Sustainability is about being a responsible business. Here at Tassal, it’s a value we live by and hold ourselves and our products to the highest of standards. Our focus on sustainability has been the basis for developing programs around food safety, environmental management, fish welfare and our fish quality.
Seafood is a high protein, low fat, healthy and nutritionally rich superfood.
As the world population grows, traditional methods of capturing wild fish can’t meet the increase in global demand for seafood. We understand that responsible aquaculture is an important part of the future solution. Through well managed salmon farming, we can meet the growing demand, produce a high quality product, whilst looking after the environment and communities in which we operate.
To read more about Tassal’s commitment to sustainability – view our 2020 report here.
Tassal and the Environment
Aquaculture is one of the most efficient forms of protein production with a low carbon footprint. Through continued improvement across our operations, Tassal is committed to providing an alternative delicious protein that is produced responsibly.
Tasmania is the perfect home for our farms as Atlantic salmon love the cool, beautiful clean water.
With a structured feeding program throughout the salmon lifecycle – the nutrition, health and wellbeing of our salmon remains our top priority.
Our operations and processes are certified by independent third-party certifications. There are a range of programs that monitor marine and environment health including Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and Best Aquaculture Practice (BAP).
All our farmed Atlantic salmon sites are independently assessed and certified by either ASC or BAP standards to provide an assurance that our salmon is grown on a farm that manages environment and social impact to the highest of standards.
Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is an independent, not‐for‐profit organisation founded in 2010 by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH). Tassal achieved a global first for any salmon company in 2014 – gaining ASC certification across its operations.
The ASC standard works to promote best practice aquaculture globally and aims for a world where everyone has access to responsibly sourced seafood. The standard includes more than 150 indicators addressing issues and impacts to provide consumers with an assurance they are purchasing salmon from farms that manage their environment and social impact to the highest standards.
Certified sites are monitored and audited to ensure that our salmon are reared in the best possible conditions annually.
Best Aquaculture Practice (BAP)
Best Aquaculture Practice (BAP) is a comprehensive third-party aquaculture certification program that covers environmental and social responsibility, animal welfare, food safety and traceability in a voluntary certification program for aquaculture facilities.
The BAP program is the only aquaculture certification program that encompasses the entire production chain, from hatcheries and feed mills to farms and processing plants. The BAP program was established in 2002 by the non-profit the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) to encourage the use of responsible aquaculture practices for a variety of species, including salmon.
Tassal gained BAP certification across farming regions in 2019.
To learn more about BAP visit: https://bapcertification.org/
Tassal has led the way in Australian Seafood in terms of corporate, social and environmental reporting and certification.
Transparent reporting is key to driving accountability and continuing improvement. Our intent is to provide timely, accurate and material information for our stakeholders. We are committed to tackling sustainability issues with integrity, transparency and purpose.
Since achieving Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification across our operations in 2014, we have been making wildlife interactions, antibiotic use and unexplained loss information available to you within 30 days of occurrence as part of our certification requirements.
Through ongoing engagement with our stakeholders and local communities we have identified additional areas where real time information is sought.
The dashboard seeks to inform you with accurate, up to date information on material aspects of our operations.
View Dashboard here http://dashboard.tassalgroup.