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Cermaq’s sustainability report 2020 – a year impacted by the pandemic

Transparency has always been important to Cermaq, and that is why we were pioneers in sustainability reporting in our industry, and for more than 10 years have had our GRI report reviewed by external auditors. The GRI-report covers 40 indicators, of which 13 are customized to address aquaculture specific areas.


GSI sustainability report launched today.

Cermaq, being an active partner in the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI), proudly shares the GSI press release on the launch of the sustainability report. The report includes data 14 sustainability metrics across 40% of global farmed salmon industry.


Lars Galtung appointed Global Director of Communication and Sustainability at Cermaq

Sustainability is more important than ever, and Cermaq is now strengthening its organization to raise the bar and drive this work with even greater impact. Lars Galtung will take on the responsibility when communication and sustainability  functions are combined in one department.


“Nowhere to land, nowhere to sell” - closing ports and supply chains to illegal fishing

Cermaq proudly supports today’s joint statement from five of the most influential industry and multi-stakeholder platforms in the seafood sector calling for action to combat the scourge of illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing.


Suppliers to salmon industry lead the way to end deforestation in Brazil

The Brazilian soy suppliers to the salmon industry, CJ Selecta, Caramuru and Imcopa, will implement a 100 percent deforestation free soybean value chain with 2020 as their cut-off date. No soy grown on land deforested after this deadline will be traded.


CEOs of world’s leading seafood companies commit to time-bound goals for a healthy ocean

8 December 2020 – For the first time in the history of seafood production, ten of the largest seafood companies in the world have committed to a set of time-bound and measurable goals that will ensure the industry becomes more sustainable. The goals are the result of four years of dialogues through the science-industry initiative Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship (SeaBOS). 


Cermaq supports the Ocean Panel – we give it 100%

The Ocean Panel confirms the great potential for increased food production through aquaculture. Food production in the ocean can increase six-fold by 2050 by putting sustainability at the heart of ocean management. Cermaq is ready to deliver to support the achievement of the goals for sustainable development.


Cermaq aims to improve fish health and welfare with iFarm

By using artificial intelligence and machine learning, Cermaq will be able to identify each fish in a net pen, allowing for targeted health interventions if required and individualized health records for each individual fish. The iFarm five-year project is the first of its kind and will allow for an individualized fish approach to salmon farming. Now, the first fish have been transferred in Cermaq’s iFarm. 


Cermaq and many other business leaders from more than 100 countries pledge support for multilateralism as the United Nations turns 75

UN is critical to achieve global transformation needed to achieve the SDGs. That is why Cermaq engages in the UN and in particular the GC action platform for ocean industries, says CEO Geir Molvik, .