Marine Harvest Committed to Tracking, Reducing Energy use

Oct 11th, 2013 - Campbell River, B.C.

Marine Harvest Group has achieved a position of leadership with regard to the quality of climate change data it has submitted to the global marketplace through the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). In going forward, we will need to spend our resources in the most energy efficient way when producing food. Aquaculture will be an important part of the future.

The achievement is announced today in the CDP Nordic 260 Climate Change Report 2013, which tracks how the world's largest listed companies are acting in response to a changing climate. At the request of 722 investors representing $87trillion in assets, Marine Harvest this year took part in CDP's climate change program, designed to enable management of greenhouse gas emissions and the risks and opportunities associated with climate change. "Global warming is unfortunately becoming part of everyday reality of all industries, and higher sea temperatures, acidification and rising sea level will affect Marine Harvest Group's business directly. In going forward, the business community cannot disregard the fact that we need to spend our resources in the most energy efficient way," says CEO of Marine Harvest Group, Alf-Helge Aarskog.

Aquaculture provides an important part of the solution on how to produce more food with lower CO2-emissions for an increasing world population, and everyone be part of this solution. "Choosing seafood for dinner before meet a couple of times a week, is not only healthy, it is a simple way to reduce your climate footprint," says CEO of Marine Harvest Group, Alf-Helge Aarskog.