We will source sustainable fish and seafood in all the countries where we operate by 2015.
Why Does Sodexo Engage?
Seafood consumption has doubled over the last 40 years, but fish stocks have not kept pace. Fish is an important part of healthy diets and constitutes 17% of the global population’s protein intake. In addition, fish and seafood support the livelihoods of 10-12% of the world’s population, most of them in the developing world. For these reasons, Sodexo has made sustainable seafood a cornerstone of its sustainable sourcing approach.
How Does Sodexo Engage?
Sodexo’s strategy for sustainable seafood seeks to protect this important resource by:
Maintaining a wide variety of sustainable species in catalogues and menus;
Protecting species identified as being at risk by removing them from the supply chain where no improvement processes are in place or by implementing control measures;
Increasing the use of Eco-standards to guarantee respect of sustainability criteria for both farm-raised and wild caught fish;
Establishing sustainable supply for aquaculture in accordance with the highest environmental and social standards;
Partnering with Vancouver Aquarium's Ocean Wise Program to review menus and give recommendations such as ocean-friendly seafood species and Ocean Wise suppliers who can offer sustainable products.
Collaborating with the WWF and working with other NGOs for technical advice on Sodexo’s sustainable seafood sourcing. WWF advises the Company on sourcing both wild caught and farm-raised fish.