OCEANS AND SEAS WITH NON-OVEREXPLOITED STOCK
We only use tuna and mackerel from non-overexploited stock, based on the most recent data disclosed by the relative agencies for each FAO fishing area.
NO RAW MATERIAL FROM MARINE RESERVES
We do not purchase tuna caught in marine reserves or in areas destined to become so, respecting the stringent social and environmental criteria that we have set for ourselves.
We protect the sea, a resource that belongs to everyone, fishing only in areas and oceans where the stock has not been overfished, thereby respecting the FAO guidelines based on the indications received from the Regional Fisheries Management Organisations.
We place the utmost care in selecting the origin of our fish products, respecting the marine ecosystem and ensuring full traceability of all the tuna, mackerel and salmon that we use.
The mission of Friend of the Sea is the promotion of products from sustainable fishing and aquaculture. In accordance with the FAO Guidelines, Friend of the Sea has defined highly selective certification criteria. The assessments made by Friend of the Sea are conducted in the production companies by independent certification agencies, including Bureau Veritas and SGS, and with independent observers on board the vessels.
ONLY REGISTERED FISHING VESSELS
We only buy our fish from fishing vessels registered in the European Health Registry and not included in the IUU list (illegal fishing vessels).
We require our suppliers to provide fish only if originating from fishing vessels certified as Dolphin-Safe by the Earth Island Institute.
We only use fish captured with methods that are the absolute most respectful of the marine ecosystem (pole & line fishing and purse seines on free schools, without the use of FADs), and we do not process tuna caught with longliners or driftnets, which result in high by-catch percentages.
Every decision we make has an impact on the marine ecosystem.
Not using endangered species (bluefin tuna and bigeye tuna), respecting the natural reproduction cycles, reducing accidental catches of young specimens and other species and promoting a culture of sustainability: implementing proper behaviours is our best investment for the future.
It is a commitment in everyone’s interest, respecting the sea that offers us its resources, but also in view of continuity and quality for our work and for our products.
ONLY MATURE SPECIMENS
To ensure natural reproduction of the species and preservation of the ecosystem.
We believe in people, in their value as workers and consumers.
RESPECT OF WORK AND OF HUMAN RIGHTS
We respect work and human rights, and we place particular attention on the health and safety of our employees in the workplace.
SUPPORTING EMPLOYMENT AND THE LOCAL ECONOMY
We continue to manage the entire product processing, without giving in to the temptation of relocating the more artisanal phases, thereby enhancing the local economy and triggering a virtuous cycle with more jobs, more purchasing power, more consumption and, therefore, even more jobs.
We believe in an informed consumer able to choose and to recognise the real value behind a product. For this reason, we have focused on transparency and support all initiatives that support it.
We offer those who choose us the possibility to trace the product’s entire history, from the sea to the table, both on the label as well as on the new site storieinscatola.
ASDOMAR has been publishing its Sustainability Report since 2012. Drawn up in accordance with the international guidelines for social corporate reporting, this document provides a complete and in-depth description of ASDOMAR’s commitment for sustainability. A commitment that permeates our activities and that you can trace over time through data and through the concrete measures implemented.