At Albacora we recognise the need to engage outside our business with local communities that are touched by our work. As a company, we are committed responsible corporate citizens, using our leadership and expertise to bring positive and lasting change to the communities where we operate. We are constantly striving to reduce our environmental impact and improve our social contribution. There is no “fish and go” attitude; instead we invest for the long-term interests of communities, contributing significantly to local socioeconomic development.
We build constructive relationships in all countries where we operate, and we are delighted to work closely with local governments to help develop local fishing industries. In addition, we offer our expertise on managing marine resources wherever requested.
In South America, we employ local people in our canneries, providing them with first-class training and highly transferrable skills. These local jobs are the lifeblood of many communities, offering a challenging but rewarding working environment in often under-developed areas. We recognise that our commercial performance depends on a committed, motivated and talented workforce, which is why we invest heavily in our staff. We strive to balance professional and family lives and provide professional incentive to ensure we remain the finest producer of canned tuna on the market. Our investment goes beyond our business; we invest in essential infrastructure that stimulates economic development and supports local schools and services.
At the same time, we have also fostered strong relationships with various governments, authorities and local communities in Africa. In Madagascar, for example, almost 100 percent of a local shipyard is dedicated to the maintenance of Albacora boats operating in the region.
Our objective is simple: we want to leave a positive imprint on the societies where we operate.