Compass Group USA, a foodservice management and support services company based in North Carolina, has announced the settlement of a contract for responsibly sourced salmon in the Mid-Atlantic region. The contracted salmon is at least equivalent to the Seafood Watch yellow Good Alternative recommendation and is certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC).
“This is a huge success and Compass helped drive the industry toward a sustainably-raised farmed salmon,\" stated Julia Jordan, Director of Sustainability, Compass Group USA. \"Salmon is one of the most popular choices of seafood among our guests and we are proud to meet customer demand with options that are responsible.\"
Compass Group follows recommendations from Seafood Watch, a partner of 15 years, and strives to only source Best Choice (green) and Good Alternative (yellow) rated seafood from a sustainable supply chain. As a founding member, Compass Group joined the Sustainable Seafood Roundtable, whose mission is to pursue an industry-wide strategy using selected supply-chain opportunities that have the greatest potential for positive impact on the ocean.
“Compass Group’s commitment to only source responsible seafood, in particular, their commitment to responsible salmon, provides a powerful incentive for producers to bring responsible seafood to market, connects consumers to ocean-friendly products and helps push the industry toward sustainable sourcing,” says Shawn Cronin, Seafood Watch Business Program Manager.
“The ASC is proud to be associated with Compass Group through this announcement,” says Peter Redmond, Vice President for Market Development at ASC. “Compass became one of the pioneers in aquaculture sustainability with their Seafood Watch commitment. This further commitment to source ASC certified salmon drives these goals and delivers firm assurances to their customers that when you buy farm-raised product from Compass, it has been raised to the highest social and environmental standards.”