• • • New GFLI Entity to Make Environmental Data on Feed Ingredients Publicly Available
Recognizing that animal feed is a critical component in measuring the total environmental footprint of animal nutrition products, an international consortium came together in 2016 to establish a global standard for calculating the life-cycle analysis (LCA) of feed ingredients. Now, the founding partners of the Global Feed LCA Institute (GFLI) are establishing a legal non-profit institute, under the same name, to expand its work and make the data more widely available to stakeholders throughout the global food value chain.
“Having access to reliable and scientific environmental data on feed ingredients is important for companies, academia and others working on sustainable animal protein production for not only improving the accuracy of their environmental reporting, but also for benchmarking and setting future sustainability goals,” the founding GFLI partners said.
“The consortium is a great example of several international feed partners taking responsibility voluntarily and creating something that will serve a greater good to the animal agricultural community,” said GFLI Board chair Greg Downing. “Now, as a formal non-profit association, we will be able to expand our work of developing LCA datasets for feed ingredients for other regions and broaden our reach with stakeholders making sustainability decisions.”