BAP Sheds Light on Supply Chain Transparency Program
More than 150 retailers, foodservice operators and seafood suppliers worldwide are publicly committed to sourcing seafood responsibly from Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills.
As a BAP endorser, companies are encouraged work with the BAP market development team to gain visibility into their supply chains through BAP’s supply chain transparency program.
BAP offers this service free of charge to provide insight into each company’s needs for BAP product compared to what is available in the supply chain. This service is a great benefit to being an endorser and something no other aquaculture certification program provides.
Here’s how it works: Companies provide BAP with specific data relative to their needs by species and the facilities in their supply chains. Once BAP has obtained the necessary data, it can identify gaps, risks and overlaps and work with companies to develop a plan to address them. This process helps to increase engagement throughout the supply and production chain and increase the volume of BAP product.
A division of the Global Aquaculture Alliance, Best Aquaculture Practices is an international certification program based on achievable, science-based and continuously improved performance standards for the entire aquaculture supply chain — farms, hatcheries, processing plants and feed mills — that assure healthful foods produced through environmentally and socially responsible means. BAP certification is based on independent audits that evaluate compliance with the BAP standards developed by the Global Aquaculture Alliance.