Mowi was ranked the most sustainable protein producer for the third year in a row by Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index. The report, now in its fourth edition, assesses 60 of the largest listed global meat, dairy and aquaculture companies on ten environmental, social and governance themes aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Overall, Mowi scored 81 out of 100 and was rated “Industry Best” against many of the criteria aligned to the SDGs including greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation and biodiversity, use of antibiotics, animal welfare, working conditions, food safety and governance.
“This shows again that Mowi is at the forefront of sustainable food production. I am proud and humbled to lead a company and an organization that is a recognized leader in sustainable food production. Importantly, the index highlights that aquaculture and salmon farming is part of the solution toward shifting to a green economy,” Mowi CEO, Ivan Vindheim, said.
Focus on aquaculture
The 2021 report found that aquaculture companies, primarily salmon companies, continue to perform better than animal protein producers on all risk factors, especially deforestation and biodiversity and antibiotics. On average, aquaculture also shows the most improvement year-on-year, demonstrating the sector’s focus on managing its sustainability risks versus its land-based peers. Companies headquartered in Europe are paying more attention to deforestation and antibiotic risks, making them the strongest performing region. In fact, Mowi is joined in the top five ranked companies by fellow aquaculture companies Grieg Seafood ASA and Lerøy Seafood Group ASA, both headquartered in Norway, who are ranked 2nd and 4th respectively.
Check here Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index.