Salmon companies at top of sustainable producers list

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Salmon producers have taken the top three places in a global listing of the most sustainable animal protein producers.

Mowi was ranked first for sustainability by the Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index for the fifth year in succession.

The company is joined in the top three ranked companies by fellow aquaculture businesses Lerøy Seafood Group ASA and Grieg Seafood ASA, both also based in Bergen, Norway.

The index is the most detailed assessment of the largest meat, dairy and farmed fish producers in the world.

Rankings for each of the 60 companies assessed are determined by a risk and opportunity score across environmental, social, and governance-related criteria including greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation and food safety.

Speaking about Mowi’s ranking on the Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index, CEO Ivan Vindheim said: “This shows again that Mowi is at the forefront of sustainable food production. I am proud and humbled to lead an organisation that is a recognised leader in sustainable food production.”

Mowi has consistently scored at the top of the index since its inception, due to its robust policies on responsible sourcing, animal welfare, environmental sustainability and more.

Chief Sustainability and Technology Officer, Catarina Martins, added: “Our ultimate goal is to unlock the potential of the ocean to produce more food for a growing world population in a way that respects our planet, so we are extremely proud to be named the most sustainable protein producer and see our hard work recognised once again.”

The 2023 report found that aquaculture companies, primarily salmon companies, continue to perform better than land animal protein producers.

“Three Norwegian salmon companies (Mowi, Grieg and Lerøy) on top is impressive and reinforces the recognition of Norwegian salmon farming as frontrunners on sustainability,” Martins said.

 

 

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