Compass Group Canada Adopts Sustainable Purchasing Policy


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
May 11, 2008

Compass Group Canada, a foodservice and hospitality company, in partnership with the Vancouver Aquarium's Ocean Wise Program, on Friday announced a new sustainable seafood purchasing policy that includes replacing 250,000 pounds of Atlantic cod with Alaska pollock.

The new policy will take effect June 1 and be fully implemented by September.

"As the Canadian leader in food and support services, we are proud to embrace a sustainable-seafood policy that will support the health of our oceans," says Jack MacDonald, CEO of Compass Group Canada and Environmental Support Systems North America. "Our purchasing shift can make a significant impact and it is clearly the right thing for us to do."

Ocean Wise sustainable-seafood assessments are based on recommendations by marine conservation organizations such as the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch Program and Sea Choice Canada.

Sea Choice Canada will also be involved in implementing the policy through public education and consumer outreach at foodservice outlets.

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