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COSTA is a leading provider of frozen fish and marine specialties

COSTA Supports the Aquaculture Stewardship Council

  (GERMANY, 6/30/2010)

As signatory of the United Nations-Global Compact both apetito and COSTA have committed themselves to “undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility and encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies” 

As a provider of premium products COSTA has committed itself to treat resources with responsibility
“As one of the prime seafood companies in Germany we consider the activities of the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) in line with these principles and support the standard setting process by actively contributing to the multi-stakeholder Aquaculture Dialogues, says Egbert Zimmermann, Managing Director of COSTA Meeresspezialitäten GmbH in Emden.
The company will review and comment especially on the Aquaculture Dialogues’ draft standards for prawns and salmons. It is important, that the standards not only refer to environmental protection but also guarantee the basic human rights and the international acknowledged labour standards of the ILO (International Labour Organization).
 COSTA specializes in the manufacture of frozen sea specialities
Furthermore the Managing Director describes: “We aim by means of own on-site control and collaboration with WWF (World Wildlife Fund) and ASC to ensure that by end of 2011 the majority of our wild or farmed fish and seafood has been sourced from suppliers which are either certified or adhere to the principles of environmentally friendly and socially responsible production.”
About COSTA Meeresspezialitäten GmbH
COSTA is one of the prime fish and seafood companies in Germany. In the core segment of seafood COSTA is by far the market leader in Germany. As a provider of premium products COSTA has committed itself to treat resources with responsibility.
COSTA was founded in 1968 under the name Copa Bade. While in the early years, importing food specialities from the Mediterranean was the company's primary business, over the years COSTA specialized in the manufacture of frozen sea specialities.
 COSTA processing facilities
Since 1990, the company belongs to the Dr. Oetker Group. In 1997 the name changed from Copa  to COSTA marine specialties and simultaneously opened a new state-of-the-art production facility.  Since the November 2007 Costa marine specialities is a member of the apetito Group.
COSTA is now a leading provider of frozen fish and marine specialties. The product range extends from shell and shellfish, bivalve molluscs to fish, fish fillets and pizzas.
About apetito
The apetito group, with Head Office in Rheine, Germany, comprises of businesses in Germany, The Netherlands, France, the UK and Canada. The food flavours and menu preferences of their meals is influenced by locality with the creation of rich, regional dishes paramount in each country apetito is operating.
 The apetito group comprises of businesses in Germany, The Netherlands, France, the UK and Canada
The apetito group has over 52 years of experience and employs nearly 8,400 people, providing quality food to more than 1.3 million people everyday. In 2009 the group annual turnover was of EUR 655 million.
 About the UN-Global Compact
The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. By doing so, business, as a primary agent driving globalization, can help ensure that markets, commerce, technology and finance advance in ways that benefit economies and societies everywhere.
About the Aquacutlure Stewardhsip Council
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council is an independent not for profit organisation. The ASC was founded in 2009 by WWF and IDH (Dutch Sustainable Trade Initiative) to manage the global standards for responsible aquaculture, which are under development by the Aquaculture Dialogues, a programme of roundtables initiated and coordinated by WWF. Currently the ASC is in its business development phase. The ASC is expected to be in full operation by mid 2011.
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Margaret  E.L. Stacey
Editor Companies and Products

Information of the company:
Address: Stedinger Strasse 25
City: Emden Stadt
State/ZIP: (D-26723 )
Country: Germany
Phone: +49 4921 / 96 13 - 0
E-Mail: [email protected]
Skype: https://www.instagram.com/costa_meeresspezial
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