• Social Responsibility worldwide

Social Responsibility worldwide


This is also why we welcome the “Business Social Compliance Initiative” (BSCI), which has been launched to create a standard on “Corporate Social Responsibility” that is generally binding and valid for the entire global supply chain. We have been a member of the BSCI since May 1, 2012, and regularly review its criteria with our suppliers. At the same time, we must all be aware that in certain countries and in individual cases circumstances may exist that do not yet fully comply with BSCI requirements. While it would be naïve to believe that this type of code of conduct will bring about major change overnight, a “gradual development” process is meant to ensure that the code will be fully implemented eventually.


As both trader and dealer, we have always been concerned about our products being grown in an ecologically sustainable manner and produced with the least possible consumption of natural resources. In our efforts to oppose large-scale deforestation for the farming of palm oil trees, we joined the international “Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil” (RSPO) in 2011. In the medium term, we are striving to transition our customers to solely using RSPO-certified palm oil (Certificate PDF 580 KB). Today, it is hard to imagine many food products without palm oil. In our production facilities we strictly monitor resource consumption and try to ensure that raw materials are utilized to the greatest possible extent. We do this by checking key figures and constantly scrutinizing our processes with regard to ecological aspects.


The responsible management of our oceans is our main concern. With our MSC certification we contribute to maintaining the health of the marine biosphere for future generations. MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) – an independent non-profit – organisation – was founded in 1997 to take on the problem of global overfishing and has since achieved considerable successes. Our goal is sustainable fisheries for intact fish stocks, a reduction in by-catch and more protected zones.

By certifying the entire supply chain we ensure that any fish with the MSC label can be traced back to a sustainable source. 


The fishing of wild fish stocks cannot sustainably meet the demand of a growing global population. Fish products from aquaculture are a necessary key for meeting the increasing demand. The ASC (Aquaculture Stewardship Council) – an independent non-profit organisation – has taken on the task of minimising aquaculture’s effects on humankind and the environment. In addition to maintaining water quality and eco systems, our efforts also include labour conditions in the respective countries. 

The ASC certification supports responsibly operated fish cultivation establishments