Durable supply chain optimization
The durable supply chain optimization framework of PP Group gives substance to our responsibility in relation to the sustainable use of the resources of the planet. That is why we strive to use these resources as economically and efficiently as possible and commit ourselves to continuous improvements to minimize any negative impact of our activities.
Part of optimizing our supply chain is managing and monitoring our (total) energy consumption and working on energy-efficiency. Besides our fishing activities, our biggest impact is in our processing, packaging and storing activities. These are the biggest consumers of energy and water and generators of emissions and waste in our sector. Continuing with (and further improving) responsible operations, means that we focus on improving resource and energy efficiency, waste reduction and making sustainable practices mainstream throughout our entire organization.
“When operations are designed and managed in the right way, PP Group is in the position to provide sustainable animal proteins. A preferred choice to combat climate change.”.
The fishing industry is in fact a low-carbon industry. Seafood consumption can be a great contributor to both the health of people and the planet. The biggest challenges for us relate to the development and global availability of alternative and innovative green technologies and carbon-neutral fuels and energy sources. With the serious impact greenhouse gases have on our planet, it is crucial that we use energy and materials in the most efficient way, related to: catching fish, storage, processing, distributing and management decisions.
Some of our initiatives to work on energy efficiency and circular business:
- Implementing new technologies for energy-efficient vessels
- Storing and processing: energy efficient fish processing
- Switching to sustainable transport
- Energy efficiency at our offices
The production of fish has lower CO2 emissions per kilogram compared to the production of other animal proteins. Still we believe we have an obligation to further minimize our carbon footprint.We aim to achieve this goal by using the latest innovations in every stage of the process. Healthy fish stocks lead to more fish in the sea, which means less time and fuel is needed to catch the fish.
As PP Group we focus on circular production, meaning: maximization of the yield of the processed fish as part of our waste management. By signing the Green Deal, we endorsed the efforts to move towards a circular economy. Sustainable product policies that support circular design and prioritizing reduction, reuse and recycling of materials are means to do this.
Our aim is to recover the economic value of waste streams and explore new markets where previously considered waste can be used. The share of the yield not suitable for human consumption can easily be seen as waste. To bring these sustainable opportunities to life, we will be establishing a group-wide Innovation Centre.
Also, we take steps towards the use of more sustainable packaging. This means we reduce plastic packaging and increasingly use recyclable packaging.
When it comes to water management, we practice sustainable waste water management both on our vessels as in our production processes. Processing water is cleaned to the level of drinking water quality.