August 31, 2017
Cermaq: Robust sustainability performance in last quarter
Cermaq's quarterly sustainability results for April-June show low mortality level for the last 12 months, the salmon producer said.
The mortality level was 4.4 % in Norway, 5.9 % in Canada, and - ranging between three species - 3%-6.8% in Chile.
In Chile, there were two incidents of escape involving 47,500 fish. Both incidents were caused by holes in nets. Norway and Canada, on the other hand, reported no escapes.
has published quarterly sustainability results on key indicators related to fish health, environmental and social topics in its operations since the beginning of 2016.
"We believe a company which openly reports its results also has a better overview of risk and opportunities, a stronger basis for dialogue with stakeholders and a better ability to actually make progress on material topics," Wenche Grønbrekk, head of sustainability and risk in Cermaq, said.
The fish health performance in the second quarter was robust with no use of antibiotics in Norway, and significant reductions in Chile and Canada compared to the same period in 2016.
"Still, we aim for further reductions," Cermaq stated. "There was no use of treatment against sea lice in Norway and a significant reduction in Chile and Canada compared to the same quarter last year."
Cermaq's OHS performance continues to be strong. Absence rates are low, spanning from 4.6% in Norway to 1% in Canada. In addition, lost time injury rate was zero in Norway and in Canada, and six in Chile.