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Walmart has joined Ocean Disclosure Project in an attempt to strengthen its sustainable seafood sale policy. (Photo: Stock File)

Walmart strengthens its commitment to sustainable seafood supply

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Friday, November 10, 2017, 02:20 (GMT + 9)

US-based retailer Walmart has decided to join the Ocean Disclosure Project (ODP) and has committed to make some information about its seafood sourcing available through a public profile on the project’s website, as it was announced by the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP).

This data could include locations where the wild seafood they source is caught, as well as related gear types, fisheries management information, environmental impacts, certifications, and fishery improvement projects.

”We are proud of our efforts to make the seafood we sell more sustainable and joining the Ocean Disclosure Project is one more way we can show our passion and commitment for sustainability and transparency,” said Laura Phillips, Senior Vice President of Sustainability for Walmart.

“ODP provides an important service to consumers and other stakeholders when understanding where their seafood comes from,” she added.

SFP started the ODP in 2015 to provide a valuable information resource for responsible investors, seafood consumers, and others interested in sustainable seafood. To date, 10 other companies from the US and Europe have participated, ranging from retailers to suppliers and aquaculture feed manufacturers.

Regarding Walmart joining the ODP, Blake Lee-Harwood, Strategy Director at Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, said: “It is fantastic news that the largest retailer in the world has now joined the Ocean Disclosure Project. Walmart has made a huge contribution to making seafood more sustainable and is now showing real leadership in adopting a more transparent approach to the sustainability aspects of the fish and shellfish the company sells.”

Other ODP participants include UK retailers Asda, Co-op Food, and Morrisons, along with UK seafood supplier Joseph Robertson and French food service company Davigel. In the US, retailer Publix Supermarkets and seafood supplier North Atlantic are participants. Aquaculture feed manufacturers Biomar, Cargill/EWOS, and Skretting have joined the project, as well.

Earlier this year, ODP launched its own website, which is still operated by SFP but should become independent by the end of 2020.

The project has been generously funded by the John Ellerman Foundation.


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