WHO WE ARE

MEMBER COMPANIES

Maruha Nichiro Corporation

Maruha Nichiro Corporation

Maruha (formerly named Taiyo Fisheries) was founded in 1880 and Nichiro (formerly named Nichiro Fisheries) was founded in 1906. The two companies merged in 2007, forming the Maruha Nichiro Corporation. While keeping fishery and aquaculture as
their original activities, The group is expanding its business into marine products trading and diverse food categories, building on its strengths in seafood products. Maruha Nichiro has about 12,000 employees in 160 companies and their facilities extend to over 30 countries. Read more

Nissui

Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd (Nissui)

Established in 1911, the group consists of 97 companies in 62 business locations. Nissui supplies fish species including shrimp, white fish, salmon and trout. Salmon and trout sales account for 25% of total marine product sales at 30,000 tonnes for fiscal year 2014-15. Nissui employs 8,240 people in 26 countries and regions with the goal of establishing a “global supply chain of marine products.” Read more

Thai Union Group PCL

Thai Union Group PCL

Thai Union Group PCL, founded in 1977, is a global seafood leader that has been offering consumer favourite brands and products for almost 40 years. Thai Union Group is committed to innovative, responsible and ethical business practices, including within their supply chains. Thai Union is member of the United Nations Global Compact, a founding member of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation, and has been recognised by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for three consecutive years. Read more

Marine Harvest ASA

Mowi ASA

Mowi farms salmon in six countries: Norway, Scotland, Canada, Chile, Ireland and the Faroe Islands. The company is present in 23 countries and sells to more than 70 countries worldwide. Mowi is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange and has more than 18,000 shareholders. The head office is located in Bergen, Norway. At the end of 2015, the group had 12,454 employees worldwide, including temporary employees. Atlantic salmon harvest quantity was 420,100 tonnes (GWE), representing 20% of total industry output. Read more

Dongwon Industries

Dongwon Industries

Dongwon Industries was established in 1969. Headquartered in Seoul, Korea, it has 4,900 employees globally. The Marine Business operates 41 vessels, including 19 purse seiners, throughout the Pacific, Indian, Atlantic and Antarctic Oceans. In the Trading sector, Dongwon is working to build a global reputation for tuna processing for sashimi and fisheries product distribution through domestic and overseas factories located in Samoa, Ecuador and Senegal. Dongwon Industries has opened up new paths for the Korean fishery industry and currently has presence in various markets through its affiliate companies such as Dongwon F&B, Dongwon Systems, Dongwon Homefood and Dongwon Construction Industries. Read more

Nutreco

Nutreco

Nutreco is a global leader in animal nutrition and aquafeed with experience across 100 years. Quality, innovation and sustainability are guiding principles, embedded in the Nutreco culture from research and raw material procurement to products and services for livestock farming and aquaculture. Nutreco employs approximately 11,000 people in 35 countries. Its two global company brands Skretting (aquafeed) and Trouw Nutrition (animal nutrition) have sales in over 90 countries. Nutreco is a wholly owned subsidiary of SHV Holdings N.V., a family-owned multinational. Read more

Cargill Animal Nutrition

Cargill Animal Nutrition

Cargill’s animal nutrition business has more than 20,000 employees at more than 275 facilities in 40 countries. Fuelled by innovation and research, the company offers a range of products and services to feed manufacturers, animal producers, and feed retailers around the world. Cargill’s animal nutrition business offers a range of compound feed, premixes, feed additives, supply chain and risk management solutions, software tools and animal nutrition expertise that is unmatched in the industry. EWOS was acquired by Cargill in 2015 and is now integrated into Cargill Animal Nutrition. Read more

Mitsubishi Corporation

Cermaq (subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation)

Cermaq, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, is the world’s second largest salmon farmer with operations in Norway, Canada and Chile. Cermaq supplies daily more than 2 million salmon meals to more than 70 countries. Cermaq’s sustainability engagement includes significant in-house research as well as partnerships within the industry, such as the Global Salmon Initiative, and across businesses to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The company employs around 3,000 people. Read more

Kyokuyo

Kyokuyo

Kyokuyo’s operations include worldwide marine products purchasing and marketing, as well as seafood processing through a global network of more than 220 factories. The company also produces frozen foods and canned seafood. In addition to its purchasing and processing activities, the company is engaged in commercial fishing with five tuna purse seiners. The KYOKUYO Group also runs a bluefin tuna farming business in order to achieve a stable supply of marine products and preserve the world’s limited marine resources. The group employs about 4,000 people in 20 countries. Read more

Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CPF)

Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CPF)

As part of Charoen Pokphand Group of Companies (C.P. Group), Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CPF) is one of the world’s leading listed companies of integrated agro-industrial and food businesses, engaging in livestock and aquaculture businesses such as swine, broiler, layer, duck, shrimp and fish, with its objectives to offer products of high quality in terms of nutritional value, taste, safety and traceability. With the vision to become the “Kitchen of the World,” CPF strives to operate its businesses in strategic locations, focusing on modern production processes while conforming with international standards. CPF’s current operations cover 16 countries including Thailand, China, Vietnam, Russia, Poland, Belgium, and the USA, and markets its products in more than 30 countries around the world. Read more

SCIENCE PARTNERS

Maruha Nichiro Corporation

Stockholm Resilience Centre

Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) is an international research centre on resilience and sustainability science. The centre is a joint initiative between Stockholm University and the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics at The Royal Swedish Academy Sciences. Its mission is to advance research for governance and management of social-ecological systems to secure ecosystem services for human well-being and resilience for long-term sustainability. Read more

Nissui

Beijer Institute of Ecological Economies at The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics is an international research institute for global sustainability under the auspices of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. It strives to create research frontiers at the interface of ecology, economics and related disciplines, in order to promote a deeper understanding of the interplay between ecological systems and social and economic development in relation to sustainability. Read more

Thai Union Group PCL

Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere at The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

The Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere programme is a research programme at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. It is funded by the Erling-Persson Family Foundation. Its aim is to conduct interdisciplinary research that improves understanding of the economic dynamics of global change in a biosphere context, and the implications and opportunities this presents for a sustainable future. Read more

Marine Harvest ASA

Pentland at Lancaster University

The Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business is a research centre delivering stimulating research on sustainability in business. Its mission is to deliver world-class transdisciplinary research and undertake engagement to support and advance the mainstreaming of social and environmental sustainability into purposeful business strategy and performance. Read more

Dongwon Industries

Center for Ocean Solutions at Stanford University

Stanford’s Center for Ocean Solutions catalyzes research, innovation and action to improve the health of the oceans for the people who depend on them most. It is creating the innovations needed to sustain ocean health in the face of these threats – translating insights from research into solutions at scale for oceans and people. Read more

FUNDERS

Maruha Nichiro Corporation

Walton Family Foundation

The Walton Family Foundation is, at its core, a family-led foundation. Three generations of the descendants of our founders, Sam and Helen Walton, and their spouses, work together to lead the foundation and create access to opportunity for people and communities. We work in three areas: improving K-12 education, protecting rivers and oceans and the communities they support, and investing in our home region of Northwest Arkansas and the Arkansas-Mississippi Delta. Read more

Nissui

The David & Lucile Packard Foundation

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation works with partners around the world for social, cultural, and environmental change designed to improve the lives of children, families, and communities. Read more

Thai Union Group PCL

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Gordon and Betty Moore established the foundation to create positive outcomes for future generations. In pursuit of that vision, we foster path-breaking scientific discovery, environmental conservation, patient care improvements and preservation of the special character of the San Francisco Bay Area. Read more