Anke Hamminga, sustainability lead EU at Cargill, showed how her company is working on a new methodology to clarify contradictory choices modern consumers and their suppliers make with the intention of doing the right thing. Cargill intends to stay neutral but wants to raise awareness amongst their clients and consumers about the consequences of so-called sustainable choices serving nature and opposing climate change.

“Nourishing the world in a safe, responsible, and sustainable way is very broad, since it touches upon many different topics", says Hamminga, putting Cargill's purpose into perspective. For every goal, Cargill has metrics in place, which is an accomplishment in itself. “Not because it is so hard to write it down, but because it is important to track and trace how we are doing and how we achieve these goals.”

Global Feed LCA Institute
Cargill has developed the GFLI (Global Feed LCA Institute) guidelines. This set of metrics is used to identify opportunities for improvement and determining impacts. The firm has based the principles on its experience with the development of the European Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (PEFCRs). The PEFCR was developed into the GFLI Global Feed LCA Institute so that organizations worldwide can benefit from the work done on a European level.

Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules
The European Commission’s Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) method is designed to help companies make substantiated claims about their product’s impacts, reduce assessment cost and improve product comparisons. The Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (PEFCRs) can be used for calculating the Environmental Footprint profile for products in scope, like feed for food-producing animals, still and sparkling wine, and dairy products. The ruleset feed for food-producing animals measures across 16 impact categories, including land, water and resource use.

The European Feed Manufacturers' Federation (FEFAC, Fédération Européenne des Fabricants d'Aliments Composés) has developed the PEF.

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