Sealord Caistor appoints Bartlett into newly created CSR manager position
New Zealand-based Sealord has appointed Giles Bartlett as corporate social responsibility manager for Sealord Caistor, its subsidiary in the United Kingdom.
The role is newly created, according to the company, which is a major supplier of seafood to the U.K. supermarket chain Waitrose.
“It is an exciting time to be joining this business and helping them add to the existing sustainability and social responsibility credentials. By creating a new role within the company – the message was clear to me that sustainability is an important part of the business strategy going forward,” Bartlett said.
Bartlett most recently worked at SAI Global as a fisheries assessor and auditor. He previously worked at the World Wildlife Fund – U.K. in fisheries policy and marine project management roles. In his new role, Bartlett is reporting to Sealord Caistor’s Head of Technical Luci Russell, and he will also work closely with CEO Adrian Crookes, according to the company.
“I am delighted to have joined the team at Sealord Caistor - a brand renowned for being one of the UK’s premium sustainable seafood suppliers with a robust sustainability policy,” said Bartlett in a statement. “My near-term focus is ensuring the supply chain is aware of our RFS commitment and ensuring a successful delivery of Project U.K.’s work plan.”
Bartlett, a native of Beer, Devon, U.K. said he has begun developing a sustainability plan for the business which will guide his work moving forward.
“Reducing the overall environmental footprint while assisting the team deliver the business growth targets is the challenge I have set myself,” he said. “I’m really looking forward to bringing my fisheries management, environmental, sustainability and certification expertise and knowledge into this business and collaborating with our U.K. and international suppliers and customers to raise the bar of sustainability across the business – and hopefully influence the sector as a whole.”