Today, more and more people are turning to known ingredients and products that are result-driven and backed by science. And let’s not forget about sustainability. In fact, sustainability is becoming the prerequisite in doing business in the health and wellness sector, and it’s not targeted only towards human nutrition. Animal health and aquaculture are industries that also need to depend on science and sustainability to meet the demands of businesses and consumers alike around the world.
Quality Nutrition and Good Health for All
At Aker BioMarine, we check off all these boxes. As the leading krill ingredient company, we are committed to exploring the potential benefits of krill for human and animal health, and it all starts with our belief in a world where all should have access to quality nutrition and good health without compromising the future of our planet.
Superba Krill oil, Aker BioMarine’s flagship ingredient, has sustained success since its launch over 15 years ago, and today is the world’s leading krill oil ingredient brand. With our patented technologies and phospholipid concentration, no other krill oil ingredient on the market can match the core nutrient levels (phospholipids, omega-3, choline and astaxanthin) found in Superba Krill oil. Traditionally, interest for krill oil centered around heart health, however with research emerging on its benefits for healthy aging, muscle health, joint health, brain health and much more, we are excited about the future possibilities with Superba Krill oil.
In addition to our work in the nutraceuticals industry, we are committed the aqua feed sector. Krill is known today as a well-documented, natural, highly sustainable and a superior alternative ingredient to the traditional marine ingredients. We are pooling our scientific and practical understanding of fish species and marine ingredients to develop feed products that address key aquaculture challenges every day. We know that krill contributes to better growth, better survival, better fish welfare and better omega-3 content which is essential for the aquaculture industry.
And like humans, krill has many recognized health benefits for animals too. QRILL Pet is Aker BioMarine’s animal nutrition brand which focuses on pet health and well-being, aiming at keeping them healthy. It also carries the highest-ranking sustainability certificate (MSC) for marine ingredients. QRILL Pet delivers long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, marine proteins, choline, and the antioxidant astaxanthin.
Taking on global challenges and protecting our oceans
We take on global challenges every day and are committed to bringing positive changes to the industry. We understand that biodiversity, resource scarcity and climate change will impact and drive the future of the ocean. Creating long-term worth and success in a global fishery requires a business approach that values both opportunity and responsibility. We are not just harvesting krill in the Antarctic in a sustainable way — we are helping to improve the health of the oceans. That has been our mission since day one and will continue to be our goal as our business continues to grow and evolve to meet the needs of our partners around the world. We own and operate our entire value chain from catch to capsule so traceability and transparency are imperative to our business. Our integrity and standards are raising the bar in the dietary supplements industry globally.
We work closely with scientists, fishery managers and environmental NGOs and understand that cooperation between all these important stakeholders is imperative for our business and industry. We believe that our efforts, since day one, are part of the reason why our krill fishery is rated as the world’s most sustainable fishery by the Sustainable Fishery Partnership, an independent, non-profit organization responsible for the most up-to-date assessment of stocks and fisheries. Our commitment to Antarctic management is due to best practices, precautionary actions, and contributions to science and monitoring. It’s essential to protect ecosystems, reduce industrial footprints, and contribute to future healthy and sustainable nutrition systems.
The Road Forward
It has never been more important than now to make healthy nutrients available globally, for humans and animals alike, and we are excited to lead this conversation in the industry. As people around the world continue to live longer, healthy ingredients will become more and more relevant and companies like Aker BioMarine will need to push forward in a positive way. This comes down to innovation, research and development and science—all of which are moving within our company pipeline to help us uncover new opportunities.
And when it comes to sustainable Antarctic management, Aker BioMarine has taken a leadership position with future sustainability goals. As part of this sustainability strategy, Aker BioMarine has committed to ambitious goals by 2030 such as reducing CO2 emissions, through energy efficiency measures and technological advances which puts the company in the position to use the emerging CO2 friendly fuels.
And that is just the tip of the iceberg.