As an international economic and social operator we take care of our partners' well-being by giving them the opportunity to live out their passions in harmony with their professional activities. We also encourage community initiatives.
By way of some examples:
Guiding French businesses in developing export via our close relationship with Club WTC APEX,
Partnership with Kedge Business School to welcome students into the business world,
Supporting employees in their voluntary work,
Supporting these organisations: Mer Terre (for rubbish pollution reduction) & Pure Ocean (to support innovative projects for the preservation of fragile marine ecosystems and biodiversity).
We also seek to limit the impact of our activity on the environment and have put in place improvement programmes with our various partners, like eco-packaging for our blanched lobster with the fishermen of Prince Edward Island, to reduce the carbon footprint during transportation.
Being in touch with people across the world, speaking English, solving logistic issues, be in the thick of the action, feeling that every day is different, this is what make my job so fascinating !
Vanessa Zambetta, Supply & Sales Coordinator North Europe
THE 350G ECO PACK
This new pack breaks with the traditional popsicle format, thanks to its recyclable packaging, made of 100% recycled materials. This ensures a 20% reduction of the carbon footprint linked to its transport.
THE PEIFA COOPERATION AND SEAFOODIA (ex Seafoodexport)
This is based on two principles:
1. The creation of a geographical seal of quality : with regards to the unique substrate of the clear, unpolluted waters that justify the high quality of the Prince Edward Island spring lobsters.
Hard shelled lobster
2. The principle of fair trade: Rooted in fairness, transparency and sustainable development, all the while making sure to remain competitive further down the supply chain.
Creation of a shared fund for the promotion of Prince Edward Island lobster, paid for by export sales.
Involvement of the PEIFA board in the building of a marketing strategy.
Traceability of monies, thereby establishing transparent, accurate and fair sharing of profits.
One of the world's most sustainable fishing sites.
Prince Edward Island has signed up with a proactive outlook:
Long term viability planning: these include several schemes to buy up lobster permits, in order to reduce the amount of fishing and the stress on the stocks.
Reducing the number of traps: hundreds of kilometres of rope and m thousands of buoys have been taken out of the water through this programme, which also reduces the dangers of entanglement by marine mammals.
Replenishment of the species: the putting in place of buffer zones for the protection of the habitat (spawning and maturing areas) where fishing is forbidden.
Collection of scientific data: for 13 years have been using the “At Sea Lobster Data Collection & Sampling Program” logbook. The data is used to track changes in stock population and trends.
PEI fishing traceability : the putting in place of traceability programmes ensures that the Prince Edward lobsters are caught legally, in the designated season and by registered fishermen.
MSC sustainable fishing certification: since 6 November 2014 the fishing grounds have been MSC certified.
Intelligent biodegradable pots and traps: - In order to reduce ghost fishing due to the loss of cages and lines to the seabed, these are held together by cotton cord, which degrades after 65 days underwater. After this time, they fall apart and cease to function. - The use of new cages/traps equipped with escape mechanisms designed to release younger, sexually immature lobsters.