Since 1991, Novus International, Inc. has made sustainability an everyday focus. From our corporate employees to our researchers and our products to our shipping lines, we at Novus strive to positively impact the lives of the customers we serve, the communities where we live and work, and the environment where we all dwell. Our mission statement says it best: “To make a clear difference in sustainably meeting the growing global need for nutrition and health."
Novus's products are designed to deliver an economic advantage to feed and animal producers worldwide
Novus's five core technology platforms aim to improve animal performance and productivity, reduce feed costs, and improve the quality and marketability of final protein products.
Novus invests in the continual development and engagement of its employees in order for the company to deliver on its vision and mission.
Novus employees engage with multiple global and regional non-profit organizations. In 2017, they amassed 708 volunteer hours, provided 400,000 meals to those in need, and saw a record $252,987 donated to the United Way.
The long-term viability of the industry requires partnership and understanding of stakeholder needs.
Novus representatives continue to serve on The Sustainability Consortium, a multi-stakeholder organization aimed at improving the sustainability of consumer goods, such as food.
Though Novus's primary focus is animal health and nutrition, the health and well-being of humans, our consumers, is equally important.
ESM Technologies, a joint venture partner of Novus Nutrition Brands, provides an innovative solution to what would otherwise be a waste product of the food industry in the form of human health supplements.
As a responsible member of the food supply chain, Novus aims to reduce its own impact on the environment in its daily operations.
A project was chartered in 2016 to expand Novus’s fleet of railcars to replace the traditional trucks being used. In just one year, the CO2 emissions associated with this shipping route were reduced by 40 percent (almost 1,000 metric tons), delivering substantial financial savings along the way.
Novus International utilizes the Global Reporting Initiative’s Standards in its sustainability reporting. As a privately-owned company, Novus is not required to complete a sustainability report, full GRI Index or track its sustainable business projects. However, as a matter of respect and transparency to its stakeholders, Novus allocates significant resources annually to these projects and their reporting. The company welcomes feedback from stakeholders on these reports at all times.