Cflow and Sustainability
According to the report “The State of World Aquaculture and Fisheries,” the global consumption of seafood increased by 122% between the years 1990 and 2018.
Most of this growth comes from aquaculture, as traditional fishery has evened out since the early 1990s.
As the world's population is expected to grow to 9.7 billion by 2050, we will need more sustainable and nutritious food. There is, however, already a shortage of both arable land and climate-friendly energy.
The solutions of the future are in the sea, but this is contingent on us developing solutions that will care for and preserve this important resource.
All life on Earth depends on the sea; the ocean currents are like the veins of the world and have a key function in all global systems. This includes heat transportation, fresh water supply, and being a buffer for CO2 emissions.
Did you know that more than half of the oxygen we breathe in comes from the sea?
Dedicated to a sustainable future
As an important knowledge base and key supplier to both the fishery and aquaculture industries, Cflow is passionate about the sea and the surrounding environment.
We see the responsibility we have for the coming generations, and we challenge existing solutions so that the development will continue.
In Cflow, we think fresh; we use new knowledge, develop new technology, and aim towards new markets. Together with the rest of the industry, we will make sure Norway sits in the main seat when it comes to environmentally friendly technology for sustainable food production.
We quote Norway's former Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland – We must think globally, but act locally
Through our work, we contribute to the sustainable development of the industry. We analyse and guide our development work in the right direction — sustainable solutions for the planet, for humankind, and for economic growth.
Cflow endorses the UN Global Compact, and so we follow the ten principles that are to ensure responsible operations regarding human rights, work life, anti-corruption, and the environment, among other things.
Marine food production requires a clean ocean. That is why Cflow also implements and follows UN Global Compact Sustainable Ocean Principles. We focus on securing healthy oceans so that we can continue utilizing marine resources and still have rich ecosystems in the future.
Cflow is committed to complying with laws and regulations that apply to our business. One of the most important laws that companies must adhere to as of July 1, 2022, is the Transparency Act.
The purpose of the law is to promote businesses' respect for fundamental human rights and decent working conditions among business partners and in supply chains.
As part of our role as a provider of comprehensive management systems for the fishing and aquaculture industry, Cflow is responsible for ensuring that the companies using their services comply with the Transparency Act. This includes ensuring that documents covered by the law are stored and handled in a secure manner, and that requests for access to information are handled in accordance with applicable rules and deadlines.
Cflow works closely with customers and suppliers to ensure that they have the necessary knowledge and tools to comply with the Transparency Act. This helps ensure that businesses can operate in a safe and responsible manner while fulfilling their obligations to society.
Read more about the requirements that Cflow imposes, internally and externally, in the Cflow Supplier Code of Conduct.
You can also read our report on Cflow's Transparancy act for 2022.
If you have any questions or wish to report anything related to the Transparency Act, please send an email to: email@example.com.
Cflow has developed a multitude of technologies that promote sustainable development. Some of these have been published on “The Explorer: GreenTech from Norway,” a platform dedicated to Norwegian technology that promotes sustainable development.
SPECIALLY SELECTED SUSTAINABILITY TARGETS
Cflow has chosen to focus on the following sustainability goals, where we see potential in making the biggest difference.