How ODP Works

Participation in the ODP is open to all businesses that source wild-caught and / or farmed seafood. We ask companies to submit their sourcing information and there is no requirement to provide data that may be commercially confidential.

Each ODP profile includes the following:

  • Company logo and history
  • Company sustainability summary and hyperlinks to related content
  • Selected key performance indicators (optional)
  • Global map of seafood sources
  • Detailed seafood source table

An ODP profile contains one year’s worth of sourcing data for that company and reflects the previous year’s sourcing.

Steps to participate

The steps to participate in the ODP are as follows:

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1. Submit Company Details & Sourcing Data

Companies are encouraged to disclose 100-percent of their seafood sourcing (not including test products or other confidential items). We offer flexibility in the scope of disclosures, but companies must identify the scope on their profile.

The tasks of collating and submitting sourcing information varies in effort from company to company. Fortunately, the ODP team and the resources of Sustainable Fisheries Partnership offer different options to make this as easy as possible. We provide companies with a template to fill-out all the relevant sourcing details and will review the data with companies for consistency and accuracy, help answer questions, and assist in identifying missing data. Alternatively, SFP’s Seafood Metrics System can be used by companies to collect their seafood sourcing data from suppliers through a secure, online form, which can then be sent offline to the ODP team to begin drafting.

2. Turn Sourcing Data into a Draft Profile

We turn the source list into a map of seafood sources and a detailed seafood source table, comprising a list of fisheries and farmed fish and shellfish with information on the environmental performance of those sources including third-party certification or participation in improvement projects, selected sustainability ratings, and brief environmental notes.

We ask companies to provide supporting information on the company and its sourcing practices for inclusion in the profile. Companies can select up to five key performance indicators to highlight in their profile from the following options:

  • Number of Wild-Caught Species Used
  • Number of Fisheries Used
  • Number of Fisheries Well Managed
  • Number of Fisheries in Need of Improvement
  • Sustainability Not Rated
  • Number of Certified Fisheries
  • % Volume from Certified Fisheries
  • Number of Fisheries in a FIP
  • % Volume from a FIP
  • Number of Farmed Species Used
  • Number of Certified Farmed Sources
  • % Volume from Certified Farms

3. Review Profile

Companies can then review their profile for accuracy and completeness before publication.

4. Publish

Once companies have approved their profile, the ODP team will agree a date for publication. Interested companies can work with ODP to develop and publish an associated press release to announce their participation and share their disclosure.

5. Update and Renew

Participants are encouraged to update their profiles annually to capture changes in their sourcing and provide up-to-date sustainability indicators for their seafood sources.

Pricing

The following pricing* is for 2020 disclosures:

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*Additional discounts and package options available to companies utilizing SFP’s Seafood Industry Services.

Other disclosures

The ODP website serves as a reporting platform to enable interested stakeholders, including responsible investors and seafood consumers, to freely access all ODP profiles and other seafood sourcing disclosures. Companies that have produced their own disclosure are invited to submit a link to their disclosure that can be accessed from our homepage.

In addition, we are affiliated with FishChoice, an environmental, non-profit organization dedicated to creating online tools that power progress on seafood sustainability. Through its FishChoice.com Partner Program, FishChoice works with businesses that buy or sell seafood, allowing them to publicly share both company and seafood product source information through an online Partner profile. For any seafood product a company lists, FishChoice gives the businesses instant access to up-to-date product sustainability information. FishChoice Partner profiles are accessible through the Partner Directory.

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FishChoice Partners who meet the following eligibility criteria for ODP compliance will be recognized on both the FishChoice.com platform and the ODP website:

  • The FishChoice Partner must indicate that the products listed on its profile page represent the full list* of wild-caught seafood sources.
  • The FishChoice Partner must check, and update as necessary, the products listed on its profile page annually.

*with exception given to seafood products sourced in especially small volumes or as test products.