Mowi wins sustainability title for fourth time

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Mowi’s Sam Moffit holds an ASC certified salmon raised at his farm, Linnhe. 

Global salmon giant Mowi has been hailed as the most sustainable protein producer for the fourth year in succession.

The title was awarded by the Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index after carrying out a detailed assessment of the largest meat, dairy and farmed fish producers in the world.

The 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.

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 the award’s inception. The assessors have praised 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 2022 report found that aquaculture companies, primarily salmon companies, continue to perform better than land animal protein producers. In fact, Mowi is joined in the top four ranked companies by fellow aquaculture companies Grieg Seafood ASA and Lerøy Seafood Group ASA, both headquartered in Norway, who are ranked 2nd and 4th respectively.

Catarina Martins continued: “FAIRR’s methodology continues to evolve, and companies are expected to report more and show progress on more metrics than when the rating started five years ago, so it is becoming increasingly harder to be on ranked on the top.

“Three Norwegian salmon companies are amongst the top four from all the 60 companies benchmarked. This reinforces the recognition of Norwegian salmon farming as frontrunners on sustainability.”