Sustaining the Norwegian seafood sector growth by limiting its environmental footprint

As a leading producer of feed ingredients from sustainable marine and aquaculture sources, we recognize that our value chain is deeply connected to a nexus of environmental, social, and governance topics.

The business implications of these topics are driven by sustainability megatrends such as climate change, food scarcity, water availability, resource limitation, biodiversity decline, and population growth. Billions of people rely on oceans for their livelihood and food source, and simultaneously there is a need to conserve and sustainably use ocean resources at all levels. Value creation lies in solutions that sit at the convergence of global productivity and addressing these pressing sustainability challenges. Innovative solutions that support economic growth, secure food supplies, address adverse environmental impacts, promote human rights and fair labor standards and provide both safe and healthy products to end consumers create enduring value.

The United Nations established the sustainable development goals (SDGs), a universal set of 17 goals, targets and indicators designed to shape corporate agendas and political policies in relation to a broad range of social, environmental and economic development issues. Private sector contribution to achieve this ambitious goal is critical. As such, ScanBio aligns our corporate activities to several of the SDGs in an effort to unlock value creation opportunities while practicing good corporate citizenship.

ScanBio accomplishes this by tracking key environmental key performance indicators. Collectively, the production framework aligns with four SDGs: Zero Hunger, Responsible Consumption and Production, Climate Action, and Life Below Water. Beyond the sustainable production framework, ScanBio is committed to responsible business growth that support SDGs such as Affordable and Clean Energy, and Decent Work and Economic Growth.

Managing seafood industry environmental footprint

Affordable and clean energy

ScanBio is dedicated to supporting developments in energy efficiency. In 2017, we invested in new energy-efficient equipment for our factory facilities, and by 2019, these improvements reduced energy use by 3.5 Gigawatt hours compared to baseline energy usage in 2015 for that facility.

Responsible consumption and production

A sustainable production framework guides ScanBio’s fish oil and protein business and day-to-day operations. After fisheries harvest salmon and whitefish fillet, ScanBio uses excess fish cuts to create our valued products. Our process transforms supplier waste streams into marine protein concentrate, hydrolysed meal, and fish oil, which find use as animal feeds, in leather industry and as alternative energy sources.

Climate action

In 2019, ScanBio began measuring company-wide greenhouse gas emissions in alignment with the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol Corporate Standard.

100% of ScanBio’s GHG emissions in 2019 were controlled direct emissions (Scope 1), with 8,103 metric tonnes biogenic emissions, 11,592 metric tonnes Scope 1 emissions, and 50 metric tonnes indirect (Scope 2) emissions.  Moving forward, ScanBio aims to use our emissions inventory to inform the development of new programs to reduce emissions.

Life below water

ScanBio is continuously reevaluating the sustainability of our operations by reducing facility water consumption, revising fishery oversight practices, and other initiatives.