Cargill releases Aqua Nutrition Sustainability Report 2023

Cargill has launched its 15th annual Aqua Nutrition Sustainability Report that highlights its continuous progress in making a positive impact from the centre of the aquaculture value chain.

Cargill releases Aqua Nutrition Sustainability Report 2023Cargill Aqua Nutrition has released its 2023 Sustainability Report. This is Cargill’s 15th year in reporting its continued progress in making a positive impact from the centre of the aquaculture value chain and building on its transparency on fundamental sustainability topics. In addition to detailed data about Cargill’s sustainability progress, the report includes many other examples of how the company is partnering with stakeholders from across global aquaculture to find answers to improve sustainability while growing this important industry.

“This past year has shown us the importance of continuing to improve ocean health as an industry. The global aquaculture sector is getting more complex as market dynamics, geopolitical factors and environmental conditions add uncertainty and disruption. From the cancellation of Peru’s main anchovy fishing season last year to the limited availability and rising costs of certain raw materials, we have rarely seen such turbulence. But we are supporting our customers through the uncertainty and partnering across the industry to address this for the future,” said Helene Ziv-Douki, President and Group Leader of Cargill Aqua Nutrition. 

Key highlights from Cargill’s 2023 report:
• Cargill is working with salmon farmers and suppliers to lower greenhouse gas emissions in the value chain, aiming to cut carbon emissions from its customers’ farmed salmon by at least 30% by 2030.
• In 2023, Cargill greatly expanded regenerative agricultural practices, capturing over 15,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalents, a significant increase from the 1,000 tonnes captured the previous year.
• To further its commitment to sustainable marine ingredients, Cargill supported the launch of the Fisheries Improvement Fund by Finance Earth and WWF. This initiative will help Cargill establish and fund more fishery improvement projects (FIPs) toward its goal of sourcing marine ingredients sustainably.
• Currently, 84% of Cargill’s marine ingredients across the group are sourced from certified supply chains or FIPs.
• Cargill continue to diversify its raw material sources and enhance sustainable feed production by increasing its use of alternative ingredients such as insect meal and algae oil. Additionally, Cargill’s developing improved feed packaging solutions to reduce plastic waste.
• Cargill’s FLOW technology reduces nutrient loss by coating feed pellets, cutting nutrient leakage into water by 50%.