Skretting Sustainability Report 2022

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From our CEO

A year of action. That’s how I’d describe 2022 when it comes to our sustainability activity. Over the past few years, I’ve talked a lot about how we are not doing enough, and we need to do better. While it may take some time for me to stop saying that, I’m happy to report that although we are still finding ways to meet our ambitious objectives, we have made significant progress in 2022. We are reporting that progress with a level of transparency that has not been seen before.

Why do we do this? What do we gain from being open? For one, we build trust and to ensure we can collaborate effectively with partners to provide real, tangible solutions, together. As difficult as it can be, I’d much rather receive criticism that we can use constructively than greenwash mediocre efforts. Transparency is a non negotiable for us. So here are our calls to action.

Firstly, for ourselves: 
  • Continue our commitment to Science Based Targets, reduce absolute emissions and source certified ingredients according to our RoadMap
  • Increase the participation of women in senior leadership
  • Strengthen work on identifying and mitigating potential social risks in our supply chain and hold ourselves accountable
  • Maintain high engagement in stakeholder platforms where we can address industry challenges, together
Second, to our suppliers:
  • Reduce the carbon footprint of your own operations and value chain
  • Sign up for Science Based Targets and take action to stay within the Paris Agreement emission targets
  • Provide better (primary) data on the ingredients you sell
  • Improve and increase traceability back to the country of primary production
  • Further identify and mitigate the environmental and social risks across the supply chain
To other feed companies and stakeholder initiatives that can help us to collaborate:
  • Align on standard key data elements for traceability requested from suppliers
  • Align on the request for primary data from suppliers
  • Collaborate on digital solutions that can help us to simplify data requests and data recording
And finally, to our customers:
  • Fully commit to your sustainability objectives and work with us to find solutions to the challenges that you have
  • Support the use of marine ingredients that are certified or from a Fishery Improvement Project (FIP), and soy that is deforestation-free
  • Promote long-term partnerships that help us to commit to longer term goals
At Skretting, we don’t believe in competition when it comes to sustainability. What are we competing over? The future of the planet? No thanks. I’d rather we collaborate.
Therese Log Bergjord, CEO Skretting

Sustainability is not something that I believe we should compete on in our industry. It should not be a competition for who has more or better targets, or who has a lower or higher carbon footprint. Instead, this should be a collaboration to accelerate the progress that we all need to ensure that we can contribute with healthy, safe and accessible seafood seafood for the people of the world.*

After all, what are we competing over? The future of the planet? No thanks. I’d much rather we work together and collaborate to find solutions to challenges that are much bigger than one company can possibly tackle alone. We have everything to gain when we collaborate, and everything to lose when we don’t.

The time is now - we need to act.

*within competition rules of course!

Next: Our sustainability ambitions

Collaboration and transparency. Two words that are easy to say but difficult to put into practice. At the same time, every year they become more meaningful together with the progress that we make across our sustainability journey.

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