Stakeholder engagement

Stakeholder engagement is the key starting point for a company, not only in terms of its sustainability reporting cycle, but also as a means to connect to its business strategy and demonstrate how a company is responsive to the legitimate needs and concerns of its key stakeholders. Stakeholder engagement is a key component that drives sustainability within Skretting.

Together with our parent company Nutreco, we are involved in a number of multi-stakeholder initiatives to improve sustainability in aquaculture.


Partnerships for the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Given the scale of the sustainability challenges facing the world, it is impossible to achieve progress in isolation. This can only be achieved if partnerships are formed between all segments of society including business, government, NGOs and communities. Collaboration is part of our company values at Skretting and Nutreco and this can be seen through our long-term involvement in external partnerships and multistakeholder platforms.

Vist UN SDG website


AquaVision is about bringing leaders together to share experience and bring to life a shared vision of a world with sufficient good quality protein to support the growing population. The world has the resources and technology to eradicate hunger and ensure long-term food security for all, despite many challenges and risks.

Meeting the challenge of feeding the world of 2050 in a sustainable way will require coordinated contributions from many stakeholders. Academics, aquaculture and agribusiness, food manufacturers, retailers, non-governmental organisations, environmental groups, regulators and politicians will need to work much closer together to identify, facilitate and implement the most productive practices, breeds and varieties. AquaVision brings together these stakeholders to reflect upon the changing business environment and highlight examples of entrepreneurial innovation within our field. AquaVision has been arranged since 1996.

Visit Aquavision website

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Skretting is a founding member of the sustainable body Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship initiative (SeaBOS), which represents 10 of the world’s largest seafood companies. All of these member companies are aligned in the mission to lead a global transformation towards sustainable seafood production and a healthy ocean.

About SeaBOS

Global stakeholder platforms


MarinTrust, formerly known as the Global Standard for Responsible Supply (IFFO RS) has become the leading independent business-to-business certification programme for the production of marine ingredients. Skretting is a member of the governance board.

Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP)

Skretting is a sponsor of the SFP, a non-profit organisation filling a specific gap between industry and the marine conservation community, utilising the power of the private sector to help less well-managed fisheries meet the environmental requirements of major markets.

Global Salmon Initiative (GSI)

In partnership, GSI salmon farmers and feed companies have committed to working pre-competitively together to accelerate progress towards ever increasing standards of sustainability for the farmed salmon industry, and to driving progressive innovation in the feed sector.

The ProTerra Foundation

Skretting is member of the ProTerra Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that advances and promotes sustainability at all levels of the feed and food production system.

UN Global Compact

Nutreco is a member of The UN Global Compact program; a non-binding UN pact to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies, and to report on their implementation. In 2019, Skretting was one of the first companies to sign the UN Global Compact Sustainable Ocean principles as one.


SeaBOS comes from a series of Keystone Dialogues between scientists and seafood companies. CEOs from the 10 largest global seafood companies have joined forces to create transformative change through five task forces: (1) Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing & Modern Slavery, (2) Transparency and Traceability, (3) Improving Regulations, (4) Internal Governance and (5) Innovation.

The Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS)

Nutreco is member of RTRS, a civil organisation promoting responsible production, processing and trading of soy on a global level. RTRS encourages current and future soybean to be produced in a responsible manner to reduce social and environmental impacts while maintaining or improving the economic status for the producer through the development, implementation and verification of a global standard.

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

Nutreco has been a member in good standing of RSPO since near its inception. Committed to this multi-stakeholder platform, we purchase green palm certificates for all our palm oil products excluding kernel oil.

New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF)

Skretting is a signatory of NYDF, which is a voluntary and non-binding international declaration to take action to halt global deforestation. It was first endorsed at the United Nations Climate Summit in September 2014, and by October 2017 the NYDF supporters grew to include over 191 endorsers who have committed to doing their part to achieve the NYDF’s 10 goals and follow its accompanying action agenda.

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)

Established in 2010, the ASC is a robust and credible environmental/social standard in the farmed seafood sector. Nutreco’s Sustainability Director sits on the Supervisory Board of the ASC. Currently Skretting is a member of the steering committee overseeing the work related to develop an ASC Feed Standard.

Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP)

Skretting is a founding member of the Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP), a group of leading companies who share one mission: to make shrimp aquaculture a clean, stable, and successful practice for the world. In order to reach that goal, the leaders have set a clear and ambitious plan to elevate the whole sector to the next level.

Global Aquaculture Alliance

Skretting is a member of the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), an international non-profit organisation that promotes responsible aquaculture practices through education, advocacy and demonstration. For over 20 years, GAA has demonstrated a commitment to feeding the world through responsible and sustainable aquaculture.


Skretting is member of GlobalGAP which is an organisation that has developed criteria for food safety, sustainable production methods, worker and animal welfare, and responsible use of water, compound feed and plant propagation materials. Skretting is also a member of the technical committee that oversees the GlobalGAP aquaculture standard.

European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC)

Nutreco is a member of the FEFAC Sustainability Committee, which meets two or three times each year in Brussels to address sustainability initiatives associated with the European feed industry.

Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support Group

Established in 2017, Nutreco was one of 23 founding member signatories to the Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support Group (SoS). The SoS has become the world’s largest business-driven group calling for immediate action in defence of the Cerrado by supporting local and international stakeholders.

The North Atlantic Pelagic Advocacy Group (NAPA)

The North Atlantic Pelagic Advocacy Group (NAPA) was created as a sector wide, multi-stakeholder initiative of partners to build a shared, global and non-competitive solution to sustainability issues in the North East Atlantic Pelagic fisheries complex.