Sustainable Raw Materials - traced back to their source of origin
BioMar makes ongoing assessments of precisely which purchasing criteria are necessary to ensure and document that raw materials associated with special sustainability issues are responsibly sourced. Purchases of marine raw materials, soybean and palm products are subject to specific requirements. BioMar keeps track of the percentage of marine raw material deliveries originating from FAO COC approved fisheries, for example, IFFO RS, MSC or equivalent. BioMar keeps track of the percentage of marine raw material deliveries originating from FAO COC approved fisheries, for example, IFFO RS, MSC or equivalent.
BioMar buys exclusively deforestation-free soybean and palm products. We also endeavour, as far as possible, to utilize by-product raw materials in our feed production.
Compliance with Sourcing Policy
BioMar Group Sourcing is a centralised organization for the sourcing and purchasing of raw materials for BioMar. Although additional requirements may apply for some markets, BioMar Group Sourcing operates according to the following minimum standards:
Table 1: BioMar sourcing policy’s minimum criteria to which suppliers and raw materials must comply and perform.
Table 2: The table discloses certification in percentage terms of hot topic raw materials used in BioMar feed in 2019.
Raw Material Distribution
Figure 1: Distribution of the major nutritional contributors making up the BioMar Group’s total feed recipe of 2019.
Fish In : Fish Out
The fish in : fish out (FIFO) ratio indicates the overall quantity of wild caught fish used per quantity of cultured fish produced. According to the ASC standards1, this measure is referred to as the forage fish dependency ratio (FFDR) and should be calculated for both FM and FO, using the inclusion levels of marine meals and marine oils in the feed recipe, multiplied by the feed conversion ratio and divided by their corresponding contribution factors. The below figures represent BioMar’s global raw material usage in feed production and the FCR is therefore set to 1.0.
Table 3: The figures represent BioMar’s global raw material usage in feed production and the FCR is therefore set to 1.0. Reference formula: https://www.asc-aqua.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/ASC-Salmon-Standard_v1.3_Final.pdf