GC Rieber VivoMega attains SMETA sustainability certification

Published: 17-Aug-2023

The company has revealed the successful attainment of an award that recognises its responsible sourcing, environmental impact reduction and improved labour conditions

Omega-3 specialist GC Rieber VivoMega has announced successful attainment of the Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) certification, further solidifying its commitment to sustainable practices, promoting responsible sourcing, reducing environmental impacts, improving labour conditions and supporting several United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

Sedex, a renowned global membership organisation, promotes transparency and ethical business practices across supply chains. The SMETA certification is a testament to GC Rieber VivoMega’s dedication to responsible sourcing, ethical business practices, and a more sustainable future for the Omega-3 industry. This certification recognises the company’s adherence to Sedex’s rigorous global standards in promoting transparency and sustainability across the supply chain.

GC Rieber VivoMega’s attainment of SMETA sets a new industry benchmark for sustainability, responsible sourcing, and ethical business practices within the Omega-3 sector. The company’s dedication to achieving Sedex certification underscores its commitment to achieving a more sustainable and ethical future, inspiring other industry players to follow suit. 

By aligning our practices with SMETA's sustainability objectives, we can build stronger partnerships based on shared values

- Snorre Glaerum Strand, CEO at GC Rieber VivoMega

“We are thrilled to have achieved SMETA certification,” said Snorre Glaerum Strand, CEO at GC Rieber VivoMega. “This milestone reinforces our ongoing commitment to sustainability and responsible practices.

SMETA attainment helps VivoMega's customers in several ways. Firstly, it provides assurance that it operates with high ethical standards and follows responsible sourcing practices for its vegan and marine-derived omega-3 concentrates. This means that VivoMega customers can trust that the concentrates they purchase have been produced in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.

Secondly, SMETA attainment reflects VivoMega's commitment to transparency. The certification demonstrates that GC Rieber VivoMega is willing to undergo rigorous audits and assessments of its supply chain, ensuring they meet the requirements for ethical sourcing. This transparency gives customers peace of mind, knowing that the company is actively working towards creating a sustainable future for the Omega-3 industry.

SMETA attainment allows VivoMega to collaborate more effectively with its customers. "By aligning our practices with SMETA's sustainability objectives, we can build stronger partnerships based on shared values. We can work together to develop innovative solutions and drive positive change within the Omega-3 industry," added Strand. 

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Overall, SMETA attainment not only benefits VivoMega but also provides value to its customers by ensuring that the company makes informed decisions about its Omega-3 concentrates.

GC Rieber VivoMega encourages industry stakeholders, customers, and partners to join them on their journey toward sustainability and responsible sourcing. The company firmly believes that working together can create a meaningful impact and foster long-lasting change within the Omega-3 industry.

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