The Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex) is a not-for-profit membership organisation dedicated to driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices across supply chains.
The Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) is the audit methodology used and covers the four pillars of Labour, Health & Safety, Environment and Business Ethics.
Whole production process
First published in 2006 and reviewed in 2015, the Code of Good Practice for Scottish Finfish Aquaculture is an agreed initiative between the country’s fish farmers setting out best practice across the production process.
The Global G.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance Standard covers everything from hatchery to point of harvest, processing and packing.
Audits apply not only to us but to our suppliers too, ensuring that everyone involved in the process has a sound understanding of the high standards expected of them.
The RSPCA welfare standards for farmed Atlantic salmon cover all key areas affecting fish welfare, including water quality, stocking density, handling, health, slaughter and wider environmental impact. They also include what’s thought to be the world’s first welfare standards for well boats.
Food safety and quality
First developed for UK members of the British Retail Consortium (BRC), but now widely adopted around the world, the BRC Global Standards seek to standardise quality, food safety and operational criteria amongst producers and manufacturers.
In 1992, Scottish farmed salmon became both the first fish and first non-French product to be awarded the Label Rouge quality mark. Label Rouge is an official endorsement of the superior quality – particularly with regards to taste – by the French Government and is awarded only to those foods or farmed products that meet stringent standards with regards to farming techniques, feed, equipment, farms, hygiene and staff training.