Monthly Archives: September 2016

Joseph Robertson (Aberdeen) Ltd

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“We are committed to responsibly sourcing fish and seafood. We are delighted to join the SSC to work in conjunction with, and be part of, the steps taken towards sustainability.”

Joseph Robertson (Aberdeen) Ltd joined in August 2016

Founded in 1892 by Joseph Robertson, the company proudly boasts a fourth generation of family ownership totally committed to the ideals of producing the very best value, best quality sea to plate produce. Located in the heart of the Aberdeen fishing community, Joseph Robertson has one of the most modern seafood manufacturing sites in the UK, with the very latest technology employed to provide consistently high quality products.

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Lovering Foods

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“People and fish are at the heart of Lovering Foods. We are eager to support the SSC to deepen our commitment to a responsibly sourced and consistently labelled UK seafood market.”

Lovering Foods joined in June 2016

“People and fish are at the heart of Lovering Foods, so we recognise our duties to sustainable and ethical sourcing. We were the first to supply MSC-certified pole and line skipjack tuna into the UK market, and we have recently joined the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF). Many of our retail customers are already SSC members, and our sourcing policy matches up with the SSC’s Code of Conduct. Thus, Lovering Foods is eager to support the SSC in order to deepen our commitment to a responsibly sourced & consistently labelled UK seafood market.”

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“Lovering Foods is a leading added-value supplier of ambient canned goods including seafood products. With over 35 years’ experience, we supply most major UK supermarkets with own-label and/or our private label (Kingfisher). We were awarded the Grocer’s Own-Label Ambient Supplier of the Year in 2013 and 2016. We pride ourselves on our level of in-house expertise, high service levels, quality products and close relationships with suppliers and customers.”

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MCB Seafoods Ltd

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“We are proud to join the SSC and work with others from the industry to create a benchmark for eco claims and help drive improvement in the fisheries that do not meet our strict sustainability standards.”

MCB Seafoods Ltd joined in November 2015

“Sustainability is at the core of our approach to business and is why we are committed to sourcing all of our seafood responsibly. We are proud to join the SSC and work with others from the industry to create a benchmark for environmental claims and help drive improvement in the fisheries that do not meet our strict sustainability standards. Our involvement with the SSC will help recognise and incentivise those that do fish sustainably, such as our inshore fleet that was awarded certification this year. This more than doubled the number of UK caught species with a third party sustainability certification.”

More about MCB Seafoods Ltd

“MCB Seafoods was established in 2003 by two brothers with a passion for fresh, quality, sustainable seafood. Utilising their 60+ years of combined experience the business has flourished. The focus has been the food service industry and thanks to our stunning local produce and our reputation for quality our customers include most of top restaurants in the area and many that hold Michelin stars.”

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Whitby Seafoods

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“As one of the largest scampi companies in the UK, we know we have a responsibility to the environment. We want to make sure that the stocks of seafood from which we source our scampi stay healthy, and that the ocean is unaffected by us and the fishermen that supply us.”

Whitby Seafoods joined in October 2015

“As one of the largest scampi companies in the UK, we know we have a responsibility to the environment. We want to make sure that the stocks of seafood from which we source our scampi stay healthy, and that the ocean is unaffected by us and the fishermen that supply us.”

More about Whitby Seafoods

“Graham Whittle founded Whitby Seafoods back in 1985. He now steers the ship with help from his daughter, Laura, and sons Edward and Daniel. We catch our British scampi off the coast of the British Isles, and we responsibly source all sorts of seafood from the best locations around the world. We’ve even won a couple of Great Taste awards.”

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Fuller’s

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“Provenance of food is extremely important to Fuller’s. We will use the SSC codes to help educate our staff and future chefs in our training programmes.”

Fuller’s joined in May 2015

“We’re very pleased to become a member of the SSC and to join like-minded businesses in responsible sourcing to look after our oceans. Provenance of food is extremely important to Fuller’s. We will use the SSC codes to help educate our staff and future chefs in our training programmes.”

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“Fuller’s Inns has joined the SSC as its first new member since the launch of the sourcing and labelling codes in September 2014. Fuller’s, the London brewer and pub company, has almost 400 pubs, hotels and inns in England.”

