Cargill\'s EWOS brand continues to make measurable progress in its key sustainability indicators, according to its annual sustainability report issued today. The EWOS sustainability report is an integrated report based on GRI G4 and captures important performance measures on environmental and social indicators.
\"Consumers want to know where their food is coming from, what it is made of and how it is produced,\" said Einar Wathne, President Cargill Aqua Nutrition. \"Whether we are developing new technologies, sourcing new raw materials or innovating new feeds, the need for transparency in everything we do is fundamental. This is why we report to such a detailed extent on our sustainability performance.\"
Over the last 10 years EWOS has reduced the marine index dramatically from 55 percent in 2005 to 27 percent in 2015, while at the same time increasing feed production by 70 percent. In 2015, EWOS was for the first time able to provide feed that gives salmon farmers the opportunity to be net producers of marine protein and marine oil.
In 2015, 32 percent of the marine ingredients used in EWOS feeds were from fish trimmings. That is an increase of almost 10 percent in five years. This raw material has become available as a result of supplier development programs and screening from Cargill Innovation.
\"Trimmings and by-products from fish are an ideal raw material for fish feed,\" Wathne said. \"It is the natural food for fish, it can often be sourced locally and it upcycles materials that would have otherwise gone to waste into healthy and delicious food.\"
\"Farmed fish is future-friendly food. We are committed to contribute to sustainable aquaculture by supplying high quality feeds,” continued Wathne. “Choosing the right raw materials for our feeds and using them to create efficient, healthy feeds for aquaculture is one of our most important contributions to producing healthy seafood for future generations.\"
Who is Cargill / EWOS?
Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services. EWOS was acquired by Cargill in 2015 and is now integrated into Cargill Animal Nutrition as a business called Cargill Aqua Nutrition representing the EWOS brand.