Our commitment to the Planet
The sustainability of our fishing and aquaculture activities, together with responsible operations when processing and marketing our products, are key points of our commitment to the Planet:
- We act responsibly in fisheries and aquaculture farming, following our commitment to the FAO’s principles for responsible fishing and aquaculture, and implement effective verification in our operations.
- We work on improving the food production processes in all our transformation plants in each country where we operate.
- We comply with the commitment to the responsible marketing and communication of all our products, including the FAO’s labelling guidelines for fish and fishery products.
- We are committed to the responsible management of water, energy and raw materials, minimizing their consumption, discharges, emissions and waste generation.
- We identify and evaluate the environmental impacts derived from our activity and implement projects to achieve their minimization.
From the very beginning, the rationalization of the fishing industry and the commitment to the environment have been strategic pillars of the Nueva Pescanova Group. We operate in an ethical manner, complying with the FAO principles for responsible fisheries, the legal requirements and international measures concerning the fishing industry, such as minimum sizes, restrictions and biological recover periods and selective fishing gears to guarantee the preservation of the fishing grounds.
We actively collaborate with the governments of the countries where we carry out our fishing activities to improve their legal system and environmental regulations concerning their marine resources. We collaborate with NGOs and other organizations within the sector, including Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) and Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI), and we take part in fishery improvement projects (FIPs) with the aim of improving and preserving the health of the fishing grounds.
We are committed to the certification of our fishing and procurement activity by means of the “Pescanova Blue” program, which includes a private certification of responsible fishing that was developed for hake products in Namibia and audited by Bureau Veritas.
We farm in a responsible way in our aquaculture farms and we invest in technologies and processes to minimize the environmental impact of our activity.
We are committed to the certification of all our aquaculture production facilities and for that reason we are certified by GlobalG.A.P. and BAP, standards internationally recognized as the best practices in the sector.
We collaborate with other research centers and universities in aquaculture projects and issues such as genetic improvement, disease prevention, farm and feed efficiency, etc.
Industrial and commercial responsibility
We work responsibly to improve the operational efficiency of our production lines in every industrial center of every country in which we operate, investing in more efficient equipment and processes and in the development and constant search for new processes and technologies.
We are committed to the certification of all of our industrial centers and for that reason they have been certified by internationally recognized standards such as ISO, IFS and BRC.
We are committed to the responsible and ethical commercialization and promotion of our products. We support and sign codes of good business practices and responsible self-regulation and communication programs.
We are committed to the protection of our environment and marine ecosystem. That is why we work to improve the environmental performance of our fishing, aquaculture, industry and business practices.
We operate responsibly both on land and in the sea by complying with the relevant legislation, standards and guidelines on fishing, aquaculture and environment. We are committed to certifying all of our activities and facilities and we work actively to achieve the ISO 14001 certification. In addition, we have implemented programs to reduce our environmental footprint and innovate to achieve excellence.