Sedex improves the way Omarsa manage their sustainable supply chain
Sedex member type: Supplier (B Member)
Sector: Fish produce
Member since: 2012
“Sedex helps companies in the value chain maintain ethical and responsible practices.”
– Paul Barreiro, Certifications Coordinator at Omarsa
Omarsa is one of Ecuador’s top three shrimp exporting companies, supplying shrimp products (under more than 15 brands) to markets in Europe, US, Canada and South America.
The challenge for Omarsa
The company have been dedicated to farming, processing and shipping premium quality vannamei shrimp for over 30 years – and their strict quality control and environmental principles have helped ensure long-term sustainability.
But Omarsa felt that joining Sedex would help them manage their supply chain and share information about ethical practices and social responsibility with their customers more quickly and effectively.
How Omarsa work with Sedex
Sedex membership not only helps Omarsa measure and improve their social and ethical practices, but it means they can guarantee access to new markets or customers who are equally interested in meeting legal and ethical requirements.
Paul Barreiro, Certifications Coordinator at Omarsa, says:
“It facilitates business, because we are part of a solid and updated database of important information that’s available to our customers and suppliers. It speeds up negotiations, and expands networks of customers with common ethical and social principles.
“We believe that one of Sedex’s strengths is the methodology – completing a self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ), and then verifying our ethical and social practices through the SMETA audit. It offers high levels of reliability for our customers and commercial partners.”
Sedex membership not only increases a company’s prestige, but also promotes contact with companies in different parts of the world who have similar socially responsible ways of working.
Paul Barreiro would recommend Sedex to other companies because
“it is an independent organisation, free of political and commercial commitments, that helps different companies in the value chain to maintain ethical and responsible practices”.