Sustainable growth

Adisseo’s ambition is to be a profitable and growing company that operates sustainably. To this end, research and innovation are essential to set the company apart and offer its clients innovative and sustainable solutions to help them grow.

Sustainable Growth Policy

As Animal Nutrition Expert, Adisseo plays a key role in improving quality and efficiency in animal protein production. Our mission is to contribute to improving animal production performance in order to allow for a nutrition that will be cost efficient, healthier and more balanced for the benefit of animals, consumers and environment.

We operate in a dynamic market where growth is significant. Adisseo is proactively investing to meet this growing demand. Delivering an economic performance in line with its commitments is a permanent priority for Adisseo, which relies on the quality of its economic results to build a climate of confidence with shareholders, free up investment capacity and develop redistribution policies.

This attention to economic results encourages the company to seize market opportunities and cost reductions when they do not undermine any of its medium-term objectives with its various stakeholders and do not imply any compromise on safety. Our growth is fostered by an ongoing research and innovation policy which is implemented in our range of products and services, in our production processes, as well as in our working and organizational methods.

To meet the expectations of our customers and to provide solutions for new markets, we rely on multiple contractual relationships we have established with various industrial and academic partners, suppliers, distributors and customers, as well as external acquisitions.

All these efforts are aimed at guaranteeing Adisseo a sustainable growth method that harmoniously balances human development, economic development and the preservation of our planet’s resources.


Investing in health, safety and environment (HSE)

HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) investments aim to achieve an ambitious objective in the areas of health, safety and well-being at work, process safety and environmental protection.
Operating expenses include the ever-increasing number of regulatory constraints such as additional studies, increased taxes, and the reduction of authorised discharge thresholds. They represent more than € 25 million in 2022.
They are controlled thanks to a proactive policy of continuous improvement and supported by nearly € 40 million/year invested in HSE over the past few years..

More than 40% of these investments are directly targeted at the environment.
One of our principles is that each industrial project is evaluated and carried out by integrating the company’s sustainable performance in economic, social and environmental terms.


€ 42 millions investment in SEGRE (France) for the construction of a new factory

to ensure the development of our subsidiary INNOV'IA

Did you know

Consumption Index

6 kg

 of feed to produce 1kg of beef

2,7 kg
of feed to produce 1kg of pork

1,6 kg
of feed to produce 1kg of chicken

1 kg

 of feed to produce 1 kg of fish

Adisseo’s commitment to sustainable growth in actions

Ensuring responsible purchases

In its CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) approach, Adisseo attaches great importance to its responsible purchasing approach, by developing its selection criteria and practices with its suppliers, service providers and subcontractors, in order to be more exemplary.
To do this, Adisseo relies on a responsible purchasing charter, which defines its expectations for supplier partners and its  own commitments on the environment, social issues, business ethics and supply chain management.
This charter is referenced in all order forms and incorporated into each new contract. Suppliers are required to confi rm and, where necessary, demonstrate their alignment with and commitment to the principles set out in the charter.
Adisseo has also chosen the ISO20400 standard as a reference for its practices. An evaluation is carried out annually with the support of the French Agency for Standardisation (AFNOR). CSR risk mapping of all its purchasing segments is at the heart of these practices. In addition to identifying risk factors among its suppliers, this tool is essential in the selection and proper evaluation of suppliers. In addition, a self-assessment is carried out, if necessary, by a field audit. This external and objective view helps to define areas for improvement and to measure the effectiveness of the actions taken.
Taking societal and environmental issues into account in the purchasing process strengthens the company’s relationship with its suppliers and subcontractors in the long term.

Start-up of CALYSSEO’S 1ST FEEDKIND® plant in Chongqing (China)

The world’s first industrial-scale facility to produce FeedKind®, a microbial protein that has been developed to replace the use of fish meal in aquaculture feeds, was commissioned in October 2022.
Calysseo, a joint venture between Adisseo and Calysta, will initially produce 20,000 tonnes of protein per year from the plant in Chongqing, China. Once start-up operations are complete, the fermenter will become the largest Feedkind® protein production facility in the world.
This protein offers aquaculture companies a high quality, biodiversity friendly solution to the growing needs of the Chinese market. The first deliveries of FeedKind® Aqua to customers will take place in the coming weeks, making Feedkind® the fi rst alternative fermented protein to be offered on a large scale to the aquaculture sector.
Jean-Marc Dublanc, CEO of Adisseo, said: “Food safety has been increasingly in the spotlight in recent months, but we’re now entering a new era of sustainable food production. Calysseo brings to the market a new way of producing high quality proteins from a non-GMO (non Genetically Modified Organisms) bioprocess, which is increasingly in demand throughout the supply chain.”
“We’ve long been committed to improving the safety and sustainability of the food ingredients market and Calysseo is fulfilling an important part of that commitment. We’ll provide Chinese customers with a reliable and domestically available protein supply that meets their specific needs; produced in China for China.”
FeedKind® responds to a growing need for a sustainable source of protein to meet the demands of a rapidly increasing world population, while at the same time addressing increased concerns about biodiversity conservation.
The production of FeedKind® requires very little water and farmland, as it is derived from the fermentation of natural gas, an abundant energy source that creates a safe, nutritious, traceable and inexpensive protein. Produced through a natural fermentation process, FeedKind® is a competitive protein as it is derived from existing protein sources. In addition, it is produced to the highest quality standards.
FeedKind® will help to reduce the pressure on wild fisheries and meet the expected growth in aquaculture products.

Anticipating the future of animal nutrition

Each year, Adisseo launches a € 1 million research grant to support the development of animal nutrition.
In 2022, the challenges to be taken up concerned alternatives to medication of all kinds and the nutritional evaluation of
new raw materials. A scientific committee, consisting of 5 university professors and 10 representatives from the feed industry, chose to support 3 new topics. These topics were announced at the WPC World’s Poultry Congress dinner in August 2022 in Paris:
« Using black soldier flies to transform organic waste contaminated with low value Fusarium mycotoxins into high-value
edible food, » presented by Professor Gunther Antonissen (Ghent, Belgium).
« Improving pig resilience and production chain sustainability through mineral nutrition, » presented by Professor
Marie-Pierre Letourneau-Montminy (Laval, Canada).
« Evaluation of the nutritional variability of corn distillers’ grains with solubles (DDGS) and flours of products derived from animal raw materials, » presented by Professor Ines Andretta (UFRGS, Brazil).
The first results of this research will be presented to the scientific committee in August 2023 at the Joint International Congress on Animal Science in Lyon, France.

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