Bolton Group tuna supply chain uses an advanced fully-digitalised traceability system that complies with the ISO 22005:2008 standard. This system provides the traceability of every single can of tuna, from the fishing area to the supermarket shelf. The fishing batch data include the tuna species, fishing vessel, fishing areas, and methods employed, as well as indicating whether fishing took place in MSC certified areas or whether the fishing batch came from a fishery where improvement practices (FIP – Robust FIP) are implemented to achieve more sustainable fishing.
Automatic integration between the Suppliers Portal and internal traceability systems at the Cermenate plant allows to automatically print information on provenance and fishing methods on the outer packaging at the time of production.
Learn more about the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an international, independent, non-profit organisation whose mission is to safeguard marine resources and promote sustainable management of fishing. To achieve this, it has developed a sustainability standard for appraising whether a fishing activity is well managed and sustainable. This certification takes into consideration three key principles:
– Tuna stock sustainability and health
– Minimisation of environmental impact and application of fishing best practices
– Effective and transparent management of fishing activities