One important tool in the Group’s quality and environmental efforts is certification according to international standards.

Lerøy Seafood Group has been involved in the development of the ASC-standard since 2004. In 2013, Lerøy Seafood Group was the first company worldwide to be certified according to the ASC standard. ASC-certification guarantee that our aquaculture operations are conducted in an environmentally sound and sustainable manner.

The main principles in the ASC standard are:

  • Comprehensive legal compliance
  • Conservation of natural habitat and biodiversity
  • Conservation of water resources
  • Conservation of species diversity and wild population through prevention of escapes
  • Use of feed and other inputs that are sourced responsibly
  • Good animal health (no unnecessary use of antibiotics and chemicals)
  • Social responsibility for workers and communities impacted by farming https://www.asc-aqua.org/
ASC Salmon

Lerøy has chosen to certify its sites in line with the demand from the market for certified fish. Moreover, all sites operate in accordance with the requirements that apply in the ASC-standard.

The aim is to continue the certification process according to the ASC standard.

In 2020, 64 % of our production capacity is ASC – certified.

Global G.A.P

GlobalG.A.P. is a standard for environmental conditions covering the Group’s production activities and the employees’ working environment. The standard covers the production process from roe stage to fish slaughter.

The main principles in the GLOBALG.A.P. standard are:

  • Food safety: The standard is based on food safety criteria developed from the generic HACCP*
  • Environment: The standard has two parts; one for environmental protection and one for good aqua- culture practice to minimise the negative environ-  mental impact of aquaculture.
  • Employees health, safety and welfare: The stan- dard sets global criteria for workers’ health and safety in the production facilities, and contains  guidelines for social issues.
  • Fish welfare: The standard sets out global criteria for fish welfare in production facilities.
  • HACCP (Hazard Analytical Critical Control Point): Risk analysis containing critical control points. globalgap.org