Compass Group UK & Ireland has become the first major foodservice business to join the Sustainable Seafood Coalition (SSC), further demonstrating its commitment to using responsibly sourced fish.
The SSC is a partnership of UK businesses which aim to keep the oceans healthy. The end goal is for fish and seafood sold in the UK to come from sustainable sources.
Joining the SSC follows the launch of Compass' Corporate Responsibility Report 2016, which outlined a commitment to avoid endangered species of fish, buy more certified fish every year through an existing partnership with the Marine Conservation Society and only use line and pole caught tuna in packaged sandwiches.
Levy Restaurant UK, the sports, leisure and hospitality catering specialists and part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has also signed up to the Sustainable Fish Cities pledge.
Duncan Gray, head of corporate responsibility at Compass Group UK & Ireland said: "We love to serve excellent food and when it comes to seafood we know that a great seafood dish must be both delicious and sustainable. We're proud to now be members of the Sustainable Seafood Coalition and extend our dedication to only using responsibly sourced fish across our business."
Katie Miller, Sustainable Seafood Coalition coordinator, added: "To have Compass Group UK & Ireland aligned to our vision is fantastic. They work behind the scenes at around 15,000 locations in so it's brilliant to know people all across the UK will be eating responsibly sourced fish. Compass Group UK & Ireland is leading the way for other major foodservice businesses to step up their public commitments to seafood sustainability."
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