Sustainability Vision

A responsible and resource-efficient feed industry» read more

Responsible Sourcing

A cornerstone of a sustainable European feed industry is assuring that all feed ingredients are produced in a safe and responsible way. FEFAC has undertaken pre-competitive action in the field of responsible soy sourcing and is starting the process of defining sustainability roadmaps for other feed ingredients as well. In August 2015, FEFAC published the first version of the European feed industry Soy Sourcing Guidelines, setting 59 baseline criteria (37 essential and 22 desirable), accompanied by verification requirements. Through a customized self-assessment tool, based on the Standards Map infrastructure, responsible soy programme owners are able to self-assess their compliance with the Guidelines and apply for a formal benchmark performed independently by ITC (the International Trade Center). » read more

Aquafeed’s crucial role in the sustainable development of EU Aquaculture

The European Commission intends to boost aquaculture through the Common Fisheries Policy reform, where it identified the need to increase competitiveness as one of the priorities. FEFAC supports the goals set out by the Commission and aims to proactively convey the key messages as regards the aquafeed’s role in the sustainable development of EU aquaculture. » read more

Converting food chain losses into feed chain resources

In many food and non-food processing operations of raw materials there is more than one product to be obtained. Usually, the primary processing of a raw material results in co-products, which carry a high nutritional value. For example, brewer’s grain results from the processing of malt in the beer industry, sugar beet pulp is the co-product of sugar production from sugar beet, rapeseed meal results from rapeseed oil production and corn gluten feed and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) are the main co-products of wet-milling of maize grain for starch and bioethanol production. » read more

Circular economy

The European Commission aims to publish a proposal on the circular economy by the end of 2015, with a view to stimulate the development of a more resource efficient EU. When it comes to the circular economy in the food chain, the compound feed industry plays a crucial, pivotal role in terms of sustainability and makes many primary raw material markets viable by offering a guaranteed secondary raw material market.