Healthy oceans, healthy salmon. That’s our sustainability commitment.

Maintaining our pristine freshwater and marine environment is essential in producing the finest Scottish salmon.

It is at the core of our farming operations and we are dedicated to our role as environmental stewards.

That’s why we use certified sustainable sources and work with approved supply chains.

This is really important in areas like feed where we only source marine ingredients from Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) or MarinTrust certified sustainable fisheries.

Farm-raised Scottish salmon already has one of the lowest carbon footprints of all animal proteins, and we’re committed to doing more to become “carbon neutral” and play our role in tackling harmful climate change, in support of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals which recognise the role of aquaculture in feeding the world and saving the seas from over-fishing.

Our sea farms have low stocking densities with at least 98.5% water, so there’s plenty of room to allow our fish to swim and shoal just as they would in the wild.


Through our commitment to science-led research we continue to set the highest standards for responsible harvesting and sustainable processes across all aspects of our business.

Independent third-party certification programmes challenge us to go above and beyond our regulatory requirements, demonstrating our total commitment to responsible farming practices that improve fish health and welfare and safeguard the environment.

Our approach to sustainability isn’t limited to protecting the environment: it’s also about being open and transparent in our business operations, growing in a responsible way and safeguarding the future for our people and communities.

Community

We are committed to the communities we call home and we support a variety of local-led events, activities and organisations that reflect our corporate values and those of our employees.

We work hard to generate shared prosperity and take pride in our work. We are an intrinsic part of the communities in which we live and work.

That’s  why Cooke supports and participates in a wide variety of community events in the areas where we live and work, acting as a vital socioeconomic driver in fragile coastal and rural communities throughout Scotland.

We welcome applications to our community benefit fund.

Please use the form below to apply.

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Soil Association Organic

GLOBAL G.A.P.


GLOBALG.A.P. certification is the highest standard for achieving safe and sustainable aquaculture, and is aligned to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

The GLOBALG.A.P. aquaculture standard sets strict criteria for legal compliance, workers' health & safety, animal welfare and environmental and ecological care to achieve good aquaculture practice at every stage of the process.

Find out more at GLOBALG.A.P.


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ISO 14001


ISO 14001 is the international standard for environmental management systems and is the benchmark standard to help responsible companies continuously improve their environmental performance and ensure compliance with all environmental legislative and regulatory requirements.

ISO 14001 also helps us to manage resources more effectively, further reducing our carbon footprint.

Find out more at ISO 14001


RSPCA Assured certification mark

Code of Good Practice


As members of the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation, we adhere to their Code of Good Practice – 500 independently audited checkpoints covering every aspect of Scottish salmon farming.

We are also signatories of the SSPO’s sustainability charter, which commits us to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045 and becoming 100% reliant on renewable energy.

Find out more at SSPO