KD Pharma Group receives Sustainability Award for Fish Oil from Friend of the Sea

10 May 2017

Friend of the Sea recognizes KD Pharma Groups leadership in sustainable sourcing

Geneva Switzerland – May 10, 2017.  Friend of the Sea certification program contributes to the health of the oceans by assessing and promoting sustainable fishing practices. Friend of the Sea recognized KD Pharma with this award due its years of leadership in sustainable sourcing of raw materials and continued commitment to advocating for transparency and sustainable practices in worldwide fisheries. 

“It is a great honor to receive this award from Friend of the Sea.” said Oscar Groet, CEO of the KD Pharma Group. “KD Pharma has the scale to have a significant impact in the industry and help set the standard for complete value chain transparency.  A very large part of that is offering Friend of the Sea certified products to our customers.”

The newly formed KD Pharma Group has been sourcing its raw materials from FOTS certified suppliers since 2012. The company is the result of a merger between KD Pharma and Marine Ingredients last fall that formed the 3rd largest Fish Oil supplier in the world.   KD Pharma group has the widest range of omega 3 products available from unprocessed fish oils all the way to 99% omega-3 concentration from any ratio of EPA and DHA and custom blends. 

“KD Pharma Group has been a strong partner for FOS.” Said Paolo Bray, the Founder and Director of Friend of the Sea.  “With their commitment to sourcing sustainably, KD Pharma Group is having an impact in supporting the bio-diversity and health of our oceans.”

Directly or indirectly, the livelihood of over 500 million people in developing countries depends on fisheries and aquaculture, but overfishing, including the taking of fish beyond sustainable levels, may reduce fish stocks and employment in many world regions.  Friend of the Sea certification program contributes to the health of the oceans by assessing and promoting sustainable fishing practices.

About Friend of the Sea (FOTS)

Friend of the Sea is a non profit, non governmental international organization (NGO). Friend of the Sea manages the Friend of the Sea certification of products from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. It is the only international program which, with the same seal of approval, can potentially certify both wild-caught and farmed products following audits run by third party

Friend of the Sea (FOS), today awarded KD Pharma Group with its 2017 Sustainability Award in Fish Oil at the 2017 VitaFoods Europe Expo

accredited certification bodies. Several companies and fisheries rely on Friend of the Sea to assess their own fisheries or farms and verify if the origin of their products is compliant with Friend of the Sea sustainability criteria.

About KD Pharma Group

The KD Pharma Group has a Global Presence with 400 people, 7 sites, 9 countries – and one vision. We begin with natural marine oils sourced predominantly from anchovies, sardines and cod liver. Our oil is then processed in factories located in Norway and Alaska and Germany for capsules that are produced in the USA, and liquid oils that are produced and bottled in Norway. The KD Pharma Group has the global reach and vertical integration necessary to develop custom products and bring complete supply chain efficiency to our customers.  As the supplier for many of the world’s best known brands, The KD Pharma group is dedicated to creating custom solutions that drive successful new product introductions.