ISO 9001:2008: Plan, Do, Act, Check
ISO 14001:2005
environmental management
testing and calibration
ISO 17025:2005:Laboratory
for decent workplaces
SA8000:2008: Social certification standard
Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®)
Best environmental and social practices
Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC)
Promoting sustainable forest management
Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
Making sustainable palm oil the norm
Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Recognising sustainable fishing
The identification of responsibly sourced jewellery materials
Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC)
Protecting your investment
European Union Timber Regulations (EUTR)
Placing legally sourced timber on the EU market
Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS)
Helping to meet social, environmental and economic needs

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

The creation of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) in 1997 was a direct result of two global organizations, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Unilever, wanting to tackle the issue of a lack of sustainably sourced seafood. Together both Organisations set up the MSC.

    There are three parts to the MSC solution:

  • 1. Recognise and reward fisheries that can prove they fish sustainably.
  • 2. Work with fishery and commercial partners to build a market for sustainable seafood.
  • 3. Give buyers and consumers an easy way to find seafood from a sustainable fishery (The blue MSC ecolabel).

Any wild capture fisheries can seek MSC fisheries certification whatever their size, type or location. The MSC program does not include farmed fish, which is why their ecolabel is only ever displayed on wild caught fish.