Tasmanian salmon producer Tassal has received an Australian Business Award for Sustainability.
The award, which is benchmarked against international performance standards, recognises organisations demonstrating leadership and commitment to sustainable business practices.
Tassal Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Mark Ryan said the award was timely.
“The company is delighted to receive this award that recognises its achievements and commitment to responsible and sustainable salmon farming,” he said.
“Underpinning our goal to minimise our impact on the environment is our Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification which has now been achieved across all our farms. We are the first salmon company in the world to achieve this.”
Mr. Ryan said Tassal was committed to continuous improvement, ongoing measurement and transparent communications via its annual sustainability report and continuing leadership role in sustainable salmon farming.
Tassal’s Head of Sustainability Linda Sams said while the company had made significant progress in the sustainability space over the past four years, the company was not being complacent about future work.
“Tassal’s partnership with WWF Australia has been pivotal in our work to date,” she said.
“We still aim to continue to lead sustainable aquaculture production in Australia, with all our products meeting best practice environmentally-responsible standards.”
Tassal is a signatory to the WWF Global Seafood Charter which sets out clear principles and objectives to safeguard valuable marine ecosystems, ensuring the long-term viability of seafood supplies.