The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has been named as a finalist in Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards which recognise the most inspiring businesses making a difference by taking action to build more inclusive workplaces, stronger communities and tackle environmental challenges.
A finalist in the Responsible Business of the Year category the Company will attend the flagship Gala Dinner this week (9 July) at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
This year’s Gala theme will be Mental Health in attempt to combat the growing levels of mental health which continue to affect many individuals within the UK.
SSC is focused on responsible business growth. Operating at the heart of Scotland’s aquaculture sector, the company has 60 sites across the west coast and Hebrides, many in economically fragile areas. SSC’s responsibility framework underpins the business and its growth strategy which focuses on developing exports and retaining value and much-needed employment in Scotland’s rural communities.
Craig Anderson, Chief Executive of The Scottish Salmon Company, said: “Our responsibility journey began with our commitment to the environmental, economic and cultural sustainability of rural Scotland, where many of our operations are based. As our business has grown, so has this commitment.
“Our responsibility framework encompasses all areas of our business and gives our staff clear values and standards to guide their working practices. To be a finalist in these awards is testament to the vision and hard work of our team in delivering the principles of the framework in everything they do.”
Amanda Mackenzie, Chief Executive of Business in the Community, said: “Organisations which acknowledge their responsibility to society by evolving their business to be a sustainable one for the long term should be recognised and celebrated. We are proud of The Scottish Salmon Company who have been selected as a Responsible Business Awards 2019 finalist. Together, all the finalists are helping to make the UK the world leader in responsible business.”
James Withers, Chief Executive of Scotland Food & Drink, said: “We want Scotland’s food and drink industry to be a world leader in responsible growth, from investing in the people who work in our businesses to investing in the communities in which we operate. Few companies are doing as much as The Scottish Salmon Company with its contribution to fragile rural communities, commitment to provenance and authenticity and stringent welfare standards. The company is a true ambassador for our industry and a deserving finalist.”