SPANISH SEAFOOD GROUP UNDERLINES SUSTAINABILITY COMMITMENT
Spanish seafood group underlines sustainability commitment. The Nueva Pescanova Group recently participated in one of the events hosted by the COP25 called “Sustainable Aquaculture and Food Safety”, highlighting the commitment that companies must assume in the face of growing demand for seafood products.
“Here at Nueva Pescanova, we understand fishing and aquaculture to be complementary activities in the challenge of ensuring food of a marine origin for our society. A society that will exceed 8,000 million inhabitants in the next decade and which demands healthy and nutritious products,” said Ángel Matamoro, the CSR (corporate social responsibility) director of the Group.
The Nueva Pescanova Group has developed its Pescanova Blue sustainability seal, based on four principles: respect for the Planet, development of People, commitment to nutrition and the well-being of society through its Products, and the improvement of the quality of life of the Communities where it is present.
The company wanted to take advantage of this situation to announce that it has joined the United Nations Global Compact in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment, and the fight against corruption, as well as the adoption of measures to support the objectives of the United Nations embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In fact, the company has more than 226 CSR projects focused on achieving the SDGs in the different communities where it operates. It has been recognized as the fishing company in the world with the highest contribution to the SDGs, and fifth in the general calculation of companies in the seafood product sector, according to the Seafood Stewardship Index (SSI)drafted by the World Benchmarking Alliance (World Benchmarking Alliance).
Furthermore, the Nueva Pescanova Group has also decided to join the “Our Only Future” campaign, with the goal of reducing the temperature of the Planet by 1.5º. As Matamoro concluded his presentation, “climate change is undoubtedly a key risk for the production and availability of products, and companies have an obligation to adapt and anticipate these risks. Only the sum of many individual actions will strengthen the resilience of ecosystems that will lead us to success.”
The United Nations Global Compact is the biggest corporate sustainability initiative in the world. Currently it has more than 13,000 entities involved in more than 160 countries and has more than 70 local networks. In Spain, more than 1,530 organizations have signed the Global Compact, which makes it the Local Network with the largest number of entities involved and, therefore, the most important one in the world.