Sustainability is fundamental to Salmones Camanchaca's future success, says vice-chairman Ricardo Garcia.

Salmon farmer joins Chile’s bid to cut emissions

Chilean company Salmones Camanchaca has become the first salmon farmer to register with the government-run Huella Chile Program designed to encourage public and private-sector companies to quantify, report and manage their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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To attain recognition from the program, Salmones Camanchaca quantified its GHG emissions for 2017 in a process audited by Deloitte Chile.

The salmon farmer was recognised last Friday at a ceremony presided over by enviroment minister Carolina Schmidt and Pamela Toranzos, chief of governance and sustainable development program at the United Nations Development Programme.

Responsible goodwill

Salmones Camanchaca’s vice chairman, Ricardo Garcia, said: “Sustainability, and especially caring for the environment, are fundamental to our company's long-term success.

“Our first carbon footprint measurement coincides with the publication of our fourth annual sustainability report, which transparently discloses our progress and pending challenges in these matters. Together, they demonstrate our responsible goodwill towards the environment. We trust that we can reduce our GHG emissions over the next few years.”

Aquaculture is widely recognised as having a lower carbon footprint than other forms of animal protein production.