Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Wind - March 3, 2021
Cargill furthers initiatives to reduce GHG emissions by 30% by 2030
Seafood provider Cargill announced on March 1 that its SeaFurther Sustainability initiative will help aqua farmers raise more sustainable seafood with less environmental impact. This move is part of the company's overall carbon commitment, with a science-based scope 3 target to reduce GHG emissions by 30% per ton of food by 2030. SeaFurther alone will help save two billion kilograms of CO2 by 2030.
Through SeaFurther Sustainability, Cargill is setting the goal to reduce the footprint of farmed salmon. Today, feed represents up to 90% of a salmon's environmental footprint. To reduce this climate impact and enable salmon farmers to provide consumers with sustainably raised seafood options, SeaFurther is focused on:
- Sourcing — Cargill's feed is designed to minimize the environmental footprint of aquaculture.
- Maximizing — Cargill knows aqua sustainability happens at the farmer level. Cargill helps farmers do more with less to increase efficiency and maximize production while decreasing their impact on the planet.
- Caring — SeaFurther intends to safeguard farmed fish through nutrition solutions that protect and promote animal health, reducing the use of resources and the impact on the ocean at large.
"The health of the world's salmon is ultimately linked to the health of our oceans," Jan Dieleman, president of Cargill's Ocean Transportation business, said in a statement. "Large-scale carbon reduction requires commitment across the global supply chain and we're working with partners to develop solutions to reduce our impact on the environment. As one of the world's largest vessel charterers, Cargill continues its push to reduce emissions and raise industry standards."
Since the end of 2019, Cargill has installed about $3 million USD worth of energy-saving equipment onboard some of its long-term time charter vessels. Cargill is also a strategic partner of ZeroNorth, a tech start-up that provides digital tools that improve vessel performance and reduce fuel consumption. In 2020, Cargill partnered with BAR Technologies to bring its WindWings - large, solid wing sails that measure up to 45 meters in height - to the deck of bulk cargo ships to harness the power of the wind and reduce CO2 emissions by as much as 30%.