Omega-3s and Sustainability (sponsored by DSM)
11:00am – 12:00pm / Wednesday February 16th
This session will be live-streamed.
Any time the conversation is about natural sources of nutrients, sustainability is always a key focus, and the fishing industry has been part of this conversation for decades. Recently, though, consumer interest has moved beyond questions focused only on the health of the oceans to a broader interest in companies' overall environmental, social, and governance-related (ESG) impact. Part of GOED’s strategic focus is better understanding global social responsibility schemes and how our members fit into ESG issues and the corporate social responsibility (CSR) models that address them. This session will showcase where GOED members are in their sustainability journeys and also include a panel discussion to help the audience better understand what consumers are thinking.
Building a Sustainable Business
UN Global Compact, Switzerland and Liechtenstein
The word “sustainability” in business often evokes environmental stewardship alone. The reality is that the environmental, social and governance-related (ESG) impacts of our businesses need careful attention and control to keep our interconnected economy healthy and prosperous. The United Nations Global Compact is the largest business network with a mandate from the UN General Assembly that supports commerce in mitigating those challenges and seizing opportunities to make the world better. The UN Global Compact Network Switzerland’s Antonio Hautle will give an overview of how businesses of any scope or size can improve those outcomes and help achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The presentation will contextualize the good sustainability work being done by many leaders in the omega-3 space and provide ideas on how (and why) companies should start on their own sustainability journey.
GOED Membership and ESG Management: A Status Update
Director of Growth and Engagement
One part of GOED’s new strategic focus on the sustainability of the omega-3 value chain is measuring GOED members’ current approach to their environmental, social and governance-related (ESG) outcomes. How many members have a sustainability certification? How many officially report their ESG outcomes? How many have sustainability measures baked into their overall strategy? GOED’s Director of Growth & Engagement Chris Gearheart will answer those questions and more in a talk outlining the findings of GOED’s recent membership-wide sustainability survey.