FOODTECH COMMITMENT TO ISSF CM 2.4

We, Foodtech JSC, an Associate Member, strongly support all initiatives undertaken by ISSF. In compliance with ISSF Conservation Measure 2.4, we, Foodtech JSC, have committed to publicly report the amount of raw material fish that we source from:

FISHERY SOURCE:

- MSC-certified fisheries eligible to use the MSC label

- Comprehensive FIPs listed on FisheryProgress.org scoring A, B or C or in their initial listing on Fisheryprogress.org

- Comprehensive FIPs listed on FisheryProgress.org scoring D or E

- Fisheries that have entered full assessment for MSC certification, but are not in a comprehensive FIP listing on FisheryProgress.org

- None of the above

SUPPLIER SOURCE:

- ISSF participating companies

- Data Check Companies

- Direct from vessels

- None of the above

Whereas, as of 01 October 2021, FOODTECH JSC, purchased raw material tuna from the period of September 2022, as indicated below:

A. The percentage purchased (measured in round ton equivalents) for each of the following Fishery Source categories:

MSC-certified fisheries eligible to use the MSC label = 25 %

Comprehensive FIPs listed on FisheryProgress.org scoring A, B or C or in their initial listing on Fisheryprogress.org = 0%

Comprehensive FIPs listed on FisheryProgress.org scoring D or E = 0%

Fisheries that have entered full assessment for MSC certification, but are not in a comprehensive FIP listing on FisheryProgress.org = 0%

None of the above = 75%


B. The percentage purchased (measured in round ton equivalents) for each of the following Supplier Source categories:

ISSF participating companies = 0 %

Data Check Companies = 0%

Direct from vessels = 0%

None of the above = 100%




Whereas, we intend to decrease the purchase from the “none of the above” categories in A and B, by joining the Vietnam Skipjack Fisheries Improvement Program (FIP), which initiated by VINATUNA in the process to moving from prospective to comprehensive status on fisheries (Ref at: http://skj-fip.vinatuna.org.vn/en/trang-chu/). However, per update as of today (14 November 2022), Vinatuna application is still pending with FIP, therefore, Vietnam is still not considered FIP Skipjack purse seine certified.