for the goodness of the planet

Our mission remains to bring the goodness of the sea to everyone. That same commitment extends to the preservation of the planet as well. That is why our Trusted Catch™ program is more than a certification, it is a constantly evolving commitment to real change in the industry and on the water. Gorton's utilizes the latest scientific data and best practices to ensure our seafood is responsibly sourced, made, and packaged for generations to come.

Responsibly sourced

Looking out for the goodness of the sea means that as a leader in sustainable practices, the health of the ocean and fish stocks is top of mind in all we do. We also recognize that responsible sourcing extends beyond the sea. We're proud of the steps we've taken, like making it a priority to only work with suppliers who share our sustainability philosophy.

ACHIEVEMENT 1: Certification Requirements

Over 99% of our seafood is from sources that are certified with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) or in a credible Fishery Improvement Project.

ACHIEVEMENT 2: Industry Standards

We have been engaged in elevating industry standards by pushing for responsible fishery management, accurate tracking/reporting of progress, and bycatch reduction.

ACHIEVEMENT 3: Strategic Partnerships

We have partnered with the New England Aquarium on sustainability efforts for over 11 years, working to improve ocean health and promote sustainable fisheries.

ACHIEVEMENT 4: Responsible Ingredients

Since 2019, 100% of the Palm Oil used is certified sustainable.

While we are proud of our accomplishments so far, we recognize there is still more work to do.

GOAL 1

Ecuador Wild Shrimp

Support the Ecuador Gulf of Guayaquil Titi Shrimp Fishery Improvement Project.

GOAL 2

Russian Pollock

Support Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification efforts in the Russian Pollock fisheries.

GOAL 3

Russian Far East Salmon

Support Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification efforts in the Russian Far East Salmon fisheries.

GOAL 4

Alaska Pollock

Develop and lead bycatch reduction initiative for Alaska Pollock fishery by 2025.

GOAL 5

Best Aquaculture Practices

Increase aquaculture sourcing requirement from BAP 2-star to BAP 4-star by 2023.

The yellow ring represents the approximate progress for each goal

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Responsibly made

We believe in leading by example. So when it comes to limiting the world’s negative impact on climate change, we take our role seriously. Here are some of the things we’ve done to reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions, minimize industrial materials, and limit use of natural resources.

ACHIEVEMENT 1: Renewable Electricity

Since 2017 we have powered our business by 100% green renewable electricity.

ACHIEVEMENT 2: Energy Improvement

We have reduced our natural gases by 13% since our continuous energy improvement program started in 2019.

ACHIEVEMENT 3: Transportation Excellence

Gorton’s is a 2019 recipient of the Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay Transportation Excellence Award.

ACHIEVEMENT 4: SmartWay Carriers

Over 98% of our truckloads have shipped on SmartWay enrolled carriers since 2015.

While we are proud of our accomplishments so far, we recognize there is still more work to do.

GOAL 1

Energy

Reduce electricity intensity by 6% through a Continuous Energy Improvement long-term systems approach by 2025.

GOAL 2

Natural Gas

Reduce natural gas intensity by 6% through a Continuous Energy Improvement long-term systems approach by 2025.

GOAL 3

Waste

Reduce waste handling trips by 5% by 2025.

GOAL 4

Recyclability

Develop one additional recycling stream by 2025.

The yellow ring represents the approximate progress for each goal

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Responsibly packaged

We take responsibility for the environmental impact of the materials we source, make, and distribute. We go to great lengths to reduce our environmental footprint and increase the recyclability of our packaging. These are some of our completed initiatives.

ACHIEVEMENT 1: Recyclable Packaging

One third of our consumer facing packaging is recyclable as of 2021.

ACHIEVEMENT 2: Sustainable Sources

100% of our fiber packaging is from sustainable sources, all of which are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certified since 2012.

ACHIEVEMENT 3: Recyclable Cases

All of our master cases contain a percentage of post-consumer recycled content (PCR) and have been 100% recyclable since 2012.

While we are proud of our accomplishments so far, we recognize there is still more work to do.

GOAL 1

Package Recyclability

Make 95% of our consumer packaging recyclable by 2025.

GOAL 2

Transparent Labeling

Include a How2Recycle label on 100% of our packaging by 2023.

The yellow ring represents the approximate progress for each goal

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WHERE WE SOURCE OUR FISH

All Gorton's seafood is fully traceable to the source.

Iceland
norwegian sea
barents sea
sea of okhotsk
western bering sea
eastern bering sea
gulf of alaska
southeast alaska
northwest atlantic
western central atlantic
eastern central pacific

Nearly all of our products are made with wild-caught fish from the waters of Alaska, the Barents and Bering Seas and the North Pacific, caught by fisheries certified by the Marine Stewardship Council. We elect to work with suppliers who share our sense of responsibility for protecting the world’s marine resources, habitats, and ecosystems.

The Best Fish, and nothing but

Gorton’s is obsessed with quality, and we hold everyone who is part of making our products to the same rigorous standards.

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Quality Checklist

At Gorton's, we're committed to going above and beyond even the most stringent seafood inspection standards.

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Supplier Inspections

All of our suppliers go through an annual risk assessment and are subject to third-party inspections and audits to ensure they continue to meet Gorton’s standards.

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Mercury and Antibiotic Testing

We routinely test to ensure strict compliance with both Gorton’s and Government quality and safety standards, including those for mercury and antibiotics.

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Gluten Testing

Our quality standards extend beyond the fish to all other ingredients we use in our recipes. For example, our gluten-free products are tested and certified to be free of gluten, because we want to be confident in our gluten-free label.

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