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Our impact on the Sustainable Development Goals

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are an action plan for a better and more sustainable world by 2030. The goals are the blueprint for achieving a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the 17 leading global challenges we face. At Phycom, we focus on six of the goals that we believe most strongly impact our mission.

The sustainable impact of algae by Phycom:

  • minimises the environmental effects of food production;
  • provides large quantities of nutritious food;
  • contributes to a healthier population via their nutrients.

Phycom’s SDG-focus

Algae take the pressure off endangered ecosystems by providing a more sustainable alternative to food products grown with unsustainable agricultural practices. Thus, our microalgae strongly impact food production and consumption sustainability, which can be well understood using the six SDGs as a framework. (download the flyer)

Zero hunger
Algae provide a large quantity of nutritious food from abundant sugars on land unsuitable for crop rotation.

Good health and well-being
Enriching our food with microalgae leads to a more balanced nutrient intake, preventing diseases and reducing the need for medication.

Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Phycom radically redesigns conventional food production to improve resource-use efficiency, and we invest in scientific research.

Responsible consumption and production
Algae have a minimal environmental impact because of efficient water use, land use and phosphorous use compared to land-based crops.

Life below water
Substituting fish relieves pressure from overfished fish stocks and prevents eutrophication from agricultural runoff and fish farms.

Life on land
Algae prevent land depletion and transform terrestrial ecosystems because the facilities do not use fertile land.