Aldi UK & Ireland joins Ocean Disclosure Project
We are pleased to announce retailer Aldi UK & Ireland has become the newest participant in the Ocean Disclosure Project (ODP).
Aldi UK & Ireland has published a seafood disclosure, containing a list of the fisheries from which it sourced seafood for its own-label wild-caught seafood products in 2018, alongside information on fishery management, catch method, and environmental impact.
Fritz Walleczek, Managing Director of Corporate Responsibility at Aldi UK , said: “ Improving sustainability and reducing the environmental impact of our products is a key focus for Aldi, and we are proud that 100% of our primary fresh, frozen and canned fish is already responsibly sourced in the UK . We are delighted to be part of the ODP and will continue to work with our suppliers towards ensuring all of the fish and seafood in our own - label products is sustainable.”
Sustainable Fisheries Partnership started the ODP in 2015 to provide a valuable information resource for responsible investors, seafood consumers, and others interested in sustainable seafood. To date, 20 other companies in North America and Europe have participated, including Aldi US, which published its first disclosure earlier in 2019.
Other ODP participants include UK retailers Asda, Co-op Food, Lidl UK, Morrisons, and Tesco, and North American retailers Publix Supermarkets, Walmart US, Walmart Canada, Giant Eagle, and Meijer.
“We are pleased to welcome Aldi UK & Ireland to the Ocean Disclosure Project,” said Tania Woodcock, ODP Project Manager. “Aldi UK & Ireland’s participation in the ODP means that most seafood retailers in the UK are now transparent about their wild-caught seafood sourcing. We hope that UK retailers that have yet to disclose their seafood sourcing will take note that they are now among the minority and shift their practices to be more transparent.”
Aldi UK & Ireland’s full profile can be viewed at: https://oceandisclosureproject.org/companies/aldi-uk-ireland