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Parlevliet & Van der Plas

The Parlevliet & Van der Plas Group (Parlevliet & Van der Plas) was founded in 1950. The family-run business , headquartered in the Netherlands, is now a vertically integrated seafood company that operates around the world. The group has four main operation divisions: pelagic fishing, tuna and demersal fishing, and fish and shrimp processing. Its most prominent subsidiaries include Deutsche See, Heiploeg Group, German Seafrozen and Ouwehand Visverwerking.

Ranking position
Total score
1.72 /5
Measurement area Score (0-5) Rank (0-30)

Governance and management of stewardship practices

2.17 #13

Stewardship of the supply chain

1.65 #15


2.26 #5

Human rights and working conditions

1.19 #8

Local communities

0.85 #8
Indicator categories Score (0-5)
Commitment 1.67
Performance 2.16
Transparency 1.04

Leading practices

Risks and opportunities

More about the company

Valkenburg (Katwijk), The Netherlands
Ownership structure
Group revenue (2018)
EUR 1,230,000,000
Seafood revenue (2018)
EUR 1,230,000,000
Top 5 species (by volume)
Blue whiting, herring, tuna, mackerel, shrimp


  • Title: German Seafrozen
    Place: Germany
    Description: Trading
  • Title: Ouwehand Visverwerking
    Place: The Netherlands
    Description: Processing/trading
  • Title: Heiploeg Group
    Place: The Netherlands
    Description: Prcoessing/trading
  • Title: Euro-Baltic Fisch Verarbeitungs GmbH
    Place: Germany
    Description: Processing/trading
  • Title: Doggerbank Seefischerei
    Place: Germany
    Description: Fishing
  • Title: CFTO
    Place: France
    Description: Fishing
  • Title: PP Faroe Pelagic
    Place: Faroe Islands
    Description: Processing/trading
  • Title: Atlantic Highsea Fishing Company
    Place: Lithuania
    Description: Fishing
  • Title: Fladen Gronden BV/Vikingbank BV
    Place: The Netherlands
    Description: Fishing
  • Title: Deutsche See
    Place: Germany
    Description: Processing/trading