Working on the future

Working on the future

Collaboration and sustainability are part of our DNA. Together we are working on creating a future-proof, sustainable chain.

Innovation in the fields
This starts with cultivation, where we work with our growers to keep arable farming profitable, innovative and sustainable as part of our Groeikracht programme. We also research mechanical weeding and assist in purchasing hoeing machines to reduce the use of plant protection products. As part of De Natuurakker 2.0 project, we are exploring whether profitable cultivation and nature development can go hand in hand.

Climate-neutral production
Our ambition is to create a fully circular and carbon-neutral production process. We are working hard on energy-saving projects, green energy procurement and the in-house production of renewable energy.  We are the largest producer of green gas in the Netherlands and built a solar park in 2021 with 65,000 solar panels.

Sustainable growth
We are expanding our portfolio with healthy and climate-friendly alternatives. In doing so, we are shifting our focus to the production of other dietary fibres (inulin), plant-based proteins and biobased products. In 2019, for example, we successfully extracted protein from beet greens and we partnered with paper producer Crown van Gelder to make paper from sugar beets.

Our ambitions

Our ambitions

How we work on sustainability

Our plant-based foods and ingredients fit in well with a sustainable and responsible diet. We are a valuable business partner, a good employer and have a positive impact on society.
We want our activities to have a positive impact on the climate and the planet.
Together with our farmers, we grow profitable and future-proof plant-based solutions for people and animals.