Sustainable poultry

Our Commitment

Today’s planetary threats loom large. As a company, we work hard to help meet the challenges of sustainability in the areas of animal nutrition. The poultry sector provides almost 40 percent of the meat consumed worldwide and so has a major part to play in global sustainable development. 

Everyone involved in the poultry production process – growers, producers, the feed and allied food industries, retailer and consumers – must work together if we are to develop and maintain a sustainable food chain. 

Evonik is a member of The International Poultry Council (IPC) which affirmed its commitment as a leader in transforming the world through environmental and sustainable practices, in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The IPC has three pillars of sustainability: Environmental; Economic; Societal &Ethical.   

As IPC members, we recognize:

  • The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as the overarching framework that guides out actions towards sustainable development from a social, environmental, economic and health perspective

  • The vital role of the poultry meat sector in improving the food and nutrition security and livelihoods of small-scale producers and their families 

  • The critical contribution of the poultry meat sector to sustainable development which includes, but is not limited to, the following areas: 

    Balanced, nutritious and healthy diets

    Economic growth and rural and urban employment 

    Education and science, as well as innovation in the sector 

    Waste and loss reduction along the poultry meat chain

    Greenhouse gas emissions reduction

  • The importance of, and need for, continuous and open dialogue among poultry meat sector stakeholders.

Sustainable Development Goals

Together we are working towards change and the poultry meat sector is committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Focusing on five of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the IPC wants to deliver benefits for both the planet and people.

Top 5 SDGs for the Poultry Sector
Zero Hunger (SDG 2)
sharing good practices and promoting sustainable production: 

The global poultry meat sector can help achieve zero hunger by providing sustainable, nutritious, and healthy food. Key actions are improving poultry production and product management, and promoting sustainable poultry consumption.

Good Health and Well-Being (SDG 3)
promoting poultry as a healthy choice and sharing good management and manufacturing practices: 

The global poultry meat sector and its products can help achieve good human health by focusing on sustainable consumption, biosecurity, and animal health. Key actions are promoting poultry meat on school menus, and sharing best practices to reduce disease risks and manage animal and human health issues.

Quality Education (SDG 4)
building capacity to ensure high quality and sustainable production:

The global poultry meat sector can help achieve quality education around sustainable poultry production and the consumption of poultry products. Key actions are working with partners to improve poultry production, biosecurity, and health issues, along with reducing losses and waste along the supply chain

Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (SDG 9)
Supporting innovative and sustainable industrialization: 

The global poultry meat sector can help build and foster industry, innovation, and infrastructure. Key actions are supporting innovation that delivers higher efficiency and sustainability, along with promoting research on more sustainable full-cycle production systems.

Climate Action (SDG 13)
reducing greenhouse gas and other emissions:

The global poultry meat sector can take action to combat climate change by reducing emissions and addressing climate impacts. Key actions are promoting low-emission technologies and practices, increasing efficiencies and optimizing logistics, and engaging with supply chain partners.