Seeing Our Future Sustainably  

Kemin puts the future in focus, seeing a commitment to sustainability as the way to improve life today and for generations to come. 

As a responsible family-owned-and-operated company, Kemin is committed to sustainability to improve the quality of life now and for generations to come. This commitment is at the heart of our servant leadership approach which compels us to focus on the growth and well-being of our employees, customers and the more than 3.8 billion people we serve every day, while safeguarding our planet’s finite resources.

The Three Lenses of Sustainability

People, Planet and Business

Kemin will magnify its commitment to sustainability using a model focused on people, our planet and business.  Where these lenses overlap, we see natural opportunities to innovate, protect and nourish a healthy future. When we integrate this vision into how we work and live, we are better able to solve tomorrow’s toughest challenges without compromising the ability of future generations to solve their own.


Seeing Our Future Sustainably

How we form our sustainability strategy:

Kemin will set targets and goals that reinforce our focus on these three areas.    

Healthy People
Healthy Plant
Healthy Business


Kemin cares about the thousands of people who come to work with us and the more than 3.8 billion people who are impacted by our products and services every day. We will promote the engagement of our employees and the social good that can be achieved at local and global levels.

What we do as a company matters, and what each employee at Kemin does makes a difference. By empowering our employees, our partners and our fellow community members to contribute to a healthy future, we can achieve our vision of improving life sustainably. We are all better together.


We operate in a world with finite resources. When resources are at risk, business and society are jeopardized. To reduce that risk, Kemin is working to reduce our footprint. This starts by understanding our energy consumption and the effect of transportation related to our products. We are also looking at ways to reduce our environmental impact by examining our waste streams.

We strive to make a planet that is better for our children and their children—where all needs are met, and life is improved—because we are all in this together.


We understand the impact business has on sustainability and a healthy future. It makes good business sense to include the lenses of people and planet with that of business to create mutually profitable results. We believe cultivating honest, ethical, environmentally and socially conscious companies is critical to improving the quality of life.  We see our customers as our partners in creating a vision for future generations.

We provide our customers with products and services that help drive the transformation of business today into stewardship of sustainability tomorrow. We will continue to pay special attention to our products and processes that are sustainable and plant based.

We transform together.

What sustainability looks like in action:

As a company built on exacting science and human imagination, we will use our strengths to nourish, protect and innovate. These are the areas where our lenses of people, planet and business intersect. Under these actionable pillars, we discover the direct connection of our products, services and processes to sustainability. We begin to tell the story of Seeing Our Future Sustainably.


Nourish – Through food, feed, and nutrition, Kemin finds ways to nourish people, animals, and plants. We understand the importance of nourishing the planet, too, with natural sourcing and sustainable crops. We know how to nourish at Kemin. It’s demonstrated by the products and solutions we create and the partnerships we’ve formed to achieve food security goals.

Protect – Where companies and people come together to form something better, we find our strength to protect. As a healthy business, we believe it is the role of Kemin to protect people and the resources on which we depend. From this responsibility comes our commitment to safety and quality processes, food safety, utilization of antioxidants and antimicrobials, and natural pest control.

Innovate – Our spirit to innovate is seen in Kemin products, processes, and services where we have applied our scientific expertise to overcome industry challenges for 55-plus years. As we recognize and leverage the fierce interconnectivity between people, planet, and business, we discover innovative solutions to improve sustainability. These are seen in our core technologies, environmentally conscious chemistry for garment finishing, plant-based products, and holistic approaches to improve animal health without antibiotics.

Our culture, scientific capabilities, and global reach make Kemin uniquely positioned to improve the lives of others today while working to help safeguard the health of our planet’s resources for generations to come. This sustainability program will further leverage our commitment to sustainability as a way to improve life today and for generations to come. 


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