Aldi Ireland has announced its plans to partner with Ocean Disclosure Project (ODP) To promote sustainable fishing.
The discount retailer has published a seafood disclosure, containing a list of the fisheries from which it sourced seafood for its own-label wild-caught seafood products in 2018, alongside information on fishery management, catch method, and environmental impact.
“At Aldi we are always striving to improve our sustainability and reduce the impact that our products have on the environment," said John Curtin, group buying director at Aldi Ireland.
Valuable Information Resource
Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) started the ODP in 2015 to 'provide a valuable information resource for responsible investors, seafood consumers, and others interested in sustainable seafood'.
Aldi Ireland is the first Irish grocery retailer to join the initiative, the group explained in a statement.
"We hope that Irish retailers that have yet to disclose their seafood sourcing methods, whether via ODP or by other means, take note and look to become more transparent about their practices.” Tania Woodcock, ODP Project Manager said.
To date, 19 other companies in North America and Europe have participated, including Aldi US, which published its first disclosure earlier in 2019.
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