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The report details efforts to be socially responsible in all areas of business from coastal communities and team members.

Pacific Seafood Releases Seventh Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report “Beneath the Surface”

  (UNITED STATES, 3/11/2024)

Pacific Seafood, provider of the healthiest protein on the planet, released its seventh annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report, “Beneath the Surface.” This year’s report emphasizes Pacific Seafood’s commitments to sustainable seafood, environmental responsibilities, value creation and quality, as well as efforts to support communities and team members.

Highlights of the report include:

Sustainable Seafood

  • Certifications – Pacific Seafood increased its sustainable seafood offerings by 34% with 67 certified sustainable species through the Marine Stewardship Council, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council, and Best Aquaculture Practices.
  • Bycatch Reduction Measures – By partnering with independent observers and utilizing various excluder devices, Pacific Seafood significantly reduced bycatch, protecting vulnerable species.
 Pacific Seafood offers 67 certified species.

Environmental Responsibility

  • Sustainability Saves – In 2023, Pacific Seafood launched our new resource conservation initiative, Sustainability Saves. With the new ability to track utility usage, along with continuous education, Pacific Seafood team members saved 13,000,000 gallons of water companywide.
  • World Oceans Day – Through Pacific Seafood’s World Oceans Day initiative, Pacific Seafood team members prevented 5,213 pounds of debris from entering the oceans and various waterways.
  • EPA Award Pacific Seafood was recognized with the EPA’s 2023 Regional Pollution Prevention Award for pollution prevention practices that exemplify environmental excellence and innovation.
The report details the company's efforts to be socially responsible in all areas of business from coastal communities and team members, to sustainable fishing practices and traceability, to food safety standards and the environment.

  Value Creation and Quality

  • Fish Town Fertilizer – Pacific Seafood continues to develop new ways to utilize leftover materials from its processing facilities, including Pacific Seafood’s Fish Town Fertilizer, developed to help meet the company’s goal of 100% whole fish utilization.
  • High Audit Scores – In 2023, Pacific Seafood’s Value Creation and Quality Teams excelled in food safety processes with top audit scores.

Supporting Our Communities

  • National Seafood Month – Pacific Seafood team members celebrated October’s National Seafood Month by partnering with food banks, schools, and community organizations to make seafood more accessible to local community members. Throughout the month, 11,000 pounds of seafood were donated, 341,071 meals were provided, and 2,600 families were served.
  • Coast to Kids – In 2023, Pacific Seafood launched its Coast to Kids initiative with the commitment to supply students with healthier school lunch options. Within the first year, Pacific Seafood supplied seafood to three Oregon school districts.
In recent years, Pacific Seafood has evolved from a commodity-based processing company to include robust value-added capabilities meeting the needs of today’s consumers.

Supporting Our Team Members

  • Development Programs – Throughout 2023, 140 Pacific Seafood team members graduated from development programs such as Team Blue, Supervisory Basics, and the Management Development Program. All programs are created to develop leadership skills and enhance personal and professional growth.
  • Feedback – As part of Pacific Seafood’s goal to continuously improve, the company launched a biannual team member survey to gauge areas of improvement, including company communication and job satisfaction.
  • 401K Record Profit Match – In 2023, Pacific Seafood delivered an industry-leading profit-sharing match contribution to 1,988 team members.

Pacific Seafood President and CEO, Frank Dulcich said, “The health of our oceans and marine resources correlates directly to the health of our business and our mission of ‘feeding the world the healthiest protein on the planet.’ Our definition of health extends far beyond the nutrition label and includes the betterment of our environment, our innovation process, our communities, and our team members.”