At Seattle Fish Company, we understand that the success of our business depends upon the health of the environment. So, although we are longtime supporters of sustainable fishing principles, we are now working to become leaders in sustainable business practices, too. With the formation of the SFC Green Team, Seattle Fish Company has opened a powerful new forum for innovative ideas and initiatives—both within our enterprise and around the world.
Seattle Fish Company is proud to be the only seafood wholesaler in Colorado with certification from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), an eco-labeling organization designed to ensure that seafood is traced back to a sustainable fishery. Our affiliation with industry thought leaders such as MSC has led to smart shifts in purchasing, including becoming experts on the specific fisheries and the formation of partnerships intended to provide customers with more sustainable options.
Armed with increased awareness about our international supply chain, the SFC
Green Team identified a number of ways to improve local operations—then sprang
into action. Recent accomplishments include dramatic adjustments to corporate
practices and policies, as well as energy-saving improvements to our facilities. We’re especially proud of our new solar array, which will reduce our annual carbon emissions by an estimated 285,000 lbs.
Our efforts have produced some very powerful results. Thanks to our recent lighting retrofit, we’ve reduced light-energy consumption by 75%...our water audits have reduced consumption by 38%...and we use only 100% post-consumer recycled paper. But while numbers are a bit more measurable, we don’t discount the power of perception. Increased awareness is helping to dispel many damaging sustainability myths, which we hope will be the rising tide that ultimately lifts the entire industry.
Seattle Fish Company has a long-term vision for sustainability and is committed to encouraging wide-scale change. Future goals include obtaining ISO 14001 Certification as well as decreasing total waste, water and energy across the entire operation by 15 percent. Additionally, the company is excited to work with vendors and partners to influence sustainable fishing regulations throughout the industry.
Seattle Fish Company has made an unwavering commitment toward sustainability, both in seafood sourcing and internal “green” practices. Over the past two years, the company has reached several sustainability milestones.