Sustainable Operations at FAI
Food production takes up half of the planet's habitable land surface and 40% of the world's oceans are heavily impacted by human activities, such as overfishing. In the face of the twin challenges of biodiversity loss and climate change that present existential threats to human society, farmers, fishers, and food companies are under increasing pressure to respond by creating sustainable operating practices. We believe food production can and must be part of the solution.
Our purpose at FAI is to offer practical direction and solutions for a better food system. We work with global food companies to improve animal health and welfare, regenerate our essential ecosystems, and develop greater resilience on our farms and in our communities.
Working towards a better food system requires a growth in mindset that encompasses ecological and biological systems as part of our world view. This shift in perspective empowers us to make informed decisions and proactive steps that shape the farms, fisheries and food businesses that form our food system.
This mind-set is also applied to our approach at FAI to understand how our company operations can contribute to an equitable, biodiverse and welfare positive economy. Before advising our clients on sustainable food systems, it is incumbent on us to embed sustainable practices and policies in our day-to-day work.
The following examples demonstrate just some of the actions we have implemented in our business that have the potential for greatest impact, including: