We live in a world where we are inextricably linked both to each other and the planet.
Last year we launched our Seafood Future platform, a bold set of commitments designed to protect and nurture the ocean and those who depend on it for their livelihood. Little did we know that the following year and a half would be extraordinary, marked by a worldwide pandemic that impacted the world in ways we never could have imagined. Despite the many challenges, we never lost sight of our commitments and were able to meet (and even accelerate) many of our goals across our sustainability and social impact pillars: Fish, Oceans, and People.
Our purpose is to feed people’s lives through the power of the ocean. It is our mission to champion sustainable fishing and advocate for fishers, setting tomorrow’s standards through the actions we take today.
No single aspect is more important, or more central, to the sustainability program of The Bumble Bee Seafood Company than ensuring the responsible management of fisheries from which we source.
As a founding member of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), we follow their best practices in sustainable fishing and independent science-based research data to validate our approach.
MSC Longline Assessments
The Bumble Bee Seafood Company and parent company Fong Chun Formosa (FCF) are proud to announce the two new longline fishery certification assessments which will span multiple flag states, three oceans, three species and more than 250 vessels with a goal of completion by the end of 2022. This represents the largest Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) longline assessment to date.View Impact Report
To ensure the long-term health of the ocean we also must support those who are doing the important work of maintaining a healthy ocean ecosystem. We are very excited by the work being done with ocean regeneration. We’re supporting this through partnerships with non-profit organizations, such as SeaTrees, an organization working with communities around the world to plant and protect ”blue carbon” coastal ecosystems. Our first projects with SeaTrees are (1) to restore the kelp equivalent of three football fields on the coast of Los Angeles and (2) planting 15,000 mangrove trees in Biak, Indonesia.See Program
Reducing Plastic Marine Debris
Bumble Bee is supporting the Global Ghost Gear Initiative to continue ghost gear prevention work in Indonesia. The project focuses on implementing marking of fishing gear at the manufacturer level, exploring fishing gear recycling opportunities in Indonesia and removing lost or discarded fishing gear from marine ecosystems.See Program
Fair Labor Practices
& Community Health
We are committed to ensuring the safe and fair treatment of all who are connected to our business. This year, we added a “worker voice” program on boats from which we source.
We live by the motto “think global act local” when it comes to supporting the communities in which we operate. This year we have continued or initiated projects ranging from addressing food insecurity to safer drinking water in schools. We look forward to deepening our commitments locally to make even greater impact in the years to come.View Impact Report
Shaping a better tomorrow through our actions today
Supplier Code of Conduct
We are committed to doing business legally and ethically. That includes obeying all anti-bribery laws, promoting the health and safety of all workers, protecting the environment, and actively ensuring the sustainability of the food sources that we sell to our valued customers. We expect the same commitment from our suppliers. Click here to view our 2021 Supplier Code of Conduct.
Traceability & Transparency
We will continue to lead the industry in transparency and traceability, creating easier access to customers through testing new technologies.
We will continue to champion our best-in-class culture of safety in Bumble Bee facilities to ensure adherence to established and thorough safety protocols. This includes key measures to protect and support our workers’ health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We’ve established five-year plans for improving energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gases, waste, and water usage.
We continue to reduce packaging and plastic waste at all points, ensure packaging can be readily recycled by consumers and develop sustainable alternatives.View Full Report