Our business is built on partnerships, and maintaining good relationships with our stakeholders.
Our stakeholders show strong interest in Cermaq's operations and especially in our sustainability performance. We seek and we welcome dialogue with stakeholders who are directly involved with or impacted by our industry or who constructively engage in seeking industry improvements.
We operate in a shared resource, and know this is a big responsibility.
Many groups hold interests in salmon farming. Cermaq’s stakeholder engagement is carried out both at local and the corporate level, and our aim is to engage in constructive dialogues and partnerships based on respect and transparency.
Relevant groups of stakeholders include:
- Local communities
- Municipal, provincial and federal governments
- Industry Association
Local communities where we operate
Cermaq operates in numerous local communities. Our operations are often located in rural areas where our operations offer work places and economic activity. Farming fish in the common waters carries much responsibility, and is based on cooperation with the local communities.
Being a reliable partner in the local community is key for being an attractive employer and for the success of our local operations. We recognize that there might be diverse views on salmon farming, and that Cermaq must demonstrate our respect for the communities and the environments in which we operate.
Dialogues, town hall meetings, general transparency and audited sustainability reporting are some of the tools used to demonstrate the quality of our operations.
First Nations are important partners. Cermaq Canada has had a protocol agreement with the Ahousaht First Nation since 2011, and operates under 10 guiding principles.