German foodservice giant makes MSC commitment

Aramark has become the first catering company with nationwide operations in Germany to be awarded a Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) chain of custody certificate.

The blue MSC ecolabel will now be allowed to feature on Aramark fish dishes, showing the product can be traced back down the supply chain to a MSC-certified fishery.

“Sustainability, including sourcing of seafood, is something we are particularly concerned about,” said Aramark CEO, Jurgen Vogl, in a statement. “So I am delighted that we are able to offer diners in our restaurants a wide selection of MSC certified fish and thereby support sustainable fishing.”

Gaining MSC chain of custody certification was the logical next step to expand its sustainability activities, said Aramark. The company is now switching its entire fish range to products from sustainable MSC-certified fisheries immediately, depending on availability.

“Having achieved MSC certification, Aramark has decided to start communicating its long-standing support for sustainable fishing to its restaurant customers with immediate effect,” said Katja Willeke, commercial manager at MSC Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

“This makes Aramark a pioneer among nationwide catering companies in the German-speaking world. We are delighted with the partnership and congratulate Aramark on its certification.”

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