Skretting Sustainability Report 2022

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Our sustainability ambitions going forward

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.

This report is our most transparent yet. There are a number of parameters that we are reporting for the first time ever, either because we now have the ability to report on those numbers, or because we simply believe that it is the right thing to do to share our journey - even the markers that we are not so proud of.

We have again invited customers, suppliers, certification bodies and other partners to share with us their vision on what sustainability means to them, including reflections on different realities per region and species. Why do we do this? Because reaching our targets is not something that we can do alone, and we need collaboration across the entire value chain. 

In this report, we not only elaborate the progress that we’ve made, but also on the challenges that we face, areas where we’re not doing so well, and also the opportunities that we can embrace. Environmental impact and reducing the carbon footprint is a prominent focus, but decisions shouldn’t be taken just based on a footprint value. Sustainability is so much more than that.

For example, what happens if an ingredient comes with a higher footprint (because it hasn’t scaled up yet), but helps us to find solutions to other impacts that are not measured by the carbon footprint, such as biodiversity loss? We need to look at the different trade-offs and take decisions based on a multi impact approach rather than only a number.

We still need to look at the different trade-offs and take decisions based on a multi-impact approach rather than only a number
Jorge Diaz, Sustainability Manager, Skretting

Reducing our environmental footprint also needs to be done with a strong focus on creating a positive social impact in our supply chain.

We have also included more views from several of Skretting’s colleagues in our report this year. Through them, we’re sharing the work and commitment of our close to 4,000 colleagues spread across the world. It’s through each one of us that we can make progress on our sustainability efforts.

I’m very proud of this report, but I understand that not everyone will read the entire thing. For those of you who won’t, here are some links to parts that I encourage you to read over everything else!

Jorge’s unmissable parts of the report!

The different views and inputs from a number of our stakeholders

passing the mic

Our increased transparency on the use of ingredients for our global operations through the Ocean Disclosure Project

ingredient deep dive

The appointment of our Supplier Sustainability Manager to build a closer relationship and better overview of the environmental and social impact on our supply chain

procurement milestones

Next: The context that we operate in

Not only do fish, shrimp and other wild-caught and farmed aquatic foods provide more than 3 billion people with at least 20% of their animal protein, the high nutritional profile, considerable species diversity and abundance of these so-called “blue foods” mean they are also ideally-positioned to help establish resilient and sustainable global food systems.

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