Our Impact

Freshwater use

Building a water secure future for all is a key component of a more sustainable food system. Grieg Seafood is committed to use our freshwater resources sustainably today and in the future.

We adhere to the following principles for freshwater use:

  • According to the World Resource Institute and its Aqueduct water risk atlas, our farming operations are in areas where there is low risk associated with freshwater use. Therefore, following local regulations is our main approach to ensure sustainable freshwater use.
  • Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) is the preferred technical solution for our hatcheries, smolt and post-smolt facilities
  • We do not contribute to freshwater pollution
  • We monitor our freshwater use in all land-based facilities
  • Freshwater use when producing feed raw materials or ingredients should be sustainable
  • Going forward, we will make a more thorough water risk assessment for the company

Freshwater consumption

The freshwater sources are mostly local surface water from lakes or rivers, or groundwater from wells in nearby aquifers. As our sites are located close to the sea, most of the freshwater is sourced towards the end of the stream, with few or no activities sourcing water between our operations and the ocean.

Freshwater consumption in our own facilities during 2021:

The following is not concluded in the table: Freshwater consumption in our supply chain or contract facilities, seawater consumption, recirculated freshwater in our RAS-facilities, or the effect of return of treated wastewater to the watershed. Use of potable freshwater in offices or on farms is negligible compared to freshwater consumption in our production processes and therefore not fully included in our statistics.

*Calculated based on average daily consumption Nov 21 - Aug 22

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