Sodexo nets MSC certification
Sodexo, a worldwide integrated food and facilities management service provider, on Thursday announced it now offers Marine Stewardship Council-certified sustainable seafood products.
The Paris-based company, which has annual sales of EUR 13.6 billion (USD 18 billion), is the first Dutch contract caterer to receive MSC certification.
Four Sodexo sites are now certified and the company expects all of its 1,300 sites to be certified by the end of the year.
The company already provides MSC-certified Alaska salmon, whitefish nuggets (kibbeling) and whitefish fillets, and will continue to expand its product range.
"The certification of Sodexo is a new milestone for the MSC program in the Netherlands. An awful lot of people enjoy their lunch or meal in a company restaurant every day. With 1,300 sites where MSC fish is being served, even more people will get to know our label," said Nathalie Steins, MSC Netherlands commercial manager. "The MSC certification means that Sodexo is not only showing how serious it is about corporate social responsibility, but it is also promoting knowledge of the MSC eco-label among consumers."
More than 140 fisheries are engaged in the MSC program with 42 certified, 102 in assessment and another 20 to 30 in confidential pre-assessment.