Measuring our greenhouse gas emissions and that of the sector, specifically in the supply of raw materials, in our inbound chain and through feed consumption on the farm, is a challenge. The problem lies mainly in measuring in a comparable and consistent way. Without reliable data, it is difficult to monitor progress. ForFarmers is actively working as a pioneer in the sector to take steps in this direction. We are involved in European and international initiatives aimed at developing a harmonised methodology for calculating the environmental impact of feed production delivered to livestock farmers.
Using systems to monitor phosphate emissions is an example of how we are working to improve the environmental impact of the sector. The willingness of both politicians and livestock farmers to agree improvement plans, as well as that of consumers to contribute to the additional costs, are crucial in this respect.