Sodexo has committed to source 100% of its contracted wild-caught seafood purchases in North America from Marine Stewardship Council-certified fisheries by 2015. The Marine Stewardship Council is a non-profit organization that certifies wild-capture fisheries consistent with the ISEAL Code of Good Practice for Setting Social and Environmental Standards and the United Nations FAO guidelines for fisheries certification.
"At Sodexo, we're seeing how consumers are increasingly interested in seafood because of its key role in healthy eating, as well as its role in the cultural and culinary traditions," Ann Oka, senior vice president of supply management for Sodexo, said in a press release. "Sodexo is committed to providing healthy and nutritious meals. Displaying the MSC ecolabel on menus also will give Sodexo's consumers a way to actively choose sustainable seafood. Expanding our partnership with the Marine Stewardship Council across all North American operations is a key part of Sodexo's sustainability efforts and enables us to play a role in protecting and restoring at least some of the world's wild fisheries."