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Anne Gabriel

Anne Gabriel

MSC Oceania Program Director

Congratulations to the 2019 Wave of Change Award Winners!

February 5, 2019

Wave of Change Awards 2019

The MSC Oceania team is thrilled to announce the winners of our 2019 Wave of Change Awards. These awards celebrate the pioneering brands across Australia who are championing sustainable seafood within their sectors. The winners are selected based on three criteria: impact on market, leadership and communication.

MSC Oceania Sustainable Seafood Supermarket of the Year: Coles

What set them apart: Offering the widest range of certified products across its chilled, frozen and tinned products. The retailer has the largest certified range of any Australian retailer, at over 800 stores. In 2018 Coles expanded its MSC-labelled species from 2 to 8 in their deli seafood counters.

Learn more about Coles and responsibly sourced seafood on the Coles website .

MSC Oceania Global Alignment to Local Innovation Award: IKEA

What set them apart: IKEA is one of the largest food service providers of responsibly sourced fish in the world. The company is committed to offering healthier, more sustainable and affordable foods in its restaurants, bistros and Swedish Food Markets, which feed almost 7 million Australians and over 640 million customers globally each year.

Learn more IKEA's certified sustainable seafood on the IKEA website.

MSC Oceania Sustainable Seafood Brand of the Year: John West

What set them apart: Continued commitment to sourcing certified sustainable seafood which was expanded across their tuna, mackerel and salmon products. John West currently provides 36% of the Australian canned tuna market and has won two Banksia Sustainability Awards for the Our Oceans Forever awareness campaign on their partnership with MSC and WWF. In 2018 John West reached its target for over 60% of total shelf seafood range bearing the MSC blue tick.

Learn more about John West's Our Oceans Forever commitment on the John West website.

MSC Oceania New Products of the Year: Safcol Flavoured Salmon & Campbell’s Sustainable Fish Stock

What set them apart: Safcol Flavoured Salmon range is the first MSC certified flavoured salmon range in Australia and Campbell’s Sustainable Fish Stock is the first MSC certified fish stock available in Australian supermarkets. These two brands are leading the way in putting sustainability front and centre when it comes to innovation.

Learn more about Safcol and the environment on the Safcol website.

Learn more about Campbell's Sustainable Fish Stock on the Campbell's website.

MSC Oceania Public Engagement Award: Taronga Zoo Seal Show

What set them apart: Engaging and educating one million visitors each year on the importance if choosing certified seafood for an ocean friendly future.

Learn more about Taronga Conservation Society's Fish For Good program on the Taronga Zoo website.

MSC Oceania Youth Engagement Award: SEA LIFE Trust Ocean Youth Program

What set them apart: Inspiring and empowering ocean lovers to take action for future generations and to launch ocean conservation and sustainability projects in their local communities and Expanding to four locations in 2019: Sydney, Melbourne, Mooloolaba, and Auckland.

Learn more about the Ocean Youth Program program on the SEA LIFE Trust website.

MSC Oceania Global Reach Award: Goolwa PiPi Co

What set them apart: Significantly expanding global reach of seafood from Australian certified fisheries to as far afield as Spain with their Live & Fresh, Pre-Cooked and Frozen packs carrying the MSC ecolabel.

Learn more on the Goolwa PiPi Co website.

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