Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) announced that its Seafood Metrics system is now available as an open-access subscription service to any retailer, foodservice operator, or supply-chain company. Seafood Metrics is a unique, global system for tracking, monitoring, and evaluating seafood sourcing performance. This expansion comes in response to growing demand from seafood businesses to better track and manage seafood key data elements (KDEs) and increase the transparency of their seafood sourcing.
“The new Seafood Metrics system for suppliers is providing us with an easier, more efficient way to manage our seafood reporting to our customers, and helps us be more transparent with our seafood sourcing more broadly,” said Casey Marion, Quality Assurance at Beaver Street Fisheries.
Seafood Metrics now provides two main sets of solutions – a customer solution designed primarily for seafood buyers and retailers to aggregate their seafood sourcing across their entire supply chain and simplify data management, and a new solution that provides suppliers with customer-specific reports. Previously, suppliers could only have access to the system for inputting their sourcing information for customers, but could not obtain the sustainability reports.
“Businesses at the middle and end of the supply chain save time and make more informed decisions using our science-based, seafood-focused Metrics system to collect sourcing data and report sustainability performance,” said Kathryn Novak, SFP’s global markets director. “We’ve received very positive feedback about the new and updated Seafood Metrics system, in supporting ESG and transparency reporting initiatives.”
Seafood Metrics includes its own fishery-specific and aquaculture-specific risk analyses, based on SFP’s FishSource. It also includes a commitment tracker for measuring progress against company commitments, a supplier dashboard for evaluating sourcing performance, and a recently revised Human Rights Risk Index (HRRI) fishery score to help businesses with a high-level risk assessment of possible human rights abuses in their seafood supply chains. The Seafood Metrics system KDE structure is also compatible with GDST standards and provides a good starting place for businesses interested in that standard.
Seafood Metrics has been in use for more than a decade by businesses including Walmart, Publix, Aldi and others, and includes over 500 suppliers reporting into the system for their customers. The system was previously only available to SFP Partners. Turnkey subscriptions and enterprise solutions are available. For more information, please visit www.seafoodmetrics.com.