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Our goals

1
To offer products that meet the highest qualitative and nutritional standards
  • Develop nutritional guidelines that are applicable to all our products;
  • Apply nutritional assessment criteria to product innovation projects.
2
Promote a sustainable lifestyle
  • Develop communication campaigns targeted at consumers to promote fish consumption;
  • Display information related to the nutritional benefits of our products on our packaging;
  • Participate and support initiatives targeted at the medical profession and universities.
Employees
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Promote zero accident
  • Reduce the injury severity index;
  • Reduce the injury frequency index.
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Promote equal opportunity
  • Reduce the gender gap in management positions.

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Improve employee satisfaction in the workplace
  • Increase the number of employees covered by the company welfare system;
  • Increase the level of employee satisfaction and involvement.
Supply chain and local communities
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Protecting human rights across the entire supply chain
  • Complete the internal assessment of compliance with the Bolton Group Code of Ethics and Human Rights Policy by our suppliers;
  • Develop an annual audit plan addressed to our suppliers on human rights issues;
  • Adopt the Seafood Taskforce Social Standards as soon as they are finalized and available.
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Create shared value for the fishing communities from which we make our procurements
  • Implementation and support of socio-economic development projects.

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Promote corporate citizenship in the communities where our goods are produced
  • Investing adequate resources to finance projects for the benefit of the local community where we operate.

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Reduce the carbon and water footprints of our plants
  • Improve energy efficiency also through cogeneration in the Cermenate plant;
  • Continue to source electricity from renewable sources;
  • Reduce CO2 emissions;
  • Continue to work on reducing water consumption (units per finished product).
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Maximize waste recovery
  • Continue to recycle or reuse waste;
  • Working for the recovery of edible waste from processing;
  • Recover 100% of the products that are edible but not marketable.
    3
    Reduce the ecological footprint of packaging
    • Continue to increase the use of recycled or FSC-certified paper;
    • Apply environmental assessment criteria to product innovation projects;
    • Improve information on the recyclability of our product packaging; 
    • Continue the work of reducing the thickness of the packaging.
    4
    Reduce the ecological footprint across the supply chain
    • Stimulate suppliers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from logistics;
    • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the supply chain.
    1
    Preserve and improve the health of oceans and fish stocks

    SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES:

    • By 2024: 100% of our tuna sourced from MSC certified fisheries or Robust Fishery Improvement Projects (Robust FIPs);

    • By 2024: 100% of the other species (Salmon, Mackerel and Sardines) sourced from MSC/ASC certified fisheries or Robust Fishery/Aquaculture Improvement Projects (Robust FIPs/AIPs).

    SUSTAINABLE FISHERING METHODS:

    • By 2020: 50% of tuna procurement from more selective fishing methods with a lower level of bycatch and environmental impact (Pole & Line, hand line, Small-scale sustainable vessels*, FAD-free purse seiner).
    • By 2020: 50% of tuna procurement from large scale purse seiner with FAD management measures in place:
      • Only non-entangling FADs (in compliance with ISSF guidelines);
      • Maximum 300 active FAD drifting per vessel and per ocean, without increasing them where the number of FAD used was less than 300;
      • Communication of catch data to RFMOs, including data related to the use of FADs, within 4 months. 
    • By 2019: we will finalize an analysis to better quantify the number of FAD used by the vessels we procure from and to identify additional measures, such as limits on the number of FAD sets, targets for biodegradable FADs, supply vessels management by 2020.
    • By 2018: for Bolton-owned vessels:
      • Continue to prohibit the use of supply vessels;
      • Max 150 active FADs for the Atlantic Ocean (Saupiquet) and max 300 active FADs for the Pacific Ocean (Garavilla);
      • Register Bolton-owned vessels on the transparentsea.org website where we will post data regarding fishing trips within 4 months.

    SUPPORTING MARINE ECOSYSTEM:

    • Support the funding of protected marine areas;

    • Finance projects to combat ocean pollution (recovery of fishing gear, FADs or plastic).

    The progress on all the above commitments will be externally audited by an independent third-party certification body/auditor on an annual basis.

    Furthermore, we are committed to fully involve our suppliers in this improvement process through specific requests in our buyers’ agreement and monitoring progresses.

    * Small vessels performing short fishing trips (<2 weeks) flagged to the country whose waters in which they are fishing and fishing only with sustainable practices.

    2
    Guarantee traceability from boat to plate
    • Extend the certified traceability system from tuna to all species;

    • Include on-pack information describing species, ocean of catch, FAO area, and fishing method on all products;

    • Real time communication on treaceability on our website.

    3
    Promote seafood market positive change through our public commitments, partnerships, communication and innovation
    • Continue to form partnerships like the one with WWF and be a part of organizations like the ISSF;

    • Engage stakeholder and attend speaking platforms to communicate our commitment to sustainability;

    • Educate consumers by encouraging responsible, aware purchase-making thanks to branded content communication strategy.