Climate change is one of the biggest challenges we face as a society. Temperature increases are accelerating, producing extreme weather conditions that cause glaciers to melt and, thus, sea levels to rise. These climate conditions affect current generations, but will undoubtedly have a greater impact on future generations, so taking actions to reduce the consequences should be a priority for everyone.
The effects of climate change are also visible in all productive sectors, especially food. In particular, the aquaculturefish farming, is one of the most affected because this activity requires stable environmental conditions to ensure the proper growth and reproduction of the species.
The sustainability of aquaculture is threatened by changing and changing ocean conditions. Rising sea levels, rising temperatures or changes in sea salinity are some of the most obvious effects we have witnessed. This activity requires specific temperature ranges so that the reproduction and reproduction of the fish are carried out in the best conditions. An increase in temperature can be the cause thermal stresscan reduce fish growth and create more diseases due to the proliferation of invasive species.
In this scenario, it is important take actions to reduce these negative effects. At Mowi we have included sustainability in the entire value chain for more than 50 years to guarantee a circular economy, optimize the use of natural resources and limit the waste we generate. In this sense, we have been recognized as the ‘most responsible breeder in the world’ by the Coller Fairr index for the third year in a row.
Also, all our farms are certified by the most sought-after seals such as ASC (Aquaculture Steward Council) created by WWF and considered the most reliable in the world due to the high criteria of the award. This certification guarantees consumers that our salmon is raised in exceptional, friendly living conditions.
At Mowi we want to contribute to mitigating the effects of climate change. That is why we have a strong goal to reduce our total greenhouse gas emissions by 35% in 2030 and by 72% in 2050. To achieve this, we will adopt measures to make our supply chain more environmentally friendly.
Likewise, by 2025, 100% of our plastic packaging will be reusable, recycled or compostable and at least 25% of plastic packaging will be from recycled plastic content. In addition, by 2023, 100% of agricultural plastic equipment will be reused or recycled.
Climate change is the biggest challenge we face around the world and therefore it is necessary that all actors (society, companies and institutions) we will move to a sustainable economic model and adopt measures to guarantee a friendlier supply chain.