Dutch seafood group Parlevliet & van der Plas (PP Group) has scored a top ten position in the Seafood Stewardship Index, finishing in ninth place.
The Seafood Stewardship Index a World Benchmarking Alliance initiative, with thirty of the world’s top seafood companies measured against United Nations sustainability objectives. As one of the top thirty on a worldwide scale, PP Group scored ninth place as this ranking was held for the first time.
The ranking is based on five quantifiable areas; governance and management of stewardship practices, stewardship of the supply chain, ecosystems, human rights and working conditions, and local communities.
‘The ninth place shows that we have been taking steps in the right direction in our corporate social responsibility, and that the investments we have been making in this field are starting to show results,’ said PP Group’s CEO Diederik Parlevliet.
‘Our participation has made us realise that there is room for improvement in our CSR in various areas. PP Group takes these recommendations seriously and the first initiatives are being implemented.’
He commented that the company looks forward to the next Seafood Stewardship Index, which is expected to be carried out over the 2019-2020 period.
‘PP Group is proud of the sustainability certifications of our fisheries,’ Diederik Parlevliet added.
‘It is also important to us that out employees are able to carry out their work in a pleasant and safe environment, and that we support the local communities in which our employees live and in which the PP Group operates.’