Nutrition Business Journal (NBJ) has awarded Aker BioMarine its 2014 Business Achievement Award for Sustainability. This is the second NBJ award for the company and the first time an omega-3 company has been recognized in the “Sustainability” category.
“Sustainability and ethics are often integral to the companies in our industry,” said John Bradley, Editor-in-Chief, NBJ. “But even in that crowded landscape, Aker BioMarine stands out for its extensive efforts and deeply held beliefs when it comes to sustainability.”
Since its inception, Aker BioMarine has been fully committed to the sustainable harvest of krill and operating its fisheries under full transparency. The company has built what it considers the most appropriate infrastructure for harvesting krill and addresses sustainability on several different fronts, from third party research to environmental partnerships to technological developments.
“We are ecstatic to have been awarded NBJ’s 2014 Sustainability award,” said Marte Haabeth Grindaker, Sustainability Manager, Aker BioMarine. “We believe Aker BioMarine should be held up as the example of what a sustainable fishery should look like, especially since ours is one of the most sustainable fisheries in the world.”
As a leading supplier of krill-derived products to the consumer health and wellness and animal nutrition markets, Aker BioMarine believes it has a responsibility to all stakeholders involved to make sure it operates sustainably. Beyond the general operating requirements dictated by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) – the authority that regulates krill harvesting – the company has taken several extra voluntary steps to responsibly utilize the krill it catches.
Aker BioMarine is also proud of its work with the World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF-Norway) and other environmental non-government organizations (NGOs). Most recently, the company helped form the Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund, a first-of-its-kind partnership between industry, academia and NGOs operating in Antarctica.
As the first and only krill harvester certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) for sustainability and 100% traceability, Aker BioMarine continues to do its part to ensure the future of the krill fishery at large. In fact, it was recently re-certified by MSC earlier this month. MSC’s standards are considered some of the strongest in the world for environmentally sustainable fishing.
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Aker BioMarine is a leading supplier of krill-derived products to the consumer health and wellness and animal nutrition markets. Aker BioMarine is dedicated to the sustainable harvest of krill and development of krill-derived products. The company supplies biomarine ingredients through a 100% traceable supply chain. Aker BioMarine is the only krill harvester that has been awarded the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Certification.
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