High Liner names sustainability director

As part of a renewed commitment to sustainability, High Liner Foods on Monday unveiled that it appointed Bill DiMento as its corporate director of sustainability.

In the new role, DiMento will oversee High Liner’s corporate sustainability initiatives, ensuring that the Canadian seafood supplier is reducing its environmental footprint and adhering to a strict sustainable seafood procurement policy.

The appointment is part of a larger effort to strengthen its commitment to sustainability by increasing the amount of products it buys from sustainable fisheries, reducing retail packaging and food waste, and lowering energy and water usage.

DiMento will report directly to High Liner President and CEO Henry Demone. During his 22-year tenure with High Liner, DiMento has held several positions, including director of quality assurance and regulatory affairs, director of international food safety and regulatory affairs, and, most recently, senior director of manufacturing and regulatory affairs.

“As a leader in the frozen seafood industry, High Liner Foods maintains a strong commitment to implementing environmentally sound practices company-wide, and we’re pushing sustainability to the forefront of our overall agenda,” said Demone. “Bill DiMento is stepping into this role with nearly 30 years of industry experience behind him, and I am confident that he is in a key position to drive the company’s sustainability initiatives to new heights.”

The appointment comes four days after High Liner released its third-quarter results.

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