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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.

Our science-led approach is designed to help you meet the challenges you face daily. Making more efficient use of resources, with fewer inputs for the same or greater outputs. Improving animal health and vitality. Increasing productivity. Reducing environmental impacts. Creating better feed to help create better food. Our feed ingredients offer is complemented by digital products, regulatory and sustainability expertise.

It’s all about being able to address the three key pillars of sustainability – economic, ecological and societal – and making them work successfully for your business, the planet and our shared future. With the science of sustainable feed feeding into that success.

Your benefits at a glance

With our feed portfolio we help you to 

  • Increase resource efficiency & reduce waste
  • Minimize emission & biodiversity impact 
  • Ensure consumer and employee health, safety and wellbeing
  • Promote vital growth of animals
  • Ensure long-term business success
  • Support ethical business

BASF offers Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) for feed ingredients portfolio

Visual for Product Carbon Footprint: Shape of a foot with photos of feed ingredients

The PCF sums up the total greenhouse gas emissions generated by a product over the different stages of its life cycle. This makes PCFs the central tool for creating transparency on emissions and identifying levers to reduce CO2 emissions. PCFs of BASF products comprise all product-related greenhouse gas emissions that occur until the BASF product leaves the factory gate for the customer: from the purchased raw material to the use of energy in production processes. The PCFs of our feed ingredients portfolio* is certified by TÜV Rheinland according to the internationally recognized standard, ISO 14067:2018, and accessible to every customer upon request at Certipedia - Certificate Database from TÜV Rheinland.

BASF PCF1 of selected vitamin A & E products is at least 20 percent better than global market average2,3,4 - certified by TÜV Rheinland5

Diagram: Product Carbon Footprint of Lutavit® A 1000 NXT at least 20 percent better than global market average

Product Carbon Footprint Lutavit® A 1000 NXT 
(in kg CO2 eq. per kg of product)

Diagram: Product Carbon Footprint of Lutavit® E 50 at least 20 percent better than global market average

Product Carbon Footprint Lutavit® E 50
(in kg CO2 eq. per kg of product)

What’s in it for you?

  • Improved CO2 emissions transparency for public reporting
  • Deliver on downstream pull for PCFs for own portfolio
  • Differentiate from competition with offering lower PCF
  • Potential to progress on 2030 reduction targets

* Excluded from calculations are Monoglycerides and Mycotoxin binders.

1 Data source BASF’s Product Carbon Footprints: BASF’s Strategic CO2 Transparency Tool (SCOTT), July 2023
2 Data sources for producers: BASF own estimations on bill of materials and energies (in house technology and business intelligence experts
3 Market average weighted - based on nameplate capacities w/o BASF; Stating >20% reflects safety buffer to account for degrees of freedom in ISO methods
4 In 2022, all vitamin A producers faced extraordinary challenges, e.g. unplanned, extended plant overhauls, disruptions in operations, weak demand, low plant utilization. We assume these negatively impacted – to a comparable order of magnitude – PCFs of all producers and have taken them into account in the assessment.
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Validity: benchmarks valid for 3 years; in case of major changes in assumptions / data need for earlier review.

Discover how BASF Animal Nutrition products contribute

Graphic describes how BASF Animal Nutrition products contribute sustainability needs, more sustainable livestock production and sustainability contribution

BASF sustainability expertise in feed and animal protein value chains

Graphic with worldmap, icons and text: Clear global leader in value chain life cycle sustainability - BASF first to market globally with eco-efficiency analysis in 1996 - Many hundreds of eco-efficiency and LCA studies completed by BASF - Global partnerships in animal nutrition & livestock sectors

Making feed more sustainable with Opteinics™

With Opteinics™ BASF offers a digital solution that players in the feed or animal protein industry can use to understand and reduce their environmental impact. By offering dynamic environmental footprinting of feed and animal protein, Opteinics™ helps to identify opportunities for improvement, without compromising cost and nutrition. With its direct data integration possibility to feed formulation software, time and resources invested are kept to a minimum.

Reducing the environmental impact of livestock production - Photo of fields

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