Marine Harvest recognized for climate change work


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
October 10, 2013

Marine Harvest on Friday announced it achieved a position of leadership with regard to the quality of climate change data it has submitted through the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).

The achievement was announced in the CDP Nordic 260 Climate Change Report 2013, which tracks how the world’s largest listed companies are acting in response to changing climate. Marine Harvest took part in CDP’s climate change program, designed to enable management of greenhouse gas emissions and the risks and opportunities associated with climate change, at the request of its investors.

High scores indicate the provision of robust climate data and a good understanding of climate change related issues affecting the company.

Aquaculture provides an important part of the solution on how to produce more food with lower CO2 emissions for an increasing world population.

“Global warming is unfortunately becoming part of everyday reality of all industries, and higher sea temperatures, acidification and rising sea level will affect Marine Harvest Group’s business directly,” said Alf-Helga Aarskog, CEO. “In going forward, the business community cannot disregard the fact that we need to spend our resources in the most energy efficient way.

“Choosing seafood for dinner before meat a couple times a week, is not only healthy, it is a simple way to reduce your climate footprint.

“Marine Harvest aims to be open and transparent on the footprint of our food production, both locally and globally. We see this award as an indication that our stakeholders appreciate the value of our open approach. That being said, we still have many areas to improve on in order to tackle the CO2 challenge, both as a company and as part of the aquaculture industry.”

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