Our boundaries

Going Circular acts within the boundaries set by society. People have expectations regarding animal health & welfare, people & society and the environment. This implicitly means that trade-offs have to be made between these three sustainability elements.

For example, consumers increasingly demand higher animal health & welfare concepts like slower grown chickens or mandatory grazing periods for dairy cows, which can lead to higher greenhouse gas emissions and as such impact the environment. Another example: reducing soy bean meal in feeds is possible, but this can lead to higher phosphate emissions. Society sets boundaries like these. ForFarmers works within these boundaries and looks to improve sustainability performance within them. Therefore, the three topics animal health & welfare, people & society and environment are a fundamental part of our sustainability approach.  

Afbeelding: Going Circular Infographic en sectore