We're here to help feed the world and protect our ocean. We know we can't do the first without focusing on the second.
As food insecurity has been on the rise in many areas of the globe, our belief in our role and vision for impact has also grown. Ultimately, everything we do is grounded in a greater purpose: to feed lives through the power of the ocean. For our team at The Bumble Bee Seafood Company, the past year proved how much our people, partnerships and purpose matter. We have continued to invest and work on some of the biggest challenges in the sustainability space through new and extended partnerships and through ongoing collaboration with organizations in the areas of Fish, Ocean and People.View Our 2023 Report
Sustainable fishing is a priority that we continue to invest in and work on as we set tomorrow’s standards through the actions we take today.
Sustaining Fish Stocks
The responsible management of fisheries from which we source is central to our programs. We supply products from sustainable, healthy fisheries and from areas that have action plans to return the fishery to a thriving state. Our commitment is that all seafood sourced will be externally recognized as sustainable or in a formal program moving towards certification by 2025.
71% of our seafood supply is now externally recognized as sustainable by a certification system validated by the Global Sustainable Seafood Institute (GSSI), or is moving toward certification by 2025, up from 42% last year.
with the GGGI
We extended our partnership with the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) to collect lost and abandoned fishing equipment as part of our 5-year, one-million-dollar commitment to Ocean Conservancy.See Program
Readily Recyclable Packaging
We partnered with packaging equipment manufacturer R.A. Jones to make an industry-first change to our multipack can product packaging. By eliminating shrink wrap in favor of readily recyclable paperboard cartons, we moved the needle on our total product portfolio recyclable packaging from 96% to 98% – eliminating an estimated 23 million pieces of plastic waste annually.View Impact Report
In 2021, we helped SeaTrees restore 40,000 square feet of kelp forest in Palos Verdes, California – just a short drive away from our canning facility in Santa Fe Springs. With our support, SeaTrees and their project partners at The Bay Foundation were able to complete the first Palos Verdes kelp restoration site at White Point. In 2022-23, our continued support will allow SeaTrees to start the Point Fermin restoration site with the goal of bringing back critical marine habitat.See Program
Responsible treatment of fishers at sea is a complex and industry-wide challenge and is one that we are working to achieve.
Together with our parent company FCF CO., LTD. (FCF), we have created a “worker’s voice” grievance program for vessels. The program provides fishermen the opportunity to anonymously provide feedback to third-party NGOs on their working environment and vessel compliance.View Impact Report
Caring for Our Communities
With “feeding people’s lives through the power of the ocean” at the core of our company’s foundation, we are dedicated to supporting the communities and coastal environments in the areas we operate and beyond. In 2021, we announced a partnership with The San Diego Foundation created to award local Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) students with academic scholarships on an ongoing basis.
We also partnered with The Dole Sunshine Company for the Sunshine for All Cities program, which brings healthy foods and educational opportunities to those who lack access. In a year where food insecurity was on the rise, we donated the equivalent of 3.8 M servings in product donations, an increase of over 33% over the prior year.
And throughout 2021, team members have participated in over 20 different coastal and community cleanups around the world, preventing over 11,000 pounds of trash from reaching our ocean.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 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 continue to promote safety in our Bumble Bee facilities by requiring adherence to established and thorough safety protocols. This included 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.Download the Full Report