This year 2022, the Norwegian company Stolt Sea Farm celebrates its 50th anniversary having successfully built a global presence and become a leader in its sector. The company was established in Norway in 1972 and now has operations in five countries, with presence also in Spain, Portugal, Iceland and France.
During its 50-year history, Stolt Sea Farm has been dedicated to cultivating seafood under the fundamental principles that have set its course since the very beginning: sustainability, innovation and commitment to the environment and people, according to their own statements.
In this milestone year, celebrations are planned with all those who have made it possible for the company to reach half a century of operations. Among the festivities will be ‘open door days’ at selected sea farms.
Jordi Trias, President Stolt Sea Farm, said that “building the Stolt Sea Farm we are today has required patience, care, commitment and passion, day after day, for 50 years. We are extremely proud to achieve this landmark anniversary, and we are grateful to all those who have contributed to this success through the years, including our employees, suppliers, clients, consumers and shareholders.”
Leading the emerging salmon industry
Stolt Sea Farm was founded in 1972 in Norway, where it quickly became the leading supplier of juvenile salmon to the emerging salmon industry.
From there, it expanded its production lines to include other species such as sea bream, sea bass, sturgeon, caviar, tuna and what are now the company’s two main products, turbot and sole.
By 2007, Stolt Sea Farm had reached an annual turbot production capacity of 4,000 tonnes, consolidating its position as the market leader.
“Stolt Sea Farm remains the leading producer of sustainably farmed turbot and sole, with annual production capacities of 5,700 tonnes of turbot and 1,570 tonnes of sole.“
Today, the Stolt Sea Farm’s headquarters are in Santiago de Compostela (Galicia, Spain) and it has production facilities in Spain, Portugal, Iceland, Norway and France, which enable it to pursue its global growth strategy.
Three sustainability commitments
Sustainability is at the heart of Stolt Sea Farm’s business strategy, day-to-day operations and expansion plans for the future. The company’s three sustainability commitments are: producing responsibly farmed healthy seafood; guaranteeing the traceability of these products and the sustainable origin of its feed; and respecting workers, local communities and the environment.
In that sense, Trias said that “sustainability is central to our legacy and our longevity. Ultimately, our company purpose is to ensure that future generations continue to enjoy wonderful seafood.”
Join the Consumer Goods Forum
Finishing the first month of the year, the company representatives have announced that Stolt Sea Farm has joined the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), a global network of industry experts, aimed at securing consumer trust and driving change.
“It is a fantastic place for manufacturers and retailers to share ideas, collaborate and encourage relevant stakeholders to work together. The Stolt Sea Farm team is committed to playing our part to deliver on the CGF’s ambitions”.
The CGF is a global, parity-based industry network that is driven by its members to encourage the global adoption of practices and standards that serves the consumer goods industry worldwide.
The organism brings together the CEOs and senior management of some 400 retailers, manufacturers, service providers, and other stakeholders across 70 countries, and it reflects the diversity of the industry in geography, size, product category and format.
Its member companies have combined sales of EUR 3.5 trillion and directly employ nearly 10 million people, with a further 90 million related jobs estimated along the value chain. It is governed by its Board of Directors, which comprises more than 55 manufacturer and retailer CEOs