Northern Wind is proud of the numerous industry certifications that we have achieved as a company allowing us to provide our customers with the best sustainable seafood products available on the market today.
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standards is a leading safety and quality certification program that provides protection for the end consumer. The certification ensures that manufacturers are fulfilling their legal obligations based on quality, safety, and operational criteria.
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification program is working to transform the seafood market by recognizing and rewarding sustainable fishing practices. MSC certified fisheries are pioneers that ensure the long-term sustainability of marine environments.
Fisheries must meet or exceed the minimum standards in the following three areas:
- Sustainability of target fish stock
- Ecosystem integrity
- Effective fishery management system
Northern Wind is the first company to have their scallop supply chain Fair Trade Certified TM. The Fair Trade Certification process requires our facility and resources to meet a number of criteria, including protecting fundamental human rights, providing safe and fair working conditions, and ensuring product traceability. A premium from all product sales goes back to the fishermen who catch our scallops. Northern Wind is proud to meet these criteria, and will continue to support our resources and fishermen by investing in safety measures, proper training for new fishers, and giving back to the Fisheries Survival Fund.
Northern Wind is certified as Grade A in the USDC’s Quality Management Program.
Northern Wind is a founding member of the American Scallop Association (ASA). ASA member companies have led the way in the development of cutting edge manufacturing practices that set the bar in the seafood industry. ASA members also manage inventories globally, while enhancing the United States’ position as the global leader in international trade.