ForFarmers stands for the long-term good of farming and for the continuity of the agricultural sector as a whole, and at the heart of this sector is food production. Producing food sustainably, is a responsibility for the whole supply chain; from the raw materials we use to manufacture feed, to the livestock farms, right through to the supermarket where consumers do their shopping. As a feed manufacturer our role sits at the very heart of this food production supply chain, and we take this very seriously.
We take our role as a pioneer in the sector very seriously at ForFarmers. Sustainability is one of our core values, in addition to ambition and partnership. With Going Circular, sustainability is now also an integral part of our strategy, it is one of our strategy’s building blocks. We have used Going Circular to define clear ambitions and objectives, which we also report on in our annual report.
ForFarmers’ sustainability strategy focuses on three themes: Feed Resources, Feed Production and Feed Solutions. Working with our farmers and other stakeholders we have identified these themes, and they serve as an umbrella for our sustainability projects.
We have implemented a responsible purchasing policy for our feeds’ raw materials. We also already make extensive use of residual flows, for example from the food industry. We want to continue to expand on that.
ForFarmers’ emissions and energy consumption are central to this. How can we design our production and feed deliveries in such a way that we put as little burden on the environment as possible? One example: these days our feed mill in Lochem barely uses any natural gas, thanks to our biomass plant, which is fired on regional pruning waste. We also want this location to be fully energy-neutral by 2025.
We will be looking at efficiency throughout the entire chain within this theme, including at the farm. For example, how can we use innovations and our feed solutions to reduce nitrogen emissions at the farm?
ForFarmers is already committed to using 100% responsibly sourced soya in all markets by 2025 but we’ve taken a step further to help farmers reduce the carbon footprint associated with using soya sourced from South America.
We’ve worked with partners in the Netherlands and Brazilian farmers to improve the transparency of Area Mass Balance soya certificates. We can now prove, via satellite imagery, that the land they farmed for soya has not been cleared for at least 20 years. And we can now bring this approach to our UK sourcing policy.
So buying your Traditional Turkey Feed from ForFarmers means you can be proud of where your soya comes from- and we think there’s an opportunity for you to make this a unique selling point at your farm gate this Christmas!
We’ve created a range of marketing assets including graphics for social media and web and posters for your shop fronts which help you proudly tell your story to customers.
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We are proud to announce that ForFarmers are now able to support dairy farmers going soya free, with the introduction of the ForFarmers Footprint range, inclusive of cake and blends.