Cooke Aquaculture Scotland | Sustainability
Cooke Aquaculture Scotland is a leading Scottish salmon aquaculture company. It has activities on the Shetland and Orkney Islands as well as on the Mainland UK.
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A CSR Approach

The sustainability of any commercial enterprise depends on the attention it gives to the three Ps: Planet, People and Profit.

While the profit is generated through the efficiency of operations, the planet and people aspects are grouped under the heading of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).


Responsibility towards the environment is essential for the sustainability of aquaculture operations and is an established theme in Cooke Aquaculture Scotland.

All our facilities have ISO 14001 accreditation and we maintain close links with the environmental agencies. Maintaining a clean and clear salmon farming environment is central to the welfare of the fish, the quality of our products and the assurances provided with them.

These are further supported by working closely with our feed suppliers to ensure our feeds combine sustainability with the high quality we require. The standards achieved by us are typified in the certifications it holds such as Label Rouge, RSPCA Freedom Foods and Organic. Cooke Aquaculture Scotland is fully integrated from egg to plate, which means we can provide industry leading traceability.

This detailed traceability is both a part of CSR and important in the sale of our products into food value chains of the highest integrity.

The salmon farming companies that now form Cooke Aquaculture Scotland brought with them a proactive attitude to the environment and are involved in a number of environmental projects. Some examples are:

  • Involvement in an aquaculture industry wrasse project. The wrasse is a fish that eats sea lice and provides a form of biological control
  • Using solar and wind power to supply power to farming and land based sites
  • Recycling of metal cages and replacement with low aesthetic impact and intrinsically safe alternatives