We depend on the sustainable management of marine resources, and oceans that are kept clean and free of waste
- Vertical Integration - Proof of Traceability - Quality Control Throughout the Production Chain
Traceability of finished marine ingredients is an expensive and time-consuming undertaking. It requires extensive tracking and the global monitoring of fishing, transportation and manufacturing process. Through our vertically integrated supply and quality controlled manufacturing chain, we can track our ingredients from the source to the finished Omega-3 ingredients. Traceability is a prerequisite for sustainability, and is key in order to ensure top-quality in each link of the supply chain.
- Strict Sourcing Standards - Regulated Fisheries - By-catch Precautions - Pollution Prevention
Oceans naturally replenish themselves. The key to sustainability is to make sure we don’t exhaust our ocean’s resources faster than they can be replenished.For Epax®, the 180-year history of balancing resource use and resource renewal has fostered respect for environmental regulation. Accordingly, the Epax EcoVision programme is based on the unwavering commitment to sustainable and responsible practices. In fact, Epax® was the first ingredient company to initiate and receive Friend Of the Sea (FOS) certification for documented, traceable and sustainable operations. This is now a given in the Omega-3 industry, and we are proud to have led the way.
- Zero Waste Policy - Eco-friendly Manufacturing - Eco-friendly Finished Materials
Epax® holds itself accountable to practices that help maintain healthy oceans and healthy neighborhoods, both with regards to our own production, and for our suppliers. This concern helps shape the daily manufacturing and business activities because these actions directly impact the well-being of the communities where we live and do business. We focus heavily on proper management of waste products, and avoid materials with long biodegredation periods (such as plastics). Further, energy conservation is key to us, and we strive to ensure that growth in production does not create a corresponding growth in energy consumption.
Through IFFO The Marine Ingredients Organisation, we hold an IFFO-RS certificate, a 3rd party verification of responsible business conduct. We are also certified ISO 14001.