Sustainability Report

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  • Environmental
  • Fish Escapes
  • Fish Mortality
  • Antibiotic Use
  • Sea Lice Counts
  • Sea Lice Treatments
  • Non-Medicinal Methods
  • Wildlife Interactions
  • Use of Marine Ingredients in Feed
  • Certifications & Environmental Licenses
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  • Compliance
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Interaction with the Community
  • Direct Labor
  • R&D Investment
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Fish Mortality at in

Fish mortality is a key measure used to evaluate fish health during production. We have chosen to measure mortality using a 12 month rolling mortality rate. This measure calculates mortality for the last 12 months (January – December) as a proportion of the estimated number of fish in the sea in the last month of the year (adjusted for harvest and mortalities).

It is calculated as:

12 months rolling mortality=(total # of mortalities in sea last 12 months - total # of culled fish due to illness or similar and not in harvest figures)x100
(closing # of fish in sea + total # of mortalities in last 12 months + total # harvested fish in last 12 months + total # of culled fish in sea)
Atlantic Salmon
Coho Salmon
Rainbow Trout

The benefit of a 12-month rolling rate is that seasonal variations are eliminated.

Fish Escapes at in

As a member of GSI we are working to minimize the number of escapes, however despite our best efforts there is the risk of fish escapes as a consequence of bad weather, predation or possible human errors.

The number of fish escapes is shown as the net number following recapture from January to December.

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Date of incident Species name No. of fish escaped (after net recapture) Freshwater or Seawater Reasons identified for escape Details of mitigation strategy/corrective actions

The numbers expressed above are the final number of fish escapes following each escape incident. Please note, in some cases this number may differ from the numbers submitted to the Chilean authorities, which have to be provided by law within 24hr of the incident and are estimates before final numbers are known.

Antibiotic Use at in

As an industry, it is our priority to reduce the use of antibiotics, and we hope to show our progress here via the GSI Sustainability Report. As farmers we have a responsibility to ensure a sanitary environment, and protect the health and welfare of the fish under our management. At times, this means we have to use antibiotics to ensure the health of our fish, in the same way we as people use antibiotics to fight off illness. We only ever use antibiotics following the direction of a veterinary prescription, and they are only used under close instruction from certified fish health professionals.

Antibiotic use has been calculated as number of treatments over entire production cycle.

Number of treatments over entire production cycle

This figure has been calculated as a company average for the species farmed in this region.

Due to differences in regional treatment regulations and practices, inter-regional comparisons of antibiotic use should be avoided. The Sustainability Report can however be used to track company progress over time.

All GSI member companies run regular verification checks to ensure that medicine residues are below the limits set by food safety authorities.

Sea Lice Count at in

Sea lice are a naturally occurring parasite found throughout the world’s oceans and on many species of fish, and have a detrimental effect on the health and welfare of the infected fish, and can reduce productivity of the farm. Controlling sea lice levels is a priority for all GSI members.

There are currently no sea lice in this region. This has been calculated as the average no. of motile (all pre-adults and all adults) lice per month. This has been calculated as the average no. of total adult lice per month (mobiles and gravid females). This has been calculated as the average number of adult female lice per month. This has been calculated as the average no. of adult female lice per month This has been calculated as the average no. of adult female lice per month. This has been calculated as the average no. of total adult lice per month (mobiles and gravid females). Sealice are found on some wild white fish, however they don't attach to King salmon. This has been calculated as the average no. of adult female lice per month. This has been calculated as the average no. of adult female lice per month.

    The national sea lice limit set by is:

    *species = Lepeoptheirus salmonis Caligus rogercresseyi Lepeoptheirus salmonis Lepeoptheirus salmonis Lepeoptheirus salmonis Lepeoptheirus salmonis Lepeoptheirus salmonis

    Where no data appears, the sea lice count is 0.

    Sea Lice Treatments at in

    If sea lice levels approach the advised limits, fish are treated with licensed medicines, and it is important we measure the amount used.

    The amount of treatment used is calculated as the amount of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) used (in grams) per tonne of fish produced (LWE).

    As there are currently no sea lice in this region, no treatments are used. As there are currently no sea lice in this region, no treatments are used.

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    Medicinal In-bath Treatments

    Species g API per tonne

    Medicinal In-feed Treatments

    Species g API per tonne

    We use only licensed medicines, prescribed and supervised by authorized fish health professionals.

    Sea lice treatments in-bath are not permitted in Canada.

