The organizations said the initiative is aimed at supporting the advancement of both corporate sustainability programs and climate-smart initiatives with key stakeholders.
Feed ingredients and additives remain one of the least measured and documented sustainability components within the US food supply chain, according to IFEEDER.
“The [US] feed industry supported the development of the Global Feed LCA Institute (GFLI) database, to advance the understanding of feed ingredient environmental impacts. However, there is still a need to incorporate data points into a comprehensive, harmonized strategy for information exchange within animal food supply chains.”
This project is looking to develop supporting resources for such information exchange, including standardization and methodologies, and to provide life cycle data up and down the production chain, reported the institute.