Our Promise

BioMar made a promise, to our planet and its people, with a set of ambitious targets that will seek to aid in the regeneration of our environment while enabling humanity to thrive.

Climate Action

BioMar is responding to an urgent call-to-action for Companies to set emissions reduction targets backed by a global network of UN agencies, business and industry leaders. We have set company-wide emission targets in line with climate science to ensure we are net-zero no later than 2050.

BioMar has set verifiable science-based targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). We have committed to ambitious GHG emissions reduction targets following the 1.5°C pathway. Climate scientists define this as necessary to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

With aquafeed representing a significant proportion of the carbon footprint of farming, our farmers will be able to directly benefit from a reduction in their own on-farm footprint.


Milestones in 2022

  • BioMar total feed GHG footprint: 2.08 tonnes CO₂/tonne feed (-5.5% from baseline 2020)

  • Scope 1 & 2 SBTi status: -7.6% from 2021 (-15.9% from baseline 2020)

  • Scope 3 SBTi status: -1.6% from 2021 (-1.6% from baseline 2021)

  • Climate action targets validated and approved by the SBTi

  • Achieved emissions reductions through low-carbon technological solutions and fuel optimisation

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Targets for 2030

  • Reduce BioMar total feed Greenhouse Gas (GHG) footprint by 1/3 by 2030

  • Science-based targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)

  • Aligned with reductions required to keep global warming to less than 1.5°C

  • Scope 1 & 2 Net-Zero within our own operations by 2045, baseline 2020

  • 4.2% year-on-year absolute GHG emissions reduction target (Scope 1 & 2)

  • Scope 3 reduction by 30%, baseline 2021

Circular & Restorative

In BioMar, we take action for our areas of responsibility. We encourage and stimulate restorative practices in our supply chain and have set targets for minimum inclusion levels of circular and restorative ingredients.

BioMar considers raw materials originating from byproducts and waste streams to be circular. We seek to decouple feed supply chains from directly competing with food for human consumption.

We define restorative ingredients as raw materials that significantly shift the balance between ecosystem impacts and human production systems. The goal is to stimulate net-positive environmental outcomes compared to timebound relevant benchmarks.


Milestones in 2022

  • 23% Circular and/or Restorative ingredients

  • Submitted manuscripts to scientific journals to improve biodiversity coverage of our Restorative method

  • Contributed 40,000 tons of new European origin, Donau Soja-certified soybeans into the market

  • Partnered with key suppliers to promote restorative practices, including regenerative agriculture

  • Launched the West Africa Working Group through the Global Round Table to improve ESG impacts of fisheries

  • Contributed to a social audit of impacts from the marine ingredients industry in Senegal and Mauritania

  • All-time high in ASC-compliant raw materials

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Targets for 2030

50% circular and restorative ingredients in our feed by 2030

  • We seek to decouple feed supply chains from directly competing with food for human consumption

  • Increase the use of circular ingredients

  • Increase the use of restorative ingredients

  • Annual reporting on hotspot raw material compliance

  • Increased evidence-based transparency

Enable People

At BioMar, we are actively engaging our entire value chain as we believe we can create a far-reaching impact on the world through capacity building, which lies at the core of all resilient societies.

We provide training courses and development programmes for employees, farmers, and communities. We actively engage in third-party agricultural and fishery improvement programmes and supplier improvement initiatives. Through these initiatives, we aim to directly enable 100,000 people annually by 2030.

We promote human and labour rights through initiatives like responsible pay and diversity targets. Through innovation, we create aquafeeds enabling people to make healthier and more sustainable food choices. We continue our commitment to actively participate in the public debate around sustainable nutrition.


Milestones in 2022

  • Over 44,200 people impacted by capacity building initiatives

  • 98% of the workforce is paid at or above living wage level

  • Employee engagement in the top 25% of global manufacturing companies with a net promoter score (NPS) of 45

  • Created the global diversity policy and set 2025 targets

  • Created an internal global Cultural Awareness programme

  • New Code of Conduct globally adopted by senior management

  • Started a metrics-based roadmap for reporting on human rights

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Targets for 2030

  • 100,000 people directly and indirectly engaged in capacity-building initiatives annually by 2030

  • All salaries above the living wage level

  • 100% equal series through career levels

  • 100% equal pay

Results (63)

    Yield10 Bioscience and BioMar aim to grow fish oil on land

    Yield10 Bioscience and BioMar Group have signed an agreement to form a long-term partnership to commercialise a Camelina crop.

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    New ship for BioMar Tasmania to New Zealand route

    BioMar’s new vessel set to accelerate Tasmania’s exports to New Zealand.

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    Auchan, BioMar and Earthworm Foundation join forces

    A unique collaboration to launch new sustainable shrimp product

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    Eelgrass, the unsung hero of the sea

    Eelgrass plays a crucial role in our oceans’ ecosystems, serving as a nursery and sanctuary for many species while balancing oxygen, carbon, and nitrogen levels in coastal ecosystems.

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    German Sustainability Award – BioMar in the final

    The BioMar feed factory Brande, Denmark, voted out of three finalists for the German Sustainability Award.

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    Team Hedemølle's innovative energy solution

    Team Hedemølle, stood out in this year’s edition of the FIRST LEGO LEAGUE thanks to their project “ENERGY PACK”.

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    Loch Duart pioneers Blue Impact feed in the UK

    Loch Duart is the first salmon producer in the UK to use the Blue Impact feed, launched by BioMar last year.

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    BioMar Australia announces new vessel

    BioMar Australia is excited to announce a $15 million-dollar, nation-leading project to construct the first green methanol ready vessel in Australia.

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    Closing the gap on sustainable fisheries

    BioMar has significantly reduced its consumption of marine ingredients by 70% in the last 30 years.

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    Targeting BioMar’s supply chain emissions

    BioMar consumed approximately 1.6 million tonnes of RMs, which are diverse, sourced globally, and purchased from hundreds of suppliers.

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    Cleaning up our seas

    For centuries, humans have been carelessly disposing of waste, including boats and other types of rubbish, into our waterways, thinking it would simply disappear.

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    BioMar backs an initiative to develop women in the Caribbean

    BioMar announces the support of WiCA, Women in Caribbean Aquaculture and the extended organisation of the Caribbean Aquaculture Network (CAN).

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