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PLAYING OUR PART

While making sure to provide the freshest seafood to our customers, we play a part in protecting the future of the fish stocks and oceans.
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Sustainable Fishing

The Group is committed to only sell fish species whose capture or production does not cause overexploitation.

That is why, every three years, we carry out an assessment of the level of vulnerability of the fish species sold in all our Companies. This analysis, conducted by the Environment, Commercial, Quality and Sustainability teams, considers the risk level according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species database and the level of exploitation of fish stocks based on the assessments carried out by the respective regional scientific bodies (for example, the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea on species pertaining to the North Atlantic).

After the assessment made in 2016 – which allowed the definition and implementation of the Group’s first lines of action – a review was made in 2019 to evaluate the level of vulnerability of all the species sold in the different Companies.

Based on that that review, the lines of action of our sustainable fishing strategy have been updated and are well defined:

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    “CRITICALLY ENDANGERED" SPECIES

    Ban the purchase and sale of species classified as “Critically Endangered” and for which no extraordinary permits exist for such purpose.

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    “ENDANGERED” SPECIES

    Ban the purchase and sale of species classified as “Endangered”, whenever they are not sourced from aquaculture and/or from sustainably produced stocks and/or that do not have a sustainability certificate.

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    “VULNERABLE” SPECIES

    Limit promotional activities from species that are classified as “Vulnerable” whenever they are not sourced from aquaculture and/or from sustainably produced stocks and/or that do not have a sustainability certificate.

In addition, in 2019, we introduced new Private Brand fish products certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), having reached 24 references in Poland.

Independent Verification

The data referring to the compliance of the Group’s Sustainable Fishing Strategy was verified by an external and independent entity in the context of the Group’s 2019 Annual Report.

Independent Report

Read the 2019 Independent Limited Assurance Report.