Aker BioMarine owns and controls the entire supply chain, which means we have full sight over our krill oil from harvesting to the shelf.
Being able to trust that your krill oil comes from a sustainable and traceable source is crucial in order to ensure you are operating responsibly and using the best ingredients.
This is why we have adopted The Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) “boat to plate” mentality.
We deliver on this by adhering to MSC’s Chain of Custody standard. In other words, when you buy a product that carries the MSC eco-label, every company that has handled the product, from the fishery to the manufacturer, has been independently audited to ensure it only uses the MSC eco-label on certified sustainable products, stores MSC-certified items separately, and keeps effective records of MSC-certified products.
Earning consumer confidence is essential for healthy long-term relationships. Comprehensive traceability is a key feature, which safeguards the buyers and the krill fishery itself from fraudulently labelled goods.
It also helps protect everyone from the risks stemming from marine products made from illegal, unregulated, and unreported (IUU) fishing. Product integrity and reliable claims as to sustainability are ensured — and the MSC-certified fishery of origin receives due credit for responsible conduct.
According to MSC, it is critical for globally traded commodities to know where sources are coming from. Currently, many consumer-packaged goods companies are asking their suppliers to verify traceability back to sustainable sources.
Furthermore, consumers and regulators are increasingly demanding more information about where products come from and the conditions under which they are produced.
This is what makes traceability not only essential to our business but in the overall marine omega-3 market.