Cargill Aqua Nutrition Sustainability Report 2018
By living up to our vision and engaging employees, we are making sustainability part of our culture and everyday practice.
Sustainability is deeply embedded in our vision and the way we do business. Healthy seafood is needed in larger quantities to feed growing populations, and we aim to lead the transformation towards sustainable seafood production and healthy oceans.
To deliver on our promise of healthy seafood for future generations, we commit to support the sustainable growth of the global aquaculture industry through a value chain approach to sustainability, which broadens the perspective of sustainability beyond the direct impact of its operations and into the wider societal impacts.
Highlights from the 2018 report include:
More than $10 million annual R&D investment plus partnerships drive sustainability
Cargill invests more than $10 million per year in research and development to supply the nutrition fish need, including responsibly sourced feed ingredients. We also work with our suppliers to support development against our sustainability goals and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. As a result, 100% of the soy used in Norway and Scotland was certified ProTerra and 32.3% of our marine ingredients were sourced from trimmings and fishery waste. In 2018, Cargill also continued collaborations with suppliers to achieve IFFO RS certified factories and MSC-certified fisheries.
Globally, Cargill sourced 43% of its marine ingredients from MSC-certified fisheries—as shown by our initiative with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to study the sustainability and management of the wild fish stocks from which Cargill sources. Cargill hopes to continue the collaboration with WWF in pursuit of the company’s 2025 goal to source all marine ingredients from MSC-certified fisheries.
Reduced Environmental Footprint – 5.6% reduction in GHG emissions
Compared to 2017, Cargill reduced its Scope 1&2 GHG emissions by 5.6% per tonne feed made and freshwater used to make the feed by 14.8%.
Cargill’s innovation team also enabled shrimp farmers to reduce feed waste in ponds, which enhances water quality, and to improve feed efficiency and growth, by introducing extruded feed to the shrimp market. While most of the shrimp industry today uses pelleted feed, extruded feed provides better quality and nutrient availability to unlock productivity improvements. In 2018, Cargill invested $70 million to open the world's most modern shrimp feed plant in Ecuador, which produces AQUAXCEL™ extruded shrimp feed.
Fish Health – feeds specifically designed to promote fish health without medicines made up 18.3% of total salmon feed sales
Cargill focuses on helping farmers succeed and this starts with optimal nutrition that drives fish well-being, healthy growth and better disease management. Almost 98% of Cargill’s total salmon feeds sold in 2018 contained no antibiotics.
Learn more about our Aqua Nutrition Sustainability Report
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