Iceland Seafood International (ISI) bases its global sourcing policy on the following principles:
Iceland Seafood International is adopting a systematic, comprehensive approach to sustainability work. This effort is shaped to support the achievement of the UN’s global goals. This report is the second ESG report that the company publishes. The scope of the report for 2019 is broader than before as it covers increased operations and improved reporting on metrics.
This is Iceland Seafood lnternational's Group policy on environmental responsibility and is a binding document upon the Group and its subsidiaries. The Group has adopted the principles stated in this Group Policy to proactively manage its environmental impacts. The principles apply in the context of the value chain of Iceland Seafood International. The purpose of this policy is to make sure the Group manages its environmental impacts throughout the value chain.
Iceland Seafood International works according to the FAO code of conducts for responsible fisheries (FAO 2005). Most responsible fishing nations are working in conformance with the FAO code of conducts and have issued quota or have other means of regulating fishing within their own fishing zones.
The FAO-Based Iceland Responsible Fisheries Management Certification Programme is a third party certification model used to verify responsible fisheries management in Icelandic waters and good treatment of marine resources.
Iceland Seafood International actively develops and supports initiatives that positively influence sustainable fishing practices. In 2012, with other key suppliers, the company founded ISF (Iceland Sustainable Fisheries) which supports initiatives such as the MSC. Iceland Seafood International and its subsidiaries supply MSC product from around the World. Since the development of the ISF varios species have been MSC accredited with further species in assessment. Details on the MSC accreditation status can be found on the Iceland Sustainable Fisheries homepage: www.isf.is