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DSM-Firmenich, Bestmix partner on life-cycle assessment platform

DSM-Firmenich and Bestmix Software have formed a strategic partnership to measure and manage the environmental footprint of animal feed.

Lca Life Cycle Assessment
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DSM-Firmenich and Bestmix Software have formed a strategic partnership to measure and manage the environmental footprint of animal feed.

Roughly one-third of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions come from food production. Companies along the feed and food value chain are increasingly called upon to measure, report and reduce their environmental footprints because of their own sustainability commitments, regulatory requirements and consumer preferences — requiring considerable amounts of data.

The partnership links Bestmix Software’s feed formulation with the Sustell full life-cycle assessment (LCA) platform, allowing customers to generate and share their feed footprints easily. With this solution, feed producers, who play a major role in enabling sustainable animal protein, can report the environmental impact of their feed with the click of a button, leveraging existing data in their trusted Bestmix software suite. This integration assists feed producers in addressing future demands of feed labeling, while simultaneously helping farmers accurately quantify the environmental impact of products such as eggs, meat, milk and farmed seafood.

This is an important step for full value chain transparency and helps the whole food industry, including feed producers, farmers, processors, food companies and retailers to accurately report their emissions and improve their sustainability practices.

This ability to accurately measure and improve the footprint through systems connectivity helps unlock multiple value opportunities such as sustainable finance, eco-labelling, voluntary carbon trading and identification of best farming practices across all species industries.

“Feed is a critical part of the food value chain,” said David Nickell, vice president of sustainability and business solutions at DSM-Firmenich, Animal Nutrition & Health. “By connecting Sustell with a well-known software player such as Bestmix, we further realize our ambition to connect the entire farm-to-fork ecosystem. Reliable, easy-to-use LCA footprinting is the key to enabling cooperation throughout the value chain to meet the challenge and seize the opportunities related to sustainability.”

“We are delighted to partner with DSM-Firmenich, using Sustell to offer our customers a cutting-edge solution for measuring and managing the environmental impact of their feed production,” said Gerard Marneth, CEO at Bestmix Software. “We believe that this partnership will create value for our customers and contribute to a more sustainable future for the feed and food industry.”

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