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Sustainability - the natural choice


We sustainably maximize the value of the North Atlantic marine resources, for the benefit of our owner and the local communities in which we operate

We want to base our business on sustainable fisheries, making full use of the available resources, and thereby ensuring an economic and social foundation in the countries in which we operate.

Hear our Corporate Senior Sustainability Advisor, Lisbeth Due Schönemann-Paul, describe our sustainability strategy.


Business model  

Royal Greenland’s business model is based on value creation through sustainable fishing and the purchase of wild-caught fish and shellfish, processing into quality products and sales to local and international customers. Our mission is to maximize the value of our raw materials, for the benefit of our owners and our global local communities.  

Royal Greenland is the largest employer in Greenland and has 37 active facilities along the west coast of Greenland. For the same reason, many people in towns and settlements depend on long-term approach to the shared maritime resources. 

We have a great responsibility to act sustainably and minimize the environmental and climate impact of our activities at sea and on land. At all our processing plants in Greenland, Canada and Germany, we have a social and ethical responsibility to ensure that the workplace has a good physical and psychosocial working environment with a high level of well-being for employees. 

Sustainability – the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals  

Royal Greenland has built up a broad sustainability program founded on our business strategy and based on four of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which in 2018 were formulated as focus areas with specific goals for 2022 and ambitions for 2030.   

In 2023, we have reported on the overall achievement of the four UN Sustainable Development Goals and targets in 2022, including as a brief overview.   

Review of the SDGs and evaluation of achievement of the goals  

For a full review of focus areas, activities in 2022, goal fulfilment and expectations for the coming years, see: 

Our four prioritized initiatives:

See also

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