John West is ‘paying the price’ for breaking its sustainability promise to consumers

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25 July, 2016

Responding to Tesco’s announcement that within the week many John West tuna products will be off its shelves, Greenpeace Oceans Campaigner Ariana Densham said:

‘John West broke their sustainability promise to consumers and now they’re paying the price. We know that this move by Tesco is going to cost John West millions. How long will it take for them and their owner Thai Union to work out that stripping our oceans of life is a dead-end business strategy?’

Waitrose, Tesco and now Sainsbury’s?

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It’s been an epic 10 days for the future of sustainable tuna in the UK

First Tesco, now Waitrose threatens John West with ban over broken tuna sustainability promise

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9 May, 2016

London, 9 May 2016  Waitrose has become the latest UK retailer to slam John West over its sustainability record: telling the seafood giant that if it does not clean up its act, its tuna tins will be taken off the shelves.

The decision will pile pressure on the embattled tuna company, which accounts for a third of the UK market, following last week’s announcement by Tesco that John West would be banned if it continued using harmful fishing practices.

The winners and losers: tinned tuna league table kicks off new campaign to end destructive fishing

Posted by Ariana Densham — 2 October 2015 at 4:29pm - Comments
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John West are failing to meet their commitment to source sustainable tuna

The new Greenpeace tinned tuna league table exposes the wide gulf between UK supermarkets and brands which have taken sustainability seriously and those which have simply broken promises to clean up. Use this to help you decide which brands to buy and which to avoid until they improve. 


For the first time, this league table ranks brands on a wider range of issues. Yes, there’s fishing methods of course, but we’ve also rated them on;

Great news on tuna from UK supermarkets

Posted by Ariana Densham — 23 May 2014 at 11:45am - Comments
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Green turtle swimming in the Maldives

Can you see the sharks shaking their tail fins and turtles clapping their flippers? CAN you?!

They’re doing their happy dance because of the recent good news from Asda. 

The supermarket – which is part of the global Walmart group - has committed to applying the same sustainability standards to all the brands of tinned tuna they sell, not just their own brand.

You did it! Waitrose puts Shell relationship on ice

Posted by sara_a — 12 December 2012 at 1:34pm - Comments
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Today we received the great news that after only 12 days of our intensive campaign, Waitrose has announced it has put its partnership with Arctic oil drillers Shell on ice.