The seafood sector is characterized by high levels of fragmentation. Low levels of consolidation and vertical integration make it difficult to find seafood sources that can offer a transparent supply chain. This, in turn, makes it difficult for companies with ambitious sustainability agendas to feed the growing demand for sustainably sourced seafood.
By making sustainability-minded suppliers more visible and the supply chain more transparent we encourage industry-wide transformation. Along with Solidaridad, we use our global networks to bring together forward-thinking suppliers, buyers and investors. By helping ambitious companies to find each other and foster long lasting business partnerships, the resulting competitive advantage will lead to an increasingly sustainable seafood industry and eventually create a climate where transparency and sustainability are the standard.
The STIP’s products and services shed light on what happens in supply chains and enable companies to find business partners that can meet their quality and sustainability requirements. And thanks to our online platform, our products and services come at a low cost, reducing the threshold for working together on better supply chains.
The STIP sourcing intelligence products support countries in promoting their aquaculture sectors, setting their ambitions, highlighting ongoing sustainability initiatives and facilitating businesses by providing information. The STIP databases have been designed to support buyers and suppliers to find matching business partners.
Through these products, STIP helps to establish partnerships working towards sustainable seafood supply chains and to facilitate investments, from production to marketing. That’s why we work closely with the Solidaridad aquaculture programme and other NGOs active in the seafood sector.