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We support the Sustainable Development Goals

1) The Pelagia Group respects all internationally recognized human rights, including those enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the UN Convention on Civil and Political Rights and the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. These include, but are not limited to, the freedom of association and the right to negotiate, and the right to freedom from forced labor, child labor and/or discrimination in working life.

2) We must avoid having a negative impact on the human rights of others. We must pay particular attention to the rights that our business is most likely to have a negative impact on, and to the people who are most exposed to such possible negative impact, including women, children, foreign workers and indigenous peoples.

3) Human rights are part of Pelagia’s ethical guidelines that all employees are obliged to follow.

4) We expect our suppliers and business partners to act with respect for all internationally recognized human rights, including those specifically mentioned above. In contracts with suppliers, in the absence of the supplier’s own guidelines, requirements will be set for relevant parts of Pelagia’s ethical guidelines to be followed.

5) Pelagia has procedures for annual due diligence in accordance with the OECD’s guidelines of Pelagia’s activities, including the supply chain to promote internationally recognized human rights and decent working conditions.

6) Pelagia focuses on how our suppliers safeguard human rights and labor rights through an ongoing, risk-based approach to our suppliers in line with Pelagia’s guidelines for supplier approval.

CEO Egil Magne Haugstad


Responsible consumption and production

  • Pelagia will contribute to ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • A significant part of our energy is already from renewable sources and Pelagia is working on replacing fossil energy with renewable energy sources
  • Focus on effective logistics through the value chain – limited need for transportation as Food and Feed facilities are strategically located in proximity to one another and suppliers
  • Pelagia offers sustainable products with a low carbon footprint and limited waste generation
  • Internal guidelines to choose environmental solutions where possible

Life below water

  • Pelagia will contribute to conserving and using the oceans, seas and marine resources in a way that promotes sustainable developement
  • Renewable marine resources are the basis of Pelagias business, the sustainable governance and development of marine resources are strictly followed by national regulations and control agencies
  • All Pelagia products undergo strict quality control ensuring traceability from catch throughout the value chain


Gender equality

  • Pelagia shall contribute to ensuring that all employees in the company and subsidiaries have the same conditions and opportunities for participation at all levels of the firm, regardless of gender.

Decent work and economic growth

  • Pelagia shall promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth and decent work for all.


 In 2022, Pelagia processed 1,300,000 tons of fish. Our goal is to create the greatest value from the whole fish. Divided into our 4 divisions, Food, Feed, Hordafor and Health, the Group generated revenues in 2022 of NOK 11.2 billion.  This makes Pelagia one of the largest producers in the world of fish products. This gives the company great influence on people and the environment, and we have a responsibility to manage this position in a sustainable manner.

The raw materials that Pelagia refines are the world’s most sustainable marine protein and oilsources. Pelagia’s reception and handling of these raw materials must take place in such a way that the entire fish is utilized and that the products still have the lowest footprint when the goods are handed over to the customer.

It’s all about 100% use of the fish

How we treat each other determines how we create value together. Our focus on how our partners treat their employees is now being put into a system, with the desired effect that Pelagia will be able to make a difference.  In addition to the overall vision of using 100% of the fish, Pelagia has chosen to work actively with four of the UN’s sustainability goals listed above.


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