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Cermaq partners with the EAT Initiative


July 16, 2015
By Linda Hiemstra
Salmon production sustainability plays role in the global health

Cermaq supports the creation of a healthy and sustainable global food system and has entered into partnership with the EAT Initiative – an international consortium formed to create a healthy and sustainable global food system through cooperation across the fields of academia, politics and business. 

As a partner, Cermaq will actively participate in EAT’s activities and research projects and support EAT financially.  In a statement on the company website, Jon Hindar, CEO of Cermaq said “EAT is an important initiative because it combines global health with sustainable food production. Fish farming will play a significant role in this area, and contributing to this work is very motivating.”

EAT’s Senior Director Dag Hvaring also said “We are very pleased to have Cermaq as a Business Partner to EAT. Our partners are carefully selected institutions and companies that contribute with economic support, strategic advice and important competence. Aquaculture is an important area for us, and Cermaq has a clear sustainability profile in its operations that we look forward to gaining knowledge from.”

According to eatforum.org, the organization uses a holistic approach to address challenges in food production and sees the challenges as important polical issues as well as business opportunities. Cermaq is one of the largest producers of salmon in the world with operations in Chile, Canada and Norway. They employ approximately 4000 people worldwide.

For more information see www.cermaq.com and www.eatforum.org.