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Sustainability – the natural choice


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

Sustainable business operation, with which we have worked on a structured basis since 2012, is a natural part of Royal Greenland’s identity.

Life below water must be safeguarded – for the sake of our future

We wish to operate a company based on sustainable fisheries and full utilisation of the resources available. This will ensure a commercial basis whereby all stakeholders enjoy a good and healthy life, with the opportunity for development, and without having to be concerned about the risk of excessive fishing or pollution of the oceans.

It is our responsibility that the resources we fish are put to optimum use, thereby creating added value for local communities, global society and Royal Greenland. In this way, the sustainable solution will also be the natural choice.

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


A lot of fisheries now hold third-party certification, although fisheries can still be managed sustainably without certification. Fishermen and producers within specific fisheries will often opt for certification of their fisheries in response to market demand, or if a certification scheme can provide a better management framework.

More than half of the resources received by Royal Greenland’s factories are subject to third-party certification under MSC, which is the leading certification scheme recognised by professional buyers.

Our employees represent and create value

We wish to maintain an attractive workplace with maximum focus on employee welfare and a good working environment.

To ensure that all employees thrive at work, we focus on the working environment. We seek to strengthen our working environment and environmental system through learning across the organisation and in accordance with international standards.

We require our sub suppliers to comply with recognised working environment and environmental standards, and we will continuously improve our management system based on ethical risk assessments.

Royal Greenland strives to be the future workplace that young people want to work for. Our contribution to the Greenlandic society must happen through professional education and training of employees. We focus on the individual employee by supporting personal development through mentoring schemes, for the benefit of the employees.

The strategic direction

Marine food products should be a sustainable choice, to ensure that marine resources are managed with respect for and based on knowledge of the biological conditions affecting fish stocks. By choosing a holistic approach to the value chain, we create the basis for positive new business opportunities, while reducing negative impacts on the environment.

The aim of our sustainability programme is to lay the foundation for the Group’s sustainability work based on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and our business strategy, The North Atlantic Champion version 3.0.

In the sustainability programme, we set goals for 2022, and ambitions for 2030, that we expect to be of great significance to Royal Greenland’s business and society in the communities in which we operate.

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