Friend of the Sea for cod liver oil supplements
23 Aug 2016
Orkla Health’s Cod liver oil supplements are sourced from approved wild Arctic cod Photo: Orange-kun [CC BY-SA 3.0] Wikimedia Commons
A Norwegian health-supplement company based in Oslo has successfully concluded its renewal audit for Friend of the Sea certification.
This means that Orkla Health’s Cod liver oil supplements sourced from approved wild Arctic cod can now continue to display the official seal of approval of sustainability.
“Orkla Health has introduced sustainable and responsible fishing policies since the beginning,” said Jeanette Solhaug, group marketing director, Orkla Health.
“We are very proud to have received the confirmation of our commitment towards the environment. This way our international customers are assured that our supplements have sustainable origin.”
Its cod liver oil is sourced from fresh livers of Arctic Norwegian cod fish, caught in the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean by Friend of the Sea approved fleets.
All fleets operate in areas where cod stock is not overfished and are monitored by Norwegian authorities and the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES). Bycatch is also very low and does not include any IUCN red list species.
Established in 1854, Orkla Health is a leading supplier of food supplements in the Nordic region, including Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
Friend of the Sea is an international certification programme for products from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. Over 500 companies in more than 50 countries are now certified.
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