Spanish fishing and processing group Nueva Pescanova has used the Conxemar exhibition in Vigo as a platform to present its fishing and aquaculture responsibility, and its development aid and co-operation policies.
The company presented its Pescanova Blue Sustainability programme, which includes the set of initiatives for responsible actions concerning supply, operations, labour relations, and development of the communities where it operates.
These fishing and aquaculture policies are in line with the principles of the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, and commit to conservation and sustainable use of natural resources, as well as certification and regulatory compliance.
This includes key measures by the Group to fight against illegal fishing or pollution of the marine environment, while also setting out policies on sustainable aquaculture and animal welfare.
In addition, they establish the baselines in terms of labour responsibility, biodiversity and circular economics in fisheries by-products. By signing this Development Aid and Co-operation policy, the Group’s commitment to the communities in which it operates, including their development through job creation, is also established, through the creation of education, support, care of the natural environment, and humanitarian aid.
In line with its commitment to sustainable development, this year the Grupo Nueva Pescanova stand at the exhibition was emblazoned with the Pescanova Blue sustainability programme’s banner.
This programme is the company’s response to the four pillars of its Corporate Social Responsibility plan: Planet, People, Product and Communities.
Pescanova Blue includes a set of initiatives designed to conduct and document the Group’s responsible action in terms of supply and responsible operations, labour relations, contribution to the community, and compliance with ethical and legal requirements. The company is also committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which it incorporates in all its activities; fishing, aquaculture, processing, and marketing of seafood products in all the countries where it is present and currently it has a total of 226 sustainable development projects.