Seafman C.A. obtains Environmental Recognition "Punto Verde" in Ecuador

The Ecuador presented Seafman with the "Punto Verde" award at a special ceremony in Manta on September 18, 2012.

Seafman C.A. earned the prestigious award through implementation of improved production processes which have resulted in substantial reductions in processing residues and usage in water, energy, and fuel.  Seafman has become the first Ecuadorian company to achieve the simultaneous approval of four “Puntos Verdes”.  As such, Ecuador’s Environmental Office has declared Seafman to be eco-efficient.

This recognition was given as part of the clean production project Energy and Fuel Optimization.  The ceremony took place at the Howard Johnson Hotel and some of the special guests included major Jaime Estrada Bonilla, Mariano Zambrano Segovia, prefect, and Peter Trutanich, Senior Vice President for Tri Marine for Latin America.

Dr. Victoria Serrano, General Manager for Seafman C.A., addressed the audience stating, “The established objective was not to comply with laws or regulations, but to achieve something far more significant: continuous process improvement.”

“While it is important to sensitize and educate employees and suppliers regarding waste and the usage of water and energy, it is also an opportunity to extend these good practices into our community so that everyone is aware that we all need to care of our environment, and the quality of life of workers and the community.”

Background on Tri Marine

Tri-Marine is a privately owned, vertically integrated group of companies specializing in the supply of tuna and tuna products to leading brands and major manufacturers. Headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, Tri Marine has offices in 16 countries, processing activities in plants located strategically around the world, and a fleet of fishing vessels that operate in the Eastern, Central and Western Pacific Oceans. One of the world’s largest tuna supply companies, Tri Marine was formed in 1972, and continues to be a leader in the industry and a global partner for tuna sustainability and healthy oceans. In addition to tuna, Tri Marine is invested and actively involved in fishing, processing, and trading of squid, mackerel, sardines and sardine products.