Sustainability

“Sustainability means to me the ability to provide for the needs of the world’s current population without damaging the ability of future generations to provide for themselves.”

Steve Phillips, President & CEO of Phillips Foods, Inc.



Leading the Way

Phillips has a history of leadership in seafood sustainability and is committed to environmental impact initiatives within the seafood industry. Steve Phillips is leading the way in crab sustainability and his vision for a sustainable Blue Swimming Crab resource continues to move forward.

Sustainability Programs

We strongly believe in Fishery Improvement Programs that will lead to more sources of sustainable seafood, and enable us to provide the healthful benefits of fish and other seafood for future generations. These programs mean a wider variety of seafood offerings for our customers, and they show our commitment to fishermen and fishing communities around the globe:

NFI Crab Council
The NFI Crab Council supports the sustainability of the Blue Swimming Crab in Southeast Asia by helping maintain healthy crab populations, environmentally friendly fishing methods and fair wages for fishermen. For every pound of Phillips crab meat sold, we donate 1.5¢ to fund NFI Crab Council programs. Phillips donates 1.5¢ for every pound of crab meat purchased to fund NFI Crab Council programs, and for each pound of Phillips fish purchased, we donate 3¢ to SFP (Sustainable Fisheries Partnership) for their important initiatives and vital programs. Learn more at www.committedtocrab.org

Sustainable Fisheries Partnership 
The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) Fishery Improvement Fund promotes sustainability for all our seafood sources. It supports fisheries around the globe, as well as the communities dependent upon them, by encouraging responsible management of resources and implementing overall improvements.

For each pound of fish sold, we donate 3¢ to SFP for key initiatives and vital programs. Learn more at www.sustainablefish.org

Environmental Efforts

Phillips Foods is committed to adopting green practice throughout our company and in the communities we serve. Our goals are to improve energy efficiency, reduce waste and minimize our carbon footprint — and we are proud of these environmental impact initiatives and the positive impacts they have made.

Our restaurants recycle shucked oyster shells, which are deposited back
into the Chesapeake Bay to help rebuild oyster reefs that are quickly declining.

We have implemented the following environmental initiatives:

  • Our corporate offices only use recycled printer paper.
  • We use recyclable packaging for all of our seafood products.
  • We participate in energy-efficiency programs to reduce our electric usage during peak times.