Greenseas is committed to ensuring that its range of tuna is responsibly sourced.
The tuna in the Greenseas range is Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis). Skipjack is a type of tuna that is widely recognised as having sustainable stocks and as an abundant, fast growing type of tuna.
Catch Area – Western and Central Pacific Ocean
Tuna in the Greenseas range is sourced from the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, FAO Area 71
Stocks of Skipjack tuna in FAO Area 71 (and globally) have been assessed as being at sustainable levels that are not overfished. This assessment is made in the ‘Status of the World Fisheries for Tuna: March 2021’ report ISSF 2021-10 published by the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF).
FAD Free fishing methods
Greenseas tuna is sourced using FAD-free purse seine fishing methods. This means that the tuna is caught by purse seine fishing methods (a method of open ocean fishing using a net to target schools of fish like tuna) without the use of fish aggregating devices (or FADs).
FADs are man-made floating objects used to aggregate fish which can result in higher levels of bycatch of non-targeted fish or other marine species that may be caught unintentionally. No FADs are used to catch tuna in the Greenseas range.
Greenseas tuna is sourced from longstanding, reliable suppliers who are contractually obligated to source and use only skipjack tuna caught using FAD-free methods, with sourcing supported by measures for FAD-free traceability from fishing vessel to the Greenseas product. This means that the FAD-free skipjack tuna used in the Greenseas range may be caught, for example, via the FCF Tuna Sustainability Program (FSP) or caught in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (FAO Area 71) by registered fishing vessels during the mandated FAD Free ban between July to September each year, underpinned by traceability measures from vessel to product.
No illegal, unreported or unregulated fishing
As part of Greenseas commitment to responsible sourcing, no tuna used in the Greenseas range is sourced from vessels engaged in illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities.
Greenseas (along with its longstanding suppliers from whom it sources its Greenseas tuna) are certified Dolphin Safe suppliers under the Earth Island Institute's International Monitoring Program, which aims to eliminate injury and death of dolphins and other marine mammals and to reduce bycatch.
Supplier Guiding Principles
The Kraft Heinz Food Company has a set of Global Principles applicable to its supply chain referred to as the Supplier Guiding Principles, which can be found here and which include as a minimum the following requirements:
- No forced or bonded labour
- No child labour
- Transparent record-keeping of wages and benefits
- Working hours must comply with applicable local laws
- No discrimination
- No harassment or abuse
- Freedom of association
- Working conditions: suppliers shall provide a safe and hygienic working environment that is without risk to health, taking into consideration knowledge of the relevant industry and any specific hazards
- No bribery
- Environmental compliance
Greenseas tuna is sourced in accordance with the Kraft Heinz Supplier Guiding Principles.
All Greenseas suppliers are contractually obligated to comply with the Supplier Guiding Principles, and, if requested, must certify their compliance and allow us to conduct announced and unannounced audits.
Modern Slavery statement
As part of its focus on continuous improvement and responsible corporate practices throughout our operations and the supply chain, Kraft Heinz Australia has also recently published the Modern Slavery Statement which covers H. J. Heinz Company Australia Limited, Golden Circle Limited, Cerebos (Australia) Limited and Salpak Pty Limited. A copy is available here