Responsible sourcing is one of Lovering Foods’ guiding principles. With the majority of our sales in seafood, we have created a Sustainability Policy to help guide our decisions.
Our Modern Slavery Act Statement transparently details what we have done thus far, and what we will do over the upcoming year, to address any risk of unethical working conditions in our international supply chains.
Lovering Foods are committed to stewarding the natural resource on which our trade depends. The maintenance of healthy tuna stocks is of central importance to us. We have prepared the following statement in response to ISSF Conservation Measure 2.4.
We have developed our Fishing Vessel Social and Labour Policy in order to promote and maintain fundamental human rights and good working conditions throughout the Lovering Foods supply chain. By working collaboratively with our suppliers, we aim to drive best labour practice.
Sustainable Seafood Coalition (SSC)
A UK partnership of seafood businesses with a united vision for all seafood sold in the UK to be responsibly sourced. The SSC also maintains labelling guidelines for consistent use of the terms ‘sustainable’ and ‘responsible’ on packaging.Learn More
International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF)
A global alliance of scientists, industry, and environmental groups using science-based initiatives to improve the health of tuna stocks worldwide so that they may meet MSC standards.Learn More
Amfori Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI)
The amfori BSCI platform provides a single point for all ethical supply chain performance information. Amfori BSCI works to tackle these challenges by offering one common Code of Conduct, built on both the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the ILO’s Fundamental Conventions. Suppliers are audited against this standard.Learn More
Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs)
Started by Lovering Foods and its partners in 2014, this FIP is upheld as a highly successful example, having led to improvements in transparency, data collection, and management strategy. The FIP is helping Moroccan fishermen to get a fair price for their catch and ensure that sardine stocks are healthy far into the future.Learn More
Our newest FIP, started by Lovering Foods in September 2016, aims to work closely with stakeholders to eliminate the demand for illegally caught fish by introducing measures to further incentivise legal fishing and enforce harvest controls. This will result in better working standards for fishermen and an increase in global demand for Peruvian anchovy, thus supporting the livelihoods of thousands of Peruvians working within the anchovy sector.Learn More
Where we source our products
Check out our interactive world map. You can find out where we source our products from by hovering over the countries on the map.