Increasing our focus on traceability by joining the ‘Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability’
In November 2020, the ALDI SOUTH Group proudly joined the ‘Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability’ (GDST). This is another important step towards improving traceability throughout the fish and seafood supply chain and to fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.
The GDST is an international, business-to-business platform established to advance a unified framework for seafood traceability practices. The initiative brings together a broad spectrum of seafood industry stakeholders from across different parts of the seafood supply chain and civil society experts.
ALDI’s goal is to source all of its seafood products from responsibly managed fisheries and farms, which have a minimal impact upon the wider marine environment. We believe the best way to protect the people and the planet is through joint initiatives and partnerships, like the GDST. We are committed to implement the ‘GDST 1.0 Standards and Guidelines for Interoperable Seafood Traceability Systems’ in our company and will work together with our suppliers for the implementation of the standard in our supply chain.
„Improving traceability is a crucial part of our work with seafood suppliers. GDST will help us to align industry efforts by providing us with a common language and we hope to see more businesses adopting this set of standards soon.”
Sarah Bollermann, Director Corporate Responsibility International, ALDI SOUTH Group