Sustainable practices and products have become a priority for governments, business and consumers. Conserving resources for future generations is of particular importance in the animal production industry. By 2050, an expanded global population will consume two thirds more animal protein than it does today. This growing demand for protein provides opportunities for producers to continuously improve their operations and profitability, but always in a sustainable way.
As a supplier of plant-based ingredients, we focus on delivering sustainable products to our customers. In the upcoming years, we will be focus on our commitment to improve sustainability. “Every stakeholder in our industry needs to take ownership of their impact on sustainability and the role they will play in the future,” says Stefaan Van Dyck, President, Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health – EMENA. “We need to sit together with all stakeholders, start this conversation and take action.”
We are working to create solutions that may have a direct impact on sustainability, and one area of focus is nutrient absorption. From an ecological point of view, nutrients that an animal does not absorb are excreted, thus losing their nutritional value as dietary components. From an economic point of view, nutrients that are not absorbed by an animal do not contribute to its growth, which has a direct impact on animal productivity and, ultimately, financial performance.
In addition to sustainability in its products and solutions, Kemin is building sustainable relationships with its customers. “The growing specialization in our industry, in combination with the rising complexity of our products, requires more than just their application,” says Dr. Van Dyck. We are investing heavily in services with specific added value for customers. The Product Application Department (PAD) helps customers maximize the efficiency of their application, generating the least waste. The Customer Lab Services (CLS) performs customer-specific analysis to enable the right solution implementation.