Research and Development
Raisio's consumer operations are based on tasty, healthy, ecological and safe products that meet the customer needs. In Raisio's feeds, we make extensive use of inventions and technologies that help improve efficiency and profitability of livestock production while also reducing environmental impacts.
At Raisio, food product development focuses on the development of healthy and ecological snacks. A great example of such products is Elovena snack drinks with oats as main raw material, excellent also nutritionally. Elovena snack drinks have created a whole new product segment, which is growing strongly. In confectionery, it is possible to use more real fruit juices and colouring agents. Benecol is an example of Raisio's top innovations; already millions of consumers around the world lower their cholesterol with Benecol products.
Feeding know-how and cultivation expertise are at the core of Raisioagro's activities and they are ensured by our R&D that is based on strong research inputs and solid practical experience. Raisioagro's top innovations include two fine examples: Benemilk dairy cattle feeds, which increase yields and contents of milk, and a fish feed concept Hercules LP Opti, which reduces phosphorus emissions of rainbow trout farming and uses rapeseed oil instead of wild fish oil.
Raisio is an active innovator
The importance of responsible and environmentally-friendly products as part of the company's business continues to grow as consumers want more and more information on the origin, safety, production methods and environmental impacts of raw materials and products. As part of this Annual Report, we publish our Corporate Responsibility Report, which deals with Raisio's activities in terms of responsibility.
Raisio is actively involved in the development and streamlining of production chains related to foods and feeds. For example, improvement of livestock production efficiency is a global challenge. We think that many global challenges in the food and agriculture sector can be turned into opportunities with innovations supporting sustainable development. At Raisio, we already have such innovations.