The Ocean Action Platform was lauched at Cermaq head office. (Photo: Cermaq)
Cermaq presents UN sustainability initiative
Saturday, February 03, 2018, 00:50 (GMT + 9)
The Business Action Platform for Oceans, an association initiative managed by the United Nations Global Compact (UN Global Compact), was presented on Friday at Cermaq headquarters in Oslo.
The Norwegian aquaculture company is the first company to join this new UN sustainability initiative.
The platform focuses on SDG14 Life Below Water, and will engage UN partners, private sector partners, government partners, academia, and NGOs.
Cermaq has integrated The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in its strategy, and it is focusing on five goals where they have the most impact. Thus, Goal 14 Life Below Water is a key priority for Cermaq.
“We are very proud to be the first business partner for this initiative – ocean challenges must be solved through multi-stakeholder dialogue, between governments, business, research institutions and civil society. And we believe the UN Global Compact will be an excellent arena for this dialogue,” says Thomas Palm.
The initiative´s formal launch will take place in New York next June.
Cermaq is one of the world's leading companies in farming of salmon and trout, with operations in Norway, Chile and Canada. It is a fully owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation.