London, United Kingdom – 4th April, 10:00 BST: The Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) is pleased to welcome Huon Aquaculture, a Tasmanian farmed salmon producer, as a member of the industry’s leading sustainability initiative. With the addition of Huon, GSI membership now includes 15 salmon farming companies alongside eight supply chain member companies. Together, the member companies are committed to advancing the sector’s environmental performance through greater transparency and cooperation.
“Sustainability is at the heart of Huon’s operations; it guides every step of production and processing, and we recognise how important this is to our stakeholders,” said Henrique Batista, CEO of Huon Aquaculture. “We join GSI with a commitment to engage in critical global dialogues on shared environmental challenges, participate in solutions-oriented technical discussions and contribute to industry-wide initiatives to improve environmental performance. This will further strengthen the sector’s resilience and commitment to responsible practices.”
Huon previously was a GSI member between 2014 and 2017, and under new management, now re-joins the initiative, demonstrating the company’s commitment to collaboration for continued sustainability improvements. Huon Aquaculture, founded in Tasmania’s rugged far south, is a vertically integrated company that produces and sells high-quality Atlantic salmon and rainbow trout products to domestic and international markets.
Huon Aquaculture is proudly operated by JBS Australia, which is part of JBS foods, the world’s largest food company and leading animal protein processor. “Responsibly-farmed salmon is one of the most sustainable animal protein sources and we look forward to sharing our learnings and expanding our knowledge through GSI.” added Batista.
“Farmed salmon has a great story to tell as a contributor to healthy, sustainable and climate-resilient diets,” said Sophie Ryan, GSI CEO. “In Tasmania, Huon is a major contributor to the local economy and is committed to continuous sustainability improvements and raising awareness about the health benefits of consuming salmon. This is where collective efforts like GSI can make a difference, by focusing in on the right trajectory and motivating and measuring progress to hold the sector accountable to its potential.”
Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) is a leadership initiative established in 2013 by global farmed salmon producers focused on making significant progress on industry sustainability. Today, GSI comprises 23 companies that are fully committed to realizing a shared goal of providing a highly sustainable source of healthy food to feed a growing global population, whilst minimizing our environmental footprint, and continuing to improve our social contributions.
GSI member companies are Australis Seafoods S.A.; Bakkafrost; Blumar; Cermaq; Salmones Camanchaca SA; Empresas AquaChile; Grieg Seafood ASA; Huon Aquaculture, Multiexport Foods S.A.; New Zealand King Salmon; Nova Sea AS; Salmones Austral; Salmones Aysen; Tassal; and Ventisqueros. GSI companies have a presence in Australia, Canada, Chile, Faroe Islands, New Zealand, Norway and the United Kingdom.
GSI also has a number of supply chain Associate Members in both the pharmaceutical and feed industries, including Benchmark Holdings plc; BioMar; Cargill; Elanco; Merck, Sharpe and Dohme (MSD) Animal Health; PHARMAQ; Salmofood; and Skretting.
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