FCF is pleased to announce the launch of the “Seafood Traceability & Transparency Project ” with the Environmental Justice Foundation and the Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan

(Kaohsiung, Taiwan) February 7, 2023 – FCF Co., Ltd. (FCF), the UK-based Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), and the Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan (EAST) jointly launched the “Seafood Traceability & Transparency Project”. This project aims to evaluate and improve the traceability management systems of distant-water fisheries.

Issues related to the sustainability of global fisheries have garnered widespread public attention over the past few years. In trying to address these concerns, we have seen industry stakeholders such as national governments, NGOs, seafood distributors, and consumer-facing brands successfully working together to develop solutions that drive greater environmental and social outcomes.

As one of the world’s leading seafood companies, FCF has been initiating sustainable fishery projects since 2013, with a specific emphasis on traceability, environmental sustainability, and social responsibility. FCF has invested significant resources into building a compliance management system that ensures the accuracy of information provided by its supply chain partners. Having this system in place helps verify data which in turn, increases transparency across the supply chain.

In order to further enhance FCF’s traceability system and promote legal compliance, FCF is collaborating with EJF and EAST, two non-governmental organizations dedicated to environmental sustainability, to launch the “Seafood Traceability & Transparency Project”. The project will first focus on assessing the traceability and transparency of FCF’s current supply chain management system against international standards and industry best practices.

This project’s multi-stakeholder approach is part and parcel to its success. The three organizations will work to identify realistic industry-wide measures to improve seafood traceability and transparency systems, and ultimately narrow the information gap between fishery operators, authorities, distributors, NGOs, and the global market.

FCF, EJF, and EAST are optimistic that the project outcomes will drive improvements across the entire industry and promote the development of sustainable, transparent fisheries.

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