Sustainable Development Goals

The impact of Phycom

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are set out as an action plan for a better and more sustainable world for all by 2030. At Phycom, we focus on a few of which we believe that 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

Microalgae take pressure off endangered ecosystems by providing a more sustainable alternative to food products grown with unsustainable agricultural practices. Thus, our microalgae strongly impact sustainability in food production and consumption that can be well understood using six SDG’s as a framework. (download the Flyer)


Phycom impacts #2 Zero Hunger most strongly.
Our main goal is to bridge the food gap: heterotrophic microalgae provide a large amount of nutritious food, vital to sustaining and nourishing a healthy world population (FAO). A more balanced diet also improves global health and prevents diseases. It highlights our high impact on #3 Good Health & Well-being.
Heterotrophic algae also redesign conventional food production, and Phycom renews its innovative fermentation process constantly to improve resource efficiency. It shows our intermediate to high impact on #9 Innovation, Industry and Infrastructure. SDG#9 also strongly focuses on inclusive industrialisation and infrastructure. Our current production facility(s) in the Netherlands does not contribute significantly to these goals, but future production facility expansion to developing countries would enhance our impact. As we maximise our output of nutritious food, we minimise our environmental footprint. Our microalgae are, in general, more sustainable than animal-derived protein. It is why we have an intermediate impact on #12 Sustainable Production & Consumption. Lastly, our positive impact on #14 Life below Water and #15 Life on Land is secondary and more minor.

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