“To ensure that our businesses are not contributing to the overexploitation of fish stocks, we assess every three years the conservation status of over 200 species sold through our Perishables and Private Brand products. The risk is defined in accordance with the IUCN Red List and the level of exploitation of the stocks.
The Group adopts different strategies depending on whether species are classified as “vulnerable”, “endangered” or “”critically endangered””. One example is that of the European eel, classified as “”critically endangered””. We do not sell this species because, although from aquaculture, production systems depend on the collection of “”juveniles”” (glass eels) from natural environments, continuing to put pressure on wild populations. “