CH&Co First British Caterer Awarded MSC Certification

Passport to health!

Fish and shellfish are excellent sources of many vitamins and minerals, oily fish such as salmon and fresh tuna in particular. Which is why a healthy diet should include at least two portions of fish a week, including one oily fish.

Knowing how important it is, CH&Co wanted to ensure the fish it serves across all of its businesses is not only a healthy option but a sustainable one, too. CH&Co is the first British catering group to have received Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Certification, demonstrating its commitment to sustainable sourcing of fish.

CH&Co started its journey towards gaining MSC certification many years ago. Amid concerns about dwindling fish stocks it was supplying, CH&Co quickly responded and revised which species were being offered on its menus and switched to pole-and-line caught tuna (both tinned and fresh). Other initiatives including Ugly Fish Friday have been implemented to promote fish as a healthy alternative, using wild and sustainable fish stocks.

George Clark, UK Commercial Manager from Marine Stewardship Council says:  “CH&Co has made a remarkable achievement. It has demonstrated that having a sustainable sourcing strategy can be good for business as well as good for the environment.”

Over the next three years MSC auditors will conduct annual audits of CH&Co to ensure compliance. These auditors MSC have already established that CH&Co has participated in adheres to the MSC traceability scheme and is committed to long-term purchasing of