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Nutreco launches new sustainability program Nuterra

Nutreco has launched its new sustainability program Nuterra, which sets out the company’s sustainability strategy and provides tools to implement it throughout the entire organization. “The word ‘sustainability’ has been grossly overused and in many ways its meaning has eroded over the last decade. The challenge for corporations like Nutreco is to keep it relevant, credible and measurable. That is precisely what we aim for with Nuterra.\"

December 8, 2016


Nutreco has launched its new sustainability program Nuterra, which sets out the company’s sustainability strategy and provides tools to implement it throughout the entire organization. Building on existing efforts in the animal nutrition and aqua feed businesses of Nutreco, the new program is more customer-centric and focused on actionable strategies and controls.

Nuterra has been designed to live up to Nutreco’s responsibilities and ambitions. “The word ‘sustainability’ has been grossly overused and in many ways its meaning has eroded over the last decade. The challenge for corporations like Nutreco is to keep it relevant, credible and measurable,” says José Villalon, Nutreco’s Sustainability Director. “That is precisely what we aim for with Nuterra.”

The Nuterra program is made up of three distinct components: a roadmap, an internal standard and a product assessment tool. The Nuterra Roadmap sets clear ambitions regarding people, planet and profit and is an aspirational vision designed to steer actions and initiatives over a period of several years. It is aligned with the long-term goals of Nutreco’s strategy and addresses Nutreco’s commitment to specific United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 

The Nuterra Standard is an internal tool that outlines more than 100 actions needed to realize the roadmap and enables the company to measure and score progress over time regarding its own operations. The Nuterra Product Assessment helps measure the environmental impacts and attributes of Nutreco´s nutritional solutions using Life Cycle Assessment methodology.

Nuterra will also highlight the sustainability attributes of Nutreco’s nutritional solutions, provided through its global operating company brands of Trouw Nutrition and Skretting, making it a more valuable tool for our customers in their communication to their clients and stakeholders.  

Linda Sams, Head of Sustainability at Tassal Group Limited, Australia’s largest farmed salmon producer, adds: “Nuterra gives us confidence that the feeds we buy adhere to the same strict environmental and social standards that we do. The focus on all parts of the supply chain, from feed ingredients through to their own operations, enables us to deliver products that meet customer demand for seafood that is produced in a responsible way.”

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