We are committed to continuous improvement across our operations through the implementation of third-party sustainability certifications including the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and Best Aquaculture Practice (BAP) certification programs. We choose to implement certifications at each of our sites based on criteria including alignment with our business values, customer requirements and consumer awareness.
Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is an independent, not‐for‐profit organisation founded in 2010 by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH). The ASC work to promote best practice aquaculture globally and aim for a world where everyone has access to responsibly sourced seafood. The salmon standard is made up of 154 indicators addressing issues and impacts to provide consumers with an assurance they are purchasing salmon from farms that manage their environment and social impact to the highest standards.
Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)
Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) is a comprehensive third-party aquaculture certification program that covers environmental and social responsibility, animal welfare, food safety and traceability in a voluntary certification program for aquaculture facilities. The BAP program encompasses the entire production chain, from hatcheries and feed mills to farms and processing plants. The BAP program was established in 2002 by the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) to encourage the use of responsible aquaculture practices for a variety of species, including salmon.