Our commitment to sustainable seafood
In our ongoing effort to promote worldwide seafood sustainability, Sam’s Club U.S. requires all fresh and frozen, farmed and wild seafood products we sell to become third-party certified as sustainable using Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP), or equivalent standards.
As our overall goal is to increase the availability of sustainable seafood, we will require currently uncertified fisheries and aquaculture suppliers to develop work plans to achieve certification and report progress biannually. Plans must be in development and underway no later than June 2012. Should they fail to do so, or should they fail to meet the established timelines in the work plan, Wal-Mart U.S. and Sam’s Club U.S. will cease purchasing product from those fisheries.
For species where no certification standard exists today, we will encourage certifying bodies to create standards in timely manner.