Feed group raises the sus­tain­abil­ity bar

Fish Farmer - - European News -

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.

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