QRILL Pet, our functional marine ingredient for pets, has just been accredited by the Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC) for its outstanding sustainability efforts.
The PSC, in conjunction with Planet+Purpose Solutions (an independent, third-party verification partner) has selected QRILL Pet for this accreditation based on the company’s ongoing commitment to sustainable krill harvesting practices and its dedication to the pet industry.
QRILL Pet became a member of the PSC in 2020 and is excited to join the prestigious group of companies with PSC accreditation.
About the Pet Sustainability Coalition
The Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC) is a U.S.-based non-profit accelerator of environmental and social sustainability in the pet industry. It has developed a four-factor framework that pet food companies can use to evaluate the sustainability of the proteins and other animal-derived ingredients in their pet products.
As a member of the PSC, QRILL Pet is therefore well-positioned to meet and exceed its own contributions to the health and wellbeing of pets and the planet and can support a more sustainable pet food industry.
QRILL Pet is now PSC accreditated
Aker BioMarine, the leading biotechnology company behind QRILL Pet, has been at the forefront of sustainability since its inception. Before the company deployed its very first fishing net in the Southern Ocean over 15 years ago, they reached out to WWF-Norway to ensure that their fishing operations would have as little impact as possible on the Antarctic ecosystem.
Today, Aker BioMarine’s krill fishery is rated as the world’s most sustainable reduction fishery, receiving an 'A' rating from the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership for 7 years in a row. Overcoming the global challenges that will impact and drive the future of the krill business are essential goals for Aker BioMarine, and this mission aligns perfectly with the values of the PSC.
“We want happy and healthy pets along with a healthy earth,” says Andrew Fuente, Sales Director QRILL Pet – Americas, Aker BioMarine. “To that end, it’s very important for us to further strengthen our efforts for QRILL Pet, and by working with the PSC, we are taking our sustainability position to the next level. This accreditation allows us to be a big part in creating a more sustainable pet industry and we believe that our customers will see the benefits and value in this.”
The PSC envisions a thriving and collaborative pet industry that creates a positive impact for the communities and environments where they do business.
"The Pet Sustainability Accreditation means that a company has measured, third party verified, and committed to continuously improving the impact of their business operations. By aligning the assessment and improvement of their impact with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, accredited companies are making progress on these global initiatives and making business decisions that benefit people, pets, and the planet." - Ashley Lane, Accreditation Manager, Pet Sustainability Coalition
Why is QRILL Pet a super-premium ingredient?
A functional ingredient for pet food made only from Antarctic krill, QRILL Pet is a natural source of superior omega-3 fatty acids, choline, the powerful antioxidant astaxanthin and marine proteins.
These essential nutrients make QRILL Pet a unique marine ingredient with many health benefits for cats and dogs at every life stage. They are important for a healthy heart and liver, joints, brain, skin and coat and have a huge effect on the whole immune system and overall well-being of our pets.
About Aker BioMarine
Aker BioMarine is a biotech innovator and Antarctic krill-harvesting company, dedicated to improving human and planetary health. Listed on Oslo Stock Exchange, the company develops krill-based ingredients for pharmaceutical, nutraceutical (Superba®), aquaculture (QRILL®Aqua), and animal feed applications (QRILL®Pet), including INVI™, a highly concentrated protein isolate, and LYSOVETA™, a targeted transporter of EPA and DHA from krill.
Aker BioMarine’s fully transparent value chain stretches from sustainable krill harvesting in pristine Antarctic waters through its Montevideo logistics hub, Houston production plant, and to customers around the world. The company’s strong focus on sustainability inspired the launch of AION by Aker BioMarine, a circularity company dedicated to helping companies to recycle and reuse waste.