A responsible value chain
As the world population continues to grow, the demand for safe feed and food increases. At the same time, we need to make responsible use of scarce resources, to protect our planet. Investing in new technologies and research, Hamlet Protein supports producers around the world to increase their productivity in a sustainable manner.
Soy is an important ingredient for Hamlet Protein and for our customers. We commit to sourcing responsible soy that does not contribute to deforestation or habitat conversion. We can certify the GMO soy or non-GMO soy in our production either via Round Table of Responsible Soy (RTRS) or via the Proterra certification for the non-GMO soy. Though a cooperation with industrywide organizations, suppliers, governments, Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS), The European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC) and National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA) we continuously are focusing on increasing the transparency and sustainability of our key ingredient.
Reducing our carbon footprint forms part of Hamlet Protein’s sustainability program. We constantly invest in technology that allows us to reduce the use of energy. At the same time, we are redirecting waste energy from our Horsens plant to provide heating for more than 3,200 households in the region.
When cultivated and processed in a responsible manner, soy can be the sustainable protein source of choice for animals, consumers and our planet. All our soybean meal for our specialty soy ingredients for young animal feed is sourced from approved suppliers in North and South America.
At Hamlet Protein our commitment to a sustainable supply chain is a core element of our global strategy. In Denmark and the US, where we have our production plants, we also participate in industry groups to always find the best solutions for sustainable sourcing.
A low carbon footprint – right from the start
Our founder developed our patented bioconversion process more than 30 years ago. It’s still the backbone of our business – producing easily digestible, highly palatable soy proteins for animal feed. Since the beginning, we’ve focused on:
- Minimum water and energy consumption
- Minimum carbon emissions and maximum utilization of raw materials
- Today excess heat from our production is redistributed as heating for more than 3,200 households
There is an increasing awareness on the need to protect our natural environment. That is our collective responsibility.
At the same time a growing world population puts pressure on our resources. As most of us do not want to compromise our way life, we need to think of innovative ways to protect our environment for future generations.
That is exactly what Hamlet Protein is doing in our renewable energy project. Through a unique cooperation with the district heating company we redirect excess heat from our production process to heat 3,200 local households.