The endorsement by Friend of the Sea, the independent sustainability certification body, shows SSC’s commitment to areas such as habitat management, maintaining water quality and taking social responsibility for the communities in which it operates. SSC, which was already GLOBAL GAP accredited, is now able to display the official FOS logo on its products.
Welcoming the announcement, Craig Anderson, CEO of 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, added: "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".