The company is rated second place for the second year in a row by the Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index. Seven out of the ten top performers are salmon farming companies.
Earlier this week, the Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index – the world’s only comprehensive assessment of the largest animal protein producers on critical environmental, social and governance issues – was released. For the second year, despite increasingly strict standards, Grieg Seafood ASA is proud to be rated second place.
“We are farmers. We are passionate about the care of our animals and the environment in which we work, and do what we can to minimize interaction between our salmon and wild populations. This ranking reflects the care with which we operate, as well as the considerable attention and support from our employees in all regions in which we farm,” says Grieg Seafood CEO Andreas Kvame.
The FAIRR index rates the largest animal protein producers globally, including the meat and dairy industries, according to sustainability. Companies are assessed according to several environmental, social and governance topics, including practices on carbon emissions, biodiversity and deforestation, freshwater use, waste, pollution, antibiotics, working conditions, food safety and animal welfare.
“We need a more sustainable global food system – and aquaculture has an important role to play. However, we are not satisfied with status quo. We continuously work to reduce our impact on nature and improve by investing in new technologies, innovation and new farming practices,” says Kvame.
To learn more about Grieg Seafood commitment to sustainability and it is built into every aspect of its operations, please visit the Grieg Seafood ASA website, www.griegseafood.com.
The consortium aims to reduce the environmental impact and improve fish welfare through innovations within offshore and closed technologies, biology, fish feed, electrification, digitalization, and logistics.