Seafood Holdings creates sustainability role

Published on
March 14, 2010

Abstract: UK foodservice supplier says the appointment of Laky Zervudachi as director of sustainability will reinforce its commitment to ensuring the credibility of its sourcing policies.

Laky Zervudachi has been appointed Seafood Holdings’ director of sustainability, a newly created position that the UK foodservice supplier says will reinforce its commitment to ensuring the credibility of its sourcing policies.

Since joining Seafood Holdings in 2005 as its epicurean, Zervudachi has been researching, formulating and communicating company policies in all areas surrounding the complexities of sustainability.

“I have been working internally to ensure a complete understanding and appreciation of the need for responsible sourcing, and externally with chefs and caterers to encourage greater understanding and, critically, purchasing, which is sympathetic to availability, seasonality and abundance,” said Zervudachi.

Zervudachi said his remit, which requires working alongside government bodies and NGOs, is to ensure Seafood Holdings remains at the forefront of the sustainable seafood movement, and that the business is able to provide its customers with all the latest advice, best-practice policies and data available.

Established in 1991, Seafood Holdings was last month listed as the United Kingdom’s 12th fastest growing private equity-backed companies by The Sunday Times in its Buyout Track 100 league table.

A growing number of seafood suppliers, retailers and foodservice operators are creating a position, often called a chief sustainability officer, or CSO, to manage their company’s ecological footprint.

 

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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