Central to the Institute for Feed Education and Research’s sustainability strategy, we are partnering with the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and its members to develop a Sustainability Road Map for the animal food sector. The road map is a pivotal component of IFEEDER’s efforts to provide guidance and equip industry members with tools and resources to:

  • Develop and advance internal sustainability programs;
  • Respond to product stakeholder and transparency demands;
  • Communicate their sustainability stories to a variety of audiences; and
  • Align sustainability initiatives and strategies at field, farm, facility and association levels.

Feed and Pet Food Industry Sustainability Stakeholder Map

The road map provides an opportunity for the animal food industry and its stakeholders to create alignment on feed systems sustainability efforts and information exchange pathways, including identification of material issues and supporting indicators that are valued up and down the production chain. Beyond life cycle assessment, the effort is exploring the scope of sustainability guidance and resources needed by the animal food industry for its continuous improvement. Through industry and stakeholder input, we’re evaluating risks and opportunities within each animal food industry segment to prioritize focus and determine specific areas of support. The Sustainability Road Map is the first step in our long-term vision to bring needed sustainability resources and tools to the animal feed and pet food industry.

Efforts Currently Underway

The first phase of the work to establish the road map and identify resource needs is currently underway. We are on track to launch the road map and begin executing on its path in late 2022.

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