We Make it Possible celebrates its first anniversary

Celebrating one year anniversary

One year ago, we launched our groundbreaking We Make it Possible initiative with the aim of enabling a robust and achievable transformation in animal protein production. This unique commitment provides a blueprint for helping to sustainably feed a global population that is projected to reach 9.7 billion by the year 2050.

Closely aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), We Make it Possible foresees a worldwide transformation in sustainable animal protein production by means of tangible, actionable and measurable solutions that address the biggest challenges facing our industry today. It is a new way of looking at our world, in partnership with all our stakeholders across the globe.

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Viability, affordability and sustainability

We all have a part to play in ensuring that our food supply is more nutritious, more sustainable and more efficiently produced than in the past. New developments in animal nutrition are among the options that can help the food supply chain do its part to mitigate the risks of unchecked climate change such as greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. From novel, precision technologies to nutritional programs, a substantial difference can be made to the sustainability of the animal protein industry.

 

“For too long, sustainability has been someone else’s problem, a problem for tomorrow,” explains Ivo Lansbergen, President, DSM Animal Nutrition and Health. “But it is not an impossible challenge. At DSM, we believe we can make animal farming sustainable. The essential is to provide a decent living for farmers and affordable proteins to the world population, while at the same time reducing the footprint of animal farming.”

 

 

“Meeting the rising demand for nutritious, affordable animal protein while remaining within planetary boundaries is crucial,” emphasizes David Nickell, VP Sustainability and Business Solutions at DSM. “Our science-based nutrition solutions enable the industry to produce more animal protein with greater efficiency, while at the same time reducing the impact on the environment"

 

Our six Sustainability Platforms

  • Reducing food loss and waste

    We’re focusing our passion and expertise on using micronutrition to improve the quality of meat, milk, fish and eggs, to help reduce food loss and waste. We are transforming animal nutrition and health to build a sustainable future, responsibly.

  • Reducing Emissions from Livestock

    We’re focusing our passion and expertise on finding ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from livestock. We are transforming animal nutrition and health to build a sustainable future, responsibly.

  • Making Efficient Use of Natural Resources

    We’re focusing our passion and expertise on developing sustainable solutions that enable animals to extract more nutrient from their feed. We are transforming animal nutrition and health to build a sustainable future, responsibly.

  • Reducing Reliance on Marine Resources

    We’re focusing our passion and expertise on cultivating marine algae that naturally produce omega 3, EPA/DHA, so we can help reduce the reliance on wild fish stocks and enable the aquaculture industry to grow. We are transforming animal nutrition and health to build a sustainable future, responsibly.

  • Helping Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance

    We’re focusing our passion and expertise on developing novel nutritional solutions which increase the resilience of animals to stress and pathogens, thereby limiting antibiotic use. We are transforming animal nutrition and health to build a sustainable future, responsibly.

Innovative and sustainable new solutions

Our six Sustainability Platforms offer concrete and measurable solutions that are closely linked to our products: they are approaches that cut environmental impact at the same time as boosting margins for hard-pressed producers. During the past 12 months, we have furthered our commitment to making the industry more sustainable with the following launches:

  • Sustell, the world’s first intelligent sustainability service, designed to improve the environmental footprint and profitability of animal protein production.
  • ProAct 360™, our innovative second-generation feed protease, which drives consistent improvements in poultry growth performance and reduces production costs while making animal protein production more sustainable.
  • Bovaer®, a cattle feed additive that reduces enteric methane emissions by 30%, thus helping to cut global warming.
  • Veramaris®, our algae-based omega 3 oil, which helps reduce reliance on marine resources and enables sustainable aquaculture.
  • Our digital YolkFan™ Pro, which helps producers attain accurate and market-specific color of chicken skin, chicken tarso and egg yolk to ensure a better product for the end-consumer, thereby reducing waste.

A big thank-you to all

We are making it possible to bring about fundamental changes that will enable a genuinely sustainable animal protein industry. But we cannot do this alone. The involvement of the entire value chain in every section of the animal production industry is vital. We would like to thank all our customers, suppliers and other business partners who have helped to make the past year so pivotal for our industry as a whole. We look forward to partnering with you in the year to come as we continue to work on innovations that will positively transform the animal nutrition and health industry worldwide, creating brighter lives for all.

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:

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