An essential aspect of our activity as food traders is to ensure the continuity of the natural resources from which the food we import is produced. Otto Franck Import is committed to ecological operations at all levels and to consistent compliance with social standards. We also require this philosophy from our business partners. Two essential aspects move us to place sustainability aspects at the centre of our activities:
Additionally to our own endeavours, we work with various non-profit organisations such as the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and support efforts towards sustainable fishing.
As one of the leading importers of tinned tuna, Otto Franck Import has been successfully stepping up its efforts for years to source goods exclusively from sustainable fisheries. To this end, we are in close contact with our producers, the owners of the fishing fleets and the regional fisheries organisations.
We use almost exclusively Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) for our tinned tuna. In contrast to other tuna varieties, this species is proven to reproduce very quickly and has a healthy population worldwide. Voluntary labelling of the species on the label will enable consumers to make a more conscious choice in favour of fish from sustainable resources.
In addition, we actively support the certification of producers and fishing regions by independent organisations. This will allow effective monitoring of compliance with other important sustainability aspects such as the catching method. Labelling with an appropriate seal sensitises consumers and offers them even more precise information.
To be able to import certified goods and to underpin our voluntary commitment to sustainable fishing, we endeavour to carry out audits for traders ourselves.