The icy salt waters of Scandinavia have provided nutritious and tasty seafood for countless generations. Salmon and shrimp feature in traditional dishes throughout Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. Today, we’re working to share these tasty traditions with the world, while helping to protect the future of our oceans and its sea life for many generations to come.
Take salmon for example. Together with our suppliers, we’ve helped pioneer responsible practices and standards for salmon farming around the world. Our suppliers use energy and waste-efficient facilities, traceable and responsibly sourced feed, and farming methods proven to decrease environmental impact – all this while securing food quality. They’re also partnering with environmental NGOs to continuously improve the efficiency and impact of their work.
Since 2015 all IKEA salmon and shrimp is Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) or Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified, which means it meets strict social and environmental standards. “IKEA was involved with creating standards for responsible fish farming from the beginning,” says Hans-Fredrik Pedersen, who works with one of our salmon suppliers. “IKEA has the power and the will to make changes for a better future. When it comes to environmental responsibility, other companies can learn from them.”
“It's truly been rewarding to be a part of IKEA serving these Scandinavian-style dishes all over the world,” Hans-Fredrik says. “We are very happy to have been a part of that journey.” Ultimately, we want our salmon and shrimps to be more than simply good-tasting seafood. For us, it’s about offering our customers something that will make them feel good inside.