SEA pillars

Having Our Own House In Order

We believe that sustainability begins at home and as such we are firmly committed to ensuring our own house is in order. Our sustainability commitment therefore includes pursuing greater energy efficiencies and reducing the amount of waste and emissions generated throughout our operations. Human resources are another vital input and we strive to provide the best working environment possible. 

Developing Sustainable Nutritional Solutions

Meeting the growing global demand for protein will require innovative solutions that enable more food to be produced from a fixed resource base. The aquaculture offers a viable solution to this challenge as aquatic animals are more efficient at feed conversion than terrestrial animals.
 
We are determined to help the aquaculture industry become even more proficient and we will achieve this through continued investment in R&D focused on sustainable nutritional solutions that deliver positive economic, environmental and social outcomes as well as tools that measure this progress.

Securing Animal Health

Ensures that as our nutritional formulations evolve they also increase the resilience of fish and shrimp to illness and stress.

Many aquaculture systems are open to the natural environment, which exposes the fish to stresses such as extreme temperatures, handling and a range of parasites and infectious agents that can have negative health impacts. Additionally, stress can come from routine farming practices, such as transferring fish and grading.

Skretting is committed to helping farmers’ secure animal health through continued investment in R&D. Maintaining a high level of animal welfare improves both the efficiency and sustainability of production.

Finding Alternatives To Limited Marine Resources

Establishes our firm commitment to reducing the aquaculture industry's reliance on limited marine resources.

The aquafeed industry has attracted significant attention with regards to its use of fishmeal and fish oil sourced from finite supplies of wild capture fish. Skretting has made significant progress towards reducing its reliance on these materials through investment in R&D that has facilitated the use of alternative raw materials.

We are committed to continuing this research to achieve the further reductions that are required to create a more sustainable future for the aquaculture industry. Efforts have also been made to improve the traceability of marine ingredients to ensure those used in Skretting feeds come from responsibly managed fisheries.

Creating A Sustainable Base for Feeds

The sustainability attributes of fish and shrimp diets are greatly influenced by the methods used to produce and distribute the raw materials from which they are formulated. Together with Nutreco, we share our commitment to sustainability in the supply chain with raw material suppliers through the Nutreco Supplier Code of Conduct.
 
Our Supplier Code of Conduct sets requirements relating to human rights, labour practices, environment, fair operating as well as food safety and quality. We have also written specific policies for marine and soy products that are more focused on explicit environmental issues associated with the production of these materials.

Involve And Motivate

A sustainable future is not viable without the involvement of motivated people. In recognition of the fact that the impacts of feed production extend beyond the manufacturing process, we are committed to taking a supply chain approach to stakeholder engagement.

To do this, a range of initiatives are in place that enable us to connect with people that have varying opinions on feed manufacturing, and with stakeholders that have different abilities to implement the necessary changes to create a more sustainable value chain in the future.