Responsible Sourcing

Our Commitment

As we are committed to the principle of sustainability when processing canned tuna and seafood products. As an exemplary tuna processing company, we recognize the impact we have in the seafood industry to implement optimistic change. Although we do our best to provide our customers with the highest quality products at the lowest prices available, we have an obligation to sell our canned tuna products in an ethical and liable manner.

Our sustainability policy relates to all type of canned tuna products we offer. It is the responsibility of Cosmo’s supply chain department to guarantee that products follow our sustainability policy.

Cosmo management support the sustainability policy to be fully integrated into our operations. In this way, we can ensure that we only source our raw materials continuously from sustainable fishery as we target to achieve our sustainability goals.

Cosmo requires that all raw tuna fish in our canned products must be sourced from Pole & Line or Purse Seine fisheries. And all of the raw materials sourced must have verified catch information (common and species name, fishing grounds with fishing license, fishing method, port and date of landing, vessel names and authorization, flag state) and catch documentation is required(EUCC, EUR 1, Captain Statement, NOAA form 370, etc.). 

Although our sustainability policy confirms our commitment with our buyers to ensure we source our raw materials sustainably, we expect our policy to be developed and expanded over time. We seek to source sustainable raw material by concentrating on the following features: 

No IUU(illegal, unreported and unregulated) Fish

No IUU(illegal, unreported and unregulated) Fish

  Cosmo Seafoods Co., LTD. guarantees our buyers and customers that we only source from vessels not listed on any tuna RFMO’s IUU vessel lists worldwide. If the fish is found to be IUU-caught fish, we scrap all batches of products processed with...
Dolphin Safe

Dolphin Safe

    Cosmo Seafoods Co., LTD. Is approved Dolphin-Safe tuna processing company and only purchases raw materials certified as Dolphin Safe under the Earth Island Institute scheme. There is no flexibility in our policy. All the suppliers of our raw tuna must be...
Social Compliance(Labor)

Social Compliance(Labor)

      Cosmo Seafoods Co., LTD is committed to human rights and fair labor practices throughout our supply chain. It is very important that production of canned tuna for our business is carried out under conditions which respect these rights. We are...
Shark Finning

Shark Finning

                                                                                                             Understanding that Shark Finning refers to the practice of removing shark fins, its retention on board vessels, and the discard of the carcasses at sea. Stating full awareness of the practice being in contradiction to the FAO Code of Conduct for...
Traceability

Traceability

All of our seafood products must be traceable from their can code back to the vessel(s), location of fishing, species, dates of fishing trip, and fishing gear used. Suppliers must send full catch certificates and additional documents to support...
Vessel Registration and ISSF

Vessel Registration and ISSF

  All vessels purchased from must be flagged to Ghana in order to qualify for duty free access to EU market. All vessels must be a member of Regional Fisheries Management Organization(RFMO) they are fishing within the jurisdiction of. All purse seine...

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