Sodexo has announced that it will source all of its contracted wild-caught seafood purchases in North America from Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)-certified fisheries by 2015. The MSC operates a widely recognized sustainability certification program for wild-capture fisheries.
“At Sodexo, we’re seeing how consumers are increasingly interested in seafood because of its key role in healthy eating, as well as its role in the cultural and culinary traditions,” says Ann Oka, senior VP of supply management for Sodexo. “Sodexo is committed to providing healthy and nutritious meals; displaying the MSC ecolabel on menus also will give Sodexo’s consumers a way to actively choose sustainable seafood. Expanding our partnership with the Marine Stewardship Council across all North American operations is a key part of Sodexo’s sustainability efforts and enables us to play a role in protecting and restoring at least some of the world’s wild fisheries.”