Skretting addressing specific sustainability goals in contract with Salmones Camanchaca

Fish farm in Norwegian fjord

The contract between Skretting Chile and the Chilean salmon farming company sets specific sustainability targets related to CO2 emissions, sourcing of raw materials, renewable energy use and LCA analysis. BioMar has also signed up to the sustainability targets. 

The contract reflects a joint commitment towards a more sustainable industry, with the common goal of reducing the environmental impact of the whole value chain.

Ronald Barlow, Managing Director of Skretting Chile says, “Our operations follow internal processes that aim to reduce the use of water and fuel, as well as reducing and reutilising plastic and pallets. We also monitor our CO2 and carbon footprint emissions, two indicators that we periodically report to our headquarters in Norway. We are making a significant investment in this area during 2021, that will allow us to optimise the use of thermal energy from alternative sources. All these initiatives have the goal of reducing our environmental footprint, demonstrating our commitment and our role in the global aquaculture supply chain.”

Alfredo Tello, Salmones Camanchaca Sustainability Manager, says “Feed production is a significant component of the environmental and social footprint of salmon farming, due to the diverse number of raw materials and supply chains involved in its manufacturing. In order to actively contribute to the sustainable development of salmon farming, it is essential to work in an alliance with our feed providers, and this commitment is a big step in that direction.”

Skretting committed to science-based targets

“We are committed to contributing to the sustainability goals of each of our customers,” says Trygve Berg Lea, Global Sustainability Director in Skretting. “Through our parent company Nutreco, Skretting has committed to establish Science Based Targets worldwide, including emission reduction. To this, we can also add the recent agreement signed by Skretting Chile towards 100% renewable energy supply, as well as other initiatives related to health and welfare, climate, circularity and good citizenship. These initiatives allow us to support Camanchaca’s goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2025.”

Skretting’s commitment to aquaculture sustainability starts with ensuring our own house is in order. We strive to minimise the negative impacts of our direct operations and create valuable employment opportunities for the communities in which we operate. These efforts directly address three United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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