This measurement area addresses how seafood companies manage and monitor environmental impacts throughout their supply chains. Good management of these impacts allows companies to build long-term value for all stakeholders involved in their supply chains.

Charoen Pokphand Foods leads the benchmark in its stewardship of the supply chain, followed by BioMar Group, Thai Union Group and Mowi. All four display high levels of transparency around both their traceability and sourcing commitments as well as their performance, disclosing detailed information about the legal origins of their marine and/or terrestrial ingredients and providing evidence of their efforts to increase the proportion of ingredients that come from well-managed and certified sources. However, performance in this area is more mixed across other companies in the benchmark. Many lack disclosures around their traceability and sourcing in addition to their supply chain management practices, therefore hampering their performance. Furthermore, companies vary in their efforts to reduce their environmental footprint, with very few offering evidence of how they systematically address all key environmental issues: greenhouse gas emissions, freshwater use, food loss and waste, and plastic use. Even fewer companies provide evidence of programmes or initiatives that focus on these issues both across their own operations and within their supply chains.

Ranking overview

30 companies

Total score out of 5 Governance and management of stewardship practices out of 5 Stewardship of the supply chain out of 5 Ecosystems out of 5 Human rights and working conditions out of 5 Local communities out of 5
1 Charoen Pokphand Foods
Total score 2.32 /5
Stewardship of the supply chain 3.92
Governance and management of stewardship practices 3.92
Stewardship of the supply chain 3.92
Ecosystems 1.58
Human rights and working conditions 2.05
Local communities 0.74
2 BioMar Group
Total score 2.22 /5
Stewardship of the supply chain 3.49
Governance and management of stewardship practices 3.92
Stewardship of the supply chain 3.49
Ecosystems 2.53
Human rights and working conditions 0.94
Local communities 0.07
3 Thai Union Group
Total score 2.70 /5
Stewardship of the supply chain 3.30
Governance and management of stewardship practices 4.59
Stewardship of the supply chain 3.30
Ecosystems 2.55
Human rights and working conditions 1.92
Local communities 2.05
4 Mowi
Total score 2.42 /5
Stewardship of the supply chain 3.02
Governance and management of stewardship practices 3.55
Stewardship of the supply chain 3.02
Ecosystems 2.46
Human rights and working conditions 1.75
Local communities 1.64
5 Cargill Aqua Nutrition
Total score 1.87 /5
Stewardship of the supply chain 2.91
Governance and management of stewardship practices 3.15
Stewardship of the supply chain 2.91
Ecosystems 1.63
Human rights and working conditions 1.19
Local communities 1.08
6 Nueva Pescanova
Total score 2.04 /5
Stewardship of the supply chain 2.59
Governance and management of stewardship practices 3.71
Stewardship of the supply chain 2.59
Ecosystems 1.53
Human rights and working conditions 1.66
Local communities 1.95
7 Nomad Foods
Total score 1.51 /5
Stewardship of the supply chain 2.47
Governance and management of stewardship practices 3.30
Stewardship of the supply chain 2.47
Ecosystems 1.37
Human rights and working conditions 0.72
Local communities 0.25
8 Mitsubishi Corporation
Total score 1.79 /5
Stewardship of the supply chain 2.10
Governance and management of stewardship practices 1.63
Stewardship of the supply chain 2.10
Ecosystems 1.70
Human rights and working conditions 1.87
Local communities 1.43
9 Nutreco (Skretting)
Total score 1.86 /5
Stewardship of the supply chain 2.08
Governance and management of stewardship practices 3.71
Stewardship of the supply chain 2.08
Ecosystems 2.06
Human rights and working conditions 0.78
Local communities 1.59
10 Bumble Bee Foods
Total score 1.27 /5
Stewardship of the supply chain 2.04
Governance and management of stewardship practices 1.50
Stewardship of the supply chain 2.04
Ecosystems 1.67
Human rights and working conditions 0.36
Local communities 0.38
11 Austevoll Seafood ASA
Total score 1.70 /5
Stewardship of the supply chain 1.80
Governance and management of stewardship practices 2.20
Stewardship of the supply chain 1.80
Ecosystems 2.20
Human rights and working conditions 1.05
Local communities 0.85
12 FCF Co., LTD.
Total score 1.53 /5
Stewardship of the supply chain 1.73
Governance and management of stewardship practices 2.65
Stewardship of the supply chain 1.73
Ecosystems 2.09
