people in more than 35 countries with sales in over 80 countries. Nutreco reported annual revenues of $7.05 billion in 2014.
In a world with limited natural resources and a growing population, there is a rising demand for high-quality meat, fish and shrimp. We will be the global leader in providing innovative and sustainable nutritional solutions that best support the performance of animals, fish and shrimp.
Feeding nine billion people in 2050
The growing world population, urbanization, a growing middle class and changing diets will lead to a surge in demand for fish and meat, especially in emerging markets. Of course, this brings opportunities for the feed industry to grow its business. However, there are sustainability issues, including scarcity of resources, food safety, animal welfare, antibiotic resistance, pollution, climate change and loss of biodiversity. In addition, we must cope with volatile commodity prices as supply and demand fluctuate and with unbalanced cost/price distributions in the value chain.
Halving the pressure on the planet
We only have one planet. We are currently living at approximately 1.3 planets. Our global footprint exceeds the world’s capacity to regenerate by roughly 30%. If we continue like today, we’ll need the equivalent of two planet earths by the mid-2030s. Agriculture and aquaculture are partly responsible. Both industries recognize their responsibility and are innovating at high speed to deliver more from less. Efficiency is key, but efficiency without sustainability is not an option. Economic growth must be decoupled from environmental impact.
By 2050, it is estimated that our planet will have nine billion people. The world will need to increase its food production by 70% in order to meet future demand, while simultaneously reducing the environmental impact by half.
What can Nutreco do to help?
Nutreco created its Sustainability Vision 2020 to guide our sustainability initiatives in the next decade.
The elements of the Sustainability Vision 2020 reflect our ability to influence the value chain in three principle areas: ingredients that form the base of our products, production of products in our own factories, and our nutritional solutions that we provide our customers. We keep the wheel of sustainability turning by our continued commitment to Feeding the Future.
Sustainability Vision 2020