Responsible Choice

Enroot Launches Organic Sparkling Cold Brew Teas

Inspired by Founder’s Farmer Heritage and Crafted in Partnership with the James Beard Foundation
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 5, 2021 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services is pleased to have been selected to work with Enroot, manufacturer of slowly cold brewed organic sparkling teas, to support its efforts to create a comprehensive responsible sourcing policy for its product ingredients, and to conduct verification audits of its suppliers.  For more details, read the full Enroot press release here.

Albertsons Companies Own Brands Celebrates Sustainability Milestone: 100% of Waterfront BISTRO® and Open Nature® Seafood Will Soon Display the Responsible Choice™ Logo for Sustainable Sourcing

Products meet the commitment 2½ years ahead of year-end 2022 deadline
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BOISE, Idaho, June 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Albertsons Companies (NYSE: ACI) announced today that 100 percent of the seafood in its celebrated waterfront BISTRO® and Open Nature® lines of Own Brands products will soon display the Responsible Choice™ logo for sustainable sourcing.

Albertsons Companies Marks World Oceans Day by Taking Actions to Fulfill our Pledge to End Use of Eel in Sushi

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At Albertsons Companies, we do a lot of work behind the scenes to ensure that we are providing responsibly sourced seafood products as part of our Responsible Seafood Program. Following our January 2018 announcement to remove eel from our sushi products, we immediately started working with our sushi vendors to discontinue the use of eel in sushi sold at our stores.

118 Organizations Make Sustainability Appeal for Critical Improvements in Global Tuna Fisheries

By Cliff White
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Originally appeared on SeafoodSource

A wide consortium of global tuna buyers, NGOs, and fishing industry associations have issued a call to regional fishery management organizations that they adopt more stringent rules on harvest strategies, fish-aggregating devices, bycatch limits, catch monitoring and control, and surveillance.

Albertsons Companies Announces New “Top 5 by 2022” Commitment to Responsibly Source Sushi

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BOISE, Idaho, January 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Albertsons Companies today announced the addition of the “Top 5 by 2022” Sushi Commitment to its Responsible Seafood Program.

Companies Announce Support for SDG 14 Implementation

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Originally appeared on International Institute for Sustainable Development

Albertsons Companies, one of the largest US supermarket companies, announced its support for SDG 14 by joining the Seafood Task Force and signing on to the pledge on Committing to Social Responsibility in Global Fisheries and Aquaculture, a voluntary commitment made by the private sectors, NGOs and the UN during the UN Ocean Conference.

Fair Trade USA Calls on Shoppers to Choose Fair Trade Seafood This World Oceans Day

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Originally posted on 3BL Media

In honor of World Oceans Day, Fair Trade USA, the leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, launches a campaign to raise awareness of issues in the seafood industry. 

Albertsons Companies Becomes First Major Grocer to Sell Fair Trade Certified™ Scallops

Santa Monica Seafood® Signature Sea Scallops available at Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions stores in Southern California and coming soon to Safeway in Northern California
Press Release

BOISE, Idaho, May 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Albertsons Companies today announced that it has expanded its Fair Trade Certified™ seafood program and its commitment to responsible sourcing by becoming the first major grocer to carry Fair Trade Certified™ scallops.

Albertsons Companies Celebrates Safeway's Year-end 2015 Commitment for Responsibly Sourced Seafood

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We are proud to announce that as of year-end 2015, 77% of Safeway’s fresh and frozen seafood and 99% of private label frozen packaged seafood met our Responsible Sourcing Commitment. Since setting this ambitious goal in 2010, Safeway (including Carrs, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Vons, and Pavilions) has transitioned over 29 million pounds of seafood to environmentally responsible sources.

Store Brand Sustainability Key at Albertsons, Price Chopper

by Carol Angrisani
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Sustainable sourcing can improve the value proposition of a private label. The challenge, however, is conveying the message to consumers.

One way Albertsons-Safeway has addressed this is by featuring sustainability labels on its private labels.

For instance, it uses the “Responsible Choice,” on its own label seafood that has received a yellow or green rating from the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program.

Albertsons-Safeway also features the “FAD Free-Sustainable Caught” logo on its Open Nature skipjack canned tuna.

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