Blending personal passion with collective learning

/

Helene Ziv-Douki, President of Cargill Aqua Nutrition

For Helene Ziv-Douki, President of Cargill Aqua Nutrition, SeaBOS exemplifies the saying that alone you can go fast, but together you can go further

The ten members of the SeaBOS initiative are what researchers call “keystone actors”. It refers to a concept developed in the 1960s by the American ecologist R.T Paine who described how some species exert much stronger influence in an ecosystem than others.

A personal passion

In corporate terms, Cargill Aqua Nutrition (CQN) is a keystone actor within the aquaculture business, delivering every year more than two million metric tons of feed to farmers around the globe. It employs more than 2000 people across 16 countries. Any effort to turn the seafood industry into a more sustainable one must include Cargill Aqua Nutrition.

Are they willing to take their responsibility?

Yes, says Helene Ziv-Douki: “I have a personal passion about sustainability and the opportunity to join forces with the other SeaBOS companies is inspiring.”

Ziv-Douki believes SeaBOS is one of the best opportunities the seafood industry has to get on the right track.

“The challenges and opportunities around sustainable seafood are complex and, in the past, it has been difficult for individual organizations to deal with this complexity. But in SeaBOS, we are able to share learnings, grow our knowledge and create solutions that individually would have been much harder to develop.”

Don’t go alone

As one of the largest aqua feed businesses in the world, CQN has a particular responsibility. Through their SeaFurther Sustainability initiative, they aim to help salmon farmers reduce the environmental footprint of their fish 30% by 2030. And by doing so, they will help the industry save 2 billion kilograms of CO2. That is the equivalent of removing more than 400,000 cars from the road in one year.

Becoming part of SeaBOS has helped accelerate CQN’s efforts, both internally as well as in their dealings with supply chain partners.

“SeaBOS has created a lot of attention in the seafood sector. People see what we are doing and want to learn from our efforts.”

Ziv-Douki believes SeaBOS can be both a point of departure and a point of reference for a better and more sustainable seafood industry.

“There is the saying that alone you can go fast, but together you can go further. SeaBOS provides a platform for organizations to work together to build sustainability solutions at scale. This can really help accelerate a wide range of opportunities,” she says.

Related content

Why change is gonna come, Therese Log Bergjord, CEO of Skretting and Chair of SeaBOS

To succeed, alignment is crucial: Thiraphong Chansiri, President and CEO of Thai Union

An eye-opener and a changemaker: Dr. Myoung-Woo Lee, CEO of Dongwon Industries

Why change needs to start from within: Geir Mollvik, former CEO of Cermaq

Joining forces is better than trying to solve things alone: Shingo Hamada, President and CEO of Nippon Suisan Kaisha

MORE NEWS

Thai Union CEO appointed Chair of the Board of Directors of SeaBOS

October 6, 2022

Thiraphong Chansiri succeeds Skretting CEO Therese Log Bergjord as Chair Thai Union Group PCL CEO Thiraphong Chansiri has been appointed Chair of the Board of Directors of the S...

READ MORE

A fundament for future business

September 20, 2022

You don’t need to be on land to saw off the branch you’re sitting on. Emptying the ocean for fish will be the end of the seafood industry. President Makoto Inoue of Kyokuyo Co.,...

READ MORE

SeaBOS launches first progress report – collaboration starting to generate results

June 29, 2022

On 29 June 2022, at the UN Ocean Conference in Portugal, SeaBOS launched its first progress report, following commitments made at the 2017 UN Ocean Conference Setting out to tac...

READ MORE

Report launch and where to find us during the 2022 UN Ocean Conference

June 25, 2022

All you need to know about the official launch and other SeaBOS engagements during the conference in Lisbon SeaBOS staff and colleagues from the member companies and science par...

READ MORE

SeaBOS members call for end to harmful subsidies

May 27, 2022

Initiative releases statement urging governments to “take all possible” steps to phase out subsidies that remain a barrier to sustainable industry transformation In a joint stat...

READ MORE

SeaBOS welcomes new approaches to deal with risk of labour abuse and illegal fishing

April 5, 2022

New study demonstrates extent of labour abuse and illegal fishing risks among fishing fleets. Of more than 750 ports assessed around the world, nearly half are associated&n...

READ MORE

Joining forces is better than trying to solve things alone

April 5, 2022

Shingo Hamada, President and CEO of Nippon Suisan Kaisha, reflects on why SeaBOS is important for the future of the seafood industry SeaBOS is unique because it is the first tim...

READ MORE

Wenche Grønbrekk joins SeaBOS as Director of Strategy, Partnerships, and External Relations

January 17, 2022

After 7 years in Cermaq, Wenche Grønbrekk is now taking on a larger responsibility for ocean stewardship, joining SeaBOS as Director of Strategy, Partnerships, and External Rela...

READ MORE

Sustainable seafood and SeaBOS on the agenda at COP26

November 9, 2021

In a panel organised by UN Global Compact’s Ocean Stewardship Coalition, SeaBOS members Cermaq and Mowi highlighted the importance of sustainable seafood production and science-...

READ MORE

SeaBOS members ramp up efforts to transform the seafood sector

October 26, 2021

SeaBOS members agreed during its annual CEO meeting to continue activities designed to eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing and forced labour throughout t...

READ MORE

Global seafood coalition applauds Japanese government on actions to eliminate IUU fishing; calls for further collaboration between industry and governments

April 14, 2021

Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship (SeaBOS), the Global Tuna Alliance (GTA), and the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), a coalition consisting of more t...

READ MORE

“Nowhere to land, nowhere to sell” Seafood sector giants focus action on closing ports and supply chains to illegal fishing

February 16, 2021

Five of the most influential industry and multi-stakeholder platforms in the seafood sector have released a joint statement calling for action to combat the scourge of illegal, ...

READ MORE

CEOs of world’s leading seafood companies commit to time-bound goals for a healthy ocean

December 8, 2020

For the first time in the history of seafood production, ten of the largest seafood companies in the world have committed to a set of time-bound and measurable goals that will e...

READ MORE

SeaBOS calls on governments to support boat crews and ocean workers

September 23, 2020

SeaBOS, comprising CEOs from ten of the world’s largest seafood businesses, calls on governments to urgently address the critical humanitarian, safety and economic crisis in the...

READ MORE

SeaBOS to support the UN Global Compact’s work on ocean health

January 7, 2020

The Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship (SeaBOS) will support the UN Global Compact Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business to accelerate progress on ocean health and ...

READ MORE

Fourth meeting between world’s largest seafood companies towards ocean stewardship

September 10, 2019

The Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship concluded their meeting last week in Phuket, Thailand. This was the fourth keystone dialogue since the start of SeaBOS in 2016 at the ...

READ MORE

Global initiative on ocean sustainability appoints Martin Exel as new managing director

July 1, 2019

Announcement part of next phase of the Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship (SeaBOS), a joint initiative between the world’s largest commercial seafood companies and science t...

READ MORE