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.

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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.

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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.

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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 (35)

  • BioMar and Earthworm Foundation take lead on responsible shrimp

    BioMar and Earthworm Foundation take lead on responsible shrimp

    Earthworm Foundation, an international non-profit undertaking social and environmental projects, is partnering with BioMar to drive responsible shrimp projects in Ecuador.

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    The importance of limiting warming to 1.5°c

    The scientific community has stressed the urgency of limiting warming to 1.5°C because the health of oceans, ecosystems, and humans depends on it.

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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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    Scope 1, 2 & 3: going “net-zero”

    Since the Industrial Revolution, humans have been responsible for over 2,000 gigatons of carbon dioxide emissions.

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    Auchan, BioMar and Earthworm Foundation join forces

    A unique collaboration to launch new sustainable shrimp product

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    BioMar and Bio Feeder announce environmentally friendly boat

    Kryssholm - A new, high-tech vessel for transporting fish feed will be ready in 2021.

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    BioMar sources Benson Hill ingredients

    BioMar is sourcing consecutive seasons of Benson Hill ingredients as part of its commitment to build restorative soy supply chains.

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    What are restorative raw materials?

    Circular restorative materials are derived from waste or by-products, as defined by the EU waste framework directive.

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    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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    Mols Bjerge National Park eelgrass restoration project

    Mols Bjerge National Park will undertake an eelgrass restoration project with the help of BioMar Group and the local Danish community.

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    Fish is an efficient source of protein

    Aquaculture is one of the least resource-intensive forms of food production.

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    Sustainable fisheries is a shared responsibility

    In the last 20 years, BioMar has reduced the inclusion of marine ingredients in aquafeeds by more than 60%.

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