United Nations Global Compact


Tool Type

Commitments | Improvements

Risk Type

Climate change | Environmental

Feed Ingredients

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Animal proteins (LAP/PAP)

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Aquaculture trimmings

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Oil palm

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Single-cell proteins (SCP)

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Vitamins & minerals

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Wild capture fisheries

What is it?

The Sustainable Ocean Principles aim to promote the well-being of the ocean for current and future generations and to emphasize the shared responsibility of businesses to take necessary actions to secure a healthy and productive ocean.

Companies signing on to the Sustainable Ocean Principles commit to assess their impact on the ocean and integrate ocean sustainability into their overall strategy. The principles provide a framework for responsible business practices in the ocean.

A set of Practical Guidances has also been developed to complement and operationalize the Sustainable Ocean Principles for specific industry sectors. 

For each principle, the guidelines provide a set of actions that can be implemented, exemplified by inspiration for good practices.

These guidelines currently cover:

Learn how to sign the principles here.