KD Pharma Group receives sustainability award for fish oil from Friend of the Sea

Friend of the Sea recognises KD Pharma Group's leadership in sustainable sourcing

Friend of the Sea (FOTS) awarded KD Pharma Group with its 2017 Sustainability Award in Fish Oil at the 2017 Vitafoods Europe.

Friend of the Sea (FOTS) awarded KD Pharma Group the 2017 Sustainability Award in the Fish Oil category at VitaFoods Europe.

The FOS certification programme contributes to the health of the oceans by assessing and promoting sustainable fishing practices.

Friend of the Sea recognised KD Pharma with this award due its proactive and driven leadership in sustainable sourcing of raw materials.

“It is a great honour to receive this award from Friend of the Sea,” said Rene Kamminga, Vice President Business Development of the KD Pharma Group.

“KD Pharma has the scale to have a significant impact and help set a high standard for the industry. A very large part of that is offering FOS certified products to our customers.”

KD Pharma Group has been sourcing its raw materials from FOS certified suppliers since 2015.

The company is the result of the merger between KD Pharma and Marine Ingredients last autumn that formed one of the largest Omega-3 suppliers in the world.

KD Pharma Group has the widest range of omega 3 product forms available for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical applications providing both oils as complete Omega-3 containing turnkey solutions in softgel and liquid bottled form.

“KD Pharma Group has been a strong partner for FOS.” Said Paolo Bray, the Founder and Director of Friend of the Sea.

“With their commitment to sourcing sustainably, KD Pharma Group is having an impact in supporting the bio-diversity and health of our oceans.”

Directly or indirectly, the livelihoods of more than 500 million people in developing countries depends on fisheries and aquaculture.

Overfishing, including the taking of fish beyond sustainable levels, may reduce fish stocks and employment in many world regions.

The FOS certification program contributes to the health of the oceans by assessing and promoting sustainable fishing practices.

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