Adisseo constantly aims to reduce the impact of its activities on the environment. To this end the company has rallied together to reach the public environmental objectives it set in 2018, while contributing to UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Environmental Policy

Our ambition is to reduce the environmental impact of animal protein production in all areas (eco-systems, climate change, biodiversity, depletion of resources, pollution). All of our innovation and development projects follow our sustainability principles:
• To integrate environmental considerations as of product inception and throughout its lifecycle,
• To reduce the environmental impact of our existing entities.

It leans on the six following drivers:
• Reduce our impact on the environment in terms of climate change, air pollution, water pollution by limiting our emissions and protect our neighborhood from any nuisances
• Optimize our natural resources consumption: water, energy
• Reduce our own quantity of produced waste by supporting products reusing and waste’s recycling
• From unit design and during all the cycle life of our products, consider process, products risks and environmental impacts in order to guarantee the lowest effects on the environment
• Prepare the organization for potential emergency situations management
• Minimize risk by investigation of near-misses and incidents

Renewed commitment to the planet

Climate change is one of the major challenges facing society on which we must act as quickly as possible, and is a central concern for Adisseo

For several years, Adisseo has adopted ambitious objectives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions linked to its activities in terms of intensity (-20% between 2015 and 2025) and in absolute terms (-2.5% per year).
At the beginning of 2021, Adisseo committed to contribute to the collective objective of carbon neutrality by 2050. 8 avenues have been defined:

  • Ensuring the energy efficiency of our processes.
  • Using renewable or decarbonised energy.
  • Improving material yields and developing low-carbon processes through technological breakthroughs.
  • Using biosourced raw materials.
  • Promoting a circular economy and recycling.
  • Aiming for less environmentally impactful and optimised logistics.
  • Developing CO2 capture, use and storage.
  • Developing products and services whose use contributes to the environment

Actions are already underway in several of these areas. Adisseo is carrying out studies with several of its customers to demonstrate the positive impact of its nutritional field both in the composition of feeds and on farms.

Supply of electricity from nuclear sources -90,000 tons of indirect GHG emissions

saved in 2021 by the site of Nanjing

Did you know

The earth is


warmer than it was at the start of the industrial revolution.
On the current path of CO2 emissions, the global temperature is expected to increase
by 3 to 5°C by the end of century.




Adisseo’s commitment to environment in actions

Favouring renewable energies

The issue of sustainable development and energy transition is central to energy purchasing. In recent years Adisseo has increased the number of electricity purchase contracts guaranteeing either a supply of renewable origin (wind, solar, hydro, etc.), or a supply of minimally decarbonised origin (nuclear, etc.), concentrating its efforts on locating its sites in areas where the carbon footprint of the local energy mix has the greatest impact on the climate.

Since the beginning of 2021 all the electricity supplied to the Nanjing site in China has been certified as nuclear. This corresponds to a reduction in indirect CO2 emissions associated with its production of over 90,000 tons of CO2.

Also in 2021 the Barbastro and Huesca (Spain) sites were included in the scope of the green electricity purchase contract for the Burgos site signed in 2020, within this new scope representing almost 12,000 tons of indirect CO2 emissions. For many years, the Kallo site in Belgium has been supplied with electricity from wind farms and solar panels.

In total, these various contracts account for 55% of the company’s electricity purchases. Most of the remaining purchases are related to electricity purchases in France, whose energy mix has a lower environmental impact. The supply of steam to the Commentry site by a biomass plant and to the Roussillon site by the OSIRIS economic interest group also makes it possible to reduce the carbon footprint associated with this heat purchase by more than 30,000 t of CO2 .

OSIRIS is in fact carrying out a project to decarbonise the production of the energy needed for the industrial platform. All this progress contributes to the objectives of reducing greenhouse gas emissions related to its activity, as well as to the carbon neutrality initiative in 2050 to which the company is committed.

Produce more while less

For several years Adisseo has set itself ambitious environmental objectives by committing to consuming less while producing more. Particular attention is paid to energy and natural resource requirements.
With this in mind, specifi c organisations have been set up, based on strong employee involvement.
The Sunfl ower project is an initiative that aims to limit the company’s energy consumption, boost its efficiency and indirectly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. In Adisseo’s production workshops, energy performance is closely monitored to adapt operating parameters in order to constantly optimise consumption. Any loss of energy is identifi ed, and each employee suggests ideas to remedy the situation.
The GREEN project concerns the reduction of water consumption and waste volumes generated by Adisseo’s activities. In addition to seeking direct savings, recycling is the other preferred solution. By participating in the operational awareness of all the company’s industrial sites, GREEN aims to help define new objectives.
The involvement of its staff is a collective force that allows the company to act with the ambition of reducing its ecological footprint.

Reducing environmental impacts

Adisseo is constantly working to reduce the impact of its activities on the environment and has invested more than €80m in this area over the last five years. In 2021, a new Odisseo wastewater treatment plant
was commissioned at the Commentry site (France).
It replaces an old treatment plant and offers significantly better performance that meets all the most stringent regulatory requirements. COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand) discharges have been reduced by 40%, while TSS (Total Suspended Solids) discharges have been reduced by over 70%. Similar progress has also been achieved for BOD5 (Biological Oxygen Demand), nitrogen and phosphorus.
Another positive aspect is that the volume of sludge produced has been reduced by two-thirds and meets
all quality requirements for land application. At the same time, a rehabilitation project for the old lagoons and sludge storage areas has been launched. This new equipment, representing an investment of nearly € 20 m, is operated by the water treatment specialist Veolia and ensures that the Commentry(France) site’s activities are perfectly integrated into the environment.
Innov’ia has launched the Ekeau project at its La Rochelle site (France) to optimise the control of its industrial effluents through the installation of a hydraulic regulation basin and a safety basin. This project also includes the complete renovation of all rainwater collection and treatment facilities as well as
several water-saving measures to reduce the number of washing operations and encourage recycling and
reuse. It represents an investment of € 1.8 m and benefits from a subsidy from the administration of nearly € 300 k.
All Adisseo entities are involved in reducing the environmental impact of the company’s activities.

Sustainable development news


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