24.2.2017

Walmart backs GSSI through seafood policy

 

Walmart has accepted certification schemes which have completed the GSSI (Global Seafood Sustainability Initiative) benchmark process. This include the IRFM Certification Scheme. 

From Walmart's Seafood Procurement Policy: “Third-party certified as sustainable using […] certified by a program which follows the FAO Guidelines and is recognized by the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) as such.” 

“We are very pleased to see Walmart join the ranks of leading companies that committed to GSSI’s non-competitive approach to building confidence in seafood certification. It is a major milestone towards our collective objective of more sustainable seafood for everyone and we encourage other companies to follow.”, says GSSI’s Program Director Herman Wisse.

The GSSI has now secured the support of over 40 companies, NGOs, governmental and intergovernmental organizations. In addition to Walmart, the GSSI also landed support from Japan’s Marine Ecolabel, known as MEL-Japan, so far this year.

With now over 40 companies, NGOs, governmental and intergovernmental organizations supporting, GSSI is off for a strong start in 2017

Over 40 companies, NGOs, governmental and intergovernmental organizations support GSSI, including the following retailers: Ahold Delhaize, METRO GROUP, Morrisons, and Walmart.

photo: Mike Mozart.