Jorge Diaz appointed as Skretting’s sustainability manager
Stavanger, Norway-based aquaculture nutrition company Skretting has promoted Jorge Diaz to the role of sustainability manager.
Diaz joined Skretting as communications manager in Chile in 2015 and was promoted to brand director in 2018, where he Jorge worked with former Skretting Sustainability Manager Trygve Berg Lea. In his new position, Diaz will focus on identifying, understanding, and mitigating environmental, social, and governance risks, working across every area of the company’s business as well as with external stakeholders ”to deliver on our sustainability ambitions and those of our likeminded customers and partners,” according to the company.
“Skretting is continuously bringing innovative solutions to support the growth of global aquaculture and we’re proud of what we’ve achieved to date. But the sustainability agenda is evolving faster than ever before, which in turn means that we need to further adapt, do more and do better,” Diaz said in a press release. “Skretting is a large, international company with a crucial role to play in providing sustainable food solutions for all. We believe in taking responsibility; It’s not in our nature to shy away from the difficult dilemmas that we face today or from those that may come tomorrow in any one of the regions in which we operate. This means we must be transparent, identify where there’s room for improvement, learn, share, and then – because no one can do this alone – collaborate with our value chain.”
Diaz will operate in line with the new sustainability agenda recently released by Skretting’s parent company, Nutreco. Its Sustainability Roadmap 2025 has set three pillars of health and welfare, climate and circularity, and good citizenship as its top priorities.
“Our planet is under a huge amount of pressure, and generating enough healthy, safe, and sustainable food to support the world’s growing population is an incredible challenge directly linked to our value chain,” Diaz said. “At Skretting, we are optimistic and ambitious in our sustainability journey and I look forward to working with all my Skretting colleagues towards our purpose of ‘Feeding the Future.’ With their support, together with customers, suppliers, and partners, we can drive the journey towards even more sustainable aquaculture.”
Skretting, one of the largest global players in the aquafeed business, has production facilities in 19 countries on five continents, and manufactures and delivers feeds from hatch to harvest for more than 60 species, producing more than two million metric tons of feed annually. Skretting was the first aquaculture feed company in the world to report on sustainability – a commitment that it introduced more than 20 years ago, according to the company.
“Today, thanks to the considerable expansion and advancement of these endeavors, sustainability is a core focus and embedded in the culture throughout the business,” it said.
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