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BioMar makes net-zero commitment

June 28, 2022  By Nestor Arellano


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Global aquafeed maker BioMar said the company has made a commitment to pursue a pursue a net-zero pathway in order to drastically reduce its carbon emission.

A report from the The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of the United Nations states that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions need to halve by 2030 and reach net-zero by 2050 to avoid the worst effects of climate change. To achieve net zero by 2050, private and public entities must follow an alignment of reductions to keep global warming to less than 1.5°C, according to the panel.

According to BioMar, “it is first global aquafeed supplier to adopt the 1.5°C pathway toward net-zero.”

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In the company’s Sustainability Report last year, BioMar announced an ambition to reduce GHG emissions by one-third by 2030.

To make this reduction a reality, BioMar has developed a long-term master plan focusing on operations and broader supply chain partners to create innovative solutions that allow us to reach our reduction targets. A new report from the company states that in scope 1 and 2, a 4.2 per cent year-on-year absolute GHG emissions reduction target will be achieved, while a 30 percent reduction in scope 3 is required.

“As aquaculture feed represents around 80 percent of the carbon footprint of farming, it is essential to our farmers that BioMar makes a strong commitment and accelerates the drive to net-zero,” said Vidar Gunbdersen, global sustainability director for BioMar. “In this year’s Sustainability Report, we lay out in detail our reduction pathway while disclosing where we are today. We thoroughly explain the robust scientific methodologies and reporting systems that we are using.”


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