CSR AND SUSTAINABILITY
OUR 5 COMMITMENTS
TO CARE FOR OUR PLANET
At FRIME we seek to minimize our ecological footprint. To achieve this objective, FRIME has set 5 commitments from our Corporate Social Responsibility, with the aim of consolidating the company as a benchmark in sustainability and good practices at European level.
1TOWARDS ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN SUSTAINABLE FISHING
- All the energy generated at our plants in La Roca del Vallès and Arenys de Munt comes from recovery systems, ensuring that the excess heat or cold generated in one system is redirected to the rest, including our offices, in order to avoid unnecessary energy waste.
2 AGAINST MATERIAL WASTE AND FOR A CIRCULAR ECONOMY
We are committed to use the right amount of materials in all its processes and recycle as much as possible.
- To limit the use of materials, we implemented restrictions on the use of paper and plastic in offices and in our processes, by using digitalisation, and by adapting our production methods.
- 90 % of our B2C products already uses the FlatSkinpackaging format. We have pioneered this technology in the category, offering the consumer a product that is easy to recycle and that uses a very limited amount of plastic.
3 REDUCTION OF OUR CARBON EMISSIONS
- All cooling systems have been upgraded to use the least polluting gases on the market.
- 19% of the electrical energy used by our new facilities is generated by solar panels and we will continue to support this responsible energy source.
- We are committed to ensuring that our company car fleet is electric by 2025. To facilitate the adoption of this type of vehicle by our entire team, charging points have been installed at our new centre in La Roca.
4 AGAINST RAW MATERIAL WASTE
- Our aim for 2023 is to have our entire range of products intended for human consumption, developing new ways of eating tuna with the research work of our R&D department.
5 CARE OF THE SEA AND ITS BIODIVERSITY
- Approximately 90% of the tuna we supply is MSC and we aim to increase this percentage even further.
- In addition, our tuna carries the Dolphin Safe AIDCP label. This label aims to progressively reduce dolphin mortality and ensure the sustainability of tuna stocks. By monitoring the entire chain of custody, we guarantee transparency and traceability for all consumers.
FRIME is MSC CoC certified and, together with its partner Pesca Azteca, has managed to obtain certification for 90% of the tuna it markets. MSC ensures the correct management of fishery resources, and also bears in mind the preservation of other species such as dolphins, turtles and sharks. This certification also ensures the traceability of sustainable fish throughout the food chain.
The fishing system used is the purse seine and consists of a net of more than 2km in circumference. This is a highly regulated technique using solvency tools to seek the sustainability of bycatches of other species such as “el paño medina” or the immersion of divers to release any dolphins or turtles that have been caught up in the net.
Both FRIME and MSC aim to encourage an international market for sustainable seafood, and to increase the percentage of seafood caught and traded in a sustainable manner each year.
The Dolphin Safe AIDCP label indicates compliance with the standards designed to minimize dolphin fatalities during tuna fishing.
To ensure that the regulations are strictly adhered to and that no dolphins are killed during the entire capture process, all vessels are monitored by independent entities. In addition, each vessel has a team of divers on board to assist any dolphins and turtles caught in their nets.
THIS IS OUR CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSABILITY:
CODE OF ETHICS: HUMAN CAPITAL IS WHAT MATTERS MOST
We firmly believe that any business initiative should be based on
ethics. So, at FRIME we make our code of ethics known to all our employees, collaborators, customers or suppliers. This code is the reference for our conduct and is based on honesty, integrity and transparency.
WE COLLABORATE WITH ORGANISATIONS FOR A BETTER WORLD
FRIME is ambassador for the Impulsa Foundation, non-profit initiative that supports young people with motivation and desire to continue studying but in a situation of socioeconomic vulnerability, allowing them to study middle and higher vocational training cycles. Specifically, the foundation provides them with a financial grant for their studies, a computer, training in transversal/professional skills and the support of a mentor and the Foundation’s psycho-pedagogical team. Impulsa not only accompanies its students during their training period, but thanks to companies such as FRIME, they have the opportunity to easily enter the labour market when they finish their studies.