Feed group raises the sustainability bar
DANISH feed group BioMar has reached four out of five of its sustainability goals for raw materials three years ahead of schedule, and it has now decided to raise the bar further and has set new targets for 2020.
The company’s Integrated Sustainability Report, which is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, looks at the role of traceability and data analytics in the future of sustainable aquaculture. Feed comprises about 80 per cent of the impact in raising fish.
In 2015, BioMar addressed the sustainability of its raw materials by setting targets for the use of certified products. These key performance indicators included 100 per cent certification of soy protein, krill and palm oil, and 70 per cent of all fish meal and fish oil. While soy remains on track to achieve its 2020 objective, all other ingredients have met or exceeded expectations. BioMar will now raise the bar on targets for fishmeal and fish oil to 80 per cent certified material by 2020.