Over-fishing and aquaculture contribute to the continuous increase in the consumption of aquatic resources. If countermeasures are not undertaken, future generations may be unable to enjoy fish and shellfish. In order to preserve these gifts of the oceans and rivers for those who come after us, Panasonic has been introducing, since March 2018, sustainable seafood items into the menus at its corporate cafeterias. This initiative is the first of its kind for a company headquartered in Japan.
Sustainable seafood refers to marine products for which the producers in the fishery and aquaculture industries have used sustainable methods of production, giving consideration to resource management, the environment, and society. As of January 2020, sustainable seafood has been incorporated into menus at 30 corporate cafeterias, and Panasonic aims to complete its introduction at all of the 100 or so cafeterias that serve its workforce of over 100,000 people in Japan before the end of fiscal 2020.