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At Generale Conserve, it’s all about goodness.

We are an Italian company specialised in canned foods, always present on the market through the brand AsdoMAR.

Generale Conserve is the second largest producer of canned fish on the Italian market (with a market share of 16 %), leading company for production from whole tuna, and it represents a benchmark model for quality and innovation.

Established at the end of the 1980s as a distribution company, in just over ten years the company grew from a small entity, with a turnover of 20 million euros in 2001, to a producer whose 2020 turnover amounted to  over 160 million euros, generated almost entirely by sales on the Italian market and 751 employees.

GIOVANNI BATTISTA VALSECCHI

General Manager

“We believe that the most important challenge for canned fish producers is the capacity to carry out their business while ensuring continuity of the species that they market and of the habitat, respecting and preserving the marine ecosystem.”

Growth that is a result of the distinctive characteristics of our products

PRODUCTS OF SUSTAINABLE FISHING

We only process Friend of the Sea certified fish, the certification scheme that verifies the sustainability of the raw material and the chain of custody according to strict criteria of sustainable fishing and social responsibility.

“MADE IN” PRODUCTS

We believe in work done to perfection, with artisan care and attention. We work whole yellowfin tuna in Olbia and mackerel, salmon and skipjack tuna in Vila do Conde.

SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE PRODUCTS ALONG THE ENTIRE VALUE CHAIN

We care about our ethical and social performances and those of all our suppliers and travel companions. We concretely respect labor and human rights along our value chain. See our Code of Ethics.

PRODUCTS THAT SUPPORT EMPLOYMENT AND THE LOCAL ECONOMY

We concentrate the entire tuna production cycle in Italy and that of mackerel in Portugal, without relocating the more artisanal phases, in order to trigger a virtuous cycle in support of the local economy

PRODUCTS THAT RESPECT THE ENVIRONMENT

We pay particular attention on the impact of production processes on the environment, and we have reduced processing scrap to zero, transforming it into fish flour used for animal husbandry and pet food.

TRANSPARENT PRODUCTS FOR CONSUMERS

We ensure the utmost traceability of our raw material, because it is proof of our sustainable practices, and it allows consumers to make informed and conscious decisions when they make purchases.

Between 2008 and 2011, the company revived a historic heritage that risked disappearing, providing continuity to the artisanal processing of mackerel in the Vila do Conde plant in Portugal and inaugurating a new plant in Olbia, the most modern in Europe, giving a future to the tuna processing tradition in Sardinia.

Sustainability Report ASDOMAR 2021

Transparency for truly conscious purchases 2021 Sustainability Report

A pact of transparency that is renewed. Now in its tenth edition, our sustainability report summarizes our commitment to applying sustainability to the key elements of our business: the procurement of raw materials and the protection of craftsmanship and people who contribute to the creation of our products.

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CERTIFICATIONS

Quality and Respect are more than two words for us.

All our processes are carried out in accordance with a food safety management system certified according to international standards.

We only use fish raw materials certified as sustainable according to the Friend of the Sea certification scheme.

In 2021, we obtained the EcoVadis Gold Medal which places us in the top 5% of companies in the seafood sector for our approach to sustainability (processing and conservation of fish, crustaceans and molluscs).

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Generale Conserve is committed to ensuring that its collaborators operate in a stimulating and positive work environment in which dialogue and the sharing of skills are an indispensable constant. Find out how we are organized, the job opportunities we offer, and if you want to join us, complete your application – we are waiting for you.

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