CHICKEN OF THE SEA GIVES AQUACULTURE COMMITMENT
Chicken of the Sea gives aquaculture commitment. Chicken of the Sea®(COS), in line with their SeaChange® IGNITE initiative announced the formation of a Responsible Aquaculture Commitment that will drive efforts to bring full traceability and sustainability to its aquaculture supply chains.
The commitment lays out a plan for 100 percent of COS branded aquaculture products to meet Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch recommended ratings₁ and certifications as well as social responsibility standards accepted by Global Seafood Sustainability Initiative (GSSI) or Social Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) through fully traceable supply chains.
Progress towards this commitment is already well established with a target of achieving 100 percent of the goal by 2025. This commitment is inclusive of all steps in the production process to ensure Chicken of the Sea’s aquaculture supply chains are fully traceable and sustainable – from harvest to consumption. Projects in support of this commitment are already under way in Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Indonesia.
“We will achieve these standards by supporting groups of farms in Aquaculture Improvement Projects (AIPs) undergoing environmental and social improvements at a coordinated regional scale. To meet our goals, we will continue to partner with stakeholders from NGOs, governments, and supply chain members to make improvements and bring sustainable products to market,” said Roxanne Nanninga, Sustainability Director, Thai Union North America.
“SeaChange® IGNITE serves as the primary vehicle for driving sustainability improvements on the ground to achieve the standards set forth by Chicken of the Sea’s Responsible Aquaculture Commitment.”
“Chicken of the Sea’s timebound commitment to responsible, traceable aquaculture bodes well for seafood sustainability.” said Jennifer Kemmerly, Director of Global Fisheries and Aquaculture at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
“The scale of their sourcing means that a commitment of this caliber could drive real improvements for farms and communities around the world.”
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