The Anova LLC office in Tampa, USA, is finalist for the 2011 Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Asian Summit in Bali.
ACE is given annually by the U.S. State Department to U.S. companies that exhibit good corporate citizenship around the world.
Anova was recognized for its many humanitarian aid projects as well as its contribution to the seafood industry, a critical component of the Indonesian economy. We support projects that improve the lives of economically disadvantaged coastal fishermen as well as the status of the fisheries, increasing seafood product safety and promoting sustainable fishing.
We also worked to improve the sustainability of Indonesian tuna fisheries with the implementation of the Fishing and Living program, in conjunction with the Indonesian government and World Wildlife Fund Indonesia.
“We are humbled by this recognition of the way we operate our business,” said Blane Olson, Anova Food USA director. “The Fishing and Living program, which focuses on sustainable fishing practices and Marine Stewardship Council certification, in combination with livelihood enhancement of community fishermen, is a reflection of the core values with which Anova operates around the world.”