An important topic in the natural products industry, sustainability continues to gain momentum in the supplement space. Aker BioMarine, a krill oil leader, is on a mission to improve human and planetary health and has made sustainability a top priority. The company continues to invest in new technologies, innovation, big data and ocean driven research, allowing for greater productivity while lessening Aker’s carbon footprint.
The Ocean Plays a Critical Role in the World’s Future
Seventy percent of the planet is covered by oceans, but only 2% of the food consumption and 0.5% of FDA approved pharmaceuticals come from the oceans. As a unique and diverse system, the ocean plays a critical role in the world’s future. And with its myriad of health-promoting ingredients, such as krill, companies like Aker BioMarine rely on the ocean for its business opportunities. But in order for any company to create long-term worth, while succeeding in this industry, they need to establish a sustainable business model that values both opportunity and responsibility equally.
“Sustainability and traceability have been our priorities since inception,” said Matts Johansen, CEO of Aker BioMarine. “The global demand for environmentally friendly products has helped validate that what we have been doing since day one is valued by consumers. In order to be a krill oil leader, you also need to be a steward of the ocean by setting a good example and being the change you want to see in this world. At Aker BioMarine, we are in this for the long-run so sustainability is very much at the core of our business and how we will continue growing and finding success each and every day.”
Do you Know Where your Ingredients are Coming from?
During SupplySide West, Aker BioMarine will be leading an interactive discussion on the importance of stewardship in protecting the oceans, the questions that buyers should ask when sourcing marine-based ingredients, best practices in sustainability and more.
“Sustainability & Stewardship—Protecting Our Oceans” will take place on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 3 to 3:30 pm on the Central Stage (Booth 5759). Don’t miss this inspirational call to action with insights on the roles we each play in creating and protecting a sustainable supply chain.
Aker BioMarine is also welcoming all show guests to come to Booth 5259 to learn about the company’s latest discussions around sustainability, innovation and the future of krill.