Hiddenfjord wins SEAL 2021 Corporate Sustainability Award for 94% reduction in carbon emissions
“Our core value is sustainability, and our core belief is that our activities today should not hamper future activities,” said Atli Gregersen, owner and CEO of Hiddenfjord. âWe humbly accept this award, recognizing that we all need to take more responsibility when it comes to making change today. As the current stewards of the planet, we owe it to future generations not only to talk about sustainability, but also to take direct action in creating it. “
Hiddenfjord has stopped using air freight in October 2020, making him the first salmon farmer in the world to rely solely on more sustainable transport. In one movie released to celebrate the anniversary from this step the company explained how to use ocean freight liners delivering fresh salmon to customers has significantly reduced their carbon footprint.
Additionally, Hiddenfjord’s environmental leadership was recognized by the UK Business Brilliance Awards, where they won an award. Gold Medal in Environmental and Corporate Sustainability Category. Gregersen also received a nomination for Business Leader of the Year by the Edie Sustainable Development Leaders Award, one of the UK’s most prestigious corporate sustainability awards. This nomination is based on Hiddenfjord’s work in animal welfare and sustainability over the past 30 years. Examples include their unique stress-free harvesting system and rearing large smolts on land, thus reducing the time salmon spend in the ocean and hence minimizing the risk of sea lice. Together with the Faroese authorities, Hiddenfjord has consistently advocated for strict and sensible veterinary legislation in the Faroe Islands and inspired other agricultural countries to adopt similar legislation.
The winners will be announced on February 2, 2022.
With roots dating back to 1887, this Faroe Islands-based salmon farming business is a family-owned business that emphasizes quality, innovation and sustainable practices. For more information visit cachÃ©fjord.com.