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11. April 2024

EU Study on the Environmental Impact of Pea Products

Together with Cosucra and Roquette, the Emsland Group conducted the first study in Europe on the environmental impact of pea products.

Companies in the food sector are constantly facing new challenges. Consumers are not just interested in pure indulgence. They also want cost-effective, healthy diets with less environmental impact.

As a producer of plant-based ingredients for the food processing industry, the Emsland Group wants to positively support these developments.

The Emsland Group’s raw materials play an important role in this. One of the two raw materials is the yellow pea. The yellow pea has both functional and sustainable benefits, while also meeting the nutritional needs of customers. It is an essential plant-based raw material for the transition towards more sustainable food options.

In addition to the Emsland Group, Cosucra and Roquette also process yellow peas using a wet process. Together, the three companies represent the entire EU production of yellow pea ingredients.

The Emsland Group has joined forces with Cosucra and Roquette to support sustainable value chains and promote the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. To measure the environmental impact of yellow pea ingredients from wet processing, the three companies conducted a life cycle analysis in 2022.

The study is in accordance with ISO 14040 and 14044 and is based on the EU Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) method and the “Product Category Rules for Starch Industry Products Version 2.1”. The data was collected by VITO, a well-established research organization.

Learn more by reading the summary report.