Lapi Gelatine’s fish gelatin and fish collagen are now ASC certified. The Aquaculture Stewardship Council is a third-party consortium that guarantees the exclusive origin from fish farming of the fish raw material used by Lapi Gelatine. In other words, the raw material used complies with the Marine Stewardship Council standards, certified by Bureau Veritas which deals with inspection, compliance verification and certification services.
ASC is a certification program that is joined by application, on a voluntary basis. Using ASC certified fish resources, Lapi Gelatine helps to limit the damage caused to the marine environment by intensive fishing and protect oceans and local communities in developing countries. Farmed fish is more controlled and cleaner, healthier and safer for the end user. It is important to understand that through fish farming it is possible to reduce intensive fishing, due to the lowering of the biodiversity levels of the seas. Finally, the commitment to work ethics should not be underestimated, which is a fundamental element for obtaining this certification, as it takes into consideration, especially in developing countries, contrasting child exploitation, equal wages and use of female labor in aquaculture.
What is the ASC certification
The ASC is a relevant certification, increasingly requested within the supply chains in which our products are transformed to be then sold to the final consumer. We think of the food sector, that of nutraceuticals and supplements, as well as that of beauty within and cosmetics where in fact the request for sustainable final products is increasingly frequent and can only be guaranteed starting from certified raw materials.
In summary, ASC certification means:
• Safety, given by the careful selection of raw material suppliers.
• Sustainable processes, from breeding to the final product.
• Quality certified by a third party.
• Social responsibility and environmental ethics.