From nature, for nature
We can count on a team of experts that, in collaboration with the customer, studies and supplies the protein sources that best meets their specific needs, providing products for aquaculture, livestock, and pets, as well as soil fertilizers. The strengths of our products are naturality and high digestibility, which makes them a premium nutrition source.
The sustainable shift of protein producers
Alternative proteins might appear to be something new, but they are the present for many companies. As showed by the Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index, more and more protein producers are carrying out - or are planning to do so in the near future - investments in the field of sustainable proteins.
The FAIRR Protein Producer Index
The industrialization of livestock farming, from the 1960s, has vastly increased the availability of protein sources at a competitive price, but it is contributing exponentially to some of the most serious environmental and social risks of our time at the same time.
The challenge, for the companies of this sector, is mitigating their own impact on the environment, taking decisions in favor of sustainability, livestock welfare and in the respect of basic human rights.
FAIRR is an investors’ network that carries out activities meant to raise awareness on the risks and opportunities deriving from intensive livestock production. With the Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index, in particular, FAIRR wants to analyze the actions taken by 60 main producers of meat, dairy and aquaculture in terms of sustainability.
The role of alternative proteins
One of the factors that has been taken into consideration to measure the company’s commitment is the choice of new and diﬀerent types of proteins: the current production of “traditional” protein sources, indeed, is not sustainable anymore and, maintaining these levels, it would be a threat for the environment, and thus for future generations. In particular, these elements have been considered:
The most important companies have already begun their sustainable shift. Come and join them!
A leading company in the field of sustainable investments, part of the FAIRR network and among the founders of the PRI (Principles for Responsible Investments) supported by the United Nations, Candriam deals with research activities on socially responsible investments in Europe and is meant to provide socially responsible investment strategies (SRI). In particular, Candriam specifies what are the fundamental aspects to take into consideration, which might be used as guidelines for all the companies in livestock, agriculture and food sectors.
1) Animal welfare and factory farming
Candriam considers factory farming and earning great part of the turnover from animal protein products as negative indicators in a sustainable development plan, for the impact these factors have on the exploitation of natural resources and on emissions production. On the contrary, Candriam rewards the companies that show to have a sustainable approach and that care about animal welfare.
2) Hidden ESG risks in food supply chains
The traceability and the environmental impact of supply chains are very important aspects to consider. The lack of clarity in one or more phases of the supply chain is not only an operational risk, it is also a reputational risk.
3) Green Bonds
According to Candriam, the "green bonds," which are issued for projects that may have a positive impact on the environment, and which currently play a marginal role, are supposed to become more and more important in the promotion of sustainable agriculture, particularly for the increasing interest of emerging markets.
Animal welfare as an ESG issue is, and will continue to be, promoted by our SRI investments. High animal welfare standards form an essential part of the business models we believe in.