Greenpeace ranked Wild Planet first among 20 well-known canned tuna brands that can be found in grocery stores nationwide (USA) based on how sustainable, ethical, and fair their tuna products are for our oceans—and for the workers that help get the products to store shelves.
Greenpeace cited the following reasons for their choice:
Wild Planet has a strong, fully implemented sustainable sourcing policy and provides information on its website to inform consumers about its products.
All Wild Planet products are pole and line or troll caught—two fishing methods with minimal impacts on other marine life.
Wild Planet supports protecting our oceans and has vowed not to source tuna from the proposed high seas ocean sanctuaries of the Western and Central Pacific.
The company provides important sustainability information on its canned tuna product labels, which allows its customers to know more about the tuna they buy.
Wild Planet advocates for improvements to strengthen fisheries management and shift the tuna industry toward more responsible fishing practices.
Greenpeace went on to say, "Wild Planet Foods is a company dedicated to providing sustainable tuna products. Its Wild Planet and Sustainable Seas brands are found in stores nationwide (USA) and its market presence is growing with increased demand for responsibly-caught tuna. Since the last Tuna Guide, Wild Planet updated its procurement policy, strengthening it even further to state its commitment to social responsibility. Wild Planet’s top rank is a reflection of its continued efforts to improve its operations and the larger industry."
All the more reason then to look for Wild Planet tuna on UK supermarket shelves–it's not just the tastiest tuna around, it's the most environmentally-friendly tune to buy.
For more info about Wild Planet and where to find its products in the UK, contact Ted Horton at TradeScope here.