Animal Nutrition


We want to contribute to a sustainable future with enhancing quality of life, good health and well-being. BASF does so by giving priority to sustainable solutions, technologies and production processes, and by driving partnerships and creating chemistry for our customers and society.

In 2050, nearly ten billion people will live on Earth. While the world’s population and its demands will keep growing, the planet’s resources are finite. How can we achieve more with less? How to meet a growing demand for meat and animal protein while availability of agricultural land is decreasing? Looking at future trends and talking to our customers, sustainable solutions become more and more important.

BASF contributes to sustainable development by delivering innovative solutions that give millions of people all over the world better quality of life, while at the same time using natural resources as efficiently as possible and minimizing the company’s impact on the environment. Learn more about Sustainability at BASF.


Social Responsibility



Making livestock production more sustainable

Sustainability is a topic of growing importance for the entire animal production value chain – from feed to fork. Many of our animal nutrition products make a substantial contribution to the sustainability needs in the value chain. Feed additives can be considered for not only their ability to increase the nutritive value of a diet, but as well for potentially having beneficial impacts beyond.

Learn more about our Sustainable Solution Steering.

Discover how BASF Animal Nutrition products contribute


Minimize emission & biodiversity impact
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Quantifying sustainability

One of the biggest challenges for the agricultural sector is to show that modern farming is sustainable. Societal pressure regarding environmental impacts from the livestock sector continues to grow. BASF has developed a tailored calculation tool addressing challenges of compound feed producers in the diverse animal value chains. Based on eco-efficiency scenario analysis methodology, AgBalance Livestock considers the life cycle impact of user-defined diets and complements linear feed optimization software to define economically and nutritionally optimized diets. AgBalance Livestock provides a science-based and solution-oriented approach create transparency on environmental impacts along the animal protein value chain from “cradle-to-slaughterhouse”, i.e., from feedstuffs and feed production, to animal farming and manure management, to the slaughter.

Combining individual data, such as water consumption, land use and raw material consumption, gives the total environmental impact. By analyzing various scenarios, we enable our customers to create more sustainable diets and to discover the best option to produce more sustainable meat. AgBalance Livestock allows users to mitigate risks and to consider diet reformulation to optimize their feed.

Do you want to evaluate sustainability performance in your products or processes? Contact our expert:

Dr. Nina Challand
BASF SE, 68623 Lampertheim, Germany
Phone: +49 621 60-28272

Sustainability as a differentiator

We help find out which sustainability topics matter most to your market and stakeholders. By doing a materiality analysis we evaluate your position on environmental, social and economic issues with regard to key stakeholders and their perceptions. The results give transparency on stakeholder needs and leverage prioritized issues. With our hot spot analysis you get an outside-in and inside-out view of key industry and product-related sustainability issues.

The full picture helps you to strategically embed sustainability in your organization and to respond proactively to market pressures before an external issue impacts the business. 

Do you want to learn more about our approach? Contact our expert:

Cathrin Traut
BASF SE, 68623 Lampertheim, Germany
Phone: +49 621 60-28356