How do you create value through sustainability?

Tassal Group

Tassal Group (Tassal), a publicly listed company, is a vertically integrated salmon grower and salmon and seafood processor, seller and marketer. Tassal is the largest producer and processor of fresh and value-added salmon products in Australia.


The brief:

Over eight years of engagement, the Tassal sustainability reporting team has required guidance, strategic input and project support throughout the sustainability reporting process. Each year’s engagement between ZOOiD and Tassal has evolved, with the company’s first report utilising the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) frameworks in 2011, to the upcoming publication in 2018 of Tassal’s eighth report using the GRI Standards. 

ZOOiD delivered:

  • Sustainability Reports for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Mapping the GRI guidelines and Food Processing Sector Disclosure against the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) reporting requirements
  • Sustainability strategy planning
  • Strategic planning, data collection, copywriting and editing for reporting
  • Benchmarking 
  • Customised workshops on sustainability reporting, materiality and stakeholder engagement
  • Customised executive briefing on sustainability reporting 
  • Customised Materiality Assessment Tool (MAT) and MAT outcomes report 

Project outcomes: 

  • Tassal’s 2015 and 2013 Sustainability Reports were benchmarked as the world's number one in global fish farming for corporate, social and environmental reporting by seafoodintelligence.com (Tassal’s 2017, 2016 and 2014 Sustainability Reports were benchmarked 2nd in the world).
  • Tassal’s Sustainability Report 2014 was rated at the level of Leading for the 2014 financial reporting cycle in the 2015 edition of ACSI’s (Australian Council of Superannuation Investors) annual research report, Corporate Reporting in Australia: Disclosure of sustainability risks among S&P/ASX200 companies. The Leading rating is the highest of five categories.  
  • Tassal’s sustainability reports are used company wide as a continuous improvement tool for sustainability
  • Greater engagement with internal and external stakeholders
  • A source of pre-approved publicly available communications on a variety of business relevant topics
  • A central point of reference has been created for Tassal’s sustainability activities

More Information

Read Tassal’s Sustainability Reports
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“Working with ZOOiD allowed Tassal to fully express their vision for sustainability and to articulate their targets and progress in a professional and approachable format. It has been a rewarding experience from start to finish, and their level of personal service and attention to detail has been outstanding. I would highly recommend ZOOiD to any company wishing to produce a world class sustainability report.”
Linda Sams, Head of Sustainability
Tassal Group