The Ocean Disclosure Project is an initiative to promote transparency in seafood sourcing. The ODP invites businesses to submit their lists of source fisheries to SFP so that additional data can be incorporated and further analysis performed. The results are then published as individual corporate profiles on both the SFP website and on company websites. SFP intends to build the ODP into an annual reporting platform for responsible businesses that wish to demonstrate a high level of commitment to transparency and sustainability.
The ODP for 2015 was launched in July with the participation of five companies; Asda, Biomar, The Cooperative Food, Morrisons and Skretting. The profiles for each of these companies can be seen in the right hand panel on this page along with an explanatory document that describes every aspect of the ODP initiative. The press release for the launch of the 2015 ODP is also available in the panel.
SFP hopes that participation in the ODP will increase every year and that it becomes a platform for responsible companies to demonstrate very high levels of transparency and commitment to sustainability. The information presented in the ODP will be of great value to consumers, seafood companies and investors while building confidence in the responsible operations of the seafood industry as a whole.
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