ALDI AUSTRALIA JOINS OCEAN DISCLOSURE PROJECT (ODP)

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In efforts to meet its broader commitment of providing responsibly sourced seafood, supermarket chain Aldi Australia announced its participation in the Ocean Disclosure Project (ODP).

The latest scheme makes it the first Australian retailer to voluntary disclose where its wild-caught seafood products are sourced.

This initiative entails providing a public list of the company’s fisheries sources from 2018 including catch method, certification status and environmental impact. The company’s commitment to transparency builds on its Trace Your Tuna venture where consumers can search up where their purchased tuna was sourced.

This isn’t the first time the global supermarket giant has partnered with ODP. In September, Aldi UK and Ireland joined the transparent seafood sourcing project.

“Our commitments mean that all of the fish and seafood sold at ALDI will be recognised by an independent third party as having been responsibly sourced,” said Matthew Atley, buying director of seafood at ALDI Australia.

“While the commitments have been driven by our responsibility to minimise our impact on the environment, we also recognise that Australians want to buy seafood that they know has been responsibly sourced.”