QRILL Pet, a functional marine ingredient for pets from Aker BioMarine, has received accreditation from the Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC), for its outstanding sustainability efforts. The PSC, in conjunction with Planet+Purpose Solutions (an independent, third-party verification partner) has selected QRILL Pet for this accreditation based on the company’s ongoing commitment to sustainable krill harvesting practices and its dedication to the pet industry.
QRILL Pet became a member of the PSC in 2020 and is excited to join the prestigious group of companies with PSC accreditation.
“We want happy and health pets along with a healthy earth,” says Andrew Fuente, sales director QRILL Pet–Americas, Aker BioMarine. “To that end, it’s very important for us to further strengthen our efforts for QRILL Pet, and by working with the PSC, we are taking our sustainability position to the next level. This accreditation allows us to be a big part in creating a more sustainable pet industry and we believe that our customers will see the benefits and value in this.”
Aker BioMarine has been on the forefront of sustainability since inception. In fact, before the company deployed its very first fishing net in the Southern Ocean over 15 years ago, they reached out to WWF-Norway to ensure that their fishing operations would have as little impact as possible on the Antarctic ecosystem. Today, Aker BioMarine’s krill fishery is rated as the world’s most sustainable reduction fishery, receiving an 'A' rating from the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership for 7 years in a row. Overcoming the global challenges that will impact and drive the future of the krill business are essential goals for Aker BioMarine, and this mission aligns perfectly with the values of the PSC.
The PSC envisions a thriving and collaborative pet industry that creates positive impact for the communities and environments where they do business.
"The Pet Sustainability Accreditation means that a company has measured, third party verified, and committed to continuously improving the impact of their business operations. By aligning the assessment and improvement of their impact with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, accredited companies are making progress on these global initiatives and making business decisions that benefit people, pets, and the planet," says Ashley Lane, accreditation manager, Pet Sustainability Coalition.