Cargill Aqua Nutrition Sustainability Report 2020
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 2020 report include:
Helping farmers succeed
Aquaculture producers worldwide hold one of the keys to meeting the increasing global demand for healthy seafood for a growing population. Our sustainability strategy is geared towards helping farmers produce more and use less of the world’s finite resources, while staying competitive in a fast-changing marketplace.
We work alongside farmers, providing core nutrition to help them see thriving growth and to promote health and welfare in their stocks. Cargill invests more than $10 million per year in research and development to supply the nutrition fish and shrimp need. Nearly a quarter of our salmon feeds sold support fish health and welfare and since 2015 we’ve seen a 79% reduction in active antibiotics sold in medicated salmon feeds.
Responsible sourcing, globally
We are working diligently to lessen the impact of our feeds, starting with the careful selection of raw materials through better feed efficiencies. Globally, Cargill sourced 35% of our marine ingredients from trimmings and fishery waste and 65% of our global soy was certified ProTerra, RTRS or organic-certified – 100% of the soy used in our salmon feeds was certified ProTerra, RTRS or organic-certified. In addition, we reduced Scope 1&2 GHGs by 32% per ton of salmon feed since 2017, exceeding our goal for this part of our business!
Looking to the future
The aquaculture industry is part of the solution to feed the world safely, responsibly and sustainably. Our sustainable aquaculture program, SeaFurther™ Sustainability, charts a bold new course to make aquaculture better for our planet – and helps ensure sustainable seafood can be available to all. We developed our SeaFurther program in 2020 with the goal of helping salmon farmers to set and achieve ambitious climate goals. This requires a concerted effort – from origin to consumer – and we are committed to working with our partners to build a better seafood industry and reduce its footprint. Together, we can reinvent what responsible aquaculture looks like. Learn more at SeaFurther™ Sustainability: Aquaculture
Learn more about our Aqua Nutrition Sustainability Report
Cargill Aqua Nutrition Sustainability Report 2019
The Cargill Aqua Nutrition Sustainability report 2019, constitutes the sustainability performance for the calendar year 2019.Download
Cargill Aqua Nutrition Sustainability Report 2018
The Cargill Aqua Nutrition Sustainability report 2018, constitutes the sustainability performance for the calendar year 2018.Download
Cargill Aqua Nutrition Sustainability Report 2017
The Cargill Aqua Nutrition Sustainability Report 2017, constitutes the sustainability performance for the calendar year 2017.Download
Cargill Aqua Nutrition Sustainability Report 2016
The Cargill Aqua Nutrition Sustainability Report 2016, constitutes the sustainability performance for the calendar year 2016.Download