[HELMOND, Netherlands] – Alltech Coppens, a leading aqua feed producer in Europe, has announced that it stopped using soy raw materials from outside of Europe effective May 1, 2023. This decision is in line with the company's commitment to sustainability and reducing its carbon footprint.
“Alltech and Alltech Coppens are uniting the agri-food community in Working Together for a Planet of Plenty™,” said Ronald Faber, CEO and global aqua lead at Alltech Coppens. “Together, we can provide nutrition for all, revitalize local economies and replenish the planet’s natural resources.”
Alltech Coppens aims to be one of the first feed companies worldwide to get its feed mill ASC-certified, a new certification that was introduced on January 14, 2023. This would demonstrate that Alltech Coppens produces feed with care and is complying with the requirements of the relevant ASC standards.
In addition to seeking ASC certification, Alltech Coppens is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in all facilities and all business processes (per sales unit) by 30% by 2030 and by 100% by 2050, both from the fiscal 2020 level. The company aspires to reach zero CO2 emissions throughout the product life cycle, aiming to achieve a carbon-free society by 2050 through an uncompromising pursuit of energy-saving and the use of renewable energy.
Stopping the use of non-European soy raw materials will not impact the quality of Alltech Coppens’ feed. The company assures its customers that the new sourcing strategy will be thoroughly implemented and monitored to ensure that the same high quality standards are maintained.
By implementing this change in raw material sourcing, Alltech Coppens is demonstrating its commitment to sustainable practices and leading the way in the feed production industry towards a more environmentally conscious future.