Greenpeace lauds grocery chains for seafood practices -

Greenpeace lauds grocery chains for seafood practices

Environmental group says grocers progressing towards sustainability


In its third annual report on seafood practices in major Canadian supermarkets, Greenpeace applauded their progress towards seafood sustainability. Even though only three grocers—Loblaw, Overwaitea and Safeway—received passing grades, the environmental advocacy organization told says they’re “beginning to walk the talk and turning sustainability commitments to action on supermarkets’ shelves.” All eight major grocers have better marks this year than last year; three years ago, all eight grocers had failing grades. Greenpeace bases its scoring on supermarkets’ ability to trace the origins of the seafood they sell, the nature of their sustainability plans and how they communicate those plans and practices to customers. National chain Loblaw placed first with a grade of 62 per cent, while Costco came in last with a score of 37 per cent.

The Globe and Mail

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