Welfare is essential
Good for the environment = good for the fish
In fish farming, the well-being of the fish is of paramount importance to ensure a high-quality product. Furthermore, the health of the fish is directly linked to sustainable and environmentally friendly operations.
In other words, what's good for the environment is good for the fish, which again leads to a better end product.
This holistic approach to fish farming which not only considers the fish cage and its immediate surroundings, but the whole ecosystem in which it is located, is core to our philosophy. From roe to dinner plate, our processes ensure the best possible conditions for producing high-quality salmon and trout. Clean water, the best nutriment, spacious cages and consistently good hygiene leads to healthy and happy fish without the need for medication.
To further ensure the quality of our fish products, we have developed the following quality control processes:
- The authorities check that the regulations are complied with, in addition to ensuring that the fish health is approved according to Norwegian regulations. The fish farmers' own control systems also ensure that quality is optimized.
- Harvesting and packing stations and carriers are responsible for maintaining top quality all the way to market.
- Seaborn monitors all stages of the process. It is our responsibility to ensure that our customers are satisfied. Finally, the customer decides whether the fish meets their expectations, which is the crucial test.
- A traceability system and a certificate of quality enable everyone to check each stage of the value chain.
- Food safety can be documented all the way from the parent fish throughout the entire value chain for every one of Seaborn's deliveries.
ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE IMPACT
The environmental impact and our climate footprint is a high priority for Seaborn. The ocean is an essential ecosystem that we must protect, therefore it is important to provide quality food with a lower climate footprint
Seaborn has defined a corporate sustainability strategy that outlines our concrete goals. By working systematically with these goals, we can reduce our climate footprint and our impact on the environment.
Our ambition is that Seaborn shall promote a sustainable and transparent seafood value chain. We are conscious of our environmental footprint and are committed to do our part to ensure that future generations may benefit from a pristine environment as we do today. We must be the driving force backwards to our producers and forward to our customers.
We have conducted a materiality assessment to map our focused sustainability topics that is of great importance to Seaborn and our key stakeholders. Read our sustainability report (2021) below to get more information about prioritized areas, and where we can have greatest impact going forward.
Some of our sustainability measures are summarized below:
- We are in a process of requesting detailed data from our suppliers, enabling us to have a better overview of our indirect impact
- We are focusing on Scope 3 in our climate accounting, including more relevant categories
- We aim to use direct transport routes, avoiding unnecessary stops at terminals between destinations
- We strive to limit road transport, opting for rail and sea transport whenever possible.
- We use a unique, environmentally friendly plastic for all of our packed products. This renewable material is green polyethylene made partly from plants, such as sugarcane. It has a considerably lower CO2 footprint compared to regular plastic. Our aim is to use more environmentally friendly packaging for all of our products going forward. (Take a look here at our CO2 calculator for this type of plastic)
Read more about our sustainability work her: download our sustainability report for 2021: