Tasmanian salmon producer Tassal has been benchmarked as one of the world’s top two salmon farming companies in corporate, social and environmental reporting.
Head of sustainability Linda Sams said the company had improved one place from last year after being ranked third against the same international benchmarks by seafoodintelligence.com, an independent seafood market intelligence news and information service for international seafood stakeholdersThe report’s authors said:“Overall, Tassal has impressed us by its sustained improvement in the quality of its reporting. The publication last year of its first sustainability report has been welcomed. The second sustainability report published in June 2013 proves that this passion for sustainability communication is not a fad.”The report also said Tassal had progressed very substantially “
nearing tentatively close to the number one position company, Cermaq / Mainstream.”It recognised Tassal’s work with WWF Australia and for clearly announcing its goal to aim for Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification.Dermot O’Gorman, Chief Executive Officer of WWF-Australia said: “We are proud of our partnership with Tassal, a company which is demonstrating leadership to mitigate the environment impacts of aquaculture.“This report is testament to the hard work undertaken by Tassal’s committed staff.“I would like to congratulate Tassal on its continued efforts, and look forward to working in partnership over the coming years.”Ms Sams said the company was delighted with the recognition.“Our sustainability focus and the way we have reported our performance has continued to improve,” she said.“Seafoodintelligence.com said our sustainability reporting can serve as one of the best examples to follow, for other ambitious salmon farmers aiming to become leaders in sustainability and responsible farming.“It is a very positive endorsement of the work we have done in the sustainability reporting space.”Ms Sams said the company was targeting further improvement next year .“While recognition in this area of our business is significant, we understand there is more we can and will do and I credit our stakeholders, staff and partners with helping us reach our goals,” she said.The report is published annually to help key players and stakeholders (including environmental NGOs and retailers) assess the level of proactive / voluntary transparency and communication displayed by salmon farmers worldwide as they relate to corporate, social and environmental sustainability.Head of sustainability Linda Sams said the company had improved one place from last year after being ranked third against the same international benchmarks by seafoodintelligence.com, an independent seafood market intelligence news and information service for international seafood stakeholders.

Head of sustainability Linda Sams said the company had improved one place from last year after being ranked third against the same international benchmarks by seafoodintelligence.com, an independent seafood market intelligence news and information service for international seafood stakeholders.

The report’s authors said:
“Overall, Tassal has impressed us by its sustained improvement in the quality of its reporting. The publication last year of its first sustainability report has been welcomed. The second sustainability report published in June 2013 proves that this passion for sustainability communication is not a fad.”

The report also said Tassal had progressed very substantially “
nearing tentatively close to the number one position company, Cermaq / Mainstream.”

It recognised Tassal’s work with WWF Australia and for clearly announcing its goal to aim for Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification.

Dermot O’Gorman, Chief Executive Officer of WWF-Australia said: “We are proud of our partnership with Tassal, a company which is demonstrating leadership to mitigate the environment impacts of aquaculture.

“This report is testament to the hard work undertaken by Tassal’s committed staff.

“I would like to congratulate Tassal on its continued efforts, and look forward to working in partnership over the coming years.”

Ms Sams said the company was delighted with the recognition.

“Our sustainability focus and the way we have reported our performance has continued to improve,” she said.

“Seafoodintelligence.com said our sustainability reporting can serve as one of the best examples to follow, for other ambitious salmon farmers aiming to become leaders in sustainability and responsible farming.

“It is a very positive endorsement of the work we have done in the sustainability reporting space.”

Ms Sams said the company was targeting further improvement next year .

“While recognition in this area of our business is significant, we understand there is more we can and will do and I credit our stakeholders, staff and partners with helping us reach our goals,” she said.

The report is published annually to help key players and stakeholders (including environmental NGOs and retailers) assess the level of proactive / voluntary transparency and communication displayed by salmon farmers worldwide as they relate to corporate, social and environmental sustainability.