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The history of the Epax brand dates back over 170 years with development and production of marine-based oils for human nutrition. Historically rooted in a glacially carved fjord in Norway, there was always a dependence upon the sea for human livelihood. As a result, there was developed a respect and reverence for all things marine.

The long-lasting relationship with the sea has fostered a deep commitment to the health of our oceans. FMC therefore assumes an active environmental stewardship role for the Epax omega-3 brand. As Epax has grown to become a leading global brand of marine omega-3 EPA/DHA oils, the FMC responsibilities and commitments are also global in nature.
The global FMC perspective embraces an environmental stewardship approach that entails forging and upholding practices and processes designed to sustain the worldwide health of the planet and ecological marine systems on which our human health relies. The FMC eco-solutions extend long-term and require ongoing commitment and action in three areas: sustainability, traceability and accountability.
 

Friends of the Sea ©

Committed to sustainability in harvesting, transporting and manufacturing marine sources, the FMC Epax brand is awarded the Friend of the Sea certification. Friend of the Sea (FOS) is a registered non-profit non-governmental organization (NGO) that was founded in 2006 to conserve marine habitats and resources. FOS provides market incentives for sustainable practices and participates in marine conservation projects.

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REACH Compliant

FMC complies with the European Union's directives for the "Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals" (REACH) for the Epax brand. These regulations and administrative provisions were put in place by the European Union to ensure the handling of materials in such a way as to promote human and environmental health. FMC is in full compliance with what is now referred to as the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).

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ISO 14001

ISO 14001:2004 is a part of a series of international standards applicable to any organization, anywhere relating to environmental management. Based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle, ISO 14001: 2004 specifies the most important requirements to identify, control and monitor the environmental aspects of any organization, and also how to manage and improve the whole system.