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May 14, 2024 / News

Acadian Seaplants Limited™ submits 2023 Communication on Progress to the UN Global Compact

Dartmouth, NS, Canada – May 15, 2024 – Acadian Seaplants Limited™ continues its commitment to the United Nations Global Compact (UN Global Compact) with the submission of the Communication on Progress (CoP) report. The CoP submission helps to measure and demonstrate progress on the Ten Principles and the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN Global Compact in 2023.

“We recognize that our role as a global leader in seaweed harvesting, cultivation, and extracting comes with the critical responsibility to set the industry standard,” says Jean-Paul Deveau, President and CEO, Acadian Seaplants Limited. “This responsibility is why we joined the UN Global Compact in 2023 and it continues to motivate us in our journey to offer sustainable, high-quality and research-based solutions that satisfy the vital needs of plants, animals and people.”

Acadian Seaplants Limited is setting industry-leading standards through careful resource management and rigorous quality assurance checks. As a member of the UN Global Compact, Acadian Seaplants Limited will continue to work to establish a seaweed industry that provides safe working conditions, sustainable products and environmental protection. This standard is further integrated into the company’s supplier code of conduct, ensuring it is upheld through every step of the supply chain.    

Acadian Seaplants Limited continues to research the vast potential of Ascophyllum nodosum and is driven to find viable, sustainable solutions that enrich the health and resilience of plants, animals and people.

You can visit the Acadian Seaplants Limited website to learn more about our latest sustainability work.

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About Acadian Seaplants Limited

Acadian Seaplants Limited is a fully integrated bio-tech manufacturer of premium seaweed products for plants, animals, and people. For over 40 years, they have demonstrated their commitment to science, sustainability, community and high-quality results for customers through their practices and approach to harvesting, managing, and cultivating marine resources. Their eco-friendly and eco-efficient products are exported to over 80 countries around the world, delivering excellence in every product.  For more information visit www.acadianseaplants.com.

About UN Global Compact

As a special initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General, the UN Global Compact is a call to companies worldwide to align their operations and strategies with Ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Our ambition is to accelerate and scale the global collective impact of business by upholding the Ten Principles and delivering the Sustainable Development Goals through accountable companies and ecosystems that enable change. With more than 20,000 participating companies, 5 Regional Hubs, 61 Local Networks covering 66 countries and 15 Country Managers establishing Networks in 34 other countries, the UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative — one Global Compact uniting business for a better world. For more information, visit our website at unglobalcompact.org

Media Contact:

Shannon Wentz
Global Director, Communications
Acadian Plant Health
T: (1) 403-973-2716
E: swentz@acadian.ca

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