Oceans are essential to the sustainability of the planet. We must take care of them and manage them responsibly.
Most of our raw material comes from the oceans and it is our duty to contribute to sound resource management and biodiversity protection. That’s why we’ve come up with six targets aimed at reducing our impact on the marine environment.
Sustainable tuna in our brands
We are committed to having 100% of the tuna loins in our products come from responsible and sustainable fishing. This means that the tuna employed must meet one or more of these conditions:
- Be MSC (Marine Stewardship Council)-certified.
- Come from a catch included in a robust FIP (Fishery Improvement Project) with an A or B rating as per https://fisheryprogress.org/
- Have been caught without the use of FADs (Fish Aggregating Devices).
- Have been caught by APR (Responsibly-Caught Tuna)-certified vessels.
- Have been caught one by one, using selective methods such as the pole-and-line technique.
Of the fishery product being traceable back to the source
We are committed to enabling consumers to know the origin of the product to be consumed: species, fishing method used, ocean region where it was caught, when it was caught and by whom.
Marine waste management
We aim to implement a variety of programs for improving the management of our waste at sea to provide solutions that contribute to the elimination of plastic in our seas.
Managing a more responsible fleet
Our own fleet will also have objectives designed to reduce its impact on biodiversity and the environment.
The fishing method employed by our vessels is purse-seine fishing. FADs are commonly used to make fishing operations more efficient. However, we want to rebalance our impact on the environment by increasing the number of catches made without the use of these devices. Currently 16% of our catches are made without the use of FADs.
Active FADs per vessel
To reduce the impact of FADs on the environment, we want to limit ourselves to a per-vessel active FAD number of 300. The current legal limit is set at 450 per ship.
Non-entangling and biodegradable FADs
We want to limit the impact of FADs on marine biodiversity by making them not only 100% non-entangling to prevent any species from getting trapped, but 100% biodegradable as well.