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Driving sustainability through greater transparency and cooperation

Photo of Amy Firth Editor: Amy Firth 2nd May 2017
Benchmark is proud to support the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) which aims to drive industry-wide improvements in sustainability through greater transparency and cooperation, and raise the bar in industry performance.

Key highlights from the report include:

  • 4 years' (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016) worth of data across 14 key environmental and social indicators
  • This year's report has been independently audited - raising the bar even higher on industry transparency
  • 25% of GSI farms are now ASC certified (114 GSI farms)
  • The continuing relative environmental advantage of farmed salmon over other protein sources
  • Responsible use of marine ingredients thanks to innovations in feed resources and improvements in feed conversion ratios
  • GSI members provide positive contributions to local communities - employing almost 20,000 people globally
"By agreeing to work pre-competitively to mitigate environmental impacts, the GSI will help push the entire industry towards sustainability at a much quicker rate than would otherwise be possible. "

Jason Clay, Senior Vice President of Market Transformation, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

The Global Salmon Initiative (GSI), formed in 2012, was established by leading CEOs from around the world who share a vision of providing a healthy and sustainable source of protein to feed a growing population, while minimising their environmental footprint, and continuing to improve their social contribution.

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Gsi Sustainability Report 2016 Infographic Copy 2

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