Global Salmon Initiative Launches Sustainability Report
June 5, 2015
The Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) today launched its inaugural Sustainability Report at the Economist’s World Ocean Summit 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal. (full GSI press release)
The landmark report showcases key environmental and social data across all 14 GSI member companies. This is the first time a global food sector has collectively reported on sustainability performance indicators in such a transparent manner
“GSI recognises the full potential of what can be achieved by working together. Collaboration such as this truly has the capacity to drive change at both the environmental and social level and this report highlights how far they’ve come,” said Chris Ninnes, ASC’s CEO.
“The launch of GSI’s Sustainability Report demonstrates the group’s leadership in creating greater transparency across the aquaculture sector. It is a remarkable achievement that they have developed this collective reporting platform, and we strongly encourage other production sectors and platforms to follow suit,” said Piers Hart, Global Lead for Aquaculture at WWF.
The launch of the Sustainability Report represents a major accomplishment for the GSI, and will be critical for reporting against many of their objectives. The online Sustainability Report includes data on:
- Key environmental and social indicators for each GSI member
- Progress towards GSI’s goal of achieving Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification across all farms by 2020
- The efficiency of farmed salmon as a responsible and healthy source of protein.
“Today at the World Ocean Summit, global leaders are discussing the potential role aquaculture can play in improving the world’s economic growth. Through the launch of the Sustainability Report, we are able to show how farmed salmon represents a viable solution for economic opportunity, balanced with sustainable operations and improved environmental performance,” said Jon Hindar, GSI Co-Chair and CEO of Cermaq.
The report provides data for all GSI members in the following areas: fish escapes, fish mortality, antibiotic use, sea lice levels, sea lice treatments, wildlife interactions, use of marine ingredients in feed, compliance, occupational health and safety, and interactions with the local community.
The full report can be viewed here.