The overarching objective for Mowi Ireland is to be the industry leader in sustainable salmon farming practices.
At Mowi Ireland, we work to provide sustainable seafood of assured high quality and safety. We hold the safety, health and human rights of our employees as a core value. We strive to minimise our impact on the environment and to operate in a responsible manner towards society at local, national and international levels.
To embed corporate responsibility into our everyday working lives, we have integrated it in practical terms into our company-wide Total Quality System called QMarine. This system defines our principles and practices that apply throughout Mowi.
Our management systems are organised in six strategic areas that we continuously develop with new and improved practices.
The six strategic areas are:
• Food safety
• Food quality
• Fish welfare
• Environmental responsibility
• Social responsibility
• Quality assurance
Where we believe we can improve, we have action programmes to identify and develop better ways of working.
Planet - Sustainable and environmentally responsible development
Our long term profitability ultimately depends on sustainable and environmentally responsible interactions with the natural environment. To maintain fish health and welfare it is crucial that we minimise and manage our environmental impacts. Mowi Ireland operates a comprehensive Environmental management system (EMS) which is certified to ISO 14001 and GlobalGAP standards for aquaculture. The scope of our EMS covers our entire value chain for eggs to processing, sale and distribution of our products.
In March 2015, Mowi Ireland announced that it attained Aquaculture Stewardship Council ( ASC), salmon standard certification for it's sea site at Deenish Island in Ballinskelligs Bay, Co. Kerry. The ASC standard is one of the highest international environment and social sustainability standards in the fish farming sector. It is Mowi's ambition to have 100% of their marine sites certified to the ASC standard.
We are dependent on vigorous local communities and safe and meaningful workplaces to operate our business sustainably whilst producing healthy and nutritious salmon. Neither employee safety nor self-respect and pride in their work can be compromised if we are to succeed as a company. Marine Harvest has implemented a Code of Conduct for daily interactions within our work and the wider community.
People - Safe and meaningful jobs
We are dependent on vigorous local communities and safe and meaningful workplaces to operate our business sustainably whilst producing healthy and nutritious salmon. Neither employee safety nor self-respect and pride in their work can be compromised if we are to succeed as a company. Mowi has implemented a Code of Conduct for daily interactions within our work and the wider community.
Our employees are expected to feel safe and secure at work. In 2012, Mowi Ireland started implementation of a global safety programme called BrainSafe training programme for all employees and key sub-contractors to assist staff to understand how the brain works and its link to safe results and management of the hazards in our work and home environment.
Communication with our stakeholders is a priority of Mowi Ireland. The company has developed a community based Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy and plan which complements our engagement with staff, suppliers our customers and the communties in which we operate.
Product - Tasty and healthy seafood providing customer value
We will not compromise on our ability to deliver assured healthy, tasty and responsibly produced salmon to our customers. At the core of our quality process is our Qmarine quality system. Qmarine standards within Food Safety cover three overlapping product assurance approaches;
- Control of undesirable substances
- Control of food borne pathogens
- Tracking and tracing
Mowi has a long track record of controlling contaminants through our Qmarine quality system. Feed quality and safety if monitored and managed in conjunction with our suppliers. During production stages, the quality of production and process water is carefully and regularly monitored. We have detailed systems for the monitoring and control of pathogens in addition to the monitoring and reporting of adventitious contaminants in fish.
Our tracking and tracing systems enable us to tack our products from egg to fork.
Mowi Ireland has a significant portfolio of third party verified quality standards to include:
- EU Organic Aquaculture (Irish Certified Quality Salmon – Organic),
- Naturland Organic
- BioSuisse Organic
- Freedom Foods
- GlobalGAP Aquaculture