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Vigo, 14 October 2021 – According to the Seafood Stewardship Index 2021 ranking, developed by the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA), the Nueva Pescanova Group, as part of its commitment to contribute to the sustainability of the planet in accordance with the SDGs of the 2030 Agenda, has once again been recognised as the first fishing company in the world that contributes most to the achievement of a sustainable industry.
Besides, the Nueva Pescanova Group ranked third among the most influential companies in the seafood industry in this index, which analyses the world’s 30 most relevant companies in the sector, and which was presented at the Tokyo Sustainable Seafood Summit. The company also stands out for being the only Spanish corporation in the ranking and for its successful implementation of measures, gaining two positions compared to the last edition of the ranking, published in 2019.
These results reflect the company’s performance measured in four areas: Governance and Strategy, Ecosystems, Traceability and Social Responsibility. The company stands out in traceability thanks to its commitment to implement the GDST standard by 2030. It also excels in governance and in its performance in reducing the impact of its activity on ecosystems thanks to its animal welfare policies and its leadership in the “zero use” of antibiotics. In terms of social responsibility policies, the company places particular emphasis on respect for human rights, the promotion of fair work and ethical conduct.
This recognition adds to the 40th place obtained in the Food and Agriculture Benchmark, also developed by WBA and which includes the world’s 350 most influential food and agriculture companies in the field of sustainability. Furthermore, Nueva Pescanova is the first seafood company to be included in the ranking.
In words of Ignacio González, CEO of Nueva Pescanova Group, “Being one of the most influential seafood multinationals in the world entails a great responsibility towards the environment we operate in. We have always made respect for the sea and ecosystems one of our priorities and that is why sustainability in our company is THE strategy to follow. It is a privilege to be recognised by international organisations such as the World Benchmark Alliance for our contribution to a sustainable industry and it drives us to continue working for the benefit of the planet”.