    *At this point in time data is not available for this metric. For more information please contact the company directly.‎

    Non-Medicinal Methods at in

    Non-medicinal approaches can also be used to combat sea lice. Many of these approaches are still in development, but it is hoped that over time these can be used more commonly, reducing the need for medicinal treatments.

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    Method Continuing use

    Many non-medicinal approaches are still in the trial phase and cannot be shared publically.

    Wildlife Interactions at in

    Protecting the ecosystems in which we operate is integral to how we manage our businesses, and we are committed to reducing negative wildlife interactions through responsible management. Despite our efforts, some wildlife can die as a result of interacting with our farms.

    This has been calculated as: Total number of interactions divided by the total number of sites from January to December each year.

    Birds

    Accidental Mortalities Intentional Mortalities

    Mammals

    Accidental Mortalities Intentional Mortalities

    All GSI members respect national regulations related to wildlife interactions.

    *At this point in time data is not available for this metric. For more information please contact the company directly.‎

    Use of Marine Ingredients in Feed at in

    The ratios, one for fishmeal and another for fish oil, calculate the dependency on forage fisheries through an assessment of the quantity of live fish from small pelagic fisheries required to produce the amount of fishmeal or fish oil needed to produce a unit of farmed salmon.

    The calculation uses the ASC’s calculation for forage fish dependency ratio.

    Fishmeal
    Dependency ratio
    Fish Oil
    Dependency ratio

    This information has been sourced from the company feed providers.

    Certifications and Environmental Licenses at in

    As part of the GSI’s ongoing commitment to greater transparency, and continuous improvements in their sustainability performance, all GSI members are committed to work towards having 100% of their farms ASC certified by 2020. Alongside this commitment, each of the members has already achieved, or is working towards a number of additional industry certifications. We view these certifications as a means to benchmark our progress, and also to ensure we are continuing to work to the highest possible standard.

    Please click on the link below to find out more about this company’s certifications and environmental licenses:

    Compliance at in

    Salmon farming is a highly regulated industry and all companies must act in accordance with local laws and regulations. Unfortunately at times there are situations which result in non-compliances or breeches of these regulations and remedial action is required.

    Here we are reporting on the total number of non-compliances resulting in fines (USD) from January to December.

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    Type of non-compliance No. of non-compliances Total monetary value (USD) of fines imposed Notes: type of case

    This information covers all non-compliances related to environmental, social, product and food safety regulations which resulted in fines.

    Occupational Health and Safety at in

    Health and safety performance is a key measure of a company’s duty of care, and we aim to ensure high levels of occupational health and safety for all employees.

    Fatalities
    No. of fatalities of workers and contractors working at company premises between January – December
    Lost Time Injury Rate
    No. of injuries at work and work-related, including fatalities, leading to unfitness for work and absence from the next working day or working shift between January – December. Calculated as: (Total number of lost time injuries/total number of working hours) x 1,000,000
    Absence Rate
    All absence related to ones own personal health. Calculated as: Total number of absent days / Total work days

    *At this point in time data is not available for this metric. For more information please contact the company directly.‎

    Interaction with the Community at in

    Our local operations actively engage with the local community and stakeholders to ensure we become part of the community and support their development.

    To highlight our commitment to working with local communities, please find below some examples of the interactions we have.

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    No. of interactions Community group involved Notes of type of engagement

    This information is an example of the types of community interactions we have and does not cover all interactions.

    The examples provided above cover only those interactions where there is formal evidence of meaningful engagement (for example meeting agenda or meeting minutes). For more information on the company’s community engagement please visit their website.

    * At this point in time data is not available for this metric. For more information please contact the company directly.

    Direct Labor Count at in

    GSI member company operations cover many regions, and their employees are a diverse group in terms of both culture and their form of work. Nevertheless, all GSI member companies share a common set of core values that promote fair treatment and safe working conditions for all employees across all their operations.

    Direct labor is calculated as full-time permanent employees per calendar year.

    R&D Investment at in

    GSI recognizes the importance of investing in R&D as an opportunity to learn new and innovative knowledge and tools that will help improve our farming operations, reduce possible operational risks and ensure continuous progress towards sustainable salmon farming.

    Please click on the link below to find out more about this company’s commitment to R&D:

    Importance of Salmon in

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    2015 Sustainability Report published: April 28, 2016
    2014 Sustainability Report (2013 & 2014 data) published: June 5, 2015