The company started its activities of fishmeal and fish oil processing in October 2002, and of products for human consumption, in 2003.
TASA presents the results of its social, economic and environmental activities in its Sustainability Report 2018
Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 22:10 (GMT + 9)
For the eleventh consecutive year, fishing company TASA has published its Sustainability Report 2018 under the criteria of quality and transparency promoted by the international organization Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), with which it has been working since its inception.
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2018 was one of the best years for industrial fishing due to the high anchovy population, the highest in 25 years, which allowed the Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) to allocate a larger quota and, therefore, meant an increase in production and sales of the company. With the landing of 1.4 million tonnes - 64 per cent more than the previous year - production of more than 331,000 tonnes of fishmeal and 58,000 tonnes of fish oil was achieved.
2018 Peruvian fishmeal production. (Source: Custom)
Regarding the company's environmental commitment, the importance of the 'Cuidamar' in the sustainability of the business is highlighted: crew specialized in the collection of sighting data and prepared for the correct release of superior marine predators and endangered species. With the information gathered from these sightings it has been possible to contribute to researh carried out by entities such as ProDelphinus, CeDePesca and the Geophysical Institute of Peru.
2018 Peruvian fish oil production. (Source: Custom)
The report also highlights the efforts made by TASA in training its employees, where nearly 42,500 hours were spent, and work to reduce the accident rates of the business, obtaining a 26.2 per cent fewer accidents compared to 2017. This was thanks to the more than 29,000 hours of training and safety and health inductions that all the contractors contemplated.
Even better results of TASA for 2018 compared to 2017
Another important point is the 12 social projects that were carried out within the framework of the TASA Challenge, an internal event involving all the fishing plants for the implementation of awareness activities with allies and stakeholders. Thanks to this program, 6 tons of plastic were collected, and 10 school vegetable gardens, 2 ecological dressing rooms and 13 waste segregation stations were implemented.
TASA staff during the presentation
"In TASA we understand the Sustainability Report as a document of self-criticism, it is one of the few spaces where all areas of the companies can reflect on what was done and evaluate what they need to do," explained Alexandra Moreno, sustainable development coordinator of TASA.