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Oceans and seas

Covering three quarters of the Earth’s surface1 , oceans are home to some of the planet’s most unique and diverse creatures. They also serve as a key source of food, with more than three billion people depending on the oceans as their primary source of protein1 .

The fishing practices in our supply chain are characterized by the fact that we harvest fish with respect to the preservation of the natural ecosystems of the oceans, seas and marine resources.

To achieve this, we are responsibly sourcing all our wild fish and working with our suppliers to engage in Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs). We continue to see the importance of certification as part of the journey and are committed to achieve 100% sustainable seafood by 2030 and 100% sustainable tuna by 2025.

By improving traceability systems, we aim to ensure that all our seafood can be traced from sea to plate, so to speak. We maintain a zero tolerance policy towards illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. We help reduce the volume of fishing-related waste in the oceans and seas.

Tuna is among the most popular and widely consumed species of seafood consumed in all our markets and tuna accounts for a significant proportion of our fish sales, but not all tuna fisheries are being managed sustainably. We have therefore identified tuna as a priority product where we are taking action to improve tuna fisheries and move towards more sustainable sources.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

The goal promotes the protection of employeesrights and decent work for all. We are committed to ensuring that actors in our fisheries supply chain are guaranteed safe working conditions. Our human rights strategy fully supports the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the core conventions of the International Labor Organization and is fully integrated with our oceans and seas strategy, offering solutions to the challenges of the fishing industry.

SDG 14 Life Below Water

The goal envisages the preservation and sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. Our Oceans and Seas Strategy contributes to Goal 14.1 through our work with the Global Ghost Gear Initiative and also to Goals 14.2 and 14.4 through our focus on better fisheries management in line with our Seascape Sustainability Strategy.

SDG 17 Partnership for the Goals

The goal recognizes the importance of collaboration. Our oceans and seas strategy reflects the input, knowledge and expertise of colleagues, suppliers and NGO partners. We are committed to working with other partners to fulfill our commitments. Long-term collaborations include the Ocean Disclosure Project, WWF and the Global Tuna Alliance.

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1 UNDP