Convenience food manufacturer Greencore Group plc has today published details of its seafood sourcing in the Ocean Disclosure Project (ODP).
Based in the UK, Greencore supplies chilled, frozen, and ambient foods to all major supermarkets in the UK, as well as convenience and travel retail outlets, discounters, coffee shops, foodservice, and other retailers. Greencore has voluntarily disclosed information about the origins of its seafood ingredients through the ODP. The company has published an ODP profile containing a list of its wild-caught and farmed seafood sources alongside information on the country of origin, certification and ratings, and environmental impact of production.
Greencore Purchasing Controller – Seafood, Victoria Broekhuizen said: “We have worked really hard with our suppliers on fish sourcing and disclosing our progress is crucial; it helps drive accountability through transparency. We ae committed to continuous improvement, and this way our progress is visible to all.”
Tania Woodcock, Project Manager for the ODP, said, “By participating in the Ocean Disclosure Project, Greencore has acted on its commitment to environmental transparency and successfully fulfilled its ambition to disclose the sources of its wild-caught and farmed seafood ingredients.”
Sustainable Fisheries Partnership started the ODP in 2015 to provide a valuable information resource for responsible investors, seafood consumers, and others interested in sustainable seafood. To date, 39 other companies including retailers, suppliers, and aquaculture feed manufacturers from around the world have participated. Other new participants this year have included seafood suppliers Thai Union Group, LP Foods, and Hilton Seafood UK.
Greencore’s full profile can be viewed at: https://oceandisclosureproject.org/companies/greencore