Compass Group UK & Ireland has joined the Sustainable Seafood Coalition (SSC), the first major foodservice business to do so.
The SSC requires members to use responsibly sourced fish and is a partnership of UK businesses working to ensure a healthy future for our oceans.
The move by Compass follows the company’s Corporate Responsbility 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.
“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,” said Duncan Gray, head of corporate responsibility at Compass Group UK & Ireland. “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.”