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We support the Sustainable Development Goals

1) The Pelagia Group respects all internationally recognized human rights, including those enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the UN Convention on Civil and Political Rights and the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. These include, but are not limited to, the freedom of association and the right to negotiate, and the right to freedom from forced labor, child labor and/or discrimination in working life.

2) We must avoid having a negative impact on the human rights of others. We must pay particular attention to the rights that our business is most likely to have a negative impact on, and to the people who are most exposed to such possible negative impact, including women, children, foreign workers and indigenous peoples.

3) Human rights are part of Pelagia’s ethical guidelines that all employees are obliged to follow.

4) We expect our suppliers and business partners to act with respect for all internationally recognized human rights, including those specifically mentioned above. In contracts with suppliers, in the absence of the supplier’s own guidelines, requirements will be set for relevant parts of Pelagia’s ethical guidelines to be followed.

5) Pelagia has procedures for annual due diligence in accordance with the OECD’s guidelines of Pelagia’s activities, including the supply chain to promote internationally recognized human rights and decent working conditions.

6) Pelagia focuses on how our suppliers safeguard human rights and labor rights through an ongoing, risk-based approach to our suppliers in line with Pelagia’s guidelines for supplier approval.

CEO Egil Magne Haugstad


Contributing to low emissions and waste

  • A significant part of our energy is already from renewable sources and Pelagia is working on replacing fossil energy with renewable energy sources
  • Focus on effective logistics through the value chain – limited need for transportation as Food and Feed facilities are strategically located in proximity to one another and suppliers
  • Pelagia offers sustainable products with a low carbon footprint and limited waste generation
  • Internal guidelines to choose environmental solutions where possible

Sourcing from marine resources

  • Renewable marine resources are the basis of Pelagias business, the sustainable governance and development of marine resources are strictly followed by national regulations and control agencies
  • All Pelagia products undergo strict quality control ensuring traceability from catch throughout the value chain


Jobs and workers rights

  • Encourage and secure workers rights in our supply chain though internal regulations and guidelines
  • Pelagia guidelines are in accordance with OECD due dilligence guidelines
  • We shall ensure that employees have a decent salary and safeguard the individual’s human rights, including to counteract that modern slavery or human trafficking does not take place within our business
  • Pelagia encourages freedom of association and the right to negotiate through union representatives

Ensuring sustainable food production

  • Pelagia Food divison alone processes 2,2 billion servings of seafood a year
  • Main products come from renewable marine resources and byproducts from seafood products
  • Pelagia Food mainly sources fish from wild pelagic renewable stocks
  • Contributes to reduced food waste through 100% utilization of the fish and a longer shelf-life following processing

Promoting health and well being

  • Pelagia offers products with high nutritional value contributing to improved mental and physical health-products include food and ingrediens to dietary supplements and pharmaceutical intermediates
  • Proven health benefits including improved inflammatory response, cardiovascular, cognitive, eye, joint, pre-and postnatal health
  • Pelagia is also committed to the health and safety of employees and encourages employees to participate in physical activity

Equal opportunities

  • Employees in Pelagia shall have equal opportunities regardless of ethnicity, disability,  sexual orientation, nationality, marital or civil partnership status, religion, age, gender (including pregnancy) and gender identity.


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