Private sector companies need to play a greater ethical role says leading sustainability expert at COP25

5 December 2019

5 December 2019 - Nutreco’s Corporate Sustainability Director, José Villalón is this week presenting at COP25, the United Nations Climate Change Conference taking place in Madrid. During two panel sessions, today and tomorrow, José is delivering a strong message about how private companies can – and should – work across the value chain to significantly reduce their impact on climate change in alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  

Nutreco Corporate Sustainability Director, José Villalón says, “The private sector should expand its reach and not only focus on profits and return on investments, but also pursue its ethical responsibilities to ensure the communities where they operate address poverty reduction, sustainable food security and societal wellbeing. Global companies like Nutreco are not only well positioned to make a bold impact but have a clear social responsibility to do so.”  

During today’s Responding to Climate Change (RTCC) event on Sustainability Aquaculture and Food Security, José spoke on behalf of Nutreco’s aquaculture division, Skretting, about the essential role that the aquaculture industry must play in feeding the growing global population. “The industry needs to earn its social license to operate by enabling farmers to increase their food production by 50% while Nutreco cuts in half its’ environmental impact,” continued Jose. “Novel feed ingredients, such as protein from insects, or from bacteria fed on recycled CO2 as well as fermented algae producing high omega-3 are a few of several viable tools to achieve this ambition, but we cannot do it alone.”  

Tomorrow, during the Global Awareness for a Sustainable Future session José will talk about the critical importance of how the private sector should expand its reach and not only focus on profits and return on investments but also pursue its ethical responsibilities to ensure the communities where they operate address poverty reduction, sustainable food security and societal wellbeing. Displaying initiatives from the company’s Trouw Nutrition division, José will show how Nutreco’s approach – centered on creating shared value, reducing poverty and addressing food security in rural communities, achieve more by doing more with less, and  measurably decreasing greenhouse gases through Science-Based Targets (SBT) methodology.
 
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About Skretting
Skretting is the global leader in providing innovative and sustainable national solutions for the aquaculture industry. Skretting has production facilities in 19 countries on five continents, and manufactures and delivers high quality from hatching to harvest for more than 60 species. The total annual production volume of feed is more than 2 million tonnes. The head office is located in Stavanger, Norway.
www.skretting.com

About Nutreco
Nutreco is a global leader in animal nutrition and aqua feed. Nutreco’s advanced feed solutions are at the origin of food for millions of consumers worldwide. Innovation, sustainability and quality are guiding principles, embedded in the Nutreco culture from research and raw material procurement to products, models and services for livestock farming and aquaculture.

Nutreco employs over 12,000 people in 37 countries with net sales of € 6.4 billion in 2018. Its two global company brands Skretting (aqua feed) and Trouw Nutrition (animal nutrition) have sales in over 90 countries. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of SHV Holdings N.V., a family-owned multinational with net sales of € 20 billion in 2018.

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