17 September 2021 - As part of a series of new quantifiable food system commitments focused on people, planet and livelihoods, DSM has committed to enable double-digit on-farm reduction of livestock emissions by 2030.
Specifically, a 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in dairy production, a 30% reduction in ammonia emissions from swine farming, and a 30% reduction in phosphorus emissions from poultry farming.
The commitments come on the heels of DSM’s announcement earlier this week that it would be reorganising in order to fully focus on its Health, Nutrition & Bioscience activities, and reviewing strategic options for its materials businesses, “including a possible change of ownership.” The reorganisation will lead to the creation of three business groups, in an attempt to align more closely with their respective customers and rapidly innovate; one being an Animal Nutrition & Health Business Group. DSM will begin reporting according to its new structure as of 1 January 2022.
The development also follows last week’s news of DSM receiving full regulatory approval from the Brazilian and Chilean authorities to commercialise its methane-reducing feed additive Bovaer product for ruminants. Brazil and Chile are DSM’s first market authorisations for the product, which the company says helps limit methane emissions by 30% or more.