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Birds Eye UK

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“This is consistent with our Forever Food commitment to drive better communication in sustainable fisheries development – to agree common voluntary labelling guidelines.”

Birds Eye UK joined in March 2011

“This is consistent with our Forever Food commitment to drive better communication in sustainable fisheries development – to agree common voluntary labelling guidelines.”

More about Birds Eye UK

“Birds Eye is the UK’s leading frozen food brand and part of the Iglo Foods Group, the number one frozen food company in Europe. Birds Eye produces a range of everyday, tasty and convenient frozen food products that have been responsibly sourced and manufactured. Birds Eye has a long heritage in driving sustainable fisheries development which is a key focus area of the company’s ‘Forever Food’ sustainability programme.”

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Direct Seafoods

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“We are pleased to be a member of the SSC because seafood sustainability is at the heart of what we do.”

Direct Seafoods joined in August 2012

“Our two greatest concerns are for: the fish stocks around the UK and overseas, and the people who make up the fishing and catering industries. We are pleased to be a member of the SSC because seafood sustainability is at the heart of what we do.”

More about Direct Seafoods

“Direct Seafoods is the UK’s largest supplier of fresh fish to the catering industry. We are a national supplier with a strong local heritage. Through our eight depots, we supply Michelin-starred restaurants, hotels, pubs, retail outlets, educational institutions, hospitals and contract caterers across the country.”

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Marks & Spencer

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“We know that responsible seafood sourcing is really important to our customers and we want to make it as easy as possible for them to buy food they can trust.”

Marks & Spencer joined in March 2011

“Marks & Spencer is proud to be part of the SSC. We know that responsible seafood sourcing is really important to our customers and we want to make it as easy as possible for them to buy food they can trust. We were the first food retailer to switch to 100% pole and line caught tuna back in 2009 and we will continue to work closely with our suppliers and NGOs to ensure our food has been made in the most compassionate way for the environment.”

More about Marks & Spencer

“Marks & Spencer is one of the UK’s leading retailers, with over 21 million customers visiting our stores each week. We offer stylish, high quality, great value clothing and home products, as well as outstanding quality foods, responsibly sourced from around 2,000 suppliers globally. We employ over 78,000 people in the UK and abroad, and have over 700 UK stores, with an expanding international business.”

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Co-op Food

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“Working with the SSC gives us a great opportunity to influence and agree a common set of labelling to give our customer the full facts on products.”

Co-op Food joined in April 2011

“We have for many years operated an honest labelling policy meaning that we always, wherever possible, give our customers everything they need to make informed decisions about the products they buy. Working with the SSC gives us a great opportunity to influence and agree a common set of labelling to give our customer the full facts on products.”

More about Co-op Food

“With a food store in every UK postal area, we are the country’s leading community food retailer. With 2,800 stores across the UK and some 74,000 employees, we are at the heart of the communities in which we trade and we seek to play an active role in these areas by supporting local charities and good causes through our Community Fund. As the UK’s fifth biggest food retailer, we provide our customers with quality, responsibly-sourced great-value foods, and we are one of Britain’s largest farming operations. As well as supporting British farmers, we are committed to helping producers in the developing world through our long-standing commitment to Fairtrade.”

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ClientEarth

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“Action that requires relevant laws and policies to be changed, can often be slow, so ClientEarth founded the SSC in a bid to help the UK lead the way for sustainable seafood quickly.”

ClientEarth joined in March 2011

“ClientEarth brings innovative solutions to environmental problems. Action that requires relevant laws and policies to be changed, can often be slow, so ClientEarth founded the SSC in a bid to help the UK lead the way for sustainable seafood quickly. We now tackle issues surrounding European fisheries from the industry, policy and consumer angles to complement one another and help achieve the SSC vision.”

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“We use law to mend the relationship between human societies and the Earth, using the best scientific and policy analyses when choosing strategic directions. Our legal action, whether in advocacy or in cases before courts and administrative bodies, is built on solid law and science. ClientEarth – Europe’s first public interest environmental law organisation – was founded by James Thornton in 2007.”

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