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Nueva Pescanova reasserts sustainability policy. Grupo Nueva Pescanova has reasserted its sustainability policy by signing commitments with new policies which will govern its actions in matters of fishing, aquaculture, and development aid and cooperation. The event took place within the framework of the company’s participation in Conxemar, the international fair on frozen seafood products which was held this week in Vigo.

A statement from the company said: “These Fishing and Aquaculture policies adopt the principles of the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries by committing to conservation and sustainable use of natural resources, as well as certification and regulatory compliance. Among other things, these documents include the key measures of the Group to fight against illegal fishing or contamination of the marine environment, and what its premises are in matters of sustainable aquaculture or animal well-being. In addition, they establish these bases in connection to labour responsibility, biodiversity and circular economics in fishery by-products.

“Through the signing of this Development Aid and Cooperation policy, the Group’s commitment to the communities in which it operates, including their development through job creation, is also established, through the creation of education, support, care of the natural environment, and humanitarian aid.

“In line with its commitment to sustainable development, this year the stand of Grupo Nueva Pescanova at the fair is presided over by a noteworthy large label which presents the sustainability programme Pescanova Blue. This programme is the company’s operational response to the four strategic pillars that make up its Corporate Social Responsibility plan: Planet, People, Product and Communities.

“In this way, Pescanova Blue includes the set of initiatives designed to conduct and document the Group’s responsible action on matters of supply and responsible operations, labour relations, contribution to the community, and compliance with ethical and legal requirements.

“The company is also committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which it incorporates in all its activities: fishing, aquaculture, processing, and marketing of seafood products in all the countries where it is present and currently it has a total of 226 sustainable development projects.”