Harvest Road, a company of Tattarang, is the largest commercial shellfish aquaculture company in Western Australia and sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. Our mussels, Akoya and oysters are sustainably grown, using industry leading aquaculture equipment. Our sustainable production has been certified by ‘Friends of the Sea’ and we continue to explore opportunities to increase the sustainability of our practices. Our shellfish products are shared with customers through our Leeuwin Coast brand, which is founded on our commitment to sustainability and Western Australian produce.
“By taking responsibility for our carbon footprint, we are making a difference for the protection of our oceans.”
Type of certification
How long have you been certified carbon neutral?
Since January 2021.
Why did you choose to go carbon neutral?
At Harvest Road we are led by our values, with sustainability and innovation at our core of everything we do. Our focus on carbon neutrality for our aquaculture business is just one example of how we push boundaries to ensure we are producing premium seafood in the most responsible way.
By taking responsibility for our carbon footprint, we are making a difference for the protection of our oceans. In doing this, we ensure that sustainable seafood will be readily available for all, today and in the future.
What are the anticipated benefits of your carbon neutral certification?
Carbon neutral certification is part of our organisation-wide commitment to sustainability. Certification will allow us to showcase sustainable aquaculture and enables consumers to purchase sustainable and delicious shellfish, without compromising their values. Our employees can also feel proud that Harvest Road is committed to being carbon neutral.
What offset projects do you support?
We chose to support a deforestation mitigation project in Brazil and a native reforestation biodiversity project in Western Australia.
Why did you choose these projects?
Our business is proudly Western Australian owned and operated. Like our business, the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor has a positive impact on the Western Australian environment and aligns with our values of a long-term view on sustainability. The project is the largest revegetation project based in the Western Australian Wheatbelt. This key project will help to protect and recover the endangered and declining woodland while sequestering carbon.
How can consumers support you?
By choosing to eat Leeuwin Coast seafood, customers are choosing to support our initiatives that focus on sustainability above all else. Shellfish production is naturally low in carbon emissions as the shellfish sequester carbon into the shells themselves. Leeuwin Coast products can be found on the menus of renowned restaurants across Western Australia, as well as at selected seafood stores.
What else are you doing to reduce emissions?
Innovation is at the core of our business. We are investing in energy efficient equipment and integrated supply chains to future proof our production models. We will ensure that we minimise all carbon outputs throughout the entire business. See our Public Disclosure Statements below for a full summary of our emission reduction activity.
What advice would you give to a business considering certification?
We recommend certification to any business. Climate Active is backed by the Australian Government and is one of the most robust in the world. Consumers are more environmentally aware than ever and seeking climate active solutions so they can be certain what they are eating has the right impact on the planet. Becoming certified has enabled us to rigorously analyse our processes and identify how we can have the biggest impact for a better and sustainable future.