By: Aquaculture Magazine Editorial Team
The Swiss-Dutch company DSM-Firmenich recently launched a marine fish module for Sustell, extending to the aquaculture producers of sea bass and sea bream the benefits of the project created in 2022 with leading salmon producer Bakkafrost as a development cooperation partner. With Sustell, the leading innovator in health, nutrition, and beauty brings to the producers the possibility of mapping the full environmental footprint of their operations.
“Now marine fish producers of species such as salmonids, seabass and sea bream can conduct full life cycle assessment at scale, ensuring a strong return on investment and providing a credible and accurate footprint, and a great user experience! Extending the Sustell platform to include sea bass and sea bream is a demonstration of DSM-Firmenich’s commitment and continued innovations to further develop the sustainable production of seafood through aquaculture,” said Louise Buttle, Sustell lead for Aqua & Global Key Account Manager at DSM-Firmenich.
According to the company, backed by robust methodology, ISO certification and data connectivity, Sustell is the leading life cycle assessment (LCA) solution for animal protein. For them, Sustell provides the food value chain with a credible, science-based approach to collecting farm data, measuring the environmental footprint, and mapping a course for further development of the animal protein industry.
Sustell accurately measures the full environmental footprint and provides actionable insights on how to reduce the impact. Several years in development and continually updated, Sustell was developed in collaboration with key partners, including Blonk, recognized experts in the field of agri-food lifecycle analysis, as well as customers and users worldwide to reflect real-world needs of sustainable animal protein production.
Sustell is an advanced platform and additional consultancy service as required, that utilizes farm-level data to simplify the complexity of measuring, validating and improving the environmental sustainability of animal protein – transparently, scientifically, farm by farm, production system by production system.
It’s good to remember that, las September, one of the top 5 shrimp producers in the world, Grupo Almar, and DSM-Firmenich, announced a joint multi-year commitment to measure and improve of the aquaculture company’s environmental footprint using Sustell. The both companies partnered to use the intelligent sustainability service across all their shrimp production as well as access DSM-Firmenich’s sustainability experience and expertise.
According to the information, full environmental foot printing of Grupo Almar’s shrimp production will commence starting this month of January providing internationally validated footprint results for the full year 2024 onwards.
Aligned with the company’s vision “to become global leaders in sustainable aquaculture grounded on our high quality and efficiency standards”, Grupo Almar produces approximately 10% of Ecuador´s exports, by weight, with just 2% of farmable land.
Presence in almost 60 countries
DSM-Firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than USD 13.6 billion. They have a comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and renowned science and technology capabilities, they think they work to create what is “essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet.”
With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, DSM-Firmenich aim to bring progress to life every day, everywhere, for billions of people, as they say. As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, the company reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive.