DSM MEG-3™ certified Friend of the Sea from sustainable fisheries
DSM’s MEG-3™ ingredients originating from approved fisheries and processed in DSM’s facilities in Peru and Canada (DSM Marine Lipids Peru SAC and DSM Nutritional Products Canada Ltd) are now carrying Friend of the Sea seal of approval.
The fish oil for MEG-3™ and MEG-3 Ultra ingredients originate from fisheries with Friend of the Sea approved purse seine fleets. The fisheries are managed according to sustainable criteria, with highly selective fishing methods and from stocks that are not over fished nor overexploited.
DSM has a traceability system in place and analytic reports on tracking and tracing available to demonstrate the product respects all requirements of Friend of the Sea standard and that there is no possibility of mixing Friend of the Sea certified and non-certified raw materials.
“At DSM sustainability is the core value of the company. We are focused on delivering science-based, sustainable and scalable solutions that face up to the challenges our world faces today.” explains Mr. Brent MacDonald, Global Director of Marketing for Nutritional Lipids, of DSM. “That is why we rely on Friend of the Sea to prove the sustainable origin of our products”.
DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™
Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in life sciences and materials sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders simultaneously. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative
energy and bio-based materials. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 25,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.
MEG-3™ is a leading global brand containing omega-3 EPA and DHA. The ingredients are used in dietary supplement, pharmaceutical and food & beverage applications worldwide to help deliver multiple health benefits, such as cardiovascular, eye, brain and joint health.
Friend of the Sea
Friend of the Sea is an international certification program for products from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. Over 600 companies in more than 60 countries have relied on Friend of the Sea to assess the sustainable origin of their seafood. Audits, based on the best and the most updated available scientific data, are run by accredited independent certification bodies. Recently the program has expanded to the certification of sustainable shipping, ornamental fish and whale watching operators.