Darling Ingredients is a global developer and producer of sustainable natural ingredients from edible and inedible bio-nutrients, creating a wide range of ingredients and customised specialty solutions for customers in the pharmaceutical, food, pet food, animal feed, industrial, fuel, bio energy, and fertilizer industries. With operations on (all) five continents, the company collects and transforms all aspects of animal by-product streams into usable and specialty ingredients, such as collagen, edible fats, feed-grade fats, animal proteins and meals, plasma, pet food ingredients and organic fertilizers. The company also recovers and converts recycled oils (used cooking oil and animal fats) into valuable feed ingredients, and collects and processes residual bakery products into feed ingredients.
Darling's activities stimulate circular production and consumption and also fosters waste reduction in use of resources, as the company collects and repurposes animal-based by products as well as other natural materials that would otherwise be sent to landfill or to an incineration plant. The company converts approx. 13 million tons of low-value raw materials into more valuable ingredients. Through innovation and circular thinking, Darling thus connects global supply chains by prioritizing regenerative production, favouring reuse practices, reducing resource inputs and ensuring resource recovery.