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Cermaq's Sustainability Report Number One for Third Year

15 August 2013

GLOBAL - For the third year in a row Cermaq has been ranked by Seafood Intelligence to have the most comprehensive, relevant and frequent sustainability report within the aquaculture sector.

Seafood intelligence has released its annual benchmark study of sustainability reporting of the 36 largest salmon farming companies globally and of the three largest fish feed companies.

The companies are benchmarked on a total of more than 200 indicators, including the aspects in the newly developed standard Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC).

The main rating dimensions are comprehensiveness, relevance and frequency of reporting. Cermaq was ranked as number one with a total score of 6.92 out of 10.

Seafood Intelligence concludes: - Cermaq remains the best CSER reporting firm, and the current report - which does not delve into the actual qualitative value of the Sustainability & CSR data reported upon (but rather on the qualitative value of the communication effort) - does not do full justice to the excellent and sustained level of reporting displayed by Cermaq.

"External review of quality and relevance of data is positive for open and transparent reporting. I invite our stakeholders to visit to make up their own opinions on our performance," says CEO Jon Hindar.

"Further Seafood Intelligence gives Cermaq recognition for the 'navigability' of the reported data, and for reporting the 'good news' as well as the 'bad'.

"Excellence in reporting requires systematic work and contribution from all parts of our operations. All employees should be proud of this recognition," underlines Jon Hindar.

Cermaq's integrated annual and sustainability report is based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), and expanded with customised indicators for aspects where GRI does not have indicators for fish farming and fish feed production, such as medicine use, sea lice, marine index etc.

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