As an Iceland Seafood International company, Iceland Seafood UK bases its global sourcing policy on the following principles:
Iceland Seafood UK is BRC certified meaning the seafood you buy from us is of the highest quality.
Our certification to the latest BRC (British Retail Consortium) Standards guarantee the standardisation of quality, safety, operational criteria and ensure that we as modern manufacturers fulfil our legal obligations and provide protection to the end consumer. BRC Global Standards are now a fundamental requirement of leading retail and foodservice customers.
The Sea Fish Industry Authority (Seafish) works across all sectors of the UK seafood industry to promote good quality, sustainable seafood. Our research and projects are aimed at raising standards, improving efficiency and ensuring that our industry develops in a viable way.
The Food Standards Agency is an independent government department responsible for food safety and hygiene across the UK. We work with businesses to help them produce safe food, and with local authorities to enforce food safety regulations. Everything we do reflects our vision of ‘Safer food for the nation’
Iceland Seafood International is adopting a systematic, comprehensive approach to sustainability work. This effort is shaped to support the achievement of the UN’s global goals. This report is the fourth ESG report that the company publishes. The scope of the report for 2021 is broader than before and it shows the development of key metrics in the last four years.
This is Iceland Seafood lnternational's Group policy on environmental responsibility and is a binding document upon the Group and its subsidiaries. The Group has adopted the principles stated in this Group Policy to proactively manage its environmental impacts. The principles apply in the context of the value chain of Iceland Seafood International. The purpose of this policy is to make sure the Group manages its environmental impacts throughout the value chain.
Iceland Seafood UK Ltd also has its own policies with respect to the following areas:
Responsible Seafood Sourcing Policy, Modern Slavery Statement, Food Safety, Quality & Authenticity Policy and Environmental Policy.
These policies also represent an important part of a corporate culture committed to society and the environment, not only for the future, but also for the present.
Iceland Seafood International works according to the FAO code of conducts for responsible fisheries (FAO 2005). Most responsible fishing nations are working in conformance with the FAO code of conducts and have issued quota or have other means of regulating fishing within their own fishing zones.
The FAO-Based Iceland Responsible Fisheries Management Certification Programme is a third party certification model used to verify responsible fisheries management in Icelandic waters and good treatment of marine resources.
Iceland Seafood International actively develops and supports initiatives that positively influence sustainable fishing practices. In 2012, with other key suppliers, the company founded ISF (Iceland Sustainable Fisheries) which supports initiatives such as the MSC. Iceland Seafood International and its subsidiaries supply MSC product from around the World. Since the development of the ISF varios species have been MSC accredited with further species in assessment. Details on the MSC accreditation status can be found on the Iceland Sustainable Fisheries homepage: www.isf.is