"Being an almost 200-year old family-owned business, long-term focus is one of our core values and sustainability is an important aspect of that," said Hans van Haarst, CEO at Smit & zoon. "To make our industry fit for the future transparency and actions are needed by all players in the value chain. This CSR report is a testimony of our actions and achievements during the past year. I’m confident it will help to achieve transparency and inspire all of us to further improve our industry."
From our Functional Oils business line, we are processing and supplying fish oil as a raw material for human consumption, pet food and animal feed. From our Wet-end business line, we are processing and supplying fish oil as a raw material for fatliquors for leather production.
OBJECTIVE: All our fish oil suppliers are certified as sustainable (FoS, IFFO RS, MSC, ASC and/or comparable)
For our Functional Oils business unit, we set ourselves the goal in 2016 to purchase 100% certified sustainable fish oil by 2020. Such certifications are important in order to organize and maintain a sustainable fish-processing chain.
Smit & zoon takes the inclusion principle for granted.
That means that rather than excluding suppliers, we support them to achieve the sustainability certifications that our customers demand. We boost sustainability in the chain and bring parties in the chain together, e.g. customer and sustainability certification organization.
OBJECTIVE: No competition with human consumption for fish oil for technical and/or pet food use.
In 2016, we set ourselves the objective that by 2020 the minimum amount possible of the fish oil which we procure for pet food and as raw material for our leather processing products (technology), should compete with fishing and fish production intended for human consumption. We want to achieve this for these market segments by purchasing fish oil obtained, as much as possible, from by-products of fish intended for human consumption (oil obtained from cutting waste of fish filleters).