Aldi is the first Australian retailer to join the Ocean Disclosure Project (ODP) to voluntarily disclose where its wild caught seafood products are sourced.
As part of the platform, Aldi will share a list of the fisheries used to source its seafood products in 2018, including catch method, certification status and environmental impact. Aldi aims to responsibly source all of its own-brand fish and seafood by the end of 2020.
Aldi Australia buying director – seafood, Matthew Atley said the commitment means all fish and seafood sold at Aldi will be recognised by an independent third party as having been responsibly sourced.
“The commitments have been driven by our responsibility to minimise our impact on the environment and we recognise that Australians want to buy seafood that they know has been responsibly sourced.”
The partnership with ODP builds on Aldi’s Trace your Tuna initiative where customers can identify where their canned tuna was caught. Aldi claims to have the largest range of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified own-label fish and seafood of any Australian retailer that provides independent verification that a wild-caught fish product was responsibly sourced.