Environmental Product Declarations

Together we can feed a growing population, sustainably

The world population is projected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050, according to the United Nations. As the population grows, the demand for food and for animal protein will continue to rise. Over time, this need for ever-increasing quantities of animal protein, which is already placing tremendous pressure on our planet’s finite natural resources, will lead to significant environmental strain and take our food systems well beyond the planet’s boundaries.

How are we contributing to sustainable animal protein production?

Our portfolio of feed additives and nutritional solutions promote sustainable food production, and we have worked for the more than 15 years on measuring the associated environmental impacts using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). We are working both on the quantification of the environmental impact coming from the production of our products (cradle-to-gate) and from the downstream animal protein production (cradle-to-farm gate). For more information on measuring the environmental footprint of animal protein production, please visit Sustell™.

What is a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)?

LCA is a widely recognized methodology used to quantify the environmental impact of a product or service, by accounting for the environmental impacts of each life cycle stages, from the raw materials, production, transportation, use and end of life. LCAs are usually conducted to understand the total environmental impacts of a particular product or service and the drivers of those impacts.

We provide transparent documentation on our cradle-to-gate LCA for most of our products and solutions through our Environmental Product Declarations (EPD).

Third-party verification

Our Environmental Product Declarations are compliant to ISO 14021, and third-party verified from DNV. Third-party verification serves to assure our customers that EPD footprint calculations are reliable and credible.

Please reach out to your dsm-firmenich representative or contact a specialist via our website to learn more.


Our mission is to support sustainable animal production beyond improving lifetime performance of farm animal by also reducing in emissions from livestock, making efficient use of natural resources, making land use more efficient, protecting and replenishing biodiversity and reducing food loss and waste along the value chain.

Our entire dsm-firmenich Animal Health & Nutrition strategy is built based on our six sustainability platforms from our WE MAKE IT POSSIBLE initiative, aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Our Sustainability & Business Platforms

Sustainable Development Goals

We’re so convinced of the value of doing well by doing good that our strategy is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined by the United Nations in 2015. We’re contributing to all 17 SDGS, but we strive to deliver on five in particular: