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We must keep doing more, says new Skretting sustainability boss

Jorge Diaz:
Jorge Diaz: "We must be transparent, identify where there’s room for improvement, learn, share and collaborate." Photo: Skretting.

The newly appointed sustainability manager for aquafeed manufacturer Skretting has said the company must do more and do better if it is to keep pace with a rapidly evolving sustainability agenda.

Jorge Diaz has moved into the sustainability role after three years as the company’s brand manager. Before that he was Skretting’s communications manager in his home country, Chile.

Skretting said Diaz’ new role supports the company’s top-priority sustainability agenda and complements the roll-out of parent company Nutreco’s Sustainability Roadmap 2025.

ESG risks

An essential part of the role will be focused on identifying, understanding and mitigating environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks, said Skretting. Diaz will work closely with every area of the Skretting business and external stakeholders to deliver on the company’s sustainability ambitions and those of likeminded customers and partners. 

“Our planet is under a huge amount of pressure, and generating enough healthy, safe and sustainable food to support the world’s growing population is an incredible challenge directly linked to our value chain,” said Diaz, whose previous role entailed him working closely with former Skretting sustainability manager Trygve Berg Lea.

“At Skretting we are optimistic and ambitious in our sustainability journey, and I look forward to working with all my Skretting colleagues towards our purpose of ‘Feeding the Future’. With their support, together with customers, suppliers and partners, we can drive the journey towards even more sustainable aquaculture.” 

‘No one can do this alone’

Diaz added: “Skretting is continuously bringing innovative solutions to support the growth of global aquaculture and we’re proud of what we’ve achieved to date. But the sustainability agenda is evolving faster than ever before, which in turn means that we need to further adapt, do more and do better.

“Skretting is a large, international company with a crucial role to play in providing sustainable food solutions for all. We believe in taking responsibility; it’s not in our nature to shy away from the difficult dilemmas that we face today or from those that may come tomorrow in any one of the regions in which we operate. This means we must be transparent, identify where there’s room for improvement, learn, share and then – because no one can do this alone – collaborate with our value chain.”