The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC), Scotland’s leading producer of the finest sea loch fresh Scottish salmon, has been awarded Friend of the Sea (FOS) certification.
This prestigious endorsement from the independent sustainability certification body is widely recognised across international markets with stringent controls over environmental, economic and social responsibility.
With 60 sites across the west coast of Scotland and Hebrides, SSC has been recognised for its commitment to areas such as habitat management, water quality and social responsibility of the communities in which it operates. SSC is now able to display the official FOS logo on its products.
Welcoming the announcement, Craig Anderson, Chief Executive Officer at The Scottish Salmon Company, said: “We are committed to environmental sustainability and animal husbandry and proud to be recognised by this international mark of quality.
“Provenance and sustainability are paramount to our business and it is very important for us to have this certification. A Friend of the Sea mark of quality on our Scottish salmon provides our customers with the guarantee that they are buying salmon produced sustainably in Scotland and to the highest quality standards.”
Paolo Bray, FOS founder and director: "Friend of the Sea welcomes The Scottish Salmon Company to its select group of certified aquaculture producers.
"We are glad to see Friend of the Sea is being increasingly recognised in the UK as a sustainability certification".