Sustainability - The Nuterra Program

It’s not just what we aspire to do, it’s what we do.

Through our focus on sustainable innovation we aspire to be part of the solution. As an animal nutrition company with a global presence, we are ideally positioned to contribute towards the development of more sustainable food production.

The Nuterra Program, our global sustainability strategy, is designed to live up to our responsibilities and ambitions. After all, it's not just what we aspire to do, it's what we do. We are committed to using resources in increasingly efficient ways, providing practical and innovative solutions, being more efficient in a sustainable way and engaging in dialogue and transparency with our stakeholders.


The Nuterra Program is made up of three distinct components:

RoadmapNuterra Roadmap
Our Nuterra Roadmap sets out clear ambitions regarding people, planet and profit. It is an aspirational tool designed to align our actions and initiatives over a period of several years as we work to fulfil our mission of "Feeding the Future". These objectives are aligned with the long-term goals of our strategy as well as the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


The roadmap is grouped into four areas:


Nuterra Standard

Our Nuterra Standard is an internal tool that clearly outlines the actions needed to realise the Nuterra Roadmap and enables us to measure and score progress over time. Our operations undertake this assessment bi-annually to ensure that we hold ourselves accountable in our sustainability aspirations and targets.



AssessmentNuterra Product Assessment

The Nuterra Product Assessment is a tool that helps us to measure the environmental impacts and attributes of our nutritional solutions. It uses Life Cycle Assessment methodology to systematically evaluate the environmental aspects of using our products and services. Important indicators of measured sustainable nutritional solutions include greenhouse gas emissions, acidification, eutrophication and energy use.

In our Sustainability Report you can read more about the progress we made in 2017.

Supplier Code of Conduct

Trouw Nutrition/Shur-Gain, a Nutreco company, is committed to sourcing all raw materials in a sustainable way and we expect our supply chain partners to adhere to the same sustainability standards. That is why, at Nutreco, we have introduced a Supplier Code of Conduct. 300 of our biggest suppliers, representing 90% of our spending, have already signed this code.