In 2014, PT Makmur Jaya Sejahtera, a seafood processing company which is part of PT Intimas Surya, was audited against the Walmart ethical and environmental Standards for Suppliers. This audit is part of the requirement of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.’s (“Walmart”), which require its suppliers to comply with certain social and environmental conditions. As a result of last year’s audit, the company now supplies to Walmart, through Walmart suppliers.
Intimas Surya Indian Ocean tuna large pelagics FIP, which was initiated by SFP, has been an industry-led FIP since 2014. This FIP aims to support and contribute to the improvement and sustainability of the tuna fishery in Indonesia.
The FIP has begun to implement actions towards improvement, including placing National observers on board the vessels and supporting the Government enumerators to record catch at the landing site, in collaboration with the reserach centre for tuna fisheries and the Directorate General of Capture Fisheries, MMAF.