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A key element of good stewardship practices in the seafood industry is managing the impacts of operations on ecosystems. This measurement area looks at what companies do to avoid, reduce and/ or mitigate negative impacts.

Thai Union Group ranks first in the ecosystems measurement area. The company clearly seeks to mitigate potential adverse impact on ecosystems by cooperating with its suppliers, participating in multi-stakeholder initiatives and demonstrating its contributions to these projects. BioMar Group and Mowi rank second and third in ecosystems for their high levels of transparency around the environmental impacts resulting from both their operations and business activities across their supply chains. In fourth and fifth place are Labeyrie Fine Foods, with its detailed approach to address the company’s impact on the ecosystem through its sourcing, and Parlevliet & Van der Plas, with clear measures in place to reduce the impacts of its fishing activities. The other companies in the benchmark recognise their responsibilities in avoiding harm to sensitive ecosystems and vulnerable species, as well as in removing illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fish from their own operations and across their supply chains. However, they are not as transparent about their overall impact on the ecosystem. Moreover, companies in the bottom half of the ranking often lack detailed measures to address and mitigate the risks on IUU fish and bycatch in wild-capture fisheries or do not provide clear evidence of how they take into account the environmental impacts resulting from their aquaculture operations.

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