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ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Salmon farmers and suppliers in Chile are now heavily focused on environmental sustainability

Salmon farmers and suppliers in Chile are now heavily focused on environmental sustainability
The Siliconreview
26 Febuary, 2021

Salmon farmers in Chile are addressing the rise in demand for consumer’s corporate environmental stewardship. This trend was furthermore accelerated when Covid hit. Various suppliers and salmon farmers have come together to make an announcement regarding the changes they want to make to their operations so that it becomes sustainable. Companies like Multiexport Foods, Badinotti Group, and Salmones Camanchaca have shown their support for the new effort. Salmones Camanchaca has signed a two-year agreement with BioMar and Skretting to supply fish feed. According to the agreement, the companies will proactively work together to improve the management of social and environmental risks associated with their respective value chain.

Some of the core targets that the companies wish to highlight are reduce greenhouse emissions, formulate an appropriate diet that aligns with global vision, make complete use of renewable resources, and implement a new lifecycle analysis model to reduce the environmental impact. Skretting and BioMar have decided to establish stringent deadlines, KPIs, and specific targets along with accreditations. Alfredo Tello, Sustainability Manager of Salmones Camanchaca, has stated that producing feed plays an important role in the environmental and social footprint of salmon farming. This is mainly due to the fact that it involves a wide range of supply chains and raw materials.