Sustainability and circular economy

CESFAC is involved in initiatives to promote
a competitive and sustainable livestock sector

The sustainability challenge

Sustainability is a challenge and responsibility at the current time. The agri-food sector is an important element of the Spanish economy and key element for the ecological transition and sustainability.

The animal feed sector has valorized the products from the industries providing them a new use. In this sense, CESFAC is fully involved and participates in several initiatives in order to promote the sustainability of resource efficient livestock production systems.


There is a new edition of the National Environmental Congress every two years. The agri-food sector is a key element in the Spanish economy for the ecological transition and towards sustainability. In this sense, CESFAC collaborates in several working groups of experts that coordinate CONAMA.
In the 14th edition of the National Congress of the Environment, CONAMA 2018, the circular economy working group designed an interactive map of the circular economy, showing the interrelations among different agents involved in the food chain and the relevance of our sector as one of the main actors.
Mapa interactivo de la economía circular

Circular Economy Pact

In line with this European Union Action Plan for the Circular Economy, the Spanish Government has prepared the circular economy strategy in order to promote the transition towards a circular economy model in our country. This strategy has a long-term vision, Spain Circular 2030.
Because of the relevance of the strategy, CESFAC joined the initiative as a commitment of our sector to the circular economy model.
To promote the transition towards a circular economy model in our country, we involve the main economic and social agents.

FEFAC Soy Sourcing Guidelines

CESFAC is committed to improve the sustainability and promotes the supply of responsible soy according to the FEFAC Soy Sourcing Guidelines.The FEFAC Soy Sourcing Guidelines are developed to contribute to a mainstream transition towards responsible soy. The goal of the Guidelines and the accompanying benchmark system is to provide transparency to market operators interested in purchasing responsible soy and to give suppliers and farmer organizations an incentive to develop their own approach for responsible soy cultivation together with their farm base.