The World Renderers Organisation (WRO) was founded in 1999 to represent the international rendering community. Rendering, known to be the world’s original recycling business, has been prominent in several civilisations for centuries. Processors from the USA, Canada, UK, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand established the WRO that now represents more than 20 countries. New country members are always welcome to join the organisation.
Following the BSE crisis in Europe in the1990’s, it became essential that renderers engage international regulators with one voice. WRO has become that voice in dialogue with OIE, WHO, FAO, and Codex Alimentarius.
WRO encourages a science-based regulatory framework that will permit the maximum utilisation of rendered animal products in a safe and sustainable manner. Education, research, and advocacy are important features of WRO.
Renderers will play a key role in the future in regard to climate-related issues, international economics, and closing the gap between food (human) and feed (animals) that provide real challenges. WRO members must be imaginative and innovative in their processing methods, and minimise energy use and waste in order to maximise opportunities.
Factoring into this is world population growth, declining natural fish resources, and the global energy situation with limited and costly resources. There is no doubt that now is the time to promote rendering as a responsible and prudent industry that is extraordinarily capable of playing an essential role in our planet’s future.
WRO members welcome you to this website and hope it will give you an opportunity to learn about our industry and understand how rendering can be part of a better tomorrow.