Human rights and working conditions 0.46
Local communities 0.70
13 Royal Greenland
Total score 1.33 /5
Stewardship of the supply chain 1.72
Governance and management of stewardship practices 1.63
Stewardship of the supply chain 1.72
Ecosystems 1.20
Human rights and working conditions 1.19
Local communities 1.08
14 SalMar
Total score 1.50 /5
Stewardship of the supply chain 1.70
Governance and management of stewardship practices 1.84
Stewardship of the supply chain 1.70
Ecosystems 2.19
Human rights and working conditions 0.73
Local communities 0.25
15 Parlevliet & Van der Plas
Total score 1.72 /5
Stewardship of the supply chain 1.65
Governance and management of stewardship practices 2.17
Stewardship of the supply chain 1.65
Ecosystems 2.26
Human rights and working conditions 1.19
Local communities 0.85
16 Nippon Suisan Kaisha (Nissui)
Total score 1.19 /5
Stewardship of the supply chain 1.62
Governance and management of stewardship practices 3.40
Stewardship of the supply chain 1.62
Ecosystems 0.83
Human rights and working conditions 0.80
Local communities 0.38
17 Labeyrie Fine Foods
Total score 1.36 /5
Stewardship of the supply chain 1.61
Governance and management of stewardship practices 1.09
Stewardship of the supply chain 1.61
Ecosystems 2.44
Human rights and working conditions 0.29
Local communities 0.00
18 Pacific Seafood Group
Total score 0.49 /5
Stewardship of the supply chain 1.29
Governance and management of stewardship practices 0.25
Stewardship of the supply chain 1.29
Ecosystems 0.46
Human rights and working conditions 0.08
Local communities 0.25
19 High Liner Foods
Total score 0.84 /5
Stewardship of the supply chain 1.13
Governance and management of stewardship practices 1.54
Stewardship of the supply chain 1.13
Ecosystems 1.09
Human rights and working conditions 0.23
Local communities 0.13
20 Maruha Nichiro
Total score 0.83 /5
Stewardship of the supply chain 1.11
Governance and management of stewardship practices 1.71
Stewardship of the supply chain 1.11
Ecosystems 0.65
Human rights and working conditions 0.78
Local communities 0.13
21 Tri Marine Group
Total score 1.19 /5
Stewardship of the supply chain 1.05
Governance and management of stewardship practices 1.00
Stewardship of the supply chain 1.05
Ecosystems 2.05
Human rights and working conditions 0.51
Local communities 0.32
22 Dongwon Group
Total score 1.17 /5
Stewardship of the supply chain 0.88
Governance and management of stewardship practices 2.37
Stewardship of the supply chain 0.88
Ecosystems 1.01
Human rights and working conditions 1.52
Local communities 0.25
23 Marubeni Corporation
Total score 0.87 /5
Stewardship of the supply chain 0.83
Governance and management of stewardship practices 1.07
Stewardship of the supply chain 0.83
Ecosystems 0.48
Human rights and working conditions 1.42
Local communities 0.75
24 Red Chamber Group
Total score 0.23 /5
Stewardship of the supply chain 0.55
Governance and management of stewardship practices 0.25
Stewardship of the supply chain 0.55
Ecosystems 0.23
Human rights and working conditions 0.04
Local communities 0.00
25 Kyokuyo
Total score 0.76 /5
Stewardship of the supply chain 0.37
Governance and management of stewardship practices 1.71
Stewardship of the supply chain 0.37
Ecosystems 0.84
Human rights and working conditions 0.71
Local communities 0.47
- Wales Group (Sea Value & Sea Wealth)
Total score 0.34 /5
Stewardship of the supply chain 0.37
Governance and management of stewardship practices 0.10
Stewardship of the supply chain 0.37
Ecosystems 0.45
Human rights and working conditions 0.40
Local communities 0.00
27 Yokohama Reito (Yokorei)
Total score 0.12 /5
Stewardship of the supply chain 0.27
Governance and management of stewardship practices 0.00
Stewardship of the supply chain 0.27
Ecosystems 0.00
Human rights and working conditions 0.00
Local communities 0.63
28 Cooke
Total score 0.41 /5
Stewardship of the supply chain 0.20
Governance and management of stewardship practices 0.42
Stewardship of the supply chain 0.20
Ecosystems 0.64
Human rights and working conditions 0.12
Local communities 0.69
- Trident Seafoods
Total score 0.23 /5
Stewardship of the supply chain 0.20
Governance and management of stewardship practices 0.25
Stewardship of the supply chain 0.20
Ecosystems 0.41
Human rights and working conditions 0.00
Local communities 0.25
30 Shanghai Fisheries Group Co., LTD.
Total score 0.06 /5
Stewardship of the supply chain 0.00
Governance and management of stewardship practices 0.10
Stewardship of the supply chain 0.00
Ecosystems 0.14
Human rights and working conditions 0.00
Local communities 0.00