GLOBALG.A.P.
RESPONSIBLE OPERATIONS STANDARD (ROS)
ADD-ON FOR COMPOUND FEED MANUFACTURERS

Putting Feed Mills at the Forefront of Sustainability

Many feed mills are looking to produce sustainable compound feed for aquaculture or livestock. The Responsible Operations Standard Add-on for Compound Feed Manufacturing v1 aims to improve their sustainability practices.

This is achieved by:

  • Reduction of energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
  • Water conservation
  • Strategies to avoid waste and effluents
  • Responsible sourcing of agricultural and marine feed materials from sustainable production
  • Product declarations on feed efficiency, environmental impact, and genetically modified organism (GMO) content
  • Mass balances for specific claims on the sustainability of feed materials
  • Promoting social engagement with the local community

The add-on was developed based on industry demand and with the strong commitment and support of the Norwegian aquaculture compound feed industry. It consists of 7 sections with a total of 57 control points and compliance criteria.

The Responsible Operations Standard Add-on for Compound Feed Manufacturing is available as a third-party add-on assessment. Feed mills with a current GLOBALG.A.P. Compound Feed Manufacturing (CFM) certificate or GLOBALG.A.P. equivalent certificate for compound feed may apply for the assessment. For this add-on, the mill must be inspected annually by a GLOBALG.A.P. approved certification body, which will issue a letter of conformance if the inspection is successful.