Compass Group commits to supply sustainable farmed salmon
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Seafood Watch recommendations help to choose seafood or farmed products in ways with less impact on the environme

Seafood Watch recommendations help to choose seafood or farmed products in ways with less impact on the environment. (Photo: Seafood Watch/FIS)


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Friday, August 04, 2017, 22:50 (GMT + 9)


Foodservice firm Compass Group, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, announced the settlement of a contract for responsibly sourced salmon in the Mid-Atlantic region and plans to roll out contracts nationwide.

The contracted salmon is at least equivalent to the Seafood Watch yellow Good Alternative recommendation and is certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC).

"This is a huge success and Compass helped drive the industry toward a sustainably-raised farmed salmon. Salmon is one of the most popular choices of seafood among our guests and we are proud to meet customer demand with options that are responsible," pointed out Julia Jordan, Director of Sustainability of the firm.. 

Compass Group follows recommendations from Seafood Watch, a partner of 15 years, and strives to only source Best Choice (green) and Good Alternative (yellow) rated seafood from a sustainable supply chain. 

As a founding member, Compass Group joined the Sustainable Seafood Roundtable, whose mission is to pursue an industry-wide strategy using selected supply-chain opportunities that have greatest potential for positive impact on our oceans. 

To the firm, securing these contracts with wild fisheries and aquaculture is a significant step towards helping accelerate change through conscious purchasing to ensure there is enough sustainable seafood available for future generations.

"Compass Group's commitment to only source responsible seafood, in particular, their commitment to responsible salmon, provides a powerful incentive for producers to bring responsible seafood to market, connects consumers to ocean-friendly products and helps push the industry toward sustainable sourcing," stressed Shawn Cronin, Seafood Watch Business Program Manager.

For his part, Peter Redmond, Vice President for Market Development at ASC highlighted this further commitment to source ASC certified salmon drives these goals and delivers firm assurances to their customers that when you buy farm-raised product from Compass, it has been raised to the highest social and environmental standards. We applaud their efforts and see this as a real demonstration of making true change on the waters.

Compass Group obtained USD 16 billion in revenues in 2016. Its parent company, Compass Group PLC, based in the United Kingdom, has over 500,000 associates worldwide and in the financial year that ended September 30, 2016 recorded revenues amounting to GBP 19.9 billion (USD 28 billion).

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