Skretting Sustainability Report 2021

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The role of blue foods

On a global scale, blue foods – the diversity of aquatic species and products sourced from oceans and fresh water – have a central part to play in ending human malnutrition and building a healthy, sustainable and resilient food system. As well as providing food and nutritional security for billions of people and being a vital provider of livelihoods, economies and cultures for many coastal states, many blue foods are produced in ways that are more environmentally sustainable than terrestrial foods. This includes producing less greenhouse gases, using fewer natural resources, and having less impact on adjacent ecosystems and communities.

In 2021, Skretting produced 2.6 million tonnes of feed resulting in more than 21 million seafood meals per day.
Kids eating salmon

The global community has committed to ending world hunger, and our ability to achieve this most significant of goals largely depends on how successful we are in utilising natural resources in a sustainable way. The improved and increasingly innovative processing of wild-caught marine raw materials will yield more food and higher value products for supply chains, but if the oceans are to be an essential part of the broader solution, then the onus is on aquaculture to meet the world’s soaring appetite for healthy, nutritious and affordable seafood.

While the farming of fish and shrimp is already providing over half of the seafood that we consume today, there is plenty of expert analysis to suggest that if done in the right way, the sector can supply a great deal more. Aligned with this, Skretting has long maintained that when it comes to the challenge of providing a population in 2050 of approximately 10 billion people with a healthy diet that is produced within planetary boundaries, aquaculture is uniquely placed to be one of the most productive and sustainable food systems for people and planet.

At Skretting we know that ocean health is integral to these ambitions. As a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact Sustainable Ocean Principles, we recognise that all stakeholders must act responsibly and proactively to safeguard the long-term well-being of all water systems. To this end and across our entire business, we will work even closer across the value chain to ensure best-practice everywhere.



Connecting our strategy with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Our purpose is ‘Feeding the Future’, which inspires us and makes us proud to help solve one of humanity’s biggest challenges. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), launched by the United Nations in 2015, are an excellent vehicle to work towards our vision. 

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