Veramaris’ first sustainable development report sets foundations for growth
With Veramaris’ algal oil having secured market acceptance, the company now turns its focus towards growth, operational efficiency, and climate action.
Delft, Netherlands, 21 June 2023 – Veramaris has just released its first sustainable development report to provide an update on its sustainability journey and showcase algal oil as a reliable and renewable source of Omega-3 (EPA & DHA) for aquafeed. This is especially timely as farmers revisit Omega-3 feed specifications to improve animal health, quality, and farm productivity, while fish oil supplies face uncertainty due to reduced forage fisheries quotas and the risk of a powerful El Nino on the horizon.
“No genuine growth can come without efforts to improve our own sustainability. I believe our responsibility as a forward-thinking company is to do better ourselves, while helping others do better, too,” says Gertjan de Koning, CEO of Veramaris.
Structured around six UN Sustainable Development Goals, the report includes Veramaris’ first greenhouse gas emissions statement. This is in addition to the actions already being taken to ensure the company’s Science Based Target commitment is reached by 2030.
The report also provides updates on the company’s value chain marketing efforts, which involve collaborating with partners to reduce marine dependency and ensure the health and nutritional quality of farm-raised seafood.
Working with supply chain partners, Veramaris has shown how algal oil can be used to control Omega-3 content in farmed salmon, creating value by ensuring maximum product quality and offering consumers an excellent source of Omega-3. Leading retailers are already making algal oil part of their ESG communication.
More details about Veramaris’ sustainability commitment and progress are available in the full report here:
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Veramaris is expanding access to sustainable Omega-3 that’s rich in both EPA & DHA with the world’s first ASC-MSC-certified microalgae oil for fish and shrimp feed.
From our headquarters in Delft, Netherlands to our advanced production facility in Blair, Nebraska, we collaborate with value chain partners to support the entire seafood industry in both creating and capturing value.
From the scientist to the shopper, Veramaris algal oil delivers confidence and ease of use to mitigate Omega-3 supply risk, and attain better performance, less waste, and higher quality seafood.
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