MarinTrust, the leading business-to-business certification program for marine ingredients, has just released its 2021-2022 new interactive report, summarising the key areas of growth and global engagement. The report gives snapshot insights into each aspect of its work, from the latest developments of Version 3.0 to the many layers of assurance and traceability that underpin the Programme.
Over the last year, the standard welcomed 12 new sites across Chile, Ecuador, Finland, Mexico, Morocco, Spain, and Thailand. The MarinTrust Chain of Custody Standard includes 4 companies. These cover a total of 14 sites in Chile, China, Peru, and Spain. Lastly, the MarinTrust Improver Programme accepted 30 sites in countries such as Mauritania and India. The map below illustrates the global reach of MarinTrust.
The development of Version 3.0 is well underway following a thorough review of all key stages, from the fisheries to the plants. Francisco Aldon, MarinTrust’s CEO, explained: “The continuing evolution of the MarinTrust Standard ensures that it remains relevant, credible, and accessible. Version 3.0 is an ambitious next step. Strengthening the assessment criteria for raw materials while encouraging the use of by-products. Both assurance and traceability remain at the core of this standard, guaranteeing the integrity of MarinTrust products.”
Growing the marine ingredients community
Despite the limitations caused by the pandemic, the online format of events enabled the team to access to a far higher number of stakeholders based in numerous geographic locations, providing unique insights from across the industry. Partnerships and contributing to stakeholder groups has also increased the Programme’s reach.
With a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed with the Global Seafood Alliance (GSA), MarinTrust will work in partnership to meet the goal of 75% of the world’s marine ingredients supplies being either certified, in assessment, in application or in the MarinTrust Improver Programme by 2025.