Elior North America to sustainably source wild salmon fish

27th March 2019 (Last Updated March 27th, 2019 14:57)

Elior North America has joined the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch programme to sustainably source wild salmon fish.

Elior North America to sustainably source wild salmon fish
Elior will use the frozen salmon product in approximately 800 client kitchens. Credit: juan manuel Núñez Méndez on Unsplash.

Elior North America has joined the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch programme to sustainably source wild salmon fish.

The company is introducing the salmon product as part of the company’s commitment to offer healthy food choices through responsible sourcing over the next six years.

According to Seafood Watch more than half of consumers think about the product’s sustainability before buying seafood.

It will use the frozen salmon product in approximately 800 client kitchens.

Elior North America culinary development senior vice-president Guy Kellner said: “Elior North America is proud to collaborate with Seafood Watch on this effort.

“We are excited about the role we can play in providing our clients and their customers with seafood choices that support healthy oceans and diverse marine ecosystems for the future.”

In addition, the foodservice firm will introduce two additional seafood products such as canned tuna and responsible shrimp in 2020.

“By utilising Seafood Watch guidance and recommendations, Elior is moving toward more environmentally responsible seafood.”

Monterey Bay Aquarium fisheries and aquaculture global director Jenn Kemmerly said: “I am pleased to see Elior join the ranks of large foodservice companies taking steps to consider both the sources and the environmental impacts of their seafood purchases.

“By utilising Seafood Watch guidance and recommendations, Elior is moving toward more environmentally responsible seafood.”

Elior North America CEO Brian Poplin said: “At Elior, we have a social responsibility to the environment and communities where we live and work. Our team is committed to delivering more than just a meal by developing and purchasing products that minimize our environmental impact.”

Elior North America currently offers foodservice solutions and catering to more than 1,500 clients across the continental US.

Earlier this month, Elior reported full-year revenue up 4.2% to €6.7bn but earnings before interest, tax and amortisation (EBITA) were down by 16.7% to €285m.

In July last year, the company made an offer to acquire minority stake in Elior North America for $115m in cash payment.