We believe in the responsible management of marine resources and oceans, and our unwavering commitment to sustainability has been evidenced by our business practices for many years. The crude oil we use comes only from fisheries managed in compliance with the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries. To avoid placing pressure on local fisheries, we match our requirements for crude oil supplies to each unique fishery system’s operations.
In 2010, we launched our first official environmental stewardship policy, Epax EcoVision. This three-fold approach to sustainable and ethical business incorporates the ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) concepts and includes commitments to:
with strict adherence to fishing regulations, environmentally friendly ways to create concentrates and a commitment to never take fish from unregulated or unsustainable sources.
knowing where and by whom our natural resources are harvested.
accountability to our employees and our community, with third-party audits of our products and processes to ensure we are acting responsibly and fulfilling our obligations.
Since we developed Epax EcoVision, sustainability has become a more comprehensive concept, particularly since the formulation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 as a blueprint for overcoming critical global challenges.
We stand alongside our parent company Pelagia in supporting these SDGs, which are a universal call to action to end poverty and inequality, protect the planet, and ensure peace and prosperity for all by 2030.
The SDGs chosen are clean water and sanitation, decent work and economic growth, responsible production and consumption, climate action, and life below water. This allows us to set clear goals that are within our sphere of influence and most relevant to our business, operations, and stakeholders.
We will comply with the requirements of the MarinTrust (CoC) and Friend of the Sea standards.