Carrefour reasserts marine resource sustainability efforts
Thursday, December 12, 2013, 04:20 (GMT + 9)
The giant retailer Carrefour is to gradually reduce the sale of certain deep-sea fish species and to stop offering them in six months in an effort to restate its sustainable fishing commitment.
The supermarket chain has taken the measure not to sell cutlassfish, grenadier and cusk until starting in June 2014, when its commitments to its suppliers expire.
The firm has already reduced the sale of these species to 75 per cent from 2007 to 2013, when blue ling cod and emperor fish had also been eliminated from the company’s shelves.
To further strengthen its responsibility towards the preservation of marine resources, the firm is to increase the number of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)-certified products sold in its stores from 22 to 50 by the end of next year.
Carrefour stressed that to ensure its seafood meets high standards for product quality and safety, all of... FULL STORY