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FoS certifies health and beauty company for Omega 3 sustainability. Friend of the Sea (FoS), the marine international certification standard has certified LR Health & Beauty for sustainability with Omega 3 fatty acids.

Fish is a source of Omega 3 fatty acids and with this certification, LR Health & Beauty can display the Friend of the Sea eco-label on its products.

“It’s very gratifying to see companies in the health and beauty industry step up and commit to sustainability for the marine-based products they use,” says Paolo Bray,Director of Friend of the Sea. “It’s a major category regarding the preservation of the marine environment.”

Omega 3 fatty acids are used extensively in the treatment of skin disorders. LR Health & Beauty includes Omega 3 fatty acids in food supplement products.

Based in Ahlen, Germany, LR Health & Beauty is one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of aloe vera products. With 1,100 employees as well as thousands of registered sales partners and customers, LR is one of Europe’s leading direct sales enterprises. The range includes care and decorative cosmetics,dietary supplements and perfumes.

Friend of the Sea is currently a project of the World Sustainability Organization, an international trademark registered with humanitarian and environmental conservation mission. Friend of the Sea has become the leading certification standard for products and services which respects and protects the marine environment. The certification awards sustainable practices in Fisheries, Aquaculture, Fishmeal and Omega 3 Fish Oil. Friend of the Sea also promotes pilot projects related to restaurants, sustainable shipping, whale and dolphin-watching, aquaria, ornamental fish, UV creams and others.

Friend of the Sea is the only sustainable fisheries certification programme recognised and supervised globally by a National Accreditation Body. Several benchmarks have confirmed the strength and reliability of the Friend of the Sea certification and chain of custody.

Yearly audits are carried out onsite by independent international certification bodies in consultation with stakeholders, against the strict Friend of the Sea environmental sustainability and social accountability criteria.

Friend of the Sea also promotes conservation projects for protection of the ocean.