Nestlé Committed to Sustainable Fisheries and Healthy Fish Farms

Dec 14, 2016 2:00 PM ET

Fish and seafood are precious resources to our planet and all who live on it, particularly for the people in some of the poorest countries in the world who rely on healthy fisheries for their primary source of protein. At Nestlé, we understand the importance of having sustainable fisheries and healthy fish farms, as well as the immense challenges we must overcome to responsibly source fish and seafood. As the largest buyer of fish and seafood among our U.S. operations, Nestlé Purina works diligently with those in the industry to identify, to the extent it is possible, the sources of our fish and seafood ingredients.

We provide all of our global seafood purchasing information to our independent NGO partner—the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP)—to identify and assess the wild fisheries from which our seafood supply comes, including both whole fish and fish by-product.

We are pleased with our progress to date across the globe.

• In 2015, Nestlé Purina focused on ensuring that all of our whole fish can be traced back to the catch vessel.

• Across Nestlé Purina globally, we know 153 wild fisheries from which we source seafood globally. SFP continues to identify more source fisheries and assess their health.

• We require all of our suppliers to avoid fish and seafood ingredients that contain International Union for Conservation of Nature red-listed endangered species and to avoid any illegal, unregulated and unreported seafood.

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