Reducing our environmental footprint
As a global leader in the supply of fish and shrimp feeds, Skretting contributes to the aquaculture industry’s sustainable progress through the provision of feeds that have been formulated from responsibly-sourced raw materials. An equally important part of this commitment is to ensure that our own house is in order when it comes to the production of these feeds, and this responsibility drives our focus areas of reducing energy use, carbon dioxide (CO2)emissions, waste and water use across our operations globally.
In 2016, Skretting continued its robust evaluations of our environmental impact alongside the progressive implementation of practical measures to reduce those effects. With the introduction of Sustainability Dashboards with year-to-date data, we are now able to individually calculate the footprints of every single operation in our business and to set specific targets with regards to reducing energy use, carbon emissions, waste generation and water use. We are also able to identify ways in which to make the Skretting workplace safer and healthier for all of our employees, thereby reducing lost time incidents (LTIs).
Importantly, the systems and tools that are in place facilitate the constant monitoring of these five sustainability KPIs with the progress closely tracked by Skretting and parent company Nutreco. This is also incorporated into the quarterly business review process of all operations. Consequently, our sustainability performance is evaluated on an ongoing basis and scrutinised at the highest levels of the company.
Nevertheless, one of the main benefits to come from the group-wide reporting process is the data that is relayed back to the OpCos via Nutreco's Sustainability Platform, while the Sustainability Dashboards provide the ability to benchmark performance against other OpCos. Once new dashboards are received, the Global Production Team, headed by Roald, will go through the data and discuss appropriate next measures.
"This platform adds significant value because the data and the way it is delivered makes it much easier for the team to discuss practical ways in which to reduce operational impacts like energy or water use," she says.