Commitment to sustainability is not an option, it's a prerequisite
Commitment to Sustainability
Sustainability is the foundation for our operations and we are committed to sustainable harvesting operations and methods. The ocean’s wild seafood stocks form the basis of our company and the basis of life for many people, and as a fishing company we carry a large responsibility on our shoulders.
Estremar has together with other companies in Argentina promoted the sustainability of Hoki, harvesting under the principles and criteria of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). In May 2012, Hoki fishery in Argentina was certified as sustainable by the MSC, and became the first fishery in South America to obtain such certification.
With the support of other fishing companies in Argentina, Estremar has promoted the idea of an international audit to analyze the sustainability of the Patagonian Toothfish fishery under the principles and criteria of the MSC. This process is now at its final stages.
Examples of our sustainability commitments:
Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
The MSC seeks to reward sustainable and responsible harvesting in the international seafoods market. The distinctive eco-blue label granted by the MCS promotes participation in the program, because it gives the consumer the opportunity to easily support sustainable fishing practices.
Learn more about the standards of ecosystem based management
Members of the Coalition of Legal Toothfish Operators (COLTO)
INIDEP (El Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo Pesquero)
INIDEP is the National Institute for Fisheries Research and Development. Estremar supports the important work of INIDEP. INIDEP continuously works towards stronger scientific-based management of the commercial fish stocks in Argentina.
Learn more about INIDEP
It is a national program to reduce bird interaction with fisheries in Argentina.
Estremar collaborates with this program, in which instructors for the Albatros group embark on fishing trips to gather information in order to reduce threats to these birds.
Learn more about Aves Argentinas
Estremar’s objective is to deliver the greatest possible values for its shareholders over time through a responsible operation in a sustainable sea. Strong corporate governance contributes to reducing risks and ensures value creation over time.
Our ability to deliver results is dependent on high ethical standards, and we are determined that Estremar shall be known for these. We treat business ethics as an integral part of our business activities, acting within the law and comfortably within our ethical principles.
The company requires high ethical standards of everyone who acts on our behalf and maintain an open dialogue on ethical issues, internally and externally. We also expect our business partners to have ethical standards at comparable levels to our own.