Industry stakeholders convene to advance feed sustainability

02 November 20222 min reading

IFEEDER and WWF held a meeting with stakeholders in an attempt to discuss greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction and other hot topics of the feed industry.

The Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) hosted industry stakeholders September 28-29 to collaboratively identify ways to achieve greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction and other commitments (e.g., water, land use change, biodiversity) important to the animal food industry and its customers through continuous improvements in feed systems.

“We all have a role to play to advance sustainability within the feed system, yet we recognize that many companies are at different stages of their journeys,” said Lara Moody, IFEEDER executive director. “At the summit, we identified the ‘must haves,’ what barriers stand in the way, what opportunities exist, what partnerships or collaborations need to be established, and what we can do together to make meaningful progress.”

At the Feed Systems Sustainability Summit, attendees shared their experiences and best practices for collaborating to incorporate sustainability into their companies’ culture, strategies and services. The attendees collectively identified: a need for consistent definitions and standards; flexible and adaptable implementation; established sound science and innovation; and the ability to communicate sustainability stories as keys to achieving success